​​Hotel & Travel​

Plant Health 2022 is being held at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center (DLCC) ​in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.​ View these pages for detailed information about​ Pittsburgh area attractions, accessibility, and transportation. 

​APS has negotiated discounted hotel rates for Plant Health 2022 attendees. You must make your hotel reservation through Orchid Events. Hotel reservations are taken on a first-come, first-served, space-available basis. Submit your request as soon as possible for the best opportunity of receiving your hotel choice.​


​​Dead​line

All reservations must be made by July 15, 2022, to guarantee availability and conference rates.  After this date, reservations will be made based on availability and hotels may charge higher rates.​

Did You Know?

​Booking a room at the contracted hotels under the official APS room block benefits you and supports APS​. When you "book within the block," you help our organization secure future meeting sites, enable us to provide so​me important features that participants have come to enjoy, and help keep the meeting registration fees lower. Please book responsibly.


Ways to Book Hotel Reservations

Online:​

Click Here(For ​new reservations OR to modify or cancel an existing hotel reservation)

By Telephone: Agents are available 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time (9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Central Time), Monday through Friday

Toll-free (US):  1-800-219-6657

International:  ​+1 1-385-766-1658


​Deposit​

All reservation requests must be accompanied by a credit card guarantee for deposit of one night's room and tax for each room reserved. Your credit card WILL NOT BE CHARGED during this initial stage and will be held as a GUARANTEE only.​


Acknowledgments

​Orchid Events will send reservation acknowledgments within 24 hours via email if booked online or by telephone. If you do not receive your acknowledgment in this time frame, contact Orchid Events. You will not receive a written confirmation from the hotel. 

Cancellations & Changes

W​hen booking your hotel accommodations, you must provide a valid credit card number to guarantee payment. Any reservation cancelled within 72 hours of arrival date will be charged one night's room and tax. Please refer to your reservation acknowledgment for your individual hotel cancellation policy.

Through July 28, 2022, changes and cancellations can be made online or by contacting Orchid Events via email at help@orchid.events. After July 28, contact your hotel to make changes and/or cancellations.

​Attendees From Outside the United States

​​​​If you need to apply for a temporary non-immigrant visa to attend Plant Health 2022, you are advised to apply for your visa as soon as possible and no later than 3-4 months in advance. You will receive an invitation letter after your registration is complete, which may be submitted with your visa application to verify the name, dates, location, and purpose of Plant Health 2022. All applicants must be able to qualify for a visa on their own merits. APS cannot intervene with ​embassies in other countries on behalf of any meeting participants.​ Please visit the U.S. Visa website for official, up-to-date information. 

The U.S. Department of State encourages you to apply for your visa as soon as possible. Some consulates may have backlogs in scheduling visa interviews, so applicants should contact the consulate directly ​to determine wait times or visit ​the U.S. Visa website. If you have additional questions, please contact apsmeeting@scisoc.org​.


APS Caregiver Travel Award

The APS Family and Caregiver Support Committee​ will provide up to two travel awards ($500 each) to support travel to Plant Health 2022 for APS members that are either caregivers or require Personal Assistance Services to cover the additional costs associated with travel to the annual meeting. Learn more and apply by June 10, 2022.​ 

​Questions or Special Requests?

​For questions or special requests, please contact Orchid Events at help@orchid.events or call 1-800-219-6657. Special requests are not guaranteed. Hotels will assign specific room types upon check-in, based on availability.

​Hotel Suites

If you are interested in booking a hotel suite, please email help@orchid.events. There are a limited number available at a discounted rate for attendees.​


Hotel Scam Warning

APS is ​aware of companies besides Orchid Events pretending to be the “official” APS housing company, offering special non-refundable rates, and requesting credit card information. There is NO company that is authorized to solicit directly by telephone for hotel bookings or special discounts. We encourage attendees to book directly with our contracted housing provider via the reservation link on the hotel travel page or by telephone.​​​