My head's not all back from my Day Job Convention -- where I ran the Day Job Association Bookstore -- but what I saw in Pittsburgh might be of interest to some Unitarian Universalists. The new convention center is the only one to have the LEED Gold rating as a green building. They make great use of passive solar -- making the exhibit hall pleasantly bright -- and recycled water for toilets. Cardboard, the leaf-litter of exhibiting, is recycled. The paint and carpeting is low-volatiles, and the air seemed fresh. Great views from the convention center. Funky post-industrial and ethnic neighborhoods conveniently ring downtown. The dining is cheap. Lots of great views, a top-notch airport and rail connections.
It is not, however, "first tier" which is a good thing.
How about Pittsburgh for General Assembly some day?