Pittsburgh Steeped in Creatives and Innovation

Author: Lorene Yue       

Emoticons, movie theaters and polio vaccines all trace their inventive roots to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

The City of Bridges, there are more than 400, is also the birthplace of pop-art painter Andy Warhol and seminal children’s television show “Mister Rogers Neighborhood.”

While Pittsburgh may be most known for its steel production and its three professional sports teams, the city has a rich history for innovation. The first drive-in gas station and first movie theater opened in Pittsburgh. Researcher Jonas Salk invented the polio vaccine while working at University of Pittsburgh. A Carnegie Mellon University professor created the smiley face emoticon. Pittsburgh’s H.J. Heinz was the first company to produce pre-packaged tomato-based ketchup.

Join your business events industry colleagues in getting inspired by Pittsburgh’s history while attending 2019 PCMA Convening Leaders at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. Information is available here.

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