The City of Brotherly Love Welcomes You
Philadelphia is steeped in American heritage. But it was also a major economic center during the Industrial Revolution with its booming textile industry, the city was also the birthplace of many of our country's first labor unions. Now, the city will host the American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Expo (AIHce) 2007, co-sponsored by the American Industrial Hygiene Association and the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists.
In keeping with the city's rich history, AIHce 2007 will take place from June 2-7 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, whose Grand Hall is the renovated Reading Terminal station--the world's oldest and the country's only surviving single-span arched trainshed roof structure. Built in 1891 for the Reading Company, as part of a brand new central train station, the Reading Terminal was promised to be the largest such structure in the world. In its heyday during WWII, as many as 45,000 passengers passed through it every day. As passenger travel declined, the complex was allowed to fall into ruin. The city bought the structure in 1993 and renovated it into the new The Pennsylvania Convention Center (PCC).
More than ten years and 13 million people later, the PCC will host several new and innovative conference programs, 25 new professional development courses, and 59 new roundtable discussions on topics that run the gamut from exposure assessment strategies to emergency response.
For more information, visit www.aiha.org/Content/CE/aihce/.