Hotel & Travel


If you are flying to Philadelphia, we recommend flying into Philadelphia International Airport  (Airport Code: PHL)


Travel by car from PHL to Center City, Philadelphia usually takes between 30 and 45 minutes, depending on traffic.  Uber, Lyft and other taxi services are available throughout the city, along with public transportation options.


Cambria Hotel Philadelphia Downtown Center City
219 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Click here to book your room at a discounted rate.


Subway passes will be distributed to attendees upon check-in to the conference at the Cambria Hotel. The Cambria Hotel and Temple University are directly on the Broad Street subway line. The hotel is closest to the Walnut-Locust subway station; travel northbound six stops to the Temple University/Cecil B. Moore subway station.

If you are traveling by car, you can find maps and directions on Temple’s website. You can park in the Liacouras Garage (1710 North 15th Street) or the 15th Street Lot (1855 North 15th Street). The daily rate for both lots is $20.

You can download a map of Temple’s campus. The conference will be held in Alter Hall – building #5 on the campus map. The address of Alter Hall is 1801 Liacouras Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19122.  The day of the conference, there will be student guides that will show you the way from the Cecil B. Moore subway station to Alter Hall.


  • Rittenhouse Square: Dubbed “Philadelphia’s most popular town square”, the Rittenhouse Square is well lighted in the evening, allowing visitors to stroll around the area. The surrounding area hosts a variety of shops, restaurants, and bars.

  • Lucky Strike Bowling:  24 lanes of bowling, ping-pong and shuffleboard are right down the street from the Cambria Hotel.  There’s something for everyone here.

  • One Liberty Observation Deck: Discover all the attractions in Philadelphia right from the Philadelphia skyline. And don’t forget a camera. 
  • The Cherry Street Pier: The Cherry Street Pier is home to some of Philadelphia’s most intriguing artists, creatives, and nonprofits.   It features food, entertainment, an artisans market, and a beautiful view of the Delaware River.

Local Guide

Temple University is proud to host the 2019 Association for Information Systems Student Chapter Leadership Conference in the City of Philadelphia. Founded in 1682 by William Penn, Philadelphia is the birthplace of many U.S. firsts — including the first library, hospital, national capital, medical school, stock exchange, zoo, and business school.

Below is a local guide to things to see and places to go in Philadelphia!

Places to visit in Philadelphia

Philadelphia is a city rooted in history—from Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence was signed, to the Liberty Bell and Elfreth’s Alley (the nation’s oldest residential street), Old City is filled with must-see landmarks around every corner.

Take a look at all of Philly’s national landmarks here at Global Philadelphia.

The city also boasts an impressive collection of museums across multiple disciplines. History buffs will want to check out the new
Museum of the American Revolution, while art aficionados should head over to the Philadelphia Museum of Art or the Barnes Foundation, one of the world’s largest collections of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist and early Modern paintings.

For more of Philadelphia’s museums, check out Visit Philly’s complete list here.

In addition to art and history, Philadelphia is known for its diverse food options—and not just Philly cheesesteaks (though they are delicious).
Reading Terminal Market is one of America’s largest and oldest public markets, with over 50 food vendors available under one roof, and is conveniently located a block away from the Loews Hotel.

With such a wide variety of cultures within the city, Philly’s food scene is constantly growing to include award-winning restaurants. Check out Philadelphia Magazine’s list of the
50 Best Restaurants in Philadelphia here.