2017 Logistics



Discounted rates of $199.00 per night (excluding taxes and fees) are available to attendees of the MBA Roundtable Symposium and the Online MBA Conference at the Sonesta Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square, located at 18th & Market Streets.

Sonesta Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square
1800 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Housing Deadline: September 12, 2017

Please use group code 1003MBACONF to receive the discounted rate.

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Additional Information on the Hotel


Air Transportation
Philadelphia International Airport is just seven miles from Center City. SEPTA’s R1 line directly links the airport to Philadelphia’s downtown for a fast, hassle-free connection. Philadelphia taxis charge a flat rate of $25 for travel between Center City and the airport. PHL is served by all major domestic carriers and is a major hub for American Airlines. The New International Terminal features 13 new international gates, 56 U.S. immigration booths and more amenities to make your trip to Philadelphia as pleasant as possible.

Rail Transportation
Philadelphia is served by Amtrak, which operates rail service along the Northeast Corridor stretching from Boston to Washington, and other major cities in the United States and Canada. Amtrak’s 30th Street Station is minutes from the Pennsylvania Convention Center and Center City hotels.

Local train service is provided by SEPTA, which also connects to NJ Transit trains in Trenton, NJ en route to New York. NJ Transit trains also depart from 30th Street Station for Atlantic City, NJ.

Amtrak, (800) USA-RAIL
SEPTA, (215) 580-7800
PATCO, (856) 772-6900
NJ Transit, (973) 275-5555

Ground Transportation
By car, the city is just two hours from New York City, 90 minutes from Baltimore, three hours from Washington D.C. and about an hour from Lancaster County, Atlantic City and the New Jersey shore via major highways.

Shuttle Service will be available between the Sonesta Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square (official conference hotel) and Temple University’s Fox School of Business.  See agenda for specific times.

Temple University is also conveniently accessible using Philadelphia’s public transportation service provided by SEPTA.

Broad Street Subway:
All local Broad Street subway trains stop at Cecil B. Moore station (Broad and Cecil B. Moore Avenue).

The "4" and "16" buses stop on Broad Street at Cecil B. Moore Avenue, Montgomery Avenue, Polett Walk, and Norris Street. The "23" bus stops on 12th Street (southbound) and 11th Street (northbound) at Polett Walk, Montgomery Avenue, and Cecil B. Moore Avenue.

SEPTA Regional High Speed Lines:
All lines stop at Temple University station, located at 10th and Berks Street.For more information, please visit the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) website.  If you wish to travel via public transportation to the Philadelphia airport, you can do so via SEPTA regional rail. The Temple University Station is roughly four blocks away from Alter Hall. The maroon Airport Line picks up at this station and is six stops from Airport Terminal A – a roughly 40 minute direct ride. This line runs to the airport every :14 and :44 on the hour and costs $6.50, in advance, or $8.00, cash, on train.

Ubers and Lyfts:
Ride request services are available for pick-up to and from the Philadelphia airport; depending on traffic at the time, direct rides can take anywhere between 20 and 60 minutes. Standard cars are around $22-35, pools are cost less. Stand on Broad Street or 12th Street for the most efficient pick-up, to avoid confusion from drivers on Montgomery Avenue (outside of Alter Hall). Promo code HiFreeRide is valid for $15 off first time users on Uber; RidesterLyft is good for $50 in ride credit for first time users on Lyft.
Taxis to the Philadelphia airport charge a minimum rate of $28.50 per one way trip and may be prearranged in advance. Local services include Philadelphia Taxi Cab, 215-666-6666, and Freedom Taxi, 215-222-9999.

Hotel parking, rates are $36.00 Sunday – Thursday and $33.00 Friday & Saturday based on the current rates. The parking garage is valet only and located next to the hotel on the right hand side of Market Street right before the hotel entrance. Parking rates are inclusive of taxes and include unlimited in/out privileges. 

For those driving to campus, there is limited parking available in the Tuttleman lot, located one block from Alter Hall on Montgomery Street. An hourly rate of $6 is charged in the Tuttleman lot. Parking is also available at the Liacouras Center Garage, 1710 N 15th Street, at a rate of $17 per day.


With a city population of 1.5 million and more than 6 million in the metropolitan area, Philadelphia is the largest city in Pennsylvania and the 5th largest city in the nation. Philadelphia holds a prominent place in the nation’s history and is commonly referred to as the birthplace of American independence. Today, the city remains a major cultural, commercial and educational center. In 2015, UNESCO officially granted their World Heritage status to the city of Philadelphia. Philadelphia is the first and only city in the United States to have been given that honor.

Registration is currently closed!  Click here to add your name to our waitlist.

Registration is now open with special pricing for attendees of both events  You must be logged in with your MBA Roundtable member credentials to be eligible for the member rate.  You can join the MBA Roundtable or renew your membership directly through the symposium registration page.

Registration Rates:
  • MBAR Member Symposium Rate - $600 USD
  • MBAR Member Symposium & Online MBA Conference Rate - $800 USD
  • MBAR Non-Member Symposium Rate - $800 USD
  • MBAR Non-Member Symposium & Online MBA Conference Rate - $1,100 USD

To register click on the appropriate buttons on the right of the registration page. You must be logged in with your MBA Roundtable member credentials to be eligible for the member rate.  

Click here for MBA Roundtable membership information and application.

***Please note -- Non member or public registrations do not have the option to pay later via check or wire transfer through the online registration system.  If you would like to send a check or arrange a wire transfer, please contact 
susan@mbaroundtable.org to
manually register and receive an invoice.