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OAS would like to invite you to the 2021 Annual Hybrid Meeting August 16-19, 2021 at the
W/Element Hotel in Philadelphia, PA. This meeting will be held both in person and virtually.
Famous as the birthplace of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, Philadelphia delivers one destination, five counties and countless things to do: fascinating museums, vibrant parks, national historic sites, and famous (and delicious) food. Yo, welcome to Philly!
The rich history and vibrant mosaic that is the City of Brotherly Love are right outside the W/Element Philadelphia. Immerse yourself in history, art and music. The rich history, dynamic art galleries and eclectic music scene that define Philadelphia are just steps away including Independence Hall, the Philadelphia Art Museum, the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Rittenhouse Square and the Avenue of the Arts. Gather and connect in our bright, inspiring Sky lobby, the perfect setting for work, play or socializing. Our state-of-the-art Motion Fitness Center and complimentary Rise breakfast help you be at your best. Unwind in the evening with a complimentary glass of wine or local beer selection at our Relax evening reception. And when the day is done, re-energize in a smarter space. Our spacious guest rooms and suites are designed to meet all your needs. The options are endless at the W/Element Philadelphia.
Philadelphia is home to many national historical sites that relate to the founding of the United States. Independence National Historical Park is the center of these historical landmarks being one of the country's 22 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence was signed, and the Liberty Bell are the city's most famous attractions.Philadelphia alone has 67 National Historic Landmarks, the third most of any city in the country
The city contains many art museums, such as the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the Rodin Museum, which holds the largest collection of work by Auguste Rodin outside France. The city's major art museum, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, is one of the largest art museums in the world. The long flight of steps to the Art Museum's main entrance became famous after the film Rocky.
Philadelphia is known for its hoagies, stromboli, roast pork sandwich, scrapple, soft pretzels, water ice, Irish potato candy, Tastykakes, and the cheesesteak sandwich which was developed by Italian immigrants. The Philadelphia area has many establishments that serve cheesesteaks, including restaurants, taverns, delicatessens and pizza parlors. The originator of the thinly-sliced steak sandwich in the 1930s, initially without cheese, is Pat's King of Steaks, which faces its rival Geno's Steaks, founded in 1966, across the intersection of 9th Street and Passyunk Avenue in the Italian Market of South Philadelphia.