SRCCON:WORK takes place Dec. 7-8 at the Chemical Heritage Foundation, a museum and event space in the Old City neighborhood of Philadelphia.
Our venue, the Chemical Heritage Foundation is at 315 Chestnut St. If you’re coming from the Wyndham Philadelphia, go south on N 4th St and hang a left (east) on Chestnut, we’ll be on your left about half a block over (we’ve also added maps for coming over from the other hotels below). If you’re coming on the blue (Market-Frankford) line, you’ll want the 2nd St Station, go one block south to Chestnut and a block and a half west (a smidge past 3rd).
The wheelchair-accessible pedestrian gate is available at the parking-lot entrance on 3rd Street between Chestnut and Market Streets. The pedestrian gate will be unlocked. If you’re traveling by car, drive up to the parking-lot gate, which will open automatically during regular business hours and events. You may park in any open spot marked “Visitor” or in one of two spots reserved for those with disabilities. To enter the building, call our receptionist via the intercom at the East Entrance for visitors and staff. You’ll go down the main hall to get to the registration desk.
This page should cover all the logistical details you may need as you get ready for SRCCON:WORK. If you’re still looking to make lodging arrangements, we’ve got a list of nearby hotels and a roomshare list. For getting to the venue, you can also check out transit details. You can also let other attendees know about coffee and tea you may bring to share, or make plans for Friday night.
We’ve tried to think of everything you might need, from hearty, tasty meals to childcare. We also want to make sure that you have the support you need to take care of yourself and each other. And you can check out the full schedule.
When you arrive at the venue, we’ll have on-the-spot signups for emergent conversations, job openings, and things to do with new friends in Philly. We’ve also gathered details about a local Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, and places nearby to make sure your health needs are taken care of.
We have a discounted block of rooms at the Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District Hotel a few blocks from the conference venue. Our hotel block is now sold out, but here are other hotels within 15–20 minutes by walking or easily accesible on transit:
Have a room and looking for a roommate? Don’t have a room and looking for someone who does? Add your info to the room share list.
We want you to be happy and well-fed at SRCCON:WORK, so we’re providing breakfast and lunch on both days. We’ll have tea, coffee, and snacks—both healthy and sugary—throughout the day as well. And Thursday night, we’ll explore the city and enjoy small group dinners. Learn more about our Thursday dinners.
If you’re looking for things to do before, after, or during SRCCON:WORK, check out our conference info share. (And if you have ideas or questions, add to it!)
We offer free, on-site childcare throughout the full SRCCON:WORK schedule (including Thursday dinner) at the nearby Wyndham Hotel. The caregivers act as employees of KiddieCorp (not contractors) and are recruited from local licensed daycare centers, elementary schools, preschools, and collegiate departments of early childhood education. Registration is now closed for childcare but you can learn more about our free childcare now.
The Old City neighborhood is accessible via bus and subway on public transit. The local transit organization is SEPTA. The closest subway station to the conference hotel and venue is 5th Street Independence Hall on the Market-Frankford Line (also known as “the El” or “blue line”). You can buy a refillable Key Card from kiosks at stations, or even single-ride tokens at some stations as well.
From the airport, you can get to Old City by regional rail train. Take the Airport Line to the Jefferson Station, then walk a block to the 11st Street Station and take the blue line to 5th Street Independence Hall (or just walk about 8 blocks to the hotel or conference venue). A one-way fare on the Airport Line is $6.75.
For those coming from the train, the blue line station is just south of the station across Market Street.
Numerous bus lines also run on Market Street, which is one block north of the venue. In addition to public transit, the Old City area is exceptionally walkable and cabs are plentiful.
The closest meeting to SRCCON:WORK is Thursday night at 8pm, at The Underground, 401 Lombard Street at the Old Pine Community Center. It is an “open” meeting, meaning that you don’t have to be alcoholic to go. AA SEPIA also hosts a full list of area meetings.
There are plenty of drug stores and pharmacies near the conference hotel and venue.
If you have a health emergency, please contact conference staff or call the SRCCON:WORK Safety Helpline at (772) 266-2909. The nearest emergency clinic is Jefferson Urgent Care.