Alliance 2018 Annual Meeting | Hotel and Travel


2018 ALLIANCE ANNUAL MEETING

Changing the World or Changing with the World

April 18-20, 2018
Seattle, WA

*Download the 2018 PRELIMINARY Program
(accessible version available upon request)

Conference Hotel and Travel

Motif Seattle
1415 Fifth Avenue
Seattle, WA  98101
Phone: 855-515-1144

Please make your room reservations by clicking here to receive the discounted rate of $199.00 for single or double occupancy, $219 for triple occupancy, and $239 for quadruple occupancy (plus applicable taxes) or call 855-515-1144 and ask for the Alliance discounted rate The cut-off date for the discounted rate is March 16, 2018, unless the block fills earlier. Room costs are the responsibility of the meeting attendees. 

Airport Information

Seattle is served by the Seattle Tacoma (Sea-Tac) International Airport.

Transportation 

  • Town Car Services - Town car services can be arranged through the hotel.
  • Light Rail - $2.75 for 35-minute ride, drops off 2 1/2 blocks from Motif Seattle at Westlake Center. For more information see http://www.soundtransit.org/
  • Taxi - $30 - $50 one way depending on driver and traffic.
  • Downtown Airporter Shuttle - Picks up on the third floor of parking garage at the airport, drops off 1 block away at the Sheraton Hotel. For more information call 855-566-3300.
  • Shuttle Express - Must make reservations prior to arrival. Between $27 - $50 depending on the number of people. For more information call 425-981-7000 or click to book online.
  • SpeediShuttle – From $15.99 – For more information call 844-877-3334 or click to book online.

Driving

Sea-Tac Airport

  1. Follow the signs "To Freeways."
  2. Travel northbound on I-5 to downtown Seattle.
  3. Take Seneca Street Exit.
  4. Turn right on 4th Avenue.
  5. Take the first right onto Pike Street.
  6. Turn right on 5th Avenue. The hotel is a one-half block on the right

What to Wear

Dress for the meeting is business casual. The average temperature in Seattle in April is about 60 degrees.

Local Attractions

Seattle is an exciting urban city surrounded by unmatched natural beauty. It is a city of incredible sights, flavors, scents, sounds, and sensations that inspire locals and travelers alike to immerse themselves in all the Puget Sound area offers. 

After the program concludes on Friday, we hope you will stay and explore the spectacular Seattle area. The Seattle tourism website is http://www.visitseattle.org/ from which the information below was downloaded on September 6, 2017.

Pike Place Market
Open year-round, this is Seattle’s most iconic attraction — and it’s filled with tasty treats. There’s so much to love about Pike Place Market. Aisles of gleaming fruits and vegetables, tables overflowing with fresh floral bouquets, and booth after booth selling all manner of locally made jewelry, clothing and gifts. It’s also a great place to enjoy many fantastic eateries serving prepared dishes. When you’re not sure what kind of food you’re in the mood to eat, just head to Pike Place Market and sample a little of everything or hop on one of several market tours that focus on food, history, or a little of both. There’s also the whole fish-throwing thing, too.

Museum of Pop Culture
Located at Seattle Center in an absolutely stunning building designed by renowned architect Frank O. Gehry, Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) is dedicated to the ideas and risk-taking that fuel contemporary popular culture. With its roots in rock ‘n’ roll, MoPOP serves as a gateway museum, reaching young and old through its collections, exhibitions, and educational programs, using interactive technologies to engage visitors. Here you can discover the influential history of Nirvana, tap into Jimi Hendrix’s Seattle roots, and even pick up the instruments of your choice in their state-of-the-art interactive Sound Lab and discover your own Seattle sound. Count me off! 1, 2, 3, 4!

Space Needle
Most definitely a bucket list item for many, the Space Needle is certainly Seattle’s most iconic structure. Journey skyward for amazing views, fine dining and an experience you’ll never forget. At a height of 605 feet, the Space Needle boasts fabulous 360-degree views that include Mt. Rainier, Puget Sound, the Olympic and Cascade Mountains, the beautiful city of Seattle and beyond.

Chihuly Garden and Glass
Located just beneath the Space Needle, Chihuly Garden and Glass traces the art and career of world-renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly. The centerpiece of Chihuly Garden and Glass is certainly the Glasshouse. A 40-foot tall, glass and steel structure covering 4,500 square feet of light-filled space containing an expansive 100-foot long sculpture in a color palette of reds, oranges, yellows and amber. Made of many individual elements, it is one of Chihuly’s largest suspended sculptures. The perception of the artwork varies greatly with natural light and as the day fades into night.

Seattle Aquarium
The Seattle Aquarium features a stunning 40-foot, 55,000-lb. viewing window that looks into a 120,000-gallon aquarium filled with salmon, colorful rockfish, vibrant sea anemones, and other native Washington marine life. Three times a day, divers take to the waters wearing specialized masks that allow them to interact with and answer questions from the audience. Other exhibits include two touching tide pools filled with sea anemones and sunflower sea star, a pacific coral reef exhibit, marine mammals and an underwater dome, the aquarium’s largest exhibit. The aquarium is located on Seattle’s waterfront at Pier 59.