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Washington State Convention Center


Seattle, the Emerald City, brims with innovative minds, a vibrant arts scene, rugged beauty and is among the most environmentally-savvy cities on Earth. Give meeting attendees a place worth visiting at a convention center as green as Seattle.

Trade shows, exhibitions, meetings, conferences and receptions. The Washington State Convention Center (WSCC) —largest event and meeting facility in the state—hosts them all with more than 414,000 square feet of flexible space, award-winning food and industry-leading, eco-friendly practices.

WSCC has undertaken an extensive refurbishment that will include upgrade of finishes, furnishings and signage, to be completed in multiple phases throughout 2012 and 2013. For more information on this refurbisment, visit our 2012 Renovation page.

Walkable Downtown Location
The Washington State Convention Center is located in the heart of Seattle, rich with entertainment, shopping, nightlife and attractions, plus easy access to hotels, restaurants and transportation. Catch mountain and water views or spend free time at numerous parks and open space around Seattle.

New Executive-Style Conference Space
Sleek and sustainable. With cutting-edge technology and plush interior, The Conference Center (added to the Washington State Convention Center this year) expands options for meetings held in Seattle by 71,000 square feet. Northwest-inspired, LEED-certified design, green services, delectable foods and executive-style space. Most unique feature? Conference tables crafted from 1,000-year-old reclaimed wood.

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"Seattle is a great package for meetings of all sizes, it is also a great destination for vacationers. The hotels, local vendors and CVB team partner together superbly to make each person's experience memorable. Seattle is a premium destination and a good value for the money."

-Chris Brown, CMP
Director of Meeting & Membership Services
National Association for Law Placement

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The Washington State Convention Center (WSCC) is celebrating a quarter-century of operation. During this time it has hosted 9,304 events and welcomed 9,781,130 delegates. It has received awards and recognition such as:

  • AIPC Innovation Award-Association Internationale des Palais de Congrès
  • Best Convention Venue in Washington-Northwest Meetings + Events Magazine
  • Recycler of the Year (Public Agency)-Washington State Recycling Association
Moving forward, WSCC’s $22-million transformation, scheduled for completion in 2013, will not only give the facility a whole new look but add even more eco-conscious enhancements to a very green convention center.