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WSCC Services & Facts

The Washington State Convention Center (WSCC) opened in 1988 in the heart of downtown Seattle’s central retail, entertainment and cultural district. In July 2010, The Conference Center opened within the WSCC complex – called Convention Place – functioning as a stand-alone, executive-quality meeting facility for regional and national conferences. Today, the WSCC and The Conference Center comprise the largest meeting and event facility in Washington state and are within a few blocks walk of more than 8,000 hotel guest rooms.

Convention Place

(Washington State Convention Center + The Conference Center)

  • 414,722 square feet (38,529 square meters) of total rentable space (including pre-function)
  • 72 total meeting rooms

Outstanding Convenience

  • In the heart of downtown Seattle’ vibrant retail and entertainment core
  • Over 12,323 first-class hotel rooms within walking distance
  • Just 25 minutes from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

Flexible Meeting & Ballroom Space

  • 123,761 square feet of dedicated space
  • Fully carpeted, high-quality finishes, complete meeting services
  • Accommodates groups from 20 to 3,500 in a general session
  • Four separate ballrooms totaling 44,628 square feet
  • 68 separate meeting rooms with numerous combination possibilities
  • Three lobbies adjacent to meeting rooms for registration

Superior Exhibit Facility

  • 236,700 square feet of exhibit space for up to 1,105 – 10′ x 10′ booths
  • 70,000 square feet column free space for plenary sessions for 8,000 people
  • Two glass enclosed lobbies adjacent to exhibit halls for registration
  • Three complete loading dock facilities with a total of 23 covered bays
  • Direct, drive-on access to exhibit floor
  • Two 20,000 pound freight elevators
  • 25′ ceiling height in 205,700 sq-ft; 15’ ceiling height in 31,000 sq ft

Complete Meeting Services

  • State-of-the-art lighting, presentation and communications technology
  • Ten (10) Gigabit fiber optic backbone plus enhanced CAT-6
  • Twenty (20) Gigabit single mode fiber backbone
  • Internal networking 10 / 100 / 1,000 connectivity to any location
  • Complete digital telecommunications services
  • On-site audio-visual and electrical support

Unconventional Public Amenities

  • 1.5 acres of landscaped plaza connecting to 5 acres of city park
  • 1,490 covered parking spaces within the facility
  • 60,000 square feet of retail space including FedEx, concierge, and restaurants
  • $2.5 Million in art on display, including traveling exhibits and loaned exhibitions

Corporate Conference Center

  • 71,000 sq ft of corporate meeting space with an outstanding level of finish throughout, including natural wood wall treatments, seating areas with leather couches and fireplaces
  • Meeting rooms equipped with adjustable lighting, built-in sound system and programmable digital signage at the entrances
  • Full service, on-site food and beverage service
  • Enterprise-level wireless throughout. Multiple CAT-6 ports on a ten (10) gigabit backbone
  • 60 amp electrical connections for registration and networking requirements
  • All spaces fully ADA accessible
  • LEED Silver certification

Award Winning Food & Beverage Services

  • Winner of the International Association of Congress Centres (AIPC) Innovation Award
  • Winner of the National Association of Catering Executives’ Best On-Premise Catered Event
  • Culinary Institute of America-trained staff and Pro-Chef certified culinary staff
  • Complete on-site kitchen, bakery, catering facilities & services
  • Service for guests ranging in size from 20 to 11,000 guests

Additional Features

  • Elegantly arched glass canopy with 11,000 square feet of fully carpeted space that serves as a special event space
  • 61,000 square feet of exhibit space is fully carpeted
  • Nine (9) additional large meeting rooms, totaling over 27,468 square feet are available by air wall subdivisions in Hall 4C and Level 3 of the Conference Center
  • Award winning catering and meeting facility supporting executive board meetings, employee conferences, sales presentations and elegant luncheons, auctions and galas.

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