It’s as simple as that. The destination can make all the difference in setting an invigorating and engaging tone for a successful meeting. Seattle is an urban hub of innovation and technology surrounded by unmatched natural beauty of water and mountains—it’s no wonder attendees love to meet here.
Getting around is a snap with an extremely walkable, compact downtown with what we call “high heel blocks,” where it’s not uncommon for a single building to occupy the entire block. Silver Leed-certified Washington State Convention Center (WSCC) is located right in the thick of all the downtown activity and is mere steps from shops, restaurants, attractions and hotels—not to mention iconic Pike Place Market, just six blocks away. Plus, we’ve got some news: Seattle is expecting a second convention center just a block away from the current building.
Contact us to schedule a site tour, or discover some of the best highlights for yourself on VISITSEATTLE.tv. Already confirmed for Seattle? Our Convention Services team is standing by to answer questions and help make your next meeting remarkable.
Unlike traditional event-hub cities, whose industries are scattered and remain within their respected silos, Seattle’s soul has been in forming new collaborations that change the way people experience things. Restaurants start their own record labels, old brands become new again, healthcare and technology feed each other.
Within a ten-block radius of the Washington State Convention Center (WSCC), you encounter the legendary music label Sub Pop, dine at James Beard award-winning restaurants, visit the original Starbucks, and shop in an entirely new and disruptive way at an Amazon Go store or go the traditional route at Pike Place Market. The video brings to light the types of cultural collisions found in our downtown.
“Visit Seattle has been blazing a new path in how they function as a DMO. Much like their reimagined Customer Advisory Board, known as Event Innovation Forum, this video’s new perspective is refreshing, and shows a city that’s growing and is ready for engaging, thought-leading events. ”Melissa J. Cummiskey, CMP | Sr. Director of Meetings & Events | The Geological Society of America
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“As expected, Seattle provided an outstanding backdrop for an educational event and offered all of the culture, entertainment, dining, shopping, activities, and site-seeing options convention participants possibly could want. I continue to hear that attendees received an extremely warm welcome from individuals throughout the Emerald City and that service levels were exceptional. We’ll be back!”Glenn M. Reighart, CAE, CMM, CMP | Director, Meetings and Conventions | National Association of School Psychologists
“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 Meetings and Sponsorship | NALP