With only 239 days until Vancouver, and with Idaho following it up, the steering committee is pleased to announce the site for the 2016 Region 8 Conference. Following the off-Interstate-5 year, we will be back to Interstate 5 with the announcement of (drum roll………)
Seattle 2016! We will be together as a Region at the beautiful Red Lion Hotel on 5th avenue in the heart of Downtown Seattle!
We had a wonderful discussion in an attempt to pick a location for our 2016 conference. In the end, Seattle won out for several reasons:
- It’s in Downtown Seattle, close to Pike’s Market, other shopping and restaurants.
- We’ll have the entire facility to ourselves. The meeting rooms are on one floor, the ballroom on another. A large staircase (and elevators) connect the two.
- For those flying in, it’s cheap ($2.50) to take the rail transit from SeaTac to a stop about a block and half away from the hotel.
- We have a huge space to accommodate our members! With the amazing turnout from Anchorage off Intersate-5 (and the continental US), and Portland the year before, we expect a HUGE turnout in Seattle, and this space will be perfect for us!
A special thanks to Judi Haskins, Karen Sullivan-Vance and Leah Panganiban and Sally Garner for doing the site visits. We posted more pictures on the Facebook page. Check them out. And don’t forget to save the dates.