Registered participants will receive specific joining instructions approximately two weeks before the conference. In the meantime, we hope the following, general information will be helpful.
JohnsonHall University of Washington
4311 11th Ave NE Suite 400
Click here for the conference key locations on Google Maps, or type ICIW 2012 Seattle into Google Maps. A campus map is available at http://www.washington.edu/maps/ A more detailed map and the exact location of the Conference venue in Johnson Hall (JHN) can be found by clicking in the .pdf icon
Celebrating 150 Years.
Founded in 1861 by a private gift of 10 acres in what is now the heart of downtown Seattle, the UW is one of the oldest public universities on the West Coast.
As the state’s flagship university, the UW serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest — more than 92,000 annually. In addition to UW Seattle, the university has campuses in Tacoma and Bothell and a robust professional and continuing education program, as well as a world-class academic medical center.
The university has 16 colleges and schools and confers more than 12,000 bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral and professional degrees annually. The campuses include 500+ buildings and more than 20 million gross square footage of space, and has a presence at more than 50 locations in more than10 countries.
Conference accommodation in Seattle is provided by two different Hotels. Both hotels are conveniently located to the conference venue. Google estimates both hotels to be about a 15 minute walk to Johnson Hall.
§The Hotel Deca is located at 4507 Brooklyn Ave NE, Seattle, WA 9810. Click here to view the hotel website. The ACI conference support team will be staying at this hotel. Should there be a requirement for ground transportation for the Conference Dinner this hotel will be the pick-up and drop off point. Google maps estimates that the Deca Hotel is 0.7 miles from Johnson Hall and would be a 14 minute walk
§The University Inn is located at 4140 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA98105. Click here to view the hotel website. Google maps estimates that the University Inn is 0.6 miles from Johnson Hall and would be a 12 minute walk
Click on this link to Google Maps to see the relative position of each hotel. Please note there is limited accommodation available. To reserve accommodation at the conference rates, see the registration page.
Conference dinner venue
The Venue for the Conference dinner is Ivar’s Salmon House. Your place at the conference dinner s included ain your registration fees. If you would like to bring a guest please consult the registration page for details.
Seattle lies on a narrow strip of land between the salt waters of Puget Sound and the fresh waters of Lake Washington. Beyond the waters lie two rugged mountain ranges, the Olympics to the west and the Cascades to the east. It is a city built on hills and around water, in a mild marine climate that encourages prolific vegetation and abundant natural resources.
Seattle has always exhibited a spirit of optimism, enterprise, and self-promotion. At one time this was institutionalized as "the Seattle Spirit," a movement that enabled the city literally to move mountains by washing down high hills to improve building sites, to connect Lake Washington and Puget Sound with locks and a canal, and to build the world's largest man-made island at the mouth of the DuwamishRiver. More recently, this spirit can be credited with accomplishments like the Forward Thrust program of the 1970s, which built the Kingdome arena and numerous parks throughout the city, including Freeway Park that spans the I-5 freeway with waterfalls and hanging gardens.
Seattle is proud of its arts and cultural institutions, the many live theaters, and the downtown art museum. It is proud of its parks, of its professional and collegiate sports, of Pioneer Square and the Pike Place Market, and, above all, of the beauty of its surroundings. Seattle is also a city of great growth and commitment that it’s beautiful natural setting remain untouched.