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ICIW 2012
22-23 March, Seattle, USA
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Venue and other Practical Information



Drumheller Fountain

Suzzallo Libruary reading room

Downtown in the mist

UW quad

Seattle CBD

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.

Conference location

Johnson Hall
University of Washington

4311 11th Ave NE  Suite 400

Seattle, Washington 98105


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


University information

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.

You can find more information on the university website. http://www.washington.edu/discover


Conference accommodation

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, WA 98105. 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.

General information

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 Duwamish River. 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.

Getting to Seattle




Find out what is happening in Seattle in The Seattle Times.

Climate in conference month

The average high temperature in late March is 13C with an historical range from 3 to 21°C

To find current weather information in Seattle click here

Currency and exchange rates

Click here for up to date currency exchange rates

Time zone

Standard time zone: UTC/GMT -8 hours. In mid March Seattle will switch to Daylight Savings Time (DST) and the current time zone offset changes to UTC/GMT -7

Dialling codes

Click here to find the International Dialling Code

Arriving by air?

The Seattle-Tacoma International airport (aka Sea-Tac Airport) operated by the Port of Seattle serves both domestic and international flights. Click here to visit the airport website

Seattle transport network

The visitor section of the seattle.gov website contains useful information on the transportation network. http://www.seattle.gov/html/visitor/directions.htm Click here to view details of the public transport network.

Taxi fares in Seattle

This site costs out a cab ride beforehand. http://www.taxifarefinder.com/main.php?city=Seattle

Getting from the conference hotel to the Conference site

Both the conference hotels are located within easy walking distance to the conference venue at Johnson Hall.

Other useful links

Please note: ACL are not responsible for the content on external sites.

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Last updated 17 November 2011






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