NCACC Fortieth Annual Meeting
Seattle, Washington August 4-9, 2013
- Renaissance Seattle Hotel
- Things to Do in Seattle
- Register (online)
- Education Schedule
- Full Conference Schedule
- Vendor Interest Form
- Register (pdf)
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The Fortieth Annual Conference will be held in Seattle, Washington, August 4 - 9, 2013, at the Seattle Renaissance Hotel. The hotel is located at 515 Madison Street just blocks from the waterfront, historic Pioneer Square, great restaurants, and exciting downtown Seattle. The hotel staff is excited about hosting our conference and has been hard at work to make sure all our conference needs are met. Making your reservations is easy. The online hotel reservation webpage is operational and ready for you to make your reservations. Click here to go straight to the online reservation page. You can also make hotel reservations by phone by calling toll free 1(877) 901-6632 or local 1(506) 474-2009. If you have any problems making your hotel reservations, please feel free to contact Vickie VanLith at email@example.com or (850) 922-5215.
The hotel does not provide shuttle service. There are a couple of shuttle companies at the airport; the Shuttle Express fare is $31 roundtrip. Shuttle Express has also set up a webpage for our group so that you can schedule your shuttle service ahead of time, click here to view the page. Cab fare from the airport is about $40 one way.
If you ask the "locals" what is a must do when in Seattle their answer is the same: "Ride the Ducks." With that in mind, we are putting together a group "Duck Ride" for Saturday afternoon. Be sure to sign up if you would like to see the sights of Seattle from the "Duck."
The program committee is hard at work planning the education program. We do know that the conference will start with the business meeting Sunday afternoon. Sunday evening BNA will host our opening reception, followed by the Morgan Thomas slideshow and the Education Committee’s fund raising silent auction.
Join us Monday night as LexisNexis extends their hospitality by hosting us in the Olympic Ballroom at the Edgewater Hotel. The Ballroom is on the 4th floor and has floor-to-ceiling windows which offer a panoramic view of Elliott Bay and the Olympic Mountains. The Edgewater Hotel has hosted some of the most famous names in music, including: The Beatles, Pearl Jam, The Village People, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Ozzy Osbourne, KISS, Wings, Neil Young, Frank Zappa, Blondie, Jewel, David Bowie, Emmy Lou Harris, Iggy Pop, REM, Rod Stewart, Willie Nelson, and more.
On Wednesday night, Thomson Reuters will be our host at the Museum of Flight. The Museum of Flight is one of the largest air and space museums in the world. The Museum's collection includes more than 150 historically significant air- and spacecraft, as well as the Red Barn – the original manufacturing facility of The Boeing Co. The Museum's aviation and space library and archives are the largest on the West Coast.
Things to Do in Seattle
The Seattle Waterfront has lots to offer. Go "fly fishing" at Pike's Place Market, where you will find fresh seafood and produce, as well as handmade crafts and gifts galore, and many great restaurants. Or go for the bigger "fish" by taking a whale watching tour. Take a cruise to Tillicum Village on Blake Island, where you can experience Native American culture. Take the Washington State Ferries to Friday Harbor, or any of the many nearby islands, for a day full of adventure. Take in the Seattle Aquarium and enjoy a hands-on marine experience.
Pioneer Square is a fascinating part of downtown Seattle and home of the original "Skid Row." It's a historic district with fascinating architecture and wonderful shops and restaurants. A very unusual and fun activity is the Seattle Underground Tour. After a fire in 1889 destroyed most of Seattle, the streets were re-graded a story or two higher. The tour shows you the abandoned storefronts that are now underground.
Check out one of the many museums – EMP Museum (formerly known as Experience Music Project), Seattle Art Museum, Henry Art Gallery, Frye Art Museum and Chihuly Garden and Glass to name a few. The glass blowing studios are very interesting as well.
You can't forget to visit the Woodland Park Zoo or ride the Monorail to the Seattle Center -- home of the Space Needle, the Pacific Science Center, the EMP, and more. They are always fun and filled with adventure. For the really adventurous, take a Seattle sightseeing flight. If you are into ghosts, take a ghost tour. There is even a walking haunted pub tour.
Take in a baseball game. The Seattle Mariners will be playing the Blue Jays at Safeco Field Tuesday, August 6, 2013, at 7:10 p.m.
Tour the Wine Country. Just 30 minutes outside the city, the Woodinville area is home to dozens of local wineries, cellars and tasting rooms. Or try the Yakima Valley wine region (two to three hours from Seattle) where you can tour the actual vineyards. Wine not your thing? Take a tour of the breweries. Seattle is home to many craft breweries and micro beers.
And last but not least, don't forget to check out the NCACC Alaska Cruise on the Holland America Westerdam, August 10-17! For more information, contact Kevin Donovan, firstname.lastname@example.org.
As you can tell, Seattle is loaded with fun and interesting things to do. So mark your calendars and start making plans!