August 23-27, 2010

    Seattle, Washington USA 


Local Program Committee:

Steven M. Demorest, Chair
School of Music

Patricia S. Campbell
School of Music

Ellen Covey

Steven J. Morrison
School of Music

Lynne Werner
Speech and Hearing

Check out new Wednesday excursion specials here!
Updated 9 August


    Seattle Washington boasts a wealth of cultural opportunities as well as being surrounded by some of the most stunning natural beauty the world has to offer.  Delegates looking for entertainment or activities while visiting Seattle can find what they need by checking these links. We will also have a concierge at registration who can help with particular travel plans.  For some of the more involved activities such as visiting the San Juans or Victoria BC via ferry or float plane, we recommend that you book early and work directly with the companies themselves.

About Seattle

Space Needle
Seattle is famous for rain, coffee and airplanes. It is the home of Microsoft, Amazon.com, Starbucks, and Boeing. Surrounded by water and mountains, Seattle residents enjoy a mild climate, clean air, and proximity to natural beauty. The seafood is particularly good, and there many excellent sushi restaurants in town. The Canadian city of Vancouver, British Columbia is a three-hour drive to the north, and Portland, Oregon is a three-hour drive to the south. Seattle and nearby Tacoma both have active ports through which much of America's trade with Asia flows. Seattle's most famous landmark is the Space Needle (pictured) built in 1962 for the World's Fair. Mount Rainier National Park, though a two-hour drive from the city, is spectacularly beautiful and well worth a visit if you have time.

    Downtown Seattle attractions include the lively Pike Place Market, where fresh produce, fish, and flowers are sold; the critically acclaimed new central library building designed by Rem Koolhaas; the Asian supermarket Uwajimaya in the International District; historic Pioneer Square and the historical undergound walking tour; and the waterfront where you can take boat tours of Puget Sound.

    The waterfront is where you can catch ferries to Bainbridge and Vashon islands. Although close enough to the city to function as suburbs, the islands are an oasis of natural beauty with a slower pace of life.

    Also worth visiting are the boat locks and fish ladder, where you can see salmon swimming upstream to spawn.

    One popular way to get a quick view of the city's major attractions is to take an amphibious duck tour.

    Like any major city, Seattle also has a vibrant nightlife, a great local music scene, lots of good restaurants, major league sports, museums and performance spaces. Feel free to ask at the ICMPC11 Information Desk about activities that might appeal to your interests.

For more information, see:

City of Seattle guide for visitors

Seattle guide from Seanet Corp.

NEW! Special rates for ICMPC delegates!

As you are planning your recreational time for Wednesday, we wanted to make you aware of a few special rates for ICMPC participants at several Seattle attractions. Please note that ICMPC attendees are responsible for making necessary reservations and arrangements directly with the various venues.

Experience Music Project – the museum will offer ICMPC participants $12.00 admission on Wednesday August 25. Just show your conference badge at the admission desk to receive the reduced rate. For information on the museum exhibits visit: http://www.empsfm.org/

Blake Island Tillicum Village
– A 45-minute narrated cruise from downtown Seattle to Blake Island State Park leaving at 6:30pm. Upon arrival to Tillicum Village, you will be greeted with an appetizer of steaming clams in nectar. Inside the longhouse, watch as whole salmon are cooked over an alder-wood fire on cedar stakes in the traditional Northwest Coast Indian style. As you finish your meal, the lights dim while the myth and magic come to life in the spellbinding performance of Dance on the Wind, featuring dances in the spirit of coastal tribes. You return to the pier in downtown Seattle at 10:30pm. ICMPC11 participants can participate in this entire event for only $60.00 per person. Just email donnav@argosycruises.com to sign up and mention UW – ICMPC11 to get the special rate or call Donna at 1-888-623-1445 after August 16.

Teatro ZinZanni – What is Teatro ZinZanni? Part circus, part dinner theatre, Teatro ZinZanni is a big night out unlike any other, a three and a half hour whirlwind of international cirque, comedy and cabaret artists all served up with a five-course feast designed by celebrated Northwest chef Tom Douglas. ICMPC Members get $20.00 off the regular rate for this evening of theater and fun. Please visit http://dreams.zinzanni.org/icmpc.htm to sign up.



Triple Door Nightclub - http://www.tripledoor.com/  This is the venue for our Tuesday night ICMPC Concert!!

Dimitriou's Jazz Alley - http://www.jazzalley.com/

Experience Music Project (EMP) - http://www.empsfm.org/


Pike Place Market - http://www.pikeplacemarket.org/

The Space Needle - http://www.spaceneedle.com/

The Seattle Art Museum - http://www.seattleartmuseum.org/

Duck Boat Tours - http://www.ridetheducksofseattle.com/

Argosy Cruises - http://www.argosycruises.com/

Blake Island's Tillicum Village Salmon Bake - http://www.tillicumvillage.com/


The San Juan Islands - http://www.visitsanjuans.com/

Mount Rainier National Park - http://www.nps.gov/archive/mora/home.htm

Kenmore Airlines Float Plane Trips - http://www.kenmoreair.com/

Victoria Clipper Vacation Packages- http://www.clippervacations.com/