Local Information


Getting to the Meeting


All conference activities & events will be held at the Washington Athletic Club, 1325 Sixth Avenue

Transportation options from Sea-Tac Airport - rental cars, taxis, shuttles, and public transit

Amtrak Cascades - a pleasant alternative for those from western regions of Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia

Greyhound Bus - stations and routes around the Pacific Northwest

King County Metro Transit - the Seattle metropolitan area's bus, trolley, and light rail system

Sound Transit - operates in Seattle and neighboring cities and counties

Information about Seattle

See also:

Seattle's Convention & Visitors Bureau - A starting point for exploring Seattle neighborhoods, restaurants, culture, and entertainment venues.

Points of Interest -  Local attractions listed by neighbohood. Downtown Seattle, Waterfront, Capitol Hill, the International District, and the Seattle Center are all a quick walk or bus ride away from the conference venue.

Icons - Space Needle, the Fremont Troll, Hammering Man, and more.

Weather - Expect crisp, cool temperatures and hope for sunny skies!

Elliott Bay Book Company - A popular and unique bookstore in the Pioneer Square neighborhood.

Pike Place Market - Home of flying fish, Rachel the pig, and unique shopping/dining opportunities.

A-Y-P-E Centennial Celebration - The 1909 Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition established Seattle as a vibrant, modern city. History buffs will enjoy A-Y-P sightseeing and attending special events to celebrate the centennial.

Meeting attendees are invited to join an informal walking tour of campus highlighting some of the historical AYPE sites on campus from 3:00-5:00pm on Sunday, October 18th. Please RSVP by sending an email to lisanne@u.washington.edu.

Food and Drink - A list of great restaurants near our conference location and around Seattle (from a wiki created for the 2009 Association of College and Research Libraries conference)


Last Updated:August 7, 2009

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