The area around the North Tower escalators on the Westin Hotel’s Lobby Level will be used as the assembly point for all tour departures and transportation to the Welcome Party and the Convocation Reception.
Please assemble at this staging area 15 minutes before your scheduled departure. Tour guides will have signs identifying themselves
If you prefer to take a taxi to the Welcome Reception at the Seattle Art Museum, they can be hailed from the porte-cochere on the Westin’s main entrance, located on Westlake Avenue, on the Sixth Avenue side of the hotel.
The Pollinator Pathway is a long-term project founded by Sarah Bergmann in 2008 that reframes our relationship to the planet. Based in design thinking and crossing ecology, planning and culture, the project is a physical response to the global transformation of landscape in the Age of Humankind. Its vision is to connect fragmented landscapes between cities, farms and wilderness via projects that, in cities, combine ecological design and underutilized space. The first Pollinator Pathway, a mile long by 12 foot wide corridor of pollinator friendly gardens built in planting strips, runs from 12th to 29th Avenues on Seattle’s Columbia Street.
The Pollinator Pathway has been exhibited at the Seattle Art Museum and the Olympic Sculpture Park, and Bergmann lectures frequently to design and culture audiences, including at the University of Washington, the Henry Art Gallery, the Seattle Art Museum, Stanford University and TEDx.
If you’ve peeked at the conference program emerging inSched, on theconference website, you may have noticed that the social activities feature the mingling of the ARLIS/NA + VRA memberships.
The Joint Conference Committee has planned four social events to provide opportunities for conference attendees to enjoy food, drink, a few of Seattle’s architectural features and the opportunity to mix business with pleasure.