Seattle 2016: Tour and Reception Assembly Point

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.

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Social events: Enhancing Natural Connections

If you’ve peeked at the conference program emerging in Sched, on the conference 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.

Wednesday, March 9
First-Time Attendees and New Members Reception
Westin Hotel

Seattle Art Museum
Yuri Levchenko “Seattle Art Museum” <> (CC BY 2.0)

Wednesday, March 9
Joint Conference Welcome Party

Seattle Art Museum

Thursday, March 10
Donor Recognition Event + International Attendees’ Reception
(by invitation only)
Rainier Club


Friday, March 11
Convocation Reception
Seattle Public Library

Sylvia Roberts,  Publicity team