|2013 Annual Meeting Location|
23rd Annual Meeting
Thursday – Saturday, October 17 – 19, 2013
Special Interest Groups Day Sunday, October 20, 2013
Seattle, Washington, USA
Seattle is a major coastal seaport in the U.S. state of Washington (WA). It is the largest city in the Pacific Northwest region of North America and the largest city on the West Coast north of San Francisco. The city is situated on a narrow isthmus between Puget Sound (an inlet of the Pacific Ocean) and Lake Washington, about 100 miles (160 km) south of the Canada–United States border. A major gateway for trade with Asia, Seattle is the 8th largest port in the United States.
Seattle has a noteworthy musical history. From 1918 to 1951, there were nearly two dozen jazz nightclubs along Jackson Street in the current Chinatown/International District. The jazz scene developed the early careers of Ray Charles, Quincy Jones, Ernestine Anderson and others. Seattle is also the birthplace of rock legend Jimi Hendrix and the rock music style known as "grunge", which was made famous by local groups Melvins, Nirvana, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, and Pearl Jam. In more recent years, Seattle has been known for indie rock and indie dance music.
More information can be found at www.seattle.gov/visiting
Seattle is a city of hills. North of University Street, travel in all directions is fairly easy because it’s relatively flat. South of University Street (where the Renaissance Seattle Hotel is located), streets and sidewalks become steep and hilly.
Climate and Clothing
Revised 28 Apr 2013