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2013 Annual Meeting Location

23rd Annual Meeting

Thursday – Saturday, October 17 – 19, 2013

Special Interest Groups Day Sunday, October 20, 2013

Seattle, Washington, USA

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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.

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The 23rd Annual Meeting will take place at the Renaissance Seattle Hotel, with easy access to the many attractions in Seattle. The newly renovated hotel is conveniently located in downtown Seattle, just minutes from CenturyLink and Safeco Fields, Pike Place Market, and upscale shopping. Spacious guest rooms have stunning views of Puget Sound, the mountains and city skyline. Easy access to major freeways and Sea-Tac International Airport make travel to the hotel stress-free. Free in-room internet access will be given to all meeting attendees.

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
October shifts from dry summer to rainy winter weather. The city gets a moderate amount of rain, along with mild temperatures this month. In most years, Seattle averages a daily maximum temperature for October that is between 59 and 62 °F (15 to 17 °C). The minimum temperature usually falls between 45 and 48 °F (7 to 9 °C).

Time Zones
During the annual meeting Seattle will be on Pacific Daylight Time (UTC/GMT -7 hours).


Revised 28 Apr 2013

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