Monday, March 26: Welcome Reception and Dine Around

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The 2018 conference will open with a "Show Your Center's Spirit" Themed Welcome Reception in the exhibit hall at The Westin Seattle from 6:00pm-7:00pm.  All participants are encouraged to wear your center's colors or branded attire.  

Following the reception, all attendees and sponsors are welcome to participate in a dine around featuring downtown Seattle's favorite restaurants. Reservations will be made by the conference. Restaurant locations and sign up information will be available on the onsite mobile application in March.  All actual dinner costs are the responsibility of the individual.  

Photo Credit: Westin Seattle

Tuesday, March 27: MoPop Sponsored by Amergent

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MoPOP Statement of Mission: The Museum of Pop Culture is a leading-edge nonprofit museum, dedicated to the ideas and risk-taking that fuel contemporary popular culture. With its roots in rock 'n' roll, MoPOP serves as a gateway museum, reaching multigenerational audiences through our collections, exhibitions, and educational programs, using interactive technologies to engage and empower our visitors. At MoPOP, artists audiences and ideas converge, bringing understanding, interpretation, and scholarship to the popular culture of our time.  


 
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Designed by internationally acclaimed architect Frank O. Gehry, MoPOP offers a spectacular venue for the 2018 NACCDO PAMN Conference. MoPOP is set amid the backdrop of the Space Needle and easily accessible from The Westin Seattle. The museum's one-of-a-kind architecture contains a variety of galleries surrounding the main event space, Sky Church, which features an awe-inspiring 33' x 60' HD LED screen, accompanied by state-of-the-art acoustics that span an enormous wall.

Upon arrival attendees will enjoy catered delights by Wolfgang Puck and have an all access pass to Sky Church and the central galleries. Rising high in the central gallery "VI was IX roots and branches guitar sculpture" and above on the 2nd floor is Sound Lab, which hosts multimedia installations that invite hands-on interaction so that visitors may explore the tools of rock 'n' roll through electric guitars, drums, samplers, mixing consoles, and more!

Attendees may access MoPOP via the monorail (round trip tickets provided for the evening event), located just across from The Westin Seattle at Westlake Station. The monorail was built for the 1962 Seattle World's Fair, is handicap accessible, holds up to 250 per train, and departs approximately every 10 minutes for the one stop journey from Westlake Station to the Seattle Center, home of the Space Needle and MoPOP.  

Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor AMERGENT_Logo

Photo Credits: MoPOP

Wednesday, March 28 Tours: Fred Hutch, Ducks, Chihuly Garden and Glass!

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Following the Plenary Luncheon at the Westin Seattle on Wednesday, March 28, attendees will have the option to take part in a tour to Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center as well as other area Seattle Favorites. Information on all options noted below. All details subject to change. 

On the Fred Hutch Tour participants will be transferred via motorcoach from The Westin to the Fred Hutch campus where they will be greeted by guides for a walking tour showcasing Fred Hutch's commitment to making life-saving discoveries, their history and how their scientific breakthroughs have led to thousands of lives being saved worldwide. 

In advance of a Fred Hutch experience we recommend visiting the following links: 

About Fred Hutch: http://www.fredhutch.org/en/about.html

History & Accomplishments: http://www.fredhutch.org/en/about/history.html

Fred Hutch Labs/Projects page that links to our five scientific divisions and the diseases researched: https://www.fredhutch.org/en/labs.html

Tour Timing*: 1:15pm departure from The Westin for approx 1:30pm arrival at Fred Hutch for an approx 70-minute walking tour. On completion of the tour attendees may utilize the coach transfer return, or weather permitting, enjoy a 1-mile walk back to the Westin. 

Cost: There is no additional cost for a tour at Fred Hutch. Tour size is limited to 300 participants, unless otherwise advised.  Additional tours to be added based on availability.

*Tours of Fred Hutch will only be available on Wednesday, March 28 from approx 1:30pm-3:00pm. 

 

Additional for purchase tour on Wednesday, March 28 is limited to the Chihuly Garden and Glass Tour, details below. As of March 15 the City Tour with the Ducks did not reach the minimum guarantee to confirm.  

Chihuly Garden and Glass

Confirmed tour attendees will be provided with motorcoach transportation from The Westin to the Chihuly Garden and Glass gallery located at the Seattle Center. Here you will be greeted by a tour guide for a hosted experience providing a look at the inspiration and influences that inform the career of artist Dale Chihuly. The Exhibition includes eight Galleries, the centerpiece Glasshouse and a lush Garden.

Timing: 1:30pm-3:45pm with round trip transfer by motorcoach from and to the Westin. Weather permitting those wishing to walk back from the guided experience are welcome to do so.  

Cost: $30 per person*

*25 attendees required for guided tour with motorcoach transportation.  If minimum is not reached by March 15, 2018 the tour will be cancelled and attendees will have the option to join another tour space permitting, or have the time at leisure.  Tour Limit is 60. 

For those wishing to visit the gardens and galleries without a guide on Wednesday, March 28, or on other days throughout the conference, depending on interest reduced priced admission tickets will be available at the conference check in desk at The Westin. 

Be sure to make your tour selections during the registration process.

Thank you to our Presenting Plenary Lunch Sponsor CCS_logo_color

Photo Credit: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center,  Ride the Ducks, Chihuly Garden and Glass

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Wednesday, March 28: Evening at Leisure or For Purchase Dinner/Activity Options

On Wednesday, March 28, following the Social Think Tank Sessions, attendees will have the evening at leisure to connect with new contacts and long time friends.

If you are interested in a for purchase wine tasting option near Pike Place Market, walking distance from the Westin, from 7:15 p.m. - 9:15 p.m. ($60 pp inclusive*), please indicate accordingly within your registration, or email leslie@dfievents.com to be added to the list. 

Wine Tasting is subject to cancellation based on a minimum guarantee of 25 attendees., maximum 70. No charges will be applied until the minimum guarantee has been met. As of March 15 the event is subject to cancellation,  details will be updated on this site as required. 

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