2015 Seattle Reception and Excursions

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Tuesday, November 17 from 4:30 – 6:00 pm | Grand Ballroom Foyer, Sheraton Seattle

On Tuesday, November 17, 2015, there will be a hosted reception held at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel from 4:30 – 6:00 pm. All conference participants are invited to attend for an early evening of delicious appetizers, amazing music, and great opportunities to network with fellow conference delegates and exhibitors!

Music by Guitar By Ford:

For more information on Guitar by Ford, please visit http://www.guitarbyford.com


Wednesday, November 18 from 12:00 – 2:00 pm | Visit Seattle!

Enjoy a fun outing and networking opportunity with colleagues while getting to know a little bit of Seattle! Join one of three lunchtime excursions with one of the host states (AK, OR and WA) NPN members.  The options include the following: Pike Place Market (walking), Westlake Center (walking), Seattle Center (walking/monorail).  All excursions will begin and end at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel.

Groups will gather on the first floor in the north lobby. This will exit to 6th and Pike, which will lead you in the direction that the groups will be walking.


Overlooking Puget Sound, Pike Place Market is one of Seattle’s best known historical landmarks. (Photo Credit: Howard Frisk)

Pike Place (Walking)

Distance: 0.4 mile/8-minute walk

The heart of Seattle’s Waterfront, Pike Place Market is the most exciting Seattle shopping and dining experience and home of Seattle’s flying fish. Stroll through historic buildings with aisles of fresh fish, vegetables, fruits, flowers, artisan cheeses, meats, baked goods, arts and crafts, and antiques at the oldest farmer’s market in the country. This colorful 9-acre marketplace features hundreds of stands, stalls, shops, and booths, as well as live music and waterfront views. The playful antics of the fishmongers at Pike Place Fish are legendary. There are also opportunities to eat lunch here at the food stands or restaurants. Bring appropriate clothes for this outdoor excursion. Visit www.pikeplacemarket.com for more information.

Map: http://pikeplacemarket.s3.amazonaws.com/paperclip/attachments/1/original/PikePlaceMarket-Map.pdf?1373507678


Westlake Center (Walking)

Distance: 0.2 mile/4-minute walk

Seattle shoppers flock to Westlake Center, a high-energy downtown Seattle shopping mall in the heart of the city.  Westlake Center is a four-story, glass enclosed shopping pavilion offering a mix of national retailers and a unique collection of shops, and a great Food Court on the Upper Level. Enjoy shopping in downtown Seattle at Sunglass Hut, Romy Boutique, or grab some lunch at P.F. Chang’s China Bistro. Bring appropriate clothes for this outdoor walk. Visit www.westlakecenter.com for more information.

Map: http://www.westlakecenter.com/directory


Seattle Center (Walking/Riding Monorail)

Distance: 1.2 miles/25-minute walk and ride ($4.50 roundtrip for monorail- CASH only)

Originally built for the 1962 World’s Fair, the 74-acre Seattle Center is a park, arts, and entertainment center in Seattle, Washington. Its landmark feature is the 605-foot (184 m) tall Space Needle, a now-iconic building that was, at its completion, the tallest building west of the Mississippi River. Seattle Center is located just north of Belltown in the Lower Queen Anne neighborhood. On this excursion, you will be able to ride the Monorail from Westlake Center, see a few of the Chihuly glass art pieces from the Seattle Center grounds, view the Space Needle, and there are lots of places to eat from pizza to fish to hot dogs! Visit: http://www.seattlecenter.com/ for more information.

Map: http://www.seattlecenter.com/downloads/sc_map_color_gates.pdf