The conference committee would like to thank David Goldstein of U. Washington-Bothell for his help in identifying these wonderful excursions! For questions, please contact Natasha Haugnes (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Victoria Bhavsar (email@example.com). Costs will be posted when conference registration opens.
October 5, 1:00 -- 5:00 PM
"This is the last time the exhibit will be available in North America! Features more than 100 objects from King Tut's tomb and ancient sites representing some of the most important rulers throughout 2,000 years of ancient Egyptian history. With more than twice the number of artifacts than the original Tut exhibit that toured in the 1970s, many of these objects have never toured in the United States before this exhibit.
"Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs is organized by National Geographic and Arts & Exhibitions International, with cooperation from the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities. Northern Trust is a proud cultural partner."
Gather in the hotel lobby at 1 PM; walk 3 blocks from the conference hotel to the Seattle Monorail and ride to the Pacific Science Center. Explore the museum for awhile, then see the Tutankhamun exhibit at 2:30 (our group has a timed entrance). When you're done, catch the monorail back and rejoin the conference at your leisure.
Friday, October 26, 12:30--5:00 PM
Meet in the hotel lobby at 12:30, then travel by bus. Spend an afternoon at Microsoft exploring what the present and future of technology holds as seen by one of the world’s largest and most influential software companies. Hosted by Dr. Jim Ptaszynski, Senior Director for World Wide Higher Education, the tour lets you explore how Microsoft provides development opportunities to its employees, what the major changes facing higher education are, and how technology will play an even larger role in the future of teaching and research. Lunch is included in this excursion. Time permitting, there will be a visit to the Microsoft Company Store and Museum.
October 26, 1:00 -- 4:30 PM, or a little longer or shorter as YOU choose!
Seattle in a totally new way – through three awesome interactive walking tours
with your cell phone as your guide!"
Perfect for the pixels crowd, and the pencils crowd can walk with a pixels friend! Seattle -- The Game is a fun, self-paced, team-oriented tour of Seattle. Pick a tour and we'll join you up with a team.
up in the hotel lobby at 1:00 PM, take as long as you want for your tour, then
make your way back to the conference in time for the Friday evening receptions
and awards banquet!
Saturday, October 27, 3:00 -- 6:00 PM
"The Underground Tour is is a leisurely, guided walking tour beneath Seattle’s sidewalks and streets. As you roam the subterranean passages that once were the main roadways and first-floor storefronts of old downtown Seattle, our guides regale you with the stories our pioneers didn’t want you to hear. It’s history with a twist!"
Meet in the hotel lobby at 3:00 PM and take a cab from the conference hotel to meet the tour at 608 First Ave, in Seattle’s Pioneer Square, between Cherry Street and Yesler Way.
Saturday, October 27, 7:00 -- 11:00 PM
to this music-lover, "It's like Mozart's soul is infused into the
instruments...his essence fills the hall. A requiem of emotions form as
if the notes leap from the page into life."
in the hotel lobby at 7:00 PM. Walk or take a cab from conference hotel
to Benaroya Hall at 200 University St., about 6 blocks; concert begins at 8:00 PM. Orchestra seats.
Saturday, October 27, 7:00 -- 10:00 PM
with old friends over a delicious Italian meal in your own semi-private dining
area at Couco, one of Seattle’s acclaimed Tom Douglas restaurants. Meet in the
Hotel Lobby at 7 to take cabs or walk to the restaurant, one mile away from the
Sunday, October 28, 11:00 AM -- 4:00 PM
This is Seattle's premiere native cultural experience. The 4-hour event includes a narrated cruise to Blake Island, steamed clam appetizers upon arrival, salmon buffet, a Native American-inspired program, exploration time on beautiful Blake Island state park, and a return cruise.
in the hotel lobby at 11:00 AM. Take a cab from the hotel lobby to Pier
55 at 1201 Alaskan Way (about 7 blocks, on the waterfront). Depart with
the cruise at 11:30 AM sharp and return by 3:30 PM.