Joint Conference Location and Venue

The Joint Conference will be held in Seattle, WA, US, from September 24 up to September 27, 2024.


The Joint Conference and Colloquium will take place at The Westin Seattle Hotel, located at 1900 5th Avenue, Seattle, Washington, USA, 98101. The hotel can be reached at Tel: +1 206-728-1000.

Designed by John Graham, the acclaimed architect behind landmarks like The Space Needle, The Westin Seattle offers breathtaking views of the Seattle skyline, Puget Sound, Lake Union, and The Cascade Mountain range. Its twin towers stand tall over the city, providing a commanding perspective of one of the world's most innovative and forward-thinking urban areas.

Please note that hotel guest rooms are not reserved for the conference. While we recommend attendees stay here, there is no designated room block. Attendees are responsible for booking their rooms through the hotel's reservation system. Any changes or cancellations to room reservations must be made directly through the hotel's system, adhering to its policies regarding reservations and cancellations.

Other hotels nearby the conference venue are:

Within Walking Distance:

  1. Hotel Andra Seattle MGallery Hotel - 2000 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121
  2. Hotel Max - 620 Stewart St, Seattle, WA 98101
  3. Mayflower Park Hotel - 405 Olive Wy, Seattle, WA 98101

Close Proximity:

  1. Grand Hyatt Seattle - 721 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101
  2. Hyatt Regency Seattle - 808 Howell St, Seattle, WA 98101
  3. Residence Inn by Marriott - 1815 Terry Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
  4. Hilton Garden Inn Seattle Downtown - 1821 Boren Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

Local Area Information

Seattle, WA, a city of innovation and natural beauty, captivates with its iconic skyline nestled between lush greenery and the sparkling waters of Puget Sound. Home to the iconic Space Needle and vibrant Pike Place Market, Seattle seamlessly blends modern sophistication with a laid-back Pacific Northwest charm. Renowned for its thriving tech scene, the birthplace of Starbucks, and a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, Seattle beckons with a magnetic energy that invites exploration and embraces diversity. Whether you're sipping coffee in a cozy cafe, wandering through scenic parks, or absorbing the artistic vibe, Seattle promises an unforgettable experience at the intersection of urban allure and natural wonder.

Seattle boasts a plethora of monuments and attractions that capture the city's essence. Here's a list of must-visit places:

  • Space Needle: Iconic symbol of Seattle, offering panoramic views of the city and surrounding mountains from its observation deck.
  • Pike Place Market: A bustling and historic market where you can shop for fresh produce, unique crafts, and witness the famous fish tossing at the fish market.
  • Chihuly Garden and Glass: A mesmerizing exhibition showcasing the stunning glass art of Dale Chihuly, set against the backdrop of a beautiful garden.
  • Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP): A dynamic museum dedicated to pop culture, featuring exhibits on music, science fiction, video games, and more.
  • Seattle Art Museum (SAM): Home to an impressive collection of both modern and traditional art, including works from around the world.
  • The Museum of Flight: A paradise for aviation enthusiasts, featuring a vast collection of historic aircraft and exhibits on the history of flight.
  • Kerry Park: A small but breathtaking park that offers one of the best views of the Seattle skyline, with the Space Needle prominently in the foreground.
  • Seattle Center: A cultural hub with attractions like the Pacific Science Center, KeyArena, and the International Fountain, often hosting events and festivals.
  • Hiram M. Chittenden Locks (Ballard Locks): A fascinating engineering marvel where you can watch boats transition between Puget Sound and the Ship Canal.
  • Mount Rainier National Park (day trip): Just outside Seattle, this national park offers stunning views of Mount Rainier, with hiking trails and picturesque landscapes.

Explore the vibrant neighbourhoods, indulge in local cuisine, and embrace the unique blend of nature and urban culture that makes Seattle a truly captivating destination.

How to Get to Seattle

By Air
The best way to reach Seattle by air is typically by flying into Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA). SEA is located about 13 miles south of downtown Seattle. Upon arrival, follow the signs for immigration, customs, and baggage claim.

Transportation from the Airport:
Seattle has various transportation options from the airport, including taxis, ride-sharing services, and public transportation. The Link Light Rail provides a convenient connection to downtown Seattle.

By Train
Amtrak provides train services in the United States. The Amtrak Cascades route connects cities from Eugene, Oregon, to Vancouver, British Columbia, with stops in Seattle. This option can offer scenic views of the Pacific Northwest.

By Bus
Long-distance bus services, such as Greyhound and various regional carriers, operate routes connecting major cities. Check if there are bus options from your location to Seattle.

By Car
If you're in a neighboring region or have the flexibility for a road trip, consider driving to Seattle. You can explore the scenic routes and stop at attractions along the way.

Visa Information

Ensure that you have the necessary visas to enter the United States. Check with the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in your country for specific requirements. We strongly suggest that you submit your formal application a minimum of 120 days in advance of the date of your anticipated travel.

If you require a Letter of Invitation for your Visa application, please send a request