The 2016 conference will be held at the South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) in Olympia, WA, approximately the center of the coastal Pacific Northwest. SPSCC boasts excellent conference facilities, a location near downtown Olympia, and beautiful views of Mount Rainer (on a clear day of course)! Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities and special needs who contact Rose Burke or call (360) 379-5610 ext. 202 at least two weeks prior to the event.
South Puget Sound Community College
2011 Mottman Rd SW, Olympia, WA 98512
From I-5 North or South: Take exit 104, onto Highway 101. Take the first exit (Crosby Boulevard) to the right. From the exit ramp, make a left turn onto Crosby Blvd.. You will cross over Highway 101, pass through one stoplight and come to the intersection of Crosby Blvd. and Mottman Road. Make a right turn onto Mottman Road and look for the next left turn, the entrance to the college. Parking is free and can be found going either left or right at the entrance.
From Highway 101 from Shelton, Aberdeen: Take the AutoMall, Crosby Blvd.exit off Highway 101. From the exit ramp, make a right turn onto Crosby Blvd. Take a right turn at the stoplight onto Mottman Road and look for the next left turn, the entrance to the college. Parking is free and can be found going either left or right at the entrance.
The SPSCC parking lots are free for all conference participants.
Public Transit & Carpooling:
Local and regional bus service is available via Intercity Transit from Seattle/Tacoma. Please utilize the Trip Planner to find appropriate routes and schedules. Greyhound also has service to downtown Olympia. The Amtrak Cascades train has a stop in Olympia/Lacey, although this train station is about 8 1/2 miles from the conference site, so you’d need to take a cab or bus to make this connection.
If you are interested in carpooling (either providing a ride for others in your area OR joining a car) please tell us your preference when you register for the conference. The conference staff will put you in touch with others in your region. Thank you!
There are two hotels very close to the conference site. We recommend you looking into the Red Lion Inn, Best Western Plus Lacey Inn & Suites, or the Extended Stay America. There are also plenty of accommodations in downtown Olympia or just off I-5 in Olympia/Tumwater.
Red Lion Inn: (360) 943-4000
Best Western Plus Lacey Inn & Suites: (360) 456-5655
Extended Stay America: (360) 754-6063