41st Meeting of ISO/TC 204
Seattle, Washington, USA
April 15th – 19th, 2013
A warm thank you goes to all of our meeting sponsors for their generosity:
The Seattle Waterfront Marriott Hotel (2100 Alaskan Way · Seattle, Washington 98121 USA) is located in the heart of downtown Seattle, Washington's most popular waterfront district near Pike Place Market. Views of Mt. Rainier, Elliot Bay or the Olympic Mountain range can be seen from guestroom balconies. The Seattle Waterfront is near the convention center, across from the Seattle Cruise Terminal (Pier 66), and only minutes to major attractions and shopping.
A special room rate has been arranged for the duration of the meetings (April 14-19). It is important to note that the deadline to sign up at the discounted rate is March 25th, 2013. To make your reservations at this special rate please click here. You can also visit www.marriott.com and enter the group code: INTINTA or call reservations directly at 1-800-228-9290 and ask for the Intelligent Transportation Room Block.
Getting to Seattle: Seattle - Tacoma International Airport has non-stop service from over 20 cities across the world. Some of these cities include: Beijing, Frankfurt, London, Paris, Seoul, Tokyo and Toronto.
Getting to from SEA-TAC Airport to the Meeting Venue: Getting to the Waterfront Marriott is easy and there are several options which inlcude:
- Buses, Shuttles and Courtesy Vehicles: A trip to downtown Seattle from the airport on public transportation takes 30-40 minutes (depending on the traffic). Metro Transit offers many bus routes to take you within walking distance of the Seattle Marriott Waterfront. The Waterfront Streetcar Line Bus MT 99 stops at Alaskan Way & Bell St.
- Public Transit - Link Light Rail (a trip from the airport to downtown Seattle in about 35 minutes): Trains run every 7.5, 10 or 15 minutes depending on the time of day. Adult fares range from $2.00 to $2.75 depending on how far you travel. How to get to the venue: Take the Central Link light rail from SEA-TAC Airport to Westlake stop, from there it is a 12 minute walk to the hotel (0.6mi). You can also take a cab from the Westlake stop to the Hotel which should take aprox. 5 minutes.
- Taxi Cabs (20-30 minutes -- depending on the traffic)
- Rental Cars - Driving directions: Follow the street signs to Interstate 5 North and continue on Interstate 5 North into downtown Seattle. Take the Dearborn/James/Madison Street exit. Follow the directional signs to Madison Street and travel straight down to the waterfront. Turn right onto Alaskan Way and the hotel is 3/4 mile on the right across from the Bell Harbor International Conference Center.
Getting around the city: Once in Seattle there are many ways to get around the city in a convenient fashion:
- Link light Rail (Westlake stop, service is available from 5 a.m. to 1 a.m. Monday through Saturday and from 6 a.m. to midnight on Sunday and holidays
- King County Metro Bus (Alaskan Way & Bell St, service is available from 6a.m. to midnight Monday through Saturday and from 7 a.m. to 11p.m. on Sunday and holidays.)
- Taxis (available 24 hours a day)
- Monorail (Open M-F: 7:30 a.m., Open Sat-Sun: 8:30 a.m., Closed Sun-Thu: 9:00 p.m., Closed Fri-Sat: 11:00 p.m.)
Pleaseclick here and fill out all appropriate information in order to register for this meeting. You will receive a confirmation email after valid completion of this form.
What Seattle has to offer:
The View: Situated on the shore of Puget Sound between two incredible mountain ranges - the snow-capped Olympics and the craggy Cascades - Seattle is surrounded by stunning natural beauty. The tallest and most beautiful volcanic peak in the Cascade Range, Mount Rainier, soars above the city, and Elliott Bay adds a flattering looking glass for the city’s mix of modern and historic architecture.
Location: Seattle’s downtown is compact and easy to get around. You can walk from your downtown hotel to, shopping, dining and many attractions. The famous Pike Place Market, intriguing International District, and historic Pioneer Square are some of the landmarks that are easily accessible.
Arts & Culture: A wealth of visual creativity, theatre, dance, literary arts and music make it clear why Seattle is renowned as an arts and culture destination. A lively music scene draws appreciative crowds to intimate venues and packed auditoriums. Hundreds of galleries and venues showcase the art produced by thousands of resident artists.
Cuisine: A visit to Seattle is not complete without a taste of our excellent seafood. The city’s world-class chefs continually delight visitors with recipes featuring locally grown ingredients. The hundreds of dining choices, specializing in cuisine from around the world prepared in a uniquely Northwest style, are truly impressive