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Directions and Transportation

The conference will be held in Kane Hall on the University of Washington's Seattle campus. Click here for a campus map which shows the location of Kane Hall. The poster session on Wednesday, Sept. 13, will be held in Meany Hall, which is a short (1-2 minute) walk southwest of Kane Hall.

Driving to and Parking on Campus

Driving North: Heading north on Interstate 5, take the NE 45th Street exit. Turn right onto NE 45th Street and continue east to 15th Avenue NE. The UW campus begins at the corner of NE 45th Street and 15th Avenue NE.

Driving South: Heading south on Interstate 5, take the NE 45th Street exit. Turn left onto NE 45th Street and continue east to 15th Avenue NE. The UW campus begins at the corner of NE 45th Street and 15th Avenue NE.

Parking is available in the Central Plaza Parking Garage. Take a right onto 15th Avenue NE. Continue south on 15th Avenue NE until you reach NE 41st Street. The parking garage entrance will be on your left. Stop at Gate 1, pay attendant and park where directed. Once you have parked in the garage, find the corridor labeled "Kane Hall" (northeast corner of the garage) and take the elevator to the appropriate floor (1st floor for Rooms 110, 120, 130, 2nd floor for Rooms 210, 220, Walker-Ames).

Please note that prorated refunds are only available with cash payments. For complete details on parking at the University of Washington, please visit the Commuter Services website.

Public Transportation

The University of Washington campus is well served by local and regional transit services. If you are traveling to Seattle by air, Seattle-Tacoma (SeaTac) International Airport is the nearest airport to the University of Washington. Drive time to/from SeaTac airport and the UW campus is approximately 30 minutes with normal traffic and up to 1 hour during heavy traffic.

The Seattle Metro public transportation has an excellent trip planning website. The closest bus stops to Kane Hall are at (in order of proximity) 15th Ave NE & NE Campus Parkway , NE 41st St & University Way NE , and at the Husky Union Building (HUB) . For more information on how to arrive campus through various modes of transportation, please visit the Commuter Services website.

[Orange Cab, 206-522-8800; Yellow Cab, 206-622-6500]
All Seattle taxi cabs operate at the same rate, set by King County: $2.50 meter drop and $2.50 per mile. Extra-person charges may apply. For more information about local taxi service, see: http://www.seattletravel.com/transportation/seattle-taxis.html

[Shuttle Express, 425-981-7000]
Shuttle Express is a 24-hour service providing pick ups and drop offs 24 hours a day. Reservations are highly recommended, however walk-ups at the airport are accepted. Rates are $37.00 one way (per person) between the airport and the University district. For more information visit: http://www.shuttleexpress.com/

A great and inexpensive way of getting into town from the airport is Seattle’s new light rail system which opened in 2009. To get to UW using Link Light Rain, take the train from the airport to Westlake Center, which is currently the final stop for the train. From Westlake Center you can take one of several buses to the University District (see the summary for "Metro Bus Service" above). Total commute time is about 1 hour. For a Link Light Rail schedule, see: http://www.soundtransit.org/Schedules/Central-Link-light-rail.xml

Other Transportation Information

Washington State Ferries
Train - Amtrak
Road Conditions/Traffic- Washington State Department of Transportation


The University District offers several options for lodging that are within walking distance of campus or provide a free shuttle to campus. These hotels will provide rooms at the government rate for qualified guests based on availability. Listed hotels also provide a discount (subject to room availability) if you ask for the "University of Washington referral rate" or "business rate".

Hotel Deca
4507 Brooklyn Ave NE
(206) 634-2000

Silver Cloud Inn
5036 25th Ave NE
(206) 526-5200 or 800-205-6940
Has a free shuttle to campus

University Inn
4140 Roosevelt Way NE
(206) 632-5055

Watertown Hotel
4242 Roosevelt Way NE
(206) 826-4242