General Information- 2017 Seattle Conference
Location: The Conference Center at the Washington State Convention Center located at 800 Pike Street, Seattle, Washington
Date: March 8-10, 2017
The Conference program offers twenty-four, in-depth, full-day courses during this three-day event to best meet your professional needs. Courses are not repeated at the conference and full-day courses are concurrent (happen at the same time in different classrooms). All courses start at 8:00am and end at 4:00pm. Coffee and tea will be served in the registration area between 7:00-8:00am; this is a good time to network with other attendees.
The conference will take place at The Conference Center at the Washington State Convention Center located at 800 Pike Street, Seattle, Washington 98101
Lunch is from 12:00-1:00pm and is “on your own”. There are hundreds of restaurants located within walking distance from the Seattle Convention Center (food court is located in the convention center) where the conference will take place. Go to http://www.wscc.com/audience/visitors/restaurants to find your favorite restaurant in the Washington State Convention Center.
Schedule at a Glance
Get Directions to The Conference Center
Washington State Convention Center is conveniently located in downtown Seattle with our main entrance on Eighth Avenue between Pike and Seneca. For parking directions, go to the convention website: http://www.wscc.com/parking-directions
Convention Center Parking Garage
Download a convention center parking map at: http://www.wscc.com/sites/default/files/find-it/files/2014.09.09_FIND_IT_Parking_map.pdf
Sheraton Seattle Hotel
Located across the street from the Washington Convention Center
1400 6th Ave, Seattle WA 98101
Hotel Phone: 206-621-9000
We have set up an official group block for this conference at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel. The hotel will provide discounted group rates at the prevailing government per diem. Update: Government per diem rates for March of 2017 is $167 per room/per night.
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From the moment you step into our downtown Seattle hotel, you feel inspired, invited, and in tune with the energy and vibe of Seattle. Our cool and contemporary Seattle hotel is an urban lodging, meeting, dining, and relaxing destination in the heart of Downtown Seattle. Whether you are getting down to business or traveling for vacation, our hotel offers a refreshing blend of cosmopolitan Seattle style and high-tech hospitality for a unique Seattle hotel experience.
Sheraton Fitness Center & Pool
With 35th floor views from Pike Street Tower, our state-of-the-art Fitness Center offers equipment enhanced by sweeping views of Seattle. Get energized in our bi-level fitness club with high-tech treadmills, elliptical cross-trainers, exercise bikes, and resistance equipment for total body fitness.
Stay connected in our 24-hour Business Center. Staffed Monday through Saturday, the business center offers professional event and business meeting support. Our high-tech business center features computers, high-speed internet, fax/copy service, office supplies, shipping and packing services, postage, overnight courier service, and an ATM machine.
From museums to mountains, Seattle is a captivating city with endless cultural and recreational activities. When you want to kayak Lake Union, explore Mount Rainier, see Seattle landmarks, tour eclectic neighborhoods or cruise the Puget Sound, our Concierge team makes it happen.
Transportation to the Washington State Convention Center:
FROM SEA-TAC AIRPORT
Light Link Rail
Getting to the Washington State Convention Center is now easier and greener than ever with the new Seattle Link Light rail train. From SEATAC International Airport you can take the light rail all the way to the last stop at Westlake Center. The Washington State Convention Center is just a couple blocks away. See this link: Central Link Light Rail from SEATAC to Washington State Convention Center. Best of all, the cost is only $2.75 each way. Time: 35 minutes each way.
Downtown Airporter by Shuttle Express:
Downtown Airporter departs from Level 3 of the parking garage, island 2. Follow the signs to ground transportation, taxis, limos, hotel shuttles on the third floor of the parking garage. For additional information, please click here.
Adults: Roundtrip is $36 USD; children 17 and under ride free (one per paying adult); additional youth ride at adult price.
Hours: Departures from SeaTac Airport and downtown Seattle 24-hours day, every day. Leaves SeaTac Airport approximately every 30 minutes. Service on-demand during off peak times, reservations are recommended.
For more information or to make a reservation: (855) 566-3300
Preferred Shuttle Express Sedan Service:
Cost: One-way to/from airport starts at $59. Make a reservation for Shuttle Express Sedan Service.
Private Car Service:
Sheraton Seattle Hotel can make arrangements for a limo, sedan, or van service for your arrival and departure. Rates are by hours needed, vehicle type, and number of passengers. There are a variety of rental car companies within close proximity of the hotel and of Sea-Tac Airport.
- Dollar Rent A Car: (206) 682-1316
- Hertz Car Rental: (800) 654-3131
- Budget Car Rental: (800) 527-0700
- National Car Rental: (800) 227-7368
- Avis Rent A Car: (800) 331-1212
- Thrifty Car Rental: (206) 624-1133
Work hard, play hard! Check out some of Seattle’s Top Attractions
- Ballard Locks and Fish Ladder
- Museum of Flight
- History Museums
- Pike Place Market
- Experience Music Project and Science Fiction Museum
- Seattle Center
- Seattle Art Museum
- Best Views- Space Needle
- Washington Park Arboretum
- Seattle Waterfront
- Woodland Park Zoo
- Green Lake-take a walk or jog
- Olympic Sculpture Park
- Pioneer Square
- International District
Internet and Wi-Fi
Download Your Handouts
Please download your handouts prior to arriving at the conference. All paid registrants will receive a password and link prior to the conference with instructions for accessing the course handouts. Please consider the environment before printing. Handouts will be available on the website for 10 days after the conference.
All attendees that register for the conference will receive a confirmation receipt via email when their registration is processed and payment is received. Please add firstname.lastname@example.org to your contact list in your email program. All conference receipts and related emails will be sent from this address.
Audio, Video and Recording Policy
Audio, video, and digital recordings of any kind are prohibited. No presentations may be rebroadcast.
Relevant financial and non-financial relationships of the presenters are listed at the end of each presenter’s biography in the conference program, on this website, and in the classrooms. Disclosures are provided to increase transparency in the development and presentation phases of the courses. Please go to the registration desk if you have a concern regarding a faculty member’s disclosure or email the Planning Committee Chairperson at email@example.com.
Lost and Found
Rehab Seminars is not responsible for lost items during the conference. Items that are found in the classrooms or conference area will be brought to the registration desk. Unclaimed items will be turned over to the Washington State Convention Center staff at the close of the conference.
If you require special accommodations, please contact Rehab Seminars at 360-379-6994 30 days prior to the event. We will work with the hotel staff and make every effort to accommodate your needs with the resources available.
A book vendor will be setting up a bookstore at the conference. Educational books, therapy materials, education related t-shirts and other items will be for sale. Rehab Seminars does not receive any revenue from the sale of these items or from the bookstore vendor. This is provided for your shopping pleasure.
Please respect all attendees, hotel staff and conference volunteers while attending the conference. Please report any unsafe, abusive, or harassing/threatening behaviors to Rehab Seminars’ or hotel staff members.
Rehab Seminars does not provide childcare services. Please check with the hotel concierge about on-site childcare services or local childcare providers. This conference is a professional education event and children under 18 are not permitted in the classrooms due to space limitations.
Please turn off your cell phones during the course presentations to avoid disrupting the presenter and other attendees.
Certificates of Attendance
Certificates of attendance will be emailed to all attendees after the event. The certificate will be emailed to the address provided on your registration form.
Continuing Education Hours, Units or Clock Hours
Professional continuing education booths and OSPI Clock hour booth will be open from 7:00am-4:30pm during the three-day conference. Instructions for registering for CEUs or hours will be provided at the booths. If you have any questions, please visit the registration desk or the professional CE booth for assistance.
WWU will be offering 2 graduate level college credits for the Seattle conference event. Visit the “college credit” page on the website or go to the WWU booth at the conference to register and to obtain registration instructions. If you have any questions, contact the planning committee chairperson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Name badges will be available for pick up from 7:00-8:00am each morning. Attendees must wear their badges to enter the conference area. Badges will be clearly marked indicating which days you are attending the conference. Name badges will be generated using the name provided on your registration form.
Registration sign-in sheets, name badges and certificates of course completion will be generated based on the name entered on your registration form. Please make sure the information entered on the registration form is correct. If a name change is required, call Rehab Seminars at 360-379-6994 or email email@example.com to report an error in your name.
Email of Record
The email address entered on the registration form will be your email of record. All information regarding the conference will be sent to the email of record. If you change your email, please call 360-379-6994 and report the change.
All attendees are required to sign-in at registration each morning and after lunch, each day. Signature sheets are used by Rehab Seminars to verify attendance. Original signature of the registrant is required. Signing for another attendee is strictly prohibited. Registrants’ names will be entered on the signature sheets as they appear on the registration form.
Classrooms tend to be cool so please dress in layers. Comfortable clothing is recommended.
Criteria of Course Completion
Attendees must sign-in at general registration in the morning and after lunch each day, participate in the course(s) and complete the course evaluation at the end of each course in order to meet criteria of course completion.
By registering for this conference, you agree to allow Rehab Seminars to print photos in digital or online publications.
Attendees are asked to select their desired courses for room planning purposes and to avoid overcrowding of classrooms. Courses will be closed once all seats are full. A notice will be posted at the classrooms and on the conference website of those courses that are full. Attendees may be instructed to not block doorways or aisles. Please be courteous to hotel staff, conference staff and volunteers if you are asked to move away from doorways or aisles. Please take care in selecting your courses to avoid last minute room changes and overcrowding.
If you are interested in volunteering at the conference, contact the planning committee chairperson, Vicki Dohrmann, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Volunteers must be available for 10 hour shifts and be willing to complete volunteer training. Tuition fees are waived for volunteers.
Registration less a 20% processing fee is refundable if cancellation occurs before March 1, 2017. After March 1, 2017, fees are NON-REFUNDABLE. If this course is cancelled for any reason, including labor strikes, or acts of God, liability is limited to a full refund of registration fees.
Rehab Seminars will never share your personal information with any vendor, exhibitor or company promoting their services at the conference. We will send you annual conference notices via email. If you do not want to receive conference notices and updates, reply to our email with the word “remove” in the title and we will place you on our “do not send” list.
Rehab Seminars accepts Purchase Orders, Checks, Visa, MasterCard and American Express for tuition payments.
How to Register
You may register online, by phone, by fax or by US Mail.
Phone: 360-379-6994 Fax: 360-379-5271
Address: Rehab Seminars, 500 Goss Road, Port Townsend, WA 98368