Travel & Lodging

Location and Accessibility | Traveling to UW | Driving and Parking | Lodging | RideShare/RoomShare Email List

Location and Accessibility

The conference will take place in Mary Gates Hall (registration, meals & receptions, parallel sessions) and Kane Hall (plenary sessions and keynote address) at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. Both of these buildings and their rooms are wheelchair accessible, and the distance between them is just under 0.2 miles on wide paved or brick paths with ramp access to Red Square, where Kane hall is located.

UW map with conference buildings marked

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Campus Map:

Directions (including parking):

Traveling to UW

FLYING and PUBLIC TRANSPORT: the nearest airport to UW is SeaTac Airport. For a list of private/shared shuttles, public transportation, and other modes of transportation from SeaTac to UW, please visit

TAXI: If you have a smartphone and would like a fast and easy way to find a cab around UW, please check out Lyft, Sidecar, or Uber. These are not taxi companies – they are services that quickly connect you with the closest available drivers in their networks. For a guide to Seattle taxi companies, see

Driving and Parking

If you are driving to UW, please visit their Directions page for general directions to the campus.

Tips for parking on the UW Campus:

  • Address for driving to campus –
    UW Central Plaza Parking Garage Gatehouse address:

    15th Ave NE & NE 41st St
    University of Washington
    Seattle, WA 98105

    This will lead you to the main parking area on campus – Central Plaza Parking Garage. It is also the closest parking area to our conference buildings.

  • Rates: The parking garage has a daily rate of $15 with an hourly, pro-rated refund up to 4 hours on the way out.Refunds are granted as follows:
    0 – 30 min. $13.00
    30 – 1 hr. $12.00
    1 – 2 hr. $9.00
    2 – 3 hr. $6.00
    3 – 4 hr. $3.00
    4+ hrs $0.00The Saturday rate is a $10 flat rate, all day.
  • Payment method: Campus parking may be paid with cash or a Visa/Mastercard.
  • Hours: The garage is open 24/7. The hours for parking charges are 6a-9p, M-F and Saturdays from 7a-12p. There is always after-hours availability.
  • Handicapped parking: If you have a placard and would like to find handicapped parking spaces (located near the elevators in the garage), please request disability parking upon purchasing your parking pass at the Gatehouse.

For more details about parking, please visit the UW Commuter Services website:

Getting dropped off at Mary Gates Hall or Kane Hall? Need to unload something?
Please follow the “Unloading” directions for Mary Gates Hall and Kane Hall.


The following hotels provide a discount to guests who are attending University of Washington events. Use the code UNIVERSITY to get the discounted rate. The discount amount depends on room availability, so be sure to book your room early! Please note: as of October 1st, the Watertown Hotel and University Inn are fully booked!

For more hotel listings and reviews, travelers are encouraged to visit and
Other nearby hotels include:

RideShare/RoomShare Email List

If you are interested in sharing transportation or lodging with a fellow participant, you may join the conference’s RideShare/RoomShare email list. Please contact Jennifer Palmer at for instructions on joining and using the email discussion list.