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OCTOBER 2-4, 2018 THE MOTIF HOTEL, SEATTLE WA

{ Inspirational Self-Guided Seattle Tours – Sponsored by AVIXA }

October 3       2:45 PM – 5:00 PM

Known for its spectacular natural beauty, the iconic Space Needle landmark and a progressive, cutting-edge vibe, Seattle is considered a top destination for travelers from around the world. This forward-thinking city is the home base for industry leaders such as Nordstrom, Starbucks, Costco and Amazon, as well as technology giants like Microsoft. A thriving center of commerce, Seattle is flush with a plethora of retail stores, a range of dining from food trucks to haute cuisine and many wonderfully diverse neighborhoods to explore.

The IRDC 2018 program provides several hours on Wednesday, Oct. 3, to explore this fascinating city. Venture out on your own or with a group of friends, guide book in hand, and explore one of three districts that are conveniently located near The Motif:

Capitol Hill: Directly east of our host hotel lies Capitol Hill, hub of Seattle’s LGBTQ community and an eclectic mix of tree-lined residential streets and commercial pockets of local shops and dining. The Pike/Pine corridor is a main artery and teeming with coffee shops, bars, restaurants and live music venues. Capitol Hill is also home to 48-acre Volunteer Park and its famous Lake View Cemetery, where Bruce Lee and his son are buried.

A/V Experience Design Tour: An exploration of Seattle’s most engaging installations in public, retail and hospitality venues that will leave no stone unturned. We’ll visit top-of-class integrated AV experiences that serve as a vital part of the way these brands engage their customers in this tech-savvy market. Open your eyes to the power of technology to delight and inspire while connecting on a human level.

Amazon Self-Guided Tour: Venture into Amazonia, land of colored lanyards and ID cards, during this 1.5-hour self-guided tour, available on-demand (Audible account required). The tour offers a glimpse into Amazon’s unique philosophy, culture and urban campus. Be sure to check out the AmazonGo store in the lobby of the Day 1 Building. Please note that The Spheres are only open to visitors on weekends. However, the Spheres Discovery at Understory visitor center is open to the public during the week and worth the visit.