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April 2017
Wednesday, April 19 - Wednesday, April 19, 2017
May 2017
Friday, May 26 - Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Washington State Convention Center
Seattle, Washington

Experience Seattle

Dinner Dine Arounds

The Local Assistance Committee invites you to Dutch dinner at a favorite local restaurant on Thursday and Friday. Sign up at the Hospitality Booth when you arrive at the Washington State Convention Center or online at URL (link coming soon)
  • Thursday May 26, at 5:30pm in Downtown Seattle locations. 
  •  Friday, May 27, at 5:30pm at the University of Washington Village (following hands on CE courses) and 6:00pm in Downtown Seattle locations. 

Explore Seattle

For information about library visits, tours and other local attractions see the Hospitality Subcommittee LibGuide  (coming soon)

Post-MLA ’17 Alaska Cruise       cel_sl_shipexterior_tracyarmfjord_338-2.jpg   

The Medical Library Association has arranged a group booking from June 2–9, 2017, the Alaska sailing of Celebrity Solstice, following MLA ’17 in Seattle, WA. This 7-night cruise departs from Pier 91. The Inside Passage itinerary includes ports of call in Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, and Victoria, BC. The ship returns to Seattle on the morning of June 9, offering plenty of time to make afternoon flights home.

Alaska in June is the best time to visit. Long days provide for more time to see scenery and wildlife. Bring binoculars and warm outerwear to best enjoy the views of glaciers calving, aquatic life and birds, and gorgeous scenery. Naturalists will be onboard to provide information about what the sights. When you have returned from an excursion day, a world-class spa awaits you onboard.

Fares range from $999 per person, double occupancy for an interior stateroom to $2,749 per person, for a suite. Fares include stateroom, meals (with non-alcoholic beverages) and all entertainment. Fares do not include alcoholic beverages, specialty dining, shore excursions, spa services, photographs, WiFi, medical services, or taxes and port fees of approximately $200 per person. To make your reservation contact Steve Shadle or toll-free: 888.415.8397.

The Cruise Critic UK Cruisers’ Choice Awards ranked the Solstice in the top three large cruise ships in the world for Best Service, Best Overall, and Best Cabins. This sailing is a once-in- a-lifetime opportunity to conveniently add a world-class cruise to your MLA meeting experience. Any questions regarding the cruise can be directed to Steve Shadle or toll-free: 888.415.8397.  For more information, see the blog post, Travel by Steve.


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