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Experience Seattle

Dinner Dine Arounds

Will you be arriving in Seattle Thursday or Friday? Why not enjoy a great meal and even better company with fellow librarians! Each attendee pays their own way at these local restaurant options. Details regarding meet up location and transportation are available on the sign-up page. Space is limited! Sign up today.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

6:00 pm in Downtown Seattle near the Washington State Convention Center

Friday, May 26, 2017

5:30 pm, in the UW Campus Area (near offsite CE courses at UW)

6:00 pm Downtown Seattle near the Washington State Convention Center

MLA ’17 Restaurant Guide

Download the MLA ’17 restaurant guide in PDF, or look for the print version in your bag in Seattle!

Hospitality Booth Hours:

  • May 25, 2017 Thursday 4pm-7pm
  • May 26, 2017 Friday 7am-6pm
  • May 27, 2017 Saturday 7am-7pm
  • May 28, 2017 Sunday 7am-9am, 10am-10:30am, 12pm-7pm
  • May 29, 2017 Monday 7am-9am, 10am-7pm
  • May 30, 2017 Tuesday 7am-9am, 10:30am-6:30pm
  • May 31, 2017 Wednesday 7am-9am, 10am-10:30am, 12pm-1pm
The Hospitality Booth is located in the MLA Registration area at the Washington State Convention Center
Before your trip, check out the Local Assistance Committee's Hospitality Subcommittee LibGide for useful information about Seattle.

Explore Seattle

Guests and attendees are encouraged to explore Seattle on their own by looking at the tours and other local attractions in the Hospitality Subcommittee LibGuide Local Attractions or come to the Hospitality Booth for questions and answers.

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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