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10th Annual YLG Cascadia Regional Conference (Seattle)

Columbia Tower Club
700 Fifth Avenue, 75th Floor
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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Reinvention: Seattle in the Age of Tech

The Cascadia Regional Conference returns to Seattle this summer!  Look forward to two days of provocative discussion, exciting project tours, and networking events in the Emerald City.  With an abundance of successful local companies, a thriving cultural scene, and a wealth of natural beauty, Seattle is attracting new residents at a frenetic pace and continues to be one of America’s fastest growing cities.  This rapid growth has had an immense impact on the fabric of the city and has provided both exciting opportunities and serious challenges.  Please join us as we explore the dynamics of Seattle in the Age of Tech.

Schedule of Events

Thursday, July 19
5:30 – 7 PM  Conference Kickoff Happy Hour | Optimism Brewing Company

Friday, July 20
8 AM  Registration and breakfast at Columbia Tower Club
8:30- 11:30 AM  Welcome, keynote, and panel discussion: Reinvention
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM  Lunch

Tour #1
12:30 – 2 PM  Pike Place Market and Waterfront Tour
Catalyzed by the upcoming removal of the Alaskan Way Viaduct, Seattle’s Waterfront has been reimagined and is in the  midst of significant transformative change. Join representatives from Seattle’s Office of the Waterfront and Pike Place Market for a presentation highlighting this transformation and a tour of key waterfront projects and the new MarketFront development at Pike Place Market.

Tour #2
2:45 – 4 PM  23rd & Union Tour
23rd & Union is a case study in what happens when one developer undertakes four separate projects at one intersection in Seattle’s Central District Neighborhood.  Join developer Lake Union Partners, architect Weinstein A|U, and partner HAL Real Estate for a tour of these projects and thoughts on how their vision for this intersection were shaped by its past and opportunities in the future.

4:45 – 5:45 PM  Public Space: Activating the Public Realm through Real Estate
Buildings are more than a shell for our jobs and homes. Through good design and active uses, buildings spill beyond their walls onto the sidewalks and street that connect them. Come hear about how real estate is used to foster public life in downtown.

Guided walk to 450 Alaskan
6:30 – 8:30 PM  Drinks and dinner at 450 Alaskan

Saturday, July 21
9:30 AM  Meet in Spheres Courtyard
10 AM Coffee & Tour of Spheres
11 AM Guided Walk through South Lake Union
South Lake Union, once a no-mans-land, has been transformed to one of the fastest growing urban neighborhoods in the country as home to technology, biotechnology, medical, design, and engineering companies. Join us to hear from some of the key players in this neighborhood transformation and for a tour of the Amazon Spheres and two other key SLU development projects.
11:20 AM  Tour of 9th & Thomas
12 PM Guided Walk and Tour of 400 Fairview
1 PM  Conference ends

Optimism Brewing Company
1158 Broadway
Seattle, WA 98122

Columbia Tower Club
701 Fifth Avenue | 75th Floor
Seattle, WA 98104

Market Theater
1428 Post Alley – Pike Place Market
Seattle, WA 98101

23rd & Union Tour
Good Shepherd Community Center
2116 E Union St.
Seattle, WA 98122

Smith Tower
506 Second Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104

450 Alaskan
450 Alaskan Way
Seattle, WA 98104

Amazon Spheres
2101 Seventh Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121

9th & Thomas
234 9th Avenue N
Seattle, WA 98109

400 Fairview
400 Fairview Ave. N
Seattle, WA 98109

Social Media
Tag your social media posts with #CRC18 or mention @ULINorthwest

Registration Fees (includes breakfast, lunch, dinner and tours on Friday, July 20)
$90 / $120  ULI members/non-members (student)
$110 / $150  ULI members/non-members

Early Bird: Register by Wednesday, June 20 and save $20 (except student)
Late Registration: Fees increase by $20 after Friday, July 13
Refunds are offered if the request is received before Friday, July 13

Online registration deadline: Wednesday, July 18

All ages are welcome at this event.
This event is presented by the ULI Northwest Young Leaders Group.
Young Leaders are real estate professionals under the age of 35.

Suggested Lodging and Accommodations
Downtown Airbnb

Hotel Sorrento
900 Madison Street
Seattle, WA 98104

Renaissance Seattle Hotel
515 Madison Street
Seattle, WA 98104

Other Helpful Links
Visit Seattle
Sound Transit Link Light Rail
Amtrak Cascades

More about the YLG Cascadia Regional Conference

The Cascadia Regional Conference is presented by the ULI Young Leaders Group representing Vancouver, Seattle, and Portland. The innovative conference rotates between cities each year to showcase the large-scale economic and environmental challenges we face require new thinking and creative solutions.

Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver are models for their innovative approaches to land use, transportation, environmental protection, and development. ULI Young Leaders from all three cities have been instrumental in crafting the forward-thinking solutions that are shaping our region’s future.

Conference Sponsors











Unico Properties





Hudson Pacific Properties





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