Logistics for the Strategic Planning Retreat
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Meeting Location | Pre-Meeting Gathering | Reception | Nearby Amenities | Seattle Weather | Attire
The retreat will be held in the meeting room of the University Silver Cloud Inn at 5036 25th Avenue NE in Seattle, near the northeast corner of the UW Seattle campus.
To get to the Silver Cloud from SeaTac airport, either take the Shuttle Express ($20-$30) or a taxi ($45). Be sure to specify that you are going to the University Silver Cloud Inn, since there are 3 different Silver Clouds in Seattle.
The night before the meeting starts there will be an informal buffet dinner at Julie's house from 6:00 - 8:30 pm. Family and guests of retreat attendees are welcome.
Julie's house is at 2604 NE 70th St, about a mile directly north of the Silver Cloud. Folks staying at the Silver Cloud can catch a ride with Darlette and Kristine who will be by to pick people up at 6pm (please email Darlette if you're interested in this option). You can also get there by taking the Silver Cloud's complimentary shuttle. Or, for the bold and daring, you can take the #68 bus from right in front of the Silver Cloud to 25th & 70th and walk 1 block east to Julie's. Bus fare is $1.50 (click here for bus map and schedule).
If you are getting there by car, here is the Google map to Julie's house. The abbreviated driving directions are:
- From the south, take I-5 north to the 65th St exit. Go roughly forward when you get off the highway, which should dump you onto 8th Ave NE. Take a right at NE 65th St. Take a left at 25th Ave NE. Take a right at NE 70th St. and Julie's house is on the left after you pass 26th Ave NE (the northeast corner of the intersection of 70th and 26th).Call 206-527-0678 if you get lost.
- From the north, take the 65th/70th St. exit. Go left at the end of the off-ramp, which puts you onto NE 70th St. Take a right at Roosevelt Way NE. Take a left at 65th St NE. Take a left at 25th Ave NE. Take a right at NE 70th St. and Julie's house is on the left after you pass 26th Ave NE (the northeast corner of the intersection of 70th and 26th).
- From the Silver Cloud Inn, turn right onto 25th. Take a right at NE 70th St. and Julie's house is on the left after you pass 26th Ave NE (the northeast corner of the intersection of 70th and 26th).
There will be a reception Thursday, August 17th from 6:30-8pm in the breakfast room at the Silver Cloud Inn featuring heavy hors d'oeuvres, Washington wines and beers and soft drinks. Family and guests of retreat attendees are welcome.
Azteca (Mexican) — 11am-11pm
5025 25th Ave NE # 101E
Shun (Japanese) — 11:30am-2pm & 5-9:30pm
right across the street from the hotel
~500 feet south of the Silver Cloud Inn
This shopping area has a number of restaurant options.
Though Seattle has a reputation for being overcast and drizzly, during August it's dry and mild. Days usually start off with a few clouds in the morning which burn off by mid-afternoon. There's rarely rain and the temperature highs range from the mid to upper 70's getting down to lows in the 60's at night. For those coming from the east coast this will be a welcomed relief.
Please wear comfortable attire to the strategic planning retreat. The meeting room is "well air-conditioned" (read as "bring a sweater") but the weather outside will be conducive to short sleeves and sandals.