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Seattle is the educational, financial, and commercial heart of the US Pacific Northwest and one of the world’s most prosperous IT talent hubs. Every year, Seattle conferences attract thousands of attendees, venture investors, leaders, and famous speakers. Crucially, these conference-goers all require reliable charter bus or shuttle transportation services to get them to and from the airport, their hotels, and the city’s conference venues.
Seattle’s community is highly educated, culturally diverse, and fully integrated into the global business ecosystem. Seattle’s Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac) is a major gateway connecting the Eurasian continent to North America, and is easily accessible via Bus.com charter bus or shuttle rental.
Every conference is unique, and to run smoothly, a conference needs adaptable, expert transportation. Bus.com has years of experience providing conferences with professional charter bus rentals, from facilitating small local meetings to week-long multinational conferences with thousands of invitees.
Our most popular bus type for conference use is the coach bus. The coach bus provides extremely comfortable accommodations for up to 55 passengers and features our widest range of available amenities that can help guests stay productive in transit.
For even smaller teams, VIPs, or conference shuttle services, the sprinter van can be an excellent choice, and comes in a range of seating configurations. Sprinter vans are also our only vehicle which can be chartered without a professional driver.
International trade is a prominent part of the city’s economy and enables a dynamic exchange of resources and knowledge. Much of that exchange occurs via Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, a major international hub that is easily accessible via charter bus and shuttle rentals to bring your team directly to hotels and conference sites in the city.
Although Seattle’s economy used to depend principally on the aerospace industry, Its economy has largely shifted towards the development of computer software, cloud computing, biotechnology, various equipment and electronics, genomics, and environmental engineering. Microsoft’s local presence has also boosted major infrastructure and pulled many software businesses to the surrounding area. This high concentration of economic activity paired with excellent conference venue infrastructure makes Seattle a popular destination for important conferences.
The Washington State Convention Center (WSCC) is a complex of modern exhibition floors and meeting rooms along Pike Street in Downtown Seattle. The center includes a hotel, an office tower, and a sky-bridge over Pike Street. Overall usable space is 415,000 square feet, and the combined area of the exhibition halls is 237,000 square feet. Annual events regularly hosted here include PAX West, Sakura-Con, Northwest Flower and Garden Show, and many more. The center has recently undergone its third renovation and expansion.
The Bell Harbor International Conference Center is a large convention complex at Paul Schell Center along Pier 66. The venue has been recently modernized with the support of the Port of Seattle. Its 100,000 square feet conference space is famous for its breathtaking panorama of the Seattle skyline, Elliott Bay, and the Olympic Mountains. Attendees can see Mt. Rainier while enjoying well-utilized natural light. The venue recently added more exhibit and networking sections and upgraded their technological capabilities, including connectivity, accessibility features, and a full audiovisual setup.
The Sheraton Grand Seattle is a business hotel and event venue near the Convention Center and Pike Place Market. Attendees of galas and conferences hosted here can stay right next door to the event. Located on two levels, its 77 000-square-feet event-and pre-function space includes 51 meeting rooms, the 18 300-square-foot Grand Ballroom, and the 9 440-square-foot Metropolitan Ballroom. The hotel received its “Grand” designation after its business-focused renovation in 2018. The renovation added thoughtful features like a FedEx Business Center, enhanced multimedia, WiFi, and audiovisual technology.
Seattle Center is a massive venue hosting every format of educational, business, arts, sports, and entertainment events. Initially built for the 1962 World’s Fair, it spans over 74 acres of functional space in the Uptown neighborhood. The Seattle Center enriches any occasion with its exceptional selection of attractions. The complex includes the world-famous Space Needle with its observation deck and a revolving restaurant; Seattle Center Armory – Settle’s official landmark hosting several theaters for all audiences; Mural Amphitheatre, International Fountain, Museum of Pop Culture, Chihuly Garden and Glass, Mercer Arena, Pacific Science Center with IMAX Theater and Seattle Laser Dome, and more.
The Emerald City Comic Con (ECCC) formerly the Emerald City Comicon – is an annual comic book, animation, and gaming convention. It began as a one-day event in 2003 and grew into a multi-day event booking out the entire Washington State Convention Center. Eventually, the event grew so large that the Gaming show part moved to the Sheraton Seattle Hotel. The convention features various panels, celebrity interactions, and cosplay contests. The Exhibitors section hosts vendors and retailers offering collectibles, comic books, models, etc. The Gaming section of the convention includes RPGs, CCGs, tabletop live gaming, tournaments, and product presentations.
DeveloperWeek Global: Cloud Edition is the premier developer event and conference dedicated to cloud computing innovation. Seattle is the perfect host for this “everything-cloud” convention: the city is the home to many cloud hosting providers, recognized by the world as a North American cloud computing capital. The event brings together 30+ exhibitors and 800+ business leaders, engineers, and IT managers. The main topics covered are the future of cloud-native computing, artificial intelligence and machine learning in the cloud, microservices architecture, DevOps, security in the cloud, Kubernetes, and much more. Some of the schedule highlights include a networking VIP reception and a Cloud Computing Awards Ceremony.
The Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Global Summit is a Microsoft multi-day event exclusive for all active MVPs and Regional Directors (RDs) and held strictly under the NDA. The event provides a valuable, step-ahead insight into Microsoft product development and the future of its technological solutions. MVP Summit-2020 saw 820 panel sessions scheduled over four days, with expert tech presentations, networking, and demos.
AI NEXTCon Developers Conference is the event for engineers, developers, data scientists, and entrepreneurs in the artificial intelligence applications ecosystem. The main program revolves around deep learning, speech recognition, audio input, machine learning, and various AI frameworks. The professionals learn from each other how to apply AI and data to solve problems. The schedule includes inspirational keynotes, deep-dive tech talks, workshops, demos, and networking opportunities.