The Board of Directors of the International Council of Fine Arts Deans invites you to join us in Seattle, Washington for the association’s 55th Annual Conference, October 3 – 6, 2018. Please click herefor a printable Save the Date flyer.

Please click here to see videos about Seattle. VISIT Seattle has been featured at the Sundance Film Festival for this work, and nominated for an award at the Tribeca Film Festival for the ‘5 by 5’ series.

Bordered by the salt waters of Puget Sound to the west and the fresh waters of Lake Washington to the east, Seattle welcomes travelers with endless opportunities for urban amusement and outdoor exploration.

In walkable downtown Seattle, our hotel’s are steps from shopping, dining, arts and entertainment. Quintessentially Seattle, Pike Place Market is the ideal starting point. Grab a cup of java at the original Starbucks and watch the fish throwers at Pike Place Fish Company before heading to the Seattle Center to experience a breathtaking view of the “Emerald City” from atop the Space Needle.

The renowned Seattle Museum of Art and countless theaters and museums keep the local art scene vibrant and fresh. Visit historic Pioneer Square, site of the original downtown Seattle and now home to several art galleries and exciting night life. North of the city, the Fremont neighborhood is known for its public art, including the famous Fremont Troll.

Minutes from our downtown Seattle hotels, Olympic Sculpture Park is a tranquil diversion with over 20 large-scale sculptures and stunning views of the Olympic Mountains. The Woodland Park Zoo and Seattle Aquarium offer additional opportunities to get in touch with nature.