What are the differences between the pass types

All passes include access to the expo floor and NWES Tech Bar, Panel Discussions for both days and an invitation to the Welcome Reception on Wednesday, November 13th.  

An Advanced EDU pass gives you additional access to all the Workshop Sessions and Lee Papa’s Mindfulness Lounge™ which are located off the main expo floor. 

A VIP All Access pass grants you access to everything above, plus a seat at our Keynote Breakfast with speaker Julius Solaris and the ability to apply for EventMB.com’s Event Innovation Lab™

Why are you charging for admission this year?

The Northwest Event Show has been a staple in the event community in Seattle for 25 years. We know that while we’ve been a free event in the past, we wanted to give our attendees and peers something bigger and better moving forward! We couldn’t have a Welcome Reception, Mindfulness Lounge™ or offer advanced education sessions without an admission fee, so we thank you all for growing with us and we hope you are excited for what the future of events in Seattle. 

How do I register?

Easy! Just click HERE to select your pass type and register now. Get ready to discover your inspiration in Seattle!

How do I get to the show?

The Northwest Event Show is in the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. Find driving, parking and show shuttle information HERE. You can drive, take public transit, walk or car share. We can’t wait to see you!

Are there hotel rooms available?

Yes! There is a group rate available from our hotel partner, the Residence Inn Seattle Downtown-Convention Center. Click HERE for more information and to book your room today.

Is there a dress code?

The Northwest Event Show is the best networking and education event for event professionals in the Pacific Northwest. We suggest business casual, with comfortable shoes – since you’ll have lots of walking to do to see all the incredible vendors. The AC will be on, so a light jacket may be advisable. 

Dress code for the Welcome Reception is still buisness casual, but feel free to dress up a little!

What if I can’t go all day? 

Then it’s a good thing the show is running for 2 full days this year! Your pass is good for both days, so come when you can! You can come and go as you please.  Of course, the longer you stay, the more connections you make and the more education you can get!

Where can I park?

The Washington State Convention Center operates 2 convenient parking garages. Click HERE for more details. 

What is the “Welcome Reception?”

The Welcome Reception is open to all attendees aged 21 and over. We are celebrating NWES’s 25th year! With 2 live bands, food and drinks, you’ll have a blast networking and enjoying what a Seattle event is all about. Learn more all about it HERE

Are there shuttles for the Welcome Reception?

Yes! Thanks to our sponsor Butler Seattle, we will be having shuttles running from the Convention Center to Block 41 starting at 4:30 pm on Wednesday, November 13th. Free for all registered attendees!

Can I upgrade my General Admission pass to an Advanced EDU or VIP All Access? 

Are you ready to make the most of your experience?! Yes, you can upgrade your General Admission & Advanced EDU passes by clicking HERE. You only have to pay the price difference. Already have a VIP All Access pass? Then you are all set to make the most out of our time at the Northwest Event Show, no need to upgrade.

How can I attend the Event Innovation Lab™?

The Event Innovation Lab™ is hosted by Julius Solaris and is a highly immersive training workshop for event professionals and businesses. Because each lab is designed around the specific needs and interests of the attendees, it is open by invitation only. 

All registered NWES attendees are encouraged to apply by clicking HERE.

Is there an age requirement for the Welcome Reception? 

The Welcome Reception is a can’t miss networking party! Because there will be alcohol, attendees will need to be at least 21 years old.

What are the show days and hours?

Wednesday, November 13th, 2019

Registration opens at 7:00 am

Expo floor opens at 10:00 am

Expo floor closes at 4:00 pm

Welcome Reception at 5:00 pm

Thursday, November 14th, 2019

Registration opens at 7:00 am

Expo floor opens at 10:00 am

Expo floor closes at 4:00 pm

Is there food available? 

Yes! We have over 20 confirmed caterers who will have amazing snacks and light bites for you to enjoy while chatting and networking. And of course, there will be a coffee cart, we are in Seattle after all. See our 2019 Exhibitors.