Washington State Convention & Trade Center
The Washington State Convention Center, site of our family conference, is located right in the heart of downtown Seattle. The Center features on-site parking, business services and a variety of eateries—all within easy walking distance of the city’s best shops, sights, hotels and restaurants.
The Washington State Convention Center main entrance is located on the corner of Eighth and Pike Street. It is reasonable walking distance from our host hotel, The Silver Cloud. Or, feel free to ride one of the complimentary shuttle vans to the convention center.
For directions to the convention center, parking info and maps, please see the WSCTC website.
The Silver Cloud is one of the conference’s host hotels, as well as the site of numerous Gender Odyssey events. The Silver Cloud is located at Broadway and Madison, in the Capitol Hill neighborhood, a pleasant 20 minute walk from the main conference venue. For more information, see the Lodging & Travel page.
The Garage is Seattle’s premier pool hall and the site of the Opening Party, the POC Exclusive Meet & Greet, the Family Meet & Greet, and the All-Conference Wind Down Party. (See Events.) The Garage is located at 1130 Broadway Ave., right next door to the Silver Cloud hotel.
Central Lutheran Church
The CLC is the site of our now-famous All-Conference Picnic, which will be held on Saturday evening (Aug 4.) Attendees from both Gender Odyssey and Gender Odyssey Family will come together for a great meal (served buffet style) and fantastic conversation. There’s no cost for conference attendees. The CLC is located at at 1710 11th Ave., just a few blocks away from the Silver Cloud hotel.
- Washington Hall – 153 14th Ave
- Jimmy’s – 1100 Broadway Ave
- Piecora’s – 1401 E Madison
- Kaladi’s – 517 E Pike St
For information about the conference’s host hotels, please see the Lodging and Travel page.