2019 AASE Conference

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Hello everyone,   

We at the Seattle University School of Law are looking forward to welcoming and hosting you for the 2019 Annual Conference of the Association of Academic Support Educators (AASE) from May 21 to May 23, 2019.  On this page, you will find important information about the conference and your stay in Seattle. Please note that we will be updating this page as the conference dates approach.  

The 2019 Annual AASE Conference   
The 2019 Annual AASE Conference will bring together individuals interested in legal education and academic support. In this collegial and collaborative environment, you will have a chance to meet new colleagues, reconnect with others, and share ideas about pedagogy, scholarships, and professional growth.  More information here.

The Host School: Seattle University School of Law (Seattle U Law)    
Seattle U Law sits in the heart of the Northwest's largest and most dynamic city. The School of Law takes pride in its Jesuit heritage, its commitment to social justice, and its diverse law student population. Seattle U Law is plugged into all that a major metropolitan city has to offer - access to fine dining, arts, cultural attractions, etc. Click here for an interactive map of the Seattle University campus.

Hotel Information and Airport Transportation  

We have two conference hotels for the 2019 Annual AASE Conference:    

The Crowne Plaza Seattle Downtown Hotel

Image of the Crowne Plaza

The Crowne Plaza Seattle Downtown Hotel is located at 1113 6th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101 in the heart of downtown Seattle. There is a restaurant located in the lobby of the hotel and the hotel offers complimentary wireless Internet throughout the hotel. The hotel also features a 24-hour fitness center and business center.   The hotel is a 20-minute walk to the Seattle U School of Law.   

Getting to the Crowne Plaza Seattle Downtown Hotel

Directions to the Crowne Plaza

Taxi and Share Ride 
At Sea-Tac Airport, taxis and ride-sharing companies (Uber, Lyft, & Sidecar) are available on the third floor of the parking garage. One-way rides between the airport and downtown range from $40-$55.   

Light Rail
The Light Rail transit station is located through the airport parking garage, about a 10 to 13 minute walk from the main terminal. Approximate train hours are 5:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m. on weekdays leaving every 15 minutes. Before traveling, please check current times and fares for LINK Light Rail.   If you are taking the Light Rail from the airport you would be getting off at the University St. Station (0.2 miles from the hotel). From there you would be walking East three blocks up fairly steep hills on University St. to the corner of 6th Avenue, turn right one block to Seneca St. where the Crowne Plaza Hotel is located.  

Shuttle Express

Shuttle Express serves many downtown hotels, including Crowne Plaza on its main route. Adult fares are $19.00 one way. They have discounts for multiple riders and round trip. Visit this page for airporter or scheduled hotel service.  Shuttles will be available between the hotels and the law school daily and will pick up outside the entrance of each hotel.

A shuttle service will be provided to conference attendees between this hotel and Seattle University School of Law.

Group Rate
King/Queen Room: $289.00

To make your reservation, click the following link: Crowne Plaza Hotel Reservations

The Silver Cloud Broadway Hotel

Image of Silver Cloud Seattle

The AASE block in the SilverCloud hotel is sold out. The SilverCloud hotel link shows their best available rate for that period. The Silver Cloud Broadway Hotel is located at 1100 Broadway in the trendy Capitol Hill neighborhood. The hotel is directly across the street from Seattle University. There is a restaurant located in the lobby of the hotel and all rooms include complimentary high-speed wired and wireless Internet access, microwaves, and refrigerators. The hotel also features an indoor pool as well as fitness and business centers. The hotel also offers a courtesy shuttle daily to some of the nearby tourist attractions. The hotel is a short 7-minute walk to the Seattle U School of Law.    

Getting to the Silver Cloud Broadway Hotel

Directions to Silver Cloud

Sea-Tac International Airport (SEA) serves the Seattle metropolitan area and is served by more than 30 airlines. The airport is located about 15 miles south of Silver Cloud Broadway Hotel.  

Taxi and Ride Share
At Sea-Tac Airport, taxis and ride-sharing companies (Uber, Lyft, & Sidecar) are available on the third floor of the parking garage. One-way rides between the airport and downtown range from $40-$55.  See PDF for more information on transportation from airport to hotel.

A shuttle service will be provided to conference attendees between this hotel and Seattle University School of Law.  

Monday Night Welcome Reception (please RSVP!)

Rhein Haus Outside
Inside Rhein Haus
Rhein Haus Food

Join us for a fun night of food, drinks, and fun on Monday night from 6-9 p.m. in the Rhein Haus Restaurant, Bocce Haus, & Bier Hall. Rhein Haus is located almost across the Seattle University School of Law, about 5 minutes from SilverCloud Hotel and 20 minutes walking from Crowne Plaza Hotel.

We will have drinks and appetizers, and it will be a great place to visit with new and old friends and enjoy a game of bocce. Bocce is the Italian version of a game called boules, a collective term for a group of games in which bigger balls are thrown as close as possible to a smaller target ball.

We will have the bocce courts until 8pm, but we will be there until 9:00 p.m., so please stop by - even if your flight gets in later that evening!

RSVP for the Welcome Event

Dine Around Restaurants

Wednesday Dine Around Seattle Style!

When? Wednesday, May 22nd, at 7pm

Wednesday Dine AroundThe traditional AASE Wednesday Dine Around provides an opportunity to network and continue that interesting conversion you began at the conference while savoring delicious food! I have selected restaurants around the conference hotels, the law school and some awesome spots in the nearby neighborhoods of our exciting city. Seattle is a busy city and some of the nearby restaurants are small and have limited availability. Just like the hotels, I expect these dine slots to fill up quickly.

Explore the restaurant locations by opening the map to the left and review the list of restaurants below. If you like what you see, please sign up early to reserve your spot using the link.

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Mamnoon Restaurant (Middle Eastern)

MamoonThis is my favorite Middle Eastern food restaurant in Seattle - great food and great atmosphere!

Location: located on Capitol Hill (about 10-15 minute walk from SilverCloud Hotel or Crowne Plaza Hotel) just in front of Starbucks Reserve.

More information and menu

Gokan by Musashi (Sushi)

GokanGreat, fresh sushi near Seattle University School of Law. A personal favorite: the Chirashi Bowl!

Location: Located on Capitol Hill (3 minutes walking from SilverCloud Hotel, 15 minutes walking from Crowne Plaza).

More information and menu

Ivar’s Salmon House (American, Seafood)

Ivars Salmon HouseLocated on the north end of Lake Union, the views of the downtown Seattle skyline and Space Needle make this the quintessential local spot to eat!

Location: About 15 minutes by car from the conference hotels.

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Elliott’s Oyster House (Seafood)

Elliott BaySince opening in 1975, Elliott’s Oyster House earned a national reputation for impeccably fresh seafood, being recognized by Tom Horan’s Top 10 Club, FORTUNE, USA Today, Gourmet, Wine Spectator, and Seattle Magazine.

Location: Downtown waterfront, Pier 56 (10 minutes walking from Crowne Plaza Hotel and 25 minutes walking from SilverCloud Hotel)

More information and menu

Toulouse Petit (Seafood, Cajun Creole)

ToulouseFeaturing high-end, New Orleans–inspired cuisine and crazy-ornate decor, this award-winning restaurant offers fantastic Cajun creole and seafood cuisine.

Location: Next to the Space Needle, about 10-15 minutes by car from the conference hotels.

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SOI (Thai Food)

SOIOne of my favorite Thai restaurants in Seattle! Specializing in the spicier, more aromatic flavors of the Northeastern Isaan region of Thailand, SOI has an intriguing menu of unexpectedly delectable offerings.

Location: Located on Capitol Hill (3 minutes walking from SilverCloud Hotel, 15 minutes walking from Crowne Plaza Hotel).

More information and menu

Poquitos Capitol Hill (Mexican)

PoquitosUpscale Mexican restaurant featuring 14,000 hand-painted tiles with craft/artisanal/etc. cocktails, handmade tortillas, queso fundido, and an enclosed patio with tabletop fireplaces.

Location: Located on Capitol Hill (5 minutes walking from SilverCloud Hotel, 20 minutes walking from Crowne Plaza Hotel)

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Ivar’s House of Clams (Seafood, American)

Ivar's ClamsWaterfront restaurant in downtown Seattle filled with northwest native artifacts and historical photographs.

Location: Downtown waterfront, Pier 54 (10 minutes walking from Crowne Plaza Hotel and 25 minutes walking from SilverCloud Hotel)

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Tango Restaurant (Spanish)

TangoPerched between Capitol Hill and downtown, Tango is posh but comfortable and the tapas and other Spanish favorites are reliably good. It offers the most exquisite (and my favorite) dessert in the world: El Diablo! Don't leave without trying it!

Location: located on Capitol Hill (about 10-15 minute walk from SilverCloud or Crowne Plaza) just a block from Starbucks Reserve.

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L'Oursin Seattle (French, Seafood)

L'OursinL'Oursin ("the sea urchin" en français) is an independently-owned French restaurant with small and classy sustainable seafood dinner.

Location: located on Capitol Hill (15 minute walk from SilverCloud Hotel and 25 minute walking from Crowne Plaza)

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Steelhead Diner (Seafood, American)

SteelheadWith its Southern-influenced seafood-focused menu and upscale-diner setting, Steelhead Diner pleases many a tourist and local alike in the Pike Place Market.

Location: in the heart of the famous Pike Place Market (12 minute walk from Crowne Plaza Hotel and 25 minute walk from SilverCloud Hotel)

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Plum Bistro (Vegan)

PlumPlum Bistro is 100 percent vegan restaurant. Even for a lifelong vegetarian, a visit to Plum can feel like a taste-test in a laboratory on the cutting edge of vegan science.

Location: Located on Capitol Hill (3 minutes walking from SilverCloud Hotel, 15 minutes walking from Crowne Plaza).

More information and menu

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Explore Seattle

We hope you are able to also enjoy the beautiful attractions Seattle has to offer. Seattle is a world-class city with many wonderful attractions.

Space Needle
Photo: David Newman
Pike's Place Market
Photo: Tiffany Von Arnim

For a list of 25 things to do in Seattle, please visit this website.

If you have any questions about the hotels, please feel free to email Isabel Freitas Peres at freitasi@seattleu.edu