The Information Architecture Institute
A conference on designing complex information
spaces of all kinds.
Seattle Public Library, October 23-24, 2006


Seattle Public Library

Seattle Public Library
Central Library
1000 4th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104
Google Map


We placed the conference on a Monday and Tuesday so that people could travel Sunday and miss as little work as possible.

The airport is Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

Buses cost up to $2.00, and take about 30 minutes to get to downtown.

Taxis are around $40 to downtown.


There are many hotels in the immediate vicinity. We are working to get discounts to some of them.

Executive Hotel Pacific
400 Spring Street, Seattle, WA 98104
Reservations Only 800.426.1165
Hotel Telephone - 206.623.390
To get special room rate, mention "IDEA 2006"
Hotel website
3 star hotel, right across the street from the Seattle Public Library
Google map

Hotel Monaco
1101 4th Ave, Seattle, WA
(206) 621-1770
Hotel website
Google map

W Seattle
1112 4th Ave, Seattle, WA
(206) 264-6000
Hotel website
Google map

And then a personal favorite of Peter Merholz's:

Ace Hotel
2423 First Ave., Seattle, WA
Hotel's website
Google Map
(It's a bit of a walk, but it's a nice, European-style place that is much more affordable than most lodging)

Other nearby hotels, from Google Maps.