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Venue

C&T 2021 will be held at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington, USA. Seattle is a jewel of the Pacific Northwest, surrounded by the ocean, lakes, and mountains. Seattle is also the hub of leading academic and industry organizations, and a city with a thriving spirit of proactive, civic engagement through innovation in technology.

More about the University of Washington

Through partnerships with TASCHA (Technology and Social Change Group) in the Information School and the Center for Communications and Civic Engagement in the Communications Department, we will be hosting C&T 2021 at the University of Washington in onsite lecture halls and classrooms.

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The University of Washington is one of the worlds preeminent public universities, with very strong programs in information, communications, human-centered engineering, computer science, and social policy. It has a beautiful campus with easy access to transportation, including a light rail stop that links to downtown (10 minutes) and the SeaTac airport (45 minutes).

Meeting Rooms

The conference will be held in Alder Hall at the University of Washington, with the main track in the Alder Auditorium.

Accommodations

We will also provide inexpensive accommodations through onsite student housing in Alder Hall at the University of Washington. Attendees will be able to reserve rooms when we open registration in the winter of 2020.

More About Seattle

Seattle is a beautiful city in the Pacific Northwest of the United States, nestled in between the Elliott Bay and the Cascade Mountains.   Seattle is a mid-sized large city, with over 700 thousand residents.  The greater Seattle metropolitan area’s population stands at 3.94 million, and ranks as the 15th largest in the United States.  (See wikipedia article)

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Seattle is well-known for its urban culture and nightlife, while also providing easy access to world class recreational tourism including hiking, sailing, and biking in the numerous lakes, rivers, mountains, and islands in the region. Although a young city, what is now Seattle has a long history, inhabited for centuries by the Coast Salish people and the Duwamish Tribe. The city itself is named after Chief Seattle of the Duwamish. Learn more.

Now, Seattle is an important city of the Pacific Northwest, with a thriving cultural and intellectual community that is very interested in research, international issues, and addressing wicked problems. Seattle has a very collaborative culture, characterized by strong relationships between the public sector, academic institutions, technology companies, and health organizations.  The City of Seattle itself believes strongly in the power of community and the importance of social justice and equity in digital access.

Seattle is also a hub of technology innovation in academic, industry, and civic organizations, often heralded as “the city of the future” (McGinn, 2012).  In the past two decades the Pacific Northwest has been at the center of the explosion of the new technologies, the birthplace of companies such as Microsoft, Amazon, Xbox, and the home for leading tech company strongholds such as Google, Facebook, and Abode.