Important logistics information for AWESOME 2019 Symposium…

We want to make sure you have logistics information you will need. If you have additional questions, please contact Mary Cline at

To view highlights of Symposium, click here. View agenda.

Before you travel:

    • Sign-ups are closed for complimentary beauty services being offered at the Ulta Beauty Bar during Check-In on May 1. Howeveer, walk-ins for beauty services may be available that day. Appointments for professional headshot photos are closed. Walk-in opportunities are not available. ULTA Beauty invites you to stop by and pick up a gratis bag whether or not you’ll be having beauty services that day.
    • Pack your purple – Wearing purple is not required, but encouraged in the AWESOME tradition. Attire for both May 1 and May 2 is business casual.
    • If you’re signed up for one of the May 3 Seattle experiences, plan to wear comfortable clothing and shoes, and dress for the weather.
    • Also, if you want to participate in the Nike walk/run on Wednesday morning (see details below), be sure to bring athletic shoes/clothes.
    • We recommend you download the app so you’ll have access to important information now and throughout the symposium. Be sure to turn on notifications in the app for the most up-to-date information.
    • Follow us on Twitter. We are counting down the days to the Symposium and we will be tweeting live from the Symposium. If you post, use our hashtag #2019AWESOMEsymposium.

Symposium Site

When you arrive

    • If you are in town early on Wednesday, May 1, plan to take a walk/run with Nike that morning. Meet in the hotel lobby, rain or shine at 8 am. Nike Seattle Store athletes will take participants on a comfortable 3.1-mile landmark-filled run or walk through the city. Also includes a water break/photo op at the Space Needle and a finisher’s prize at the conclusion. All participants will return back to hotel no later than 9:30 am.
    • Check-in for the Symposium takes place on Wednesday, May 1, from 10 am to 2:30 pm at the hotel in the Metropolitan Ballroom Foyer. You’ll receive your name badge and Symposium materials.
    • If you have made an appointment for the Ulta Beauty Bar or a photo session, you will have received a confirmation email.
    • Ulta Beauty services are in the Ravenna Room.
    • Photos are being taken in the Medina Room.
    • Also plan to visit the Nina McLemore boutique to see Nina’s special collection of stylish and comfortable professional attire – Leschi Room

Transportation to Starbucks begins at 2:15 pm until 3:15 pm to arrive on time for the Symposium opening. Please be sure to have your AWESOME badge. Buses will be returning to the hotel from 7 pm to 8 pm.

Day 2 of the Symposium – Thursday, May 2 – takes place at the Sheraton Grand Seattle and will begin with breakfast at 7 am.

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