Conference Details

Conference Reminders

1. Seattle has been unseasonably warm this summer but our weather can change quickly. For the extended weather forecast check the National Weather Service. Plan to dress in layers to be most comfortable indoors and out. Bring sun and bug protection if you are sensitive.

2. Once on the University of Washington campus, find your way to the Fishery Sciences Building (FSH), home of the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences. FSH is located at 1122 NE Boat St, Seattle, WA 98105. For a campus map and directions: The UW is busy with many classes and conferences this summer and we will be sharing Fishery Sciences Building (FSH) with other programs. So please keep an eye out for the NAME Salmon logo to find the appropriate registration desk, coffee table, and concurrent session rooms.

3. Did you book a place to stay yet? Housing may still be available at the new dorms at the Univ of Washington.

4. Coffee and ice tea will be available each day. Please bring your own mug!

5. There will be some printed copies of the conference program available, or you can download it to your wireless device.

Other Conference Details

Conference Registration
The conference registration desk will be located in the Fishery Sciences Building (FSH). FSH is located at 1122 NE Boat St, Seattle, WA 98105. For a campus map and directions:  

  • On Monday, July 20th, the registration desk opens at 8:00 am for Pre-Conference Workshop attendees and then reopens at 2:00 pm for other conference attendees.
  • On Tuesday and Thursday the registration desk opens at 8:00 am.
  • On Wednesday, the field trip day, registration opens at 7:30 am.
  • On Friday it will open at 8:30 am.

Getting to the UW Campus

  • University of Washington is served by a number of bus lines. For the Seattle METRO bus trip planning online system, see


  • Pay parking is available through the UW ($15/day 6am-5pm, $5/night 5pm-6am).  You will need to go to one of the gatehouses to pick up a permit. Let them know that you will be in Fisheries Sciences Building (FSH) and they will give you a permit for a lot as close to FSH as possible. The closest gatehouses to FSH are Gatehouse 6: and Gatehouse 5: . For more information:
  • There is also a non-UW lot off Boat Street, on the west side of FSH. The daily rate is usually $16, but it often changes. 
  • Street parking in the vicinity of FSH is 2 hour metered parking. Free street parking may be found in the neighborhood to the west of I-5, but be sure to give yourself plenty of time to find a spot and walk back to campus.

Monday Pre-Conference Workshop, at the Fishery Sciences Building #203
The "Introductory National Network for Ocean and Climate Change (NNOCCI)" Workshop will be from 9 am to 4 pm. The Registration Table, also located in FSH, will open at 8:00 am. Here's a campus map showing FSH.

Monday Evening Reception, at the Seattle Aquarium
Buses to the Aquarium leaves from Alder Hall at 5:45 pm. 
Reception at the Seattle Aquarium: 6:30–9:00 pm

Celebrate the opening of the conference at the Seattle Aquarium as we are treated to a dive show and behind the scenes tour by our very own NAME members! Buses to/from the Aquarium and the conference are available to those registered for the Full or M-W portion of the conference. Appetizers and cash bar will be available. Guests, one-day registrants, and Wed-Fri registrants may join us at the Aquarium for an additional $15 (pay at registration desk).

The bus will pick-up registrants at 5:45 pm at UW’s Alder Hall, 1315 NE Campus Parkway, Seattle, WA, 98105. Here's a campus map showing Alder Hall. Buses will leave the Aquarium between 9:00 and 9:30 pm. For those taking Metro or their own vehicles, the Aquarium is located on the downtown Seattle Waterfront at 1483 Alaskan Way, Pier 59, Seattle, WA 98101. See for more information.

Tuesday Morning Conference Welcome and Keynote, at Hitchcock Hall
Our conference officially begins at 9 am at Hitchcock Hall Auditorium (HCK 132) – which is a 10 to 15 minute walk east along NE Pacific Street from the NAME registration desk at FSH. Here's a campus map showing the location of Hitchcock. We are thrilled to haveDr. Julia Parrish as our Keynote speaker.

Tuesday Evening SeaFaire & Poster Session, at FSH
From 4 pm- 6pm in the lobby of FSH we will be hosting an evening social with the poster session and SeaFaire. If you are presenting a poster remember to bring it along! If you would like to present at SeaFaire find the form here:

Wednesday Field Trips, meet at FSH 
If you have signed up for a field trip, please confirm your slot when you check in at the registration table and check for departure time and carpool information. If you haven’t signed up yet, we encourage you to check to see if there are any openings left…we’d love to have you join us for an experience that will highlight the diverse opportunities around Puget Sound. We still have spaces available in each field trip! Please pre-register online:

By 7:30 am, SACK LUNCHES will be available at the registration desk for full conference, Mon-Wed, and Wed-Fri registrants. If your conference experience begins on Wednesday, here's a campus map showing the location of the Fishery Sciences Building and the registration desk.

Wednesday Evening Lake Union Cruise, Waterfront Activities Center
On Wednesday evening, join us on for a relaxing sunset cruise through the waterways of Seattle and Lake Washington. Enjoy beautiful scenery, views of Mt. Rainier, the iconic Lake Union house boats and the Space Needle while we explore the dynamic shoreline at Seattle’s heart. Led by experienced guides, you’ll learn about the cultural and natural history of this part of the Emerald City. Appetizers will be provided. Drinks available for purchase. If you haven’t signed up for the cruise, you should! Tickets are $35 for conference attendees and $65 for guests. Please go online to register

We will board the boat at the UW’s Waterfront Activities Center (WAC). It is near Husky Stadium, about a 20 minute walk to the east from FSH. Parking in lot E12 near WAC is also available. Here's a campus map showing the location of WAC.

Thursday night 40th Anniversary NAME Banquet and Auction, Center for Urban Horticulture
The annual NAME Banquet and Auction will be hosted at UW's Center for Urban Horticulture on Thursday, July 23 at 6pm. The Center for Urban Horticulture is located at 3501 NE 41st St, Seattle, WA 98105. Here's a campus map showing the location of the Center for Urban Hort

This is a festive evening of feasting, networking, auctioning and dancing! This event is included in full conference registration and registration for Wed-Fri. If you are only attending Monday -Wednesday of the conference we’d like to invite you back for Thursday night – you can go online and add the banquet to your conference registration. Family members and other guests who are not attending the conference are also welcome. To purchase additional tickets please use the online registration

Also, remember to bring items for the silent and live auctions. Here are some ideas for great “aquatic” auction items: jewelry; outdoor gear; any and all crafts/artwork; gift certificates for whale watching, fishing trips, bird watching, cabin/hotel/motel accommodations, or guided outdoor trips. There may be treasures in your attic just waiting for the NAME Auction! Solicitation of auction items on behalf of NAME is highly appreciated. Auction funds raise money for our mini-grant & scholarship fund! Here's the Auction Form:

Yes you heard it right! We’ve booked a local DJ and will have karaoke to help us celebrate and dance the night away. If you have a guest or friend locally who’d like to join in on the fun you can go online and add them to your registration.

Help NAME save valuable resources—money and food! If your registration includes a meal you KNOW you will not be eating, such as the sack lunch on Wednesday or the banquet meal on Thursday, do let us know so we can be as accurate as possible with our meal counts – email Maile at