Search For Meaning general sessions (1, 2 and 3) will take place in Sullivan Hall and the Pigott building on the beautiful Seattle University Campus. Two Keynote sessions featuring Mary Oliver and Fr. James Martin, S.J. will take place "live" in Campion Ballrom with overflow streaming in Sullivan Hall and Pigott Building.Seattle University is located in the First Hill neighborhood in downtown Seattle. The campus is conveniently located only seven blocks east of Interstate 5, via the James Street exit.
Seattle University is located at 901 12th Avenue, Seattle. On the day of the Festival, all available on-campus parking is free and open to attendees. There is additional street parking, if available. For driving directions and an interactive map of the area please click here. From the SEA AirportSeattle University is located approximately 20 minutes north of Sea-Tac International Airport. Click here for a link to transportation options from the airport. Seattle University does not offer shuttle service.
Driving DirectionsClick here for driving directions to main campus from I-5, I-90, and Highway 520.
General: Campus Map This map shows campus buildings and areas, parking areas, Seattle Metro bus routes, and popular campus destinations.
The Festival will run from 9:00am - 5:00pm. Build you own personalized schedule for the day by using our interactive schedule at searchformeaning2012.sched.org.If you would like to see a list of our authors and their bios, please click here.
General Sessions (1, 2 and 3)Please review the schedule of events and decide which author’s presentation you wish to attend for each of the three sessions (1, 2, and 3). Each author will give a 45-minute presentation including time for questions and answers. Seating is limited in each room and is available on a first come-first served basis. Keynote PresentationsThe two keynote presentations will take place in Campion Ballroom at 10:15am and 3:30pm. If you have an overflow ticket, please go to the Pigott Auditorium or Sullivan queue respectively. Seating at all venues is unassigned and available on a first come-first served basis.
Special Session: Bridging the Divide: The Continuing Conversation between a Mormon and an EvangelicalPigott Auditorium, 12:30pm-2:00pm
Inspired by the groundbreaking publication of How Wide the Divide? A Mormon and an Evangelical in Conversation, (InterVarsity, 1997) Robert L. Millet, a life long Mormon, former dean of religious education, and currently a Professor of Religious Education at Brigham Young University, and Gregory C.V. Johnson, a ordained Baptist pastor from Utah and a former Mormon, meet and begin their own conversation. This dialogue is especially relevant in light of recent political events nationally.
Spanish SessionRev. Faustino M. Cruz, SM, Ph.D.Presentation Title: Ministerio Pastoral Hispano en un Contexto Multicultural (Hispanic Pastoral Ministry in a Multicultural Context)SESSION 2 | 1:00-1:45pm | PIGOTT 201 Book Signings and BookstoresAuthors’ books will be available for purchase in the Pigott Atrium and Sullivan Court from our co-sponsors, the Elliott Bay Book Company and the Seattle University Bookstore. Each author will sign books immediately following his or her presentation. Book sales are also available in Campion Ballroom for our keynote presentations, and the speakers will sign books following their presentation in the lobby of Campion Ballroom. Live Artist Expression Areas We are honored to feature fine artists and musicians expressing their search for meaning in their varied art forms. Interactive Expression Areas
For the first time this year, we're providing interactive expression areas for all Festival participants to uniquely express their own search for meaning.
Also for the first time this year, we're honored to have representatives from Spiritual Directors International and the Ignatian Spirituality Center at the Festival to provide complimentary spiritual direction for attendees. For more information, visit registration or the Spiritual Direction info tables, located on the 3rd floor of Pigott and the 3rd floor of Sullivan.
Information on Seattle University's School of Theology and Ministry (STM)The Search for Meaning Book Festival and year-round content is provided by STM, an extension of the School's dedication to excellence in global engagement and cultural relevance. To learn more about the School and its programs, drop by the table at the Pigott entrance and speak to current students. There are also degree program posters and info stations throughout the campus with take-away cards for your information and to share.
Food and drink will be available for purchase from Bon Appétit's fabulous array of eateries and cafe's. For more information visit our Dining Options page.
About the Sorrento HotelThe Sorrento Hotel has been an iconic Seattle landmark since its opening in 1909. The grandeur architecture along with its inimitable ambiance has garnered a loyal following of historical savants and comfort-seeking guests. Located on First Hill in Seattle, the Sorrento Hotel is suitably located between the vivacious downtown core and the eclectic Capitol Hill district offering a vast range of activities for leisure and business travelers alike.Getting to the SorrentoSeaTac International Airport is located 12 miles from the Sorrento Hotel, about a 20 minute drive. Our esteemed concierge staff is able to arrange a Luxury Town Car to welcome you at the baggage claim of SeaTac Airport and transport you to the hotel for a fee of $65. (The fee for returning to the airport from the hotel is $40).The Sound Transit Link Light Rail, which departs from SeaTac Airport, is also an option when traveling to the hotel from the airport. However the nearest downtown Seattle drop-off point is a little over a half-mile from the hotel. Taxis from the airport to the hotel charge approximately $40.Getting to Seattle University from the SorrentoSeattle University is located 5 blocks away from the hotel, an ideal distance for a comfortable walk (past a Starbucks) or a $6 taxi ride. The Sorrento features complimentary town car service, a courtesy that extended to all guests based upon availability.While You’re HereThe Sorrento Hotel is home to the Hunt Club Restaurant, voted one of the best hotel restaurants in the Seattle Area. The Hunt Club serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner seven days a week.The Fireside Lounge, comfortably located just off of the lobby in the hotel, features lighter fare beginning at 4pm Monday through Friday. On the weekends Afternoon Tea is served in the Fireside Lounge from 11am until 2pm.ReservationsIf you haven’t already done so, reservations can be made by calling our reservation team at (800) 426-1265. Ask for the Seattle University Rate. Or you may CLICK HERE to book online!ONLINE BOOKING CODE: CPSUNIVESHDeluxe Guest room rates for 2012 are $135 off season ( Jan-March ) $155 peak season ( April-Oct ) $135 ( Nov-Dec )www.hotelsorrento.com900 Madison StreetSeattle WA 9810
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