Dear AJCU-CITM Colleagues:

It gives me great pleasure to invite you to attend the AJCU-CITM conference in Seattle, next Spring. By survey, we’ve chosen dates that seem to work for the greatest number of institutions, and at a time when Seattle University’s campus will be at its very best.

Hold the Dates: June 18 – 21, 2017
Conference Hotel: Pan Pacific Seattle

As an added bonus, 2017 is a special year for Seattle University. We will be celebrating the 125th anniversary of the founding of the University, so expect something special while you’re here!

Seattle (and the Pacific Northwest, generally) is a vibrant community. Many significant technology companies including Boeing, Microsoft, Amazon, Google, Starbucks, F5, Cray, Vulcan, Intellectual Ventures, Expedia, Adobe and eBay have a huge presence here. It is clean, prosperous, safe, and fascinating.

It has an eclectic theatre (Broadway, off-Broadway, and alternative) and music scene (remember Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Soundgarden and more recently Macklemore – the hits just keep on coming). It is one of the greenest cities in America, both in the sense of sustainability, and the color green because of our temperate climate. Surrounded by glacier-topped mountains, lakes, and Puget Sound – it has virtually unlimited options for recreation and tourism.

Our conference hotel will allow you to extend your stay plus/minus three days at deeply discounted (for Seattle) rates so you can experience some of the best the City has to offer. I hope you’ll ‘come for the conference – and stay for some fun.’

With warmest regards, welcome to Seattle University and the City of Seattle!

Chris Van Liew, CIO, Seattle University