Welcome to Spokane

Goodguys 17th Great Northwest Nationals
August 17-19, 2018

 

You spend your entire day learning and collaborating during conferences, it can be overwhelming in the best way. But when the sessions are over and the stream of new information has come to a stop you want to relax and unwind, share a meal with colleagues, or maybe search for a must-have treasure in local shops, or even get outside and stretch your legs after a long day inside. In Spokane, all of that is just minutes and steps from not only the door of your hotel room, but also the doors of the convention center itself.

Making the most of your time in Spokane is hassle-free and it’s easy to enjoy everything our great city has waiting to share with you. Dinner, shopping, fresh air, it’s all waiting for you. And the best part is Spokane is so convenient that you don’t have to choose.

Culinary adventures await you after your meeting! Within a 10-minute walk of your convention hotel there are dozens of bold and daring restaurants with inspired chefs waiting to welcome you with a relaxing meal. Sip local wine or cheers a pint of Spokane Style craft beer while you discuss the latest innovations and best practices in your field with co-workers and new colleagues. When you meet in Spokane you don’t have to search to find the post-conference nosh you’ve been craving since lunch, and you don’t have to wade through traffic to get there, it’s there right outside the doors.

Searching for something to bring home with you? After your conference, you have time to explore local shops and boutiques and coveted national retailers. No grabbing something at the airport because you didn’t have time to find the shopping district. The shops are minutes from the conference. They’re so close you could even get some retail therapy in during the session lunch break. It’s all located in Spokane’s walkable downtown core.

Sometimes you just need to unwind with a brisk post-conference walk, or get your blood pumping with a quick run. Within minutes of your last session of the day you can change into your gear and hit the trail, sweating the day away while you take in breath taking views of the majestic Spokane River gorge. Scenic views and a 100-acre park are adjacent to the convention center district.

When you meet in Spokane you get your time back. You can take that run, explore the shops and grab a great meal prepared by an award-winning chef all in one evening. When you meet in Spokane there’s a whole new session waiting for you when the conference lights dim, only in this session you explore the gracious city that’s welcomed you.