American Indian Science and Engineering Society
2020 National Conference
Spokane Convention Center
October 15 - 17, 2020
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Things To Do
Explore Riverfront Park
Riverfront Park is the jewel of downtown Spokane. Home to the 2nd longest urban waterfall in the United States, the Spokane River cuts through the heart of the park, making it a natural wonder to behold. Click the link below to take a trip through the park.
Walk the Centennial Trail
The downtown section of the Centennial Trail is right in the Convention Center's backyard! The three-mile section of the trail winds through historic downtown Spokane where you can hop off the trail at any point to eat, drink, shop, and sightsee.
Spokane Tribe of Indians
The Spokane Tribe of Indians' vision is to achieve true sovereignty by attaining self-sufficiency. They preserve and enhance traditional values by living and teaching inherent principles of respect, honor, and integrity that are embodied in their language and life-ways.
Nez Perce Tribe
The Nimiipuu people have always resided and subsisted on lands that included the present-day Nez Perce Reservation in north-central Idaho. Today, the Nez Perce Tribe is a federally recognized tribal nation with more than 3,500 citizens.
Kalispel Tribe of Indians
The Kalispel Tribe of Indians is rich in heritage. Their traditions have taught them cultural pride, and working together continues the advancement for their people. Their children are raised in a caring environment and grow up to lead responsible and productive lives.
Coeur d'Alene Tribe
In the tribe's own ancient language, it is called Schitsu'umsh, meaning "Those who were found here" or "The discovered people". In this remains a land abundant in beauty and resources, a legacy of leadership, and a lineage that continues from the time immemorial.
The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation is composed of the Twelve Bands: Chelan, Chief Joseph Band of Nez Perce, Colville, Eniat, Lakes, Methow, Moses-Columbia, Nespelem, Okanogan, Palus, San Poil, Wenatchi. The total size makes up 1.4 million acres and the total tribe enrollment totals 9,520.
COVID-19 Safety Information For AISES 2020
While Eastern Washington’s exposure to COVID-19 is extremely limited, the Spokane community is committed to the adherence to best practices of industry standards for social distancing and sanitation. We’ve compiled all the information you need as you prepare to join us in Spokane.
Convention Center Health Information
Increased cleaning protocols to include more frequent wiping and disinfecting of touchpoints in its facility during occupied show hours, such as door handles, elevator buttons, handrails, restroom stall doors, and sinks.
Added additional hand sanitizer stations in strategically placed areas throughout the facility.
Increased the outside air intake/air change rates during occupied show hours.
Reinforced its standard employee health practices, including sending employees home and/or encouraging employees to stay home if they are sick or demonstrated health symptoms that could impact fellow colleagues or guests.
Reinforced its standard food safety awareness programs including frequent hand washing and making alcohol-based hand gel/rub available at every food station and every table at food outlets.
Continue to participate in ongoing webinars and conference calls with the International Association of Venue Managers to stay abreast of new practices, protocols, and guidance.
In the wake of COVID-19, our hoteliers are working tirelessly to adapt their standards of cleanliness to ensure a remarkable guest experience. Here’s the hotel information meeting planners and visitors need:
Marriott's Autograph Collection
“It is our responsibility to ensure that our guests and associates feel safe to return to our hotels, restaurants, spa, and all outlets and departments. We have always been known for our high standards and this will be no exception. Sanitation is paramount at this time. We have elevated our efforts and added new ways to ensure we are providing a safe place for all. This is an outline of some of the important items our guests and associates can expect to be different upon their return.”
Lynnelle Caudill, Managing Director
Hilton Hotel Properties
In the new operating environment, hotels have already implemented cleaning and safety protocols and Hilton is quickly implementing the Hilton CleanStay program.
Hilton CleanStay Room Seal: Add an extra measure of assurance by placing a room seal on doors to indicate to guests that their room has not been accessed since being thoroughly cleaned.
The safety of the traveling public, our tenants and employees is always our top concern and priority. Please be assured, the Airport is coordinating with the Spokane Regional Health District and our tenants to ensure the guidance and protocols being issued by their corporate and public health officials to combat the coronavirus (COVID-19) are being implemented and followed. For any upcoming trip information, check with your airline for the latest health guidelines and flight status information.
Alaska Airlines always put their guests first, and that is especially true as the situation with Coronavirus develops. Learn about all the ways Alaska Airlines is keeping you covered at the link below.
Delta is transforming expectations for cleanliness across airports and on aircraft to deliver a new standard of clean for customers: Delta Clean. Now the global airline is committing to these elevated cleaning measures for the long term.
From check-in to deplaning, Southwest Airlines has employed stringent cleaning and safety practices to support the health and wellness of both their employees and customers.
The highest standard of safety and cleanliness is a united effort. Check out how United Airlines is ensuring safety from before takeoff to after landing.
American Airlines has made improvements to cleaning procedures. Here's what they're doing to make your journey a safe one: