Why Meet In Spo?

When people come to Spokane they fall in love with our destination and everything we have to offer. It's in our nature to make meetings easy and hassle-free. But don't take our word for it, take a look at what your meeting planner colleagues have to say about their experience meeting in Spokane.

What Meeting Planners Are Saying About Spokane

"Spokane was a fantastic host city for the National Environmental Health Association, and I'd recommend it to any group looking to hold a similar sized conference. Attendees loved the walkability and proximity to Riverfront Park. The staff at the Convention Center and Davenport Grand were helpful and made the experience a delight. I cannot recommend beautiful Spokane enough!"

Angelica Paul, National Environmental Health Association

"Hosting a meeting in Spokane was a delight from start to finish. The Visit Spokane and Convention Center staff are knowledgeable and easy to work with, plus the State of Washington is welcoming and socially responsible. Once you get here, you'll discover the city of Spokane is affordable from the food and beverage to internet and AV! You can't beat a beautiful 100-acre park; bars, restaurants, and shops are all within walking distance of the Convention Center. Attendance at our conference was high, and I can't recommend Spokane enough."

Lori Strong, Senior Meetings Director,
American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists

“We had a great experience in Spokane and will continue to recommend the city to others. Working with the Convention Center staff was fantastic, we loved the hotels, the walkability of the city was a breeze, and the staffing Visit Spokane provided for our conference was beyond helpful.”

Shawn Johnston, Meetings Manager, American Fisheries Society

“The Porsche Parade is our crown jewel event and we don’t just take it anywhere, so when we saw what Spokane had to offer, it really was a no-brainer. The charm of this city, the riverfront, what Visit Spokane has done to accommodate PCA, it really has been an amazing experience.”

Vu Nguyen, Executive Director, Porsche Club of America

"Spokane is a beautiful city and was a great host for our event. Everyone, from the hotels to the convention center to the city government to the restaurants and other businesses, made the international science fiction community who attended Sasquan feel right at home. Spokane is definitely on the international map within Worldcon fandom!"

Mike Willmoth, Vice-Chair, Sasquan, Spokane Worldcon

“Spokane has a very compact footprint, which allows ease of travel (walking, driving, biking, and transit) between different conference, lodging, dining, and social venues. Spokane’s proximity to nature allowed for attendees to “take a break” and briefly get away from the grind of a 9 am – 10 pm conference schedule.”

Jason Wong, American Institute of Architecture Students

“Spokane is a place where you have the best of both worlds; you can connect with nature (mountains, parks, trees) and have the city aspect with great shopping, museums, restaurants, and other attractions. Great walking city.”

Gabriela Conteras, Women of the ELCA

"It's obvious that Spokane is the Northwest city to watch, and you have a lot to show off there."

Allen Cox, Travel/Lifestyle Journalist, PNW Travel Writers Conference

"Spokane is a very inviting city and the downtown area is not only beautiful but very walkable."

Lynda Morrison, Administrator, Healing Rooms Ministries

"Our attendees could not stop telling us about how fantastic they found our city, the hotel, shopping, restaurants, recreation places, and our Riverfront Park with the flowing Spokane River."

Esther Larsen, Spokane County Drug Endangered Children Project Director