22nd Annual Northwest Dispute Resolution Conference


for Thursday-only (March 24) includes all Thursday sessions, downloadable course materials for both days, lunch and reception. Friday-only (March 25) includes the Thursday reception, all Friday sessions, and downloadable course materials for both days. Registration for both days includes all downloadable course materials, sessions, and events. Please note that a portion of the registration fee is used to defray the catering costs.


Conference Materials

Please note:  printed copies of the conference materials will not be provided. You may download the materials prior to coming to the conference.  A USB flash drive that contains all conference materials will be given to you when you check in at the conference registration tables. 

Downloading of Conference Materials

The materials will be posted in folders for each session and also a zip file that contains all materials. THE MATERIALS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOADING BY MARCH 22, 2016.   You will receive information how to download the materials by that date.


All conference sessions will be held at William H. Gates Hall, School of Law, University of Washington, Seattle. The Thursday Reception will take place in the Burke Museum north of William H. Gates Hall.

On-Site Registration/Check-in

Check-in and on-site registration on both Thursday and Friday begin at 8:00 a.m.  The conference commences at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday and Friday.  If you have registered for both days, please remember to check in with us during the registration period on both days.

Internet Access

William H. Gates Hall contains a wireless network which enables conference attendees to access the Internet using their personal laptop computers or other mobile devices. We will have a temporary password available for program participants.


Parking is available in the Central Plaza Parking Garage located at the intersection of NE 41st Street and 15th Avenue NE. A campus map can be found at http://www.washington.edu/maps.  Please tell the gate attendant that you have "arranged parking for the Dispute Resolution Conference."  A parking pass will cost $15.00.  If you park in the Central Plaza Parking Garage, William H. Gates Hall is located north of the garage. Take the "Kane Hall" exit after you have parked your car, and then walk uphill to William H. Gates Hall.

Driving Directions

If you are driving from the south on I-5 or from Bellevue on the 520 Bridge and exiting at Montlake, turn left at the intersection of Montlake Boulevard & NE Pacific Street.  Travel west on NE Pacific Street (the UW Medical Center will be on your left) to 15th Avenue NE and turn right. Travel north on 15th Avenue NE to NE 41st Street.  Turn right on NE 41st Street and enter the Central Plaza Parking Garage.

If you exit I-5 northbound or southbound (Exit 169 University of Washington, NE 45th Street) travel east on NE 45th  Street. Turn right onto 15th Avenue NE and travel south to NE 41st Street.  Turn left on NE 41st Street and  enter the Central Plaza Parking Garage.


A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hotel Deca, 4507 Brooklyn Avenue NE, Seattle (206-634-2000 or 800-899-0251) www.hoteldeca.com. This hotel is 3-4 blocks (about a 10 minute walk) from William H. Gates Hall.

Conference participants may call the Hotel Deca to reserve a room at special rates until March 9, 2016. After this date, rooms will be available on a space-available basis. Please identify yourself as being with the “22nd Annual Northwest Dispute Resolution Conference” when making reservations at this hotel.


Don’t hesitate to contact us in Conferences & Continuing Education at 206-543-0059 or

1-800-253-8648. We look forward to seeing you at the Conference!

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