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Travel

The 2015 Fall Conference will take place at the Microsoft Conference Center located at:

Microsoft Conference Center Building 33,
16070 NE 36th Way,
Redmond, WA 98052.

Located in the outskirts of Seattle, the conference center is easily accessible. To help plan your travels, please see the below information.

Transportation in Seattle/Redmond

Uber Rides for Fall Attendees:

Here’s a link for a $30.00 credit towards your first ride:

www.uber.com/invite/jennyh365

There are two ways to hire a lower cost Uber X when arriving at SeaTac Airport:

  • Walk a ¼ mile to the light rail station, take the elevator down to street-level and then hail your Uber X using your app. You are off airport property at that point.
  • Move the location pin the Uber application offsite (e.g. .25 mile away from SeaTac Airport). Then hail the Uber X vehicle. Then text the responding driver to “really” pick you up at the baggage claim area (e.g. Door #14).

And that’s how you can efficiently get from the airport to the SMB Nation Fall Conference Hotels/Convention Center.

Passport, Visa, and Border Crossing Information

At the time of writing, entry into the United States requires a valid passport for citizens of all foreign countries. Visas are required for residents of certain countries; please contact your local US Embassy, Consulate or High Commission Office for the specific requirements for your country of origin.

For more information, please refer to:

http://usembassy.state.gov

Transportation

Rental Cars:

Upon arrival at Sea-Tac Airport:

  • Proceed to the baggage claim level and pick up your checked bags.
  • Exit the sliding glass doors near carousel #1 or #15 and walk to one of the two designated shuttle bus pick-up areas.
  • Shuttle buses depart frequently for the rental car facility.

If you are returning a vehicle, take SR518 and follow signs for the Rental Car Facility.
Companies operating at the Rental Car Facility:

Customers looking for a shuttle to Rent-A-Wreck need to take the Rental Car Facility Shuttle and transfer to the company’s shuttle at the facility.

By Taxi

Major Cab Companies from airport are accessible on the third floor of the parking garage. Sedans and large vans are also available.

Limousines

Stationed at the airport, STILA offers town cars, SUVs, and stretch limos and picks up passengers either at the curb outside of Baggage Claim or on the third floor of the parking garage.

To arrange for a limousine or town car, use the touch screen to access “Ground Transportation” on any of the Travelers’ Information Boards in Baggage Claim (located near the escalators), use curbside phones, or go to the Ground Transportation Booth on the third floor of the parking garage. You can also contact STILA at (206) 243-1811.

By Bus

Inexpensive, convenient, reliable transportation is provided by public transportation. For more information please visit the public transit page.

By Air

Seatac International Airport is located approximately 45 minutes from the Microsoft Conference Center, and is the closest airport to fly into.

Parking and Shuttles During the Event

7:30 am to 9:00 am
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm Dinner on your own trips will be made to the host hotel

Parking is available in the parking lot behind the hotel, and is complimentary, for those staying at the hotel.

There is also complimentary parking located at the Microsoft Conference Center in the parking garage below the conference, and or the parking lots located around the Conference Center. Please note that parking during the week is usually very hard to find, however, it should be fine on the weekends.