Washington State Convention & Trade Center
The Washington State Convention Center, main site of our 11th conference, is located right in the heart of downtown Seattle. The Center features on-site parking, business services and a variety of eateries—all within easy walking distance of the city’s best shops, sights, hotels and restaurants.
The Washington State Convention Center main entrance is located on the corner of Eighth and Pike Street. It is reasonable walking distance from our host hotel, The Silver Cloud. Or, feel free to ride one of the complimentary shuttle vans to the convention center.
For directions to the convention center, parking info and maps, please see the WSCTC website.
The Garage is Seattle’s premier pool hall and the site of the Opening Party and the POC Exclusive Meet & Greet. (See Events.)
The Opening Party will be held in The Echo Room, a private room at The Garage. The spacious loft-style room has a full size bar, two pool tables, and seating.
The Garage is located at 1130 Broadway Ave.
The CLC is the site of our now-famous All-Conference Picnic. Attendees from both Gender Odyssey and Gender Odyssey Family will come together for a great meal (served buffet style) and fantastic conversation. There’s no cost for conference attendees. The CLC is located at at 1710 11th Ave., just a few blocks away from our primary host hotel, the Silver Cloud Broadway.
- Silver Cloud Hotel – 1100 Broadway Ave
- Cal Anderson Park – 1635 11th Ave
- Jimmy’s – 1100 Broadway Ave
- Kaladi’s – 517 E Pike St.
- Medgar Evers Pool – 500 23rd Ave.
For information about the conference’s host hotels, please see the Lodging and Travel page.