Event Registration

2019 State of Downtown Lunch
02/08/2019 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM PT


  • $120.00  -  DSA Member Ticket
  • $150.00  -  Non-Member Ticket
  • $1,500.00  -  Corporate Table
  • $1,800.00  -  Non-Member Corporate Table


Hyatt Regency Seattle
808 Howell St
Seattle, WA 98101
United States of America (the)
Event Registration is closed.


Lunch Program
Visionary Sponsor, Lane Powell PC

We’ll welcome keynote speaker Peter Calthorpe, principal of California-based Calthorpe Associates. Calthorpe is a leading speaker on the principles for building great cities and the implications of emerging autonomous transportation technology. He’s co-founder of Congress for the New Urbanism, an advocacy organization based in Washington, D.C., that promotes sustainable building practices.


Breakout Sessions
Presented by Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt

This year, for the first time, we’re adding breakout sessions on key issues facing downtown and Seattle. Attendees must register for the lunch program before signing up for breakout sessions. The breakouts are $50 each and registration is limited to one session in each block. Breakout attendees are also invited to join us as we end the day with a happy hour from 4-5 p.m.

  • Block One
    2–3 p.m.
    • Promising Approaches for Homelessness and Affordable Housing
      Seattle’s homeless and housing affordability crisis requires new ideas, partnerships and approaches. Join us to learn more about efforts championed by local business, nonprofit and civic leaders to bring more people inside.
    • Technology and Transportation: The Future of Urban Mobility
      As the city continues to add residents and jobs, we need to integrate new modes of transportation and prepare for those still on the drawing board. Our panel of experts will offer insights and predictions on the future of tech and transportation in the city.
  • Block Two
    3:154:15 p.m.
    • The Opioid Epidemic—A Local Look at a National Emergency
      This session will examine the opioid epidemic plaguing Seattle and the nation. Our expert panelists will explain the growing crisis, treatment efforts and how Seattle’s approach to dealing with this epidemic compares to national efforts.
    • From a Freeway to Future Possibilities: The Opportunity to Lid Interstate 5
      The new year will bring a city-funded feasibility study regarding the possibility of lidding Interstate 5 in the downtown core. In this session, you’ll learn about the Lid I-5 effort from local leaders and an expert from Philadelphia, which boasts a lidded interstate.





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