Event Registration

2020 State of Downtown Lunch
02/13/2020 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM PT


  • $125.00  -  DSA Member Ticket
  • $1,600.00  -  Corporate Table


Hyatt Regency Seattle
808 Howell St
Seattle, WA 98101
United States of America


While the 2020 SOD Lunch is sold out there are still some seats available in the post-event breakout sessions. See links below to register.
Event Registration is closed.


Lunch Program
In addition to a state of downtown address by DSA President & CEO Jon Scholes, we’ll welcome keynote speaker Alicia John-Baptiste, President & CEO of SPUR. With offices in San Francisco, San Jose and Oakland, SPUR is recognized as a leading civic planning organization, respected for its independent and holistic approach to urban issues.

Prior to joining SPUR, John-Baptiste held senior public administration and public policy roles for the city and county of San Francisco, including chief of staff positions at both the San Francisco Planning Department and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency.

Breakout Sessions
This year we’re bringing back breakout sessions on key issues and opportunities facing downtown and Seattle. Attendees must register for the lunch program prior to registering for breakout sessions. The breakout fee of $50 also includes admittance to our on-site happy hour from 4-6 p.m.

2–3:15 p.m.

  • Lidding I-5: Creating 18 Acres of New Space in the Heart of Downtown
    Surface parking lots and buildable sites in downtown have been developed at a record pace over the last decade, leaving limited land for additional investment, public spaces and job growth. Could a lid over I-5 be an answer to the shrinking supply of green space and developable land, while also reducing noise and air pollution? Come learn about the next steps to advance this exciting vision.
  • Retail Evolution: Getting Urban Retail Right in the 21st Century
    Significant investment, demographic shifts and national retail trends have played out on the streets of downtown and altered our retail landscape for better and worse. How will downtown retail compete in a tech-fueled city with more regional competition than ever? Join us as our expert panel unpacks this timely topic.

3:45–5 p.m.

  • Downtown’s Next 10: Predictions and Projections for Our Future
    What will the next 10 years hold for Seattle’s future and what role must downtown play? What are the major economic, political and technology challenges and opportunities that will influence the Seattle of 2030? What are the “must dos” for downtown in the next 10 years? Our panel will dig into the next decade and beyond for Seattle and the region.
  • Breaking the Mold: Four Innovative Projects Taking Shape and Reshaping Downtown
    Recent development projects downtown include four that are going beyond proformas and steel to set unprecedented benchmarks for sustainability, placemaking, retail and design. Join us to hear from the people executing four of the most unique projects in downtown Seattle: Urban Villages, 400 Westlake, 2+U and Mega Mercer Project.

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