Your Conference Experience

A truly successful conference is not just about filling your brain with as much new knowledge as you can and collecting as many business cards as possible. It's equally as important to us that you truly enjoy your time in Seattle—especially since the Emerald City is our home base! We've put together an excellent program of Dine-Arounds, Excursions, Be Good to Me's, and Networking Events, as well as a series of guides to help you navigate all that we have to offer.  Also, new this year we have a Conference Mobile App giving you the opportunity to network and organize your schedule in advance of the conference!



Dine-Around Guide


Mark's Burger Guide
Seattle Guide Sights + Bites Guide



Please use the links below to secure your spot on a Dine-Around in advance of the conference. For more details about each restaurant—including their locations, price points, and cuisine—please check out the Dine-Around Guide.

Tuesday, September 16th

Thursday, September 18th

8 oz Burger Bar  6:00pm - RSVP 8 oz Burger Bar  6:00pm - RSVP
Anchovies and Olives 6:00pm - RSVP Anchovies and Olives 5:30pm - RSVP
Bar Cotto 6:00pm - RSVP Bar Cotto 5:30pm - RSVP
Barolo Ristorante 6:00pm - RSVP Blueacre Seafood 5:30pm - RSVP
Cactus 6:00pm - RSVP Branzino 7:00pm - RSVP
Coastal Kitchen 7:00pm - RSVP Cactus 5:30pm - RSVP
Dahlia Lounge 6:00pm - RSVP Coastal Kitchen 7:00pm - RSVP
El Gaucho 6:00pm - RSVP Cuoco 6:00pm - RSVP
Etta's 6:00pm - RSVP Dahlia Lounge 6:00pm - RSVP
Flying Fish 6:30pm - RSVP El Gaucho 6:30pm - RSVP
Icon Grill 6:30pm - RSVP Flying Fish 6:30pm - RSVP
Le Pichet 6:30pm - RSVP Icon Grill 5:30pm - RSVP
Odd Fellows 7:00pm - RSVP Le Pichet 6:30pm - RSVP
Palace Kitchen 6:00pm - RSVP Matt's in the Market 6:30pm - RSVP
Rione XIII 6:00pm - RSVP Odd Fellows 7:00pm - RSVP
Tavolata 6:30pm - RSVP Palace Kitchen 6:00pm - RSVP
Tutta Bella 5:00pm - RSVP Rione XIII 5:30pm - RSVP
Volunteer Park Cafe 6:30pm - RSVP TanakaSan 6:00pm - RSVP
Wild Ginger 6:00pm - RSVP Tap House Grill  - RSVP
         Tavolata 5:30pm - RSVP
Toulouse Petit 6:00pm - RSVP
Tutta Bella 5:00pm - RSVP
Umi Sake House 5:30pm - RSVP
Volunteer Park Cafe 6:00pm - RSVP
Wasabi Bistro 5:30pm - RSVP
Wild Ginger 6:00pm - RSVP


 Seattle awaits you! Our beautiful city has much to offer, and we know you’d like to explore… so we’ve created two amazing excursions.

 In order to participate in these excursions with other ADRP folk, it is essential to pre-book. All the information you need is below.

Duck Boat Tour
Feeling tired from your travels? Jump aboard the only truck that you can drive directly into the water. A great way to see Seattle by land and sea (well, Puget Sound).
Follow these booking instructions to join other conference attendees in this excursion:

1. Pick your seats
2. When you get to the last step before check out (called “shopping cart”) click on the yellow “change price” button.
3. A pop-up will appear. Enter “ADRP” as the coupon code and click the yellow “Unlock” button
4. Under “Select New Ticket Price”, change the drop down menu to say “Convention Adult(Conv_Adult)”
5. Click the yellow “Change Discount” button and continue checking out

Note: If anyone wants to be walked through the process of entering the code please call 206-441-4687 for help.

Register HERE for Sept. 16th – 5:00pm tour returning at 6:30pm
Register HERE for Sept. 18th– 6:00pm tour returning at 7:30pm
**Our tours depart from the duck shaped kiosk behind Starbucks at the corner of 4th
and Pine St.

Seattle Underground Tour
A great way for anyone to orient himself or herself to the downtown area. Highlights include Underground Seattle & Seattle’s historic Pioneer Square.

Register HERE for Sept. 16th - 6:00pm OR 7:00pm tour
Register HERE for Sept. 18th - 6:00pm OR 7:00pm tour

**Please meet 10 minutes before the tour at 608 First Ave (in Seattle's Pioneer Square between Cherry St and Yesler Way). Be prepared to walk for 1 hour. 

For more details about these attractions and others, please check out the Seattle Guide.

Questions? Concerns? Call Laurie Schmertz, ADRP Attendee Experience Lead at (206) 605-3401 until Monday, Sept 15th.  Questions onsite at the conference?  Please see staff at the Registration Desk.

Mobile App

This year, we've created a brand new online community to kick off your conference experience before you even get to The Westin Seattle. Now you can start conversations, ask questions of the speakers, and build your personal schedule of educational sessions all in one spot.  You will receive a personalized invitation to join the community and update your profile.  This invitation will allow you to create create your login information for future access.

What else can you do in the 2014 conference mobile app? We're so glad you asked! You can:

  • View the profiles and interests of the other attendees
  • Discover which contacts from Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are also attending
  • Build your personalized schedule of sessions to attend
  • Download hand-outs and materials in advance of the conference
  • Schedule one-on-one meetings with other attendees
  • Join the conversations we're having about the topics that are critical to Donor Relations today
  • Save the community to the home screen of your smart phone, just like an app, so you have access from now through the conference, and after!

Don’t forget to continue to utilize this mobile app during the conference!  Save the community to your home screen of your smart phone, just like an app that you’d download in the app store.  Not sure how to add it to your home screen?  Here are detailed instructions for Android users and iPhone users.

We look forward to connecting with you online!

Be Good To Me's 


Daily, 6:30 - 7:15 am
Cafe Connections
Energize your mind and body every morning before your session start.
Daily Yoga at 6:30am with Rebecca Jamison in Cafe Connections.
She's a fellow Donor Relations professional, too!

Chair Massage
Wednesday & Thursday
Cafe Connections


Infinite Massage focuses on the beneficial value of stress management in the workplace. 
Infinite Massage serves conferences to corporations of all sizes across the US.  Their goal
is always the same: to provide people with stress relief services and
contribute to one’s entire well-being.
Don’t miss your opportunity to receive a
massage geared to your busy work life.
Massage sign-ups will be available
at the Registration Desk. If there are open spots during the
time period,
the masseuse will be on a first come first served basis.

Massage therapists will be available for the following times:
Wednesday, September 17th 10:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Thursday, September 18th 10:15 AM – 2:45 PM


Networking Receptions 

Newcomer's Happy Hour
Tuesday, September 16th, 5:00-6:00pm
Westin Hotel - Relish Burger Bistro

New to the ADRP Conference? We want to meet you!
Meet the conference committee, ask questions about ADRP,
and make some friends before we officially kick off the festivities.  
Please wear your ADRP name badge so we can all find one another.
We hope to see you there!

(No-host bar)

ADRP Film Festival + Networking Reception
with Sponsors & Exhibitors

Wednesday, September 17th, 5:30 - 7:30pm
Westin Grand Ballroom