Travel Info

| November 7-8, 2016
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Location

Yakima-Convention-Center

Yakima Convention Center

10 North 8th Street, Yakima, WA 98901
Toll-free: 800-221-0751
Local: 509-575-6062

 


Lodging

Holiday Inn SOLD OUT!

802 East Yakima Ave., WA 98901

Phone: 509-494-7000 
Toll free: 1-888-465-4329

$89/night plus tax*
Reference: Prevention Summit

Reservation Deadline: October 7, 2016

*Quoted rate is for a single room; other fees may apply for more than one guest ($109.00 + tax for double/$119.00 + tax for triple/$129.00 + tax for quad). Note: Prevailing government rate will apply, please check the status on the prevailing government rate for 2016-2017 posted here: www.gsa.gov **Room includes free gated parking. Hotel also has an indoor pool and jacuzzi. Hotel offers a cafe/restaurant, and breakfast is available for a fee. Hotel is across the street from the conference venue. This hotel block will fill up fast due to location and age (one of the newer hotels). First-come, first-served.

Fairfield Inn & Suites (Marriott) Sold Out!

137 N. Fair Avenue Yakima, WA 98901

Phone: 509-452-3100

$89/night plus tax*
Reference: Prevention Summit

Reservation Deadline: October 21, 2016 until 6:00pm

*Quoted rate is for a single room; other fees may apply for more than one guest ($99.00 + tax for double/triple/quad). Note: Prevailing government rate may apply, please check the status on the prevailing government rate for 2016-2017 posted here: www.gsa.gov **Room includes complimentary breakfast, free Wi-Fi, free parking and an exercise room. Hotel also has an indoor pool and jacuzzi, is newly remodeled, has an in-room microwave and refrigerator. Hotel is less than a half mile from the conference venue, shares a parking lot with a restaurant, and is across the street from a Target.

Holiday Inn Express SOLD OUT!

1001 East A Street Yakima, WA 98901

Phone: 509-249-1000
Toll free: 800-465-4329

$89/night plus tax*
Reference: Prevention Summit

Reservation Deadline: October 7, 2016

*Quoted rate is for a single room; other fees may apply for more than one guest ($109.00 + tax for double/$119.00 + tax for triple/$129.00 + tax for quad). Note: Prevailing government rate may apply, please check the status on the prevailing government rate for 2015-2016 posted here: www.gsa.gov **All rooms include a refrigerator and microwave, in room coffee, iron and ironing board, and wireless Internet.  Room rate includes a complimentary breakfast and free parking. Hotel also has an indoor pool and has an in-room microwave and refrigerator. Hotel is located across from the Convention Center, about a 5-minute walk.

Oxford Suites

1701 E. Yakima Ave., Yakima, WA 98901

Phone: 509-457-9000
Toll free: 800-404-7848

$89/night plus tax*
Reference: Prevention Summit

Reservation Deadline: Extended past October 7, 2016

*Quoted rate is for a single or double occupancy room; other fees may apply for more than one guest ($12 additional per guest after first two guests). Note: Prevailing government rate may apply, please check the status on the prevailing government rate for 2015-2016 posted here: www.gsa.gov

Red Lion Yakima Sold Out!

607 E. Yakima Ave.

Phone: 509.248.5900
Toll free: 800-733-5466

$89/night plus tax*
Reference: WA Prevention Summit

Reservation Deadline: October 14, 2016

*Quoted rate is for a single room; other fees may apply for more than one guest ($109 + tax for double/$119+ tax for triple/$129 + tax for quad). Note: Prevailing government rate may apply, please check the status on the prevailing government rate for 2016-2017 posted here: www.gsa.gov **Room includes free parking. Hotel offers a cafe/restaurant, but no complimentary breakfast. Hotel shares the parking lot with the conference venue. This is the closest hotel to the conference.

Ledgestone Suites

107 North Fair Avenue Yakima, WA 98901

Phone: 509-453-3151

$89/night plus tax*
Group Name: Prevention Summit or PREVEN

Reservation Deadline: October 14, 2016

*Price is for a single queen suite with a pull-out sofa bed. Note: Prevailing government rate may apply, please check the status on the prevailing government rate for 2016-2017 posted here: www.gsa.gov **Hotel is less than a half mile from the conference venue, shares a parking lot with a restaurant, and is across the street from a Target. All suites are 30% larger than the average hotel room and are like one-bedroom apartments. All suites include a fully-equipped kitchen, spacious living room, separate bedroom, two flat screen televisions, well-lit work desk, and complimentary wireless internet. Hotel includes free parking, complimentary guest laundry, E-center, fitness center, coffee cart, contemporary atmosphere, professional staff and distinctive amenities.

 

 



Food

The Summit registration fee includes Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner on Monday; and Breakfast and Lunch on Tuesday. Snacks and refreshments will also be provided during some conference breaks for youth and adults.  For participants that are vegetarian, please be sure to indicate this in the special accommodations field on the online registration form. A special meal coupon will be provided to you. Participants with other special dietary needs (i.e. vegan, gluten free, dairy free, etc.) are welcome to include this information under special accommodations and the Yakima Convention Center will do their best to accommodate all dietary needs. No outside food or beverage is allowed in the event area.

Security

Security services will be provided at the Summit by Gregory “Ross” McDowell and Ashleigh Withey.

DJ Services

Music and audio will be provided by TBD.

Families and Guests

While families are extremely important to us, we are unable to accommodate extra guests, including family members and children at this conference. Lodging accommodations will not be provided for guests. Additionally, guests will not be allowed in the main sessions, meals or in breakouts. Please make alternate arrangements for any lodging and/or childcare needs.

Ground Transportation

Shuttle Service To/From Airport
Free hotel shuttle to and from airport is provided for those guests staying at the Red Lion Hotel or the Oxford Inn or Suites. Please inquire about the shuttle service when making hotel reservations.

 

Local Taxi Companies
Cost is approx. $20-$25 to/from Yakima airport

A & J Taxi Company – 509-469-3316
Jerry’s Taxi – 509-454-8115
Yakima Cab – 509-454-4555
Black & White Cab Company – 509-248-2221
Diamond Cab Company – 509-453-3133

 

Directions to Yakima Convention Center from Yakima Airport

Upon exiting the airport
Right on Washington
Left on 16th Ave.
Stay on 16th Ave. for approx. 5 miles
Right on Yakima Avenue
Stay on Yakima Avenue until 8th St.
Yakima Convention Center is on the Left

 

Directions to Yakima Convention Center from I-90 East or West

From I-90 take Exit #110 Yakima onto I-82 East
Take Exit #33B/Yakima Ave/Terrace Heights
Turn Right on East Yakima Ave
Turn Right on N 8th St.
Yakima Convention Center is on the Right

 

Transportation from SeaTac Airport to Yakima Airport
Airporter Shuttle provides transportation to/from the SeaTac Airport directly to/from the Howard Johnson Yakima Hotel for $37 one-way/$74 round trip per person. The shuttle departs at specific times each day. Please call for further information and to make reservations.
Toll-free: 866-235-5247
Local: 509-225-7433
www.airporter.com

Destination Information

Yakima Visitor Authority Website

 

What To See in the Yakima Valley – Yakima Valley Culture & Heritage Culture and Heritage
Each year thousands of tourists come to the Yakima Valley for the sunshine, scenery and recreation. From the Rattlesnake Hills to the Yakima Valley Mall, there’s something for everyone. The Yakima Valley’s culture and heritage ranges from the military crispness of restored Fort Simcoe and the proud history reflected by the Yakama Nation, to the historic Teapot Dome and an abundance of specialized museums featuring aspects of this region’s past. The following museums and interpretive centers offer a flavorful and entertaining glimpse of our valley, today and yesterday.

 

Scenes From The Old West
Toppenish, the “City of Murals,” has over 55 murals with more in the planning stage. The murals show scenes from the Old West, railroading, rodeos, farming, aviation events, and various historical events. Every mural painted is a historically correct depiction of the area’s history. Murals can be viewed from Conestoga Wagons pulled by mules. Or you can take a walking or auto tour of these beautiful murals. These tours offer a narrated history of each mural with an opportunity to stop and photograph the murals of your choice. Enjoy the annual Mural in a Day program held the first Saturday of June, where you can watch several artists complete a large mural in one day.

 

Yakima Nation Cultural Center
Yakima’s cultural diversity is represented well by the Yakama Tribe. The Yakama Nation Cultural Center represents and preserves the Native American culture and how Native Americans adapted to our current society. The Cultural Center has become a focal point of activity for the Yakama Tribe, and a major cultural event for thousands of visitors.

 

Chimposium
As you travel to the Yakima Valley on I-90, stop in Ellensburg to visit the Chimpanzee and Human Communication Institute (CHCI), located on the Central Washington University campus at the corner of “D” Street and Dean Nicholson Boulevard.

Begun in 1966, this is the first and longest-running research project of its kind. Washoe and the other three signing chimpanzees (Loulis, Tatu, and Dar) have acquired extensive American Sign Language (ASL) vocabularies. They gesture and vocalize the same as free-living chimpanzees and also use ASL in their interactions with humans and with one another. Chimposiums are one-hour educational workshops involving our world-renowned signing chimpanzees. It traces Project Washoe from its inception to the present, and discusses free-living chimpanzee culture, the plights of both free-living and captive chimpanzees, and chimpanzee sign language conversations. The workshop also includes a guided observation of Washoe and her family.

The CHCI is designed to facilitate research on primate communication, human as well as chimpanzee, and serves as a training center for students, an educational center for the general public, and a sanctuary for Washoe and her family. Prepaid reservations to attend a Chimposium are highly recommended.