The seaport city of Seattle is a commercial, cultural, and technological hub surrounded by water, mountains, and evergreen forests, making it a setting whose significance to the Pacific Northwest is rivaled only by its picturesque views. Known as the cradle for world-renowned musical artists and global businesses, Seattle’s natural beauty and thriving cultural scene make it a popular place to live and visit.
Air Travel and Transportation
Seattle–Tacoma International Airport, also referred to as Sea–Tac, is the primary commercial airport serving the Seattle metropolitan area in the U.S. state of Washington. It is in the city of SeaTac, approximately 14 miles (23 km) south of Downtown Seattle. The airport, the largest in the Pacific Northwest region of North America, is situated between Portland, Oregon, and Vancouver, British Columbia, and owned by the Port of Seattle. The airport has flights to cities throughout North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. It is the primary hub for Alaska Airlines, whose headquarters are near the airport. It is also a hub and international gateway for Delta Air Lines, which has expanded at the airport since 2011. Thirty-four airlines serve 91 non-stop domestic and 28 international destinations.
You can reserve the following special offers any time, but you can only take advantage of the deals within this event window: valid for the meeting city (Seattle) starting three days pre-meeting and ending three days post-meeting.
- United Airlines: Book online via United Airlines using ZCode: ZKUF and Agreement Code: 623017, or call United Reservations Meetings Desk at +1-800-426-1122 and provide the ZCode and Agreement Code.
- Delta: Book online via Delta.com and provide the Meeting Code NMVHC, or call Delta reservation Desk at +1-800-328-1111 and provide the Meeting Code.
- Alamo Car Rentals: Book online at Alamo.com and provide the CD number CD#LEADERS, or call Alamo at +1-844-354-6962 and provide the CD number.
- Hertz Car Rentals: Book online at Hertz.com and provide the CD number CD#1170024, or call Hertz at +1-800-654-3131 and provide the CD number.
Making the Most of Your Stay
Getting around Seattle
Seattle has been ranked as one of the most walkable cities in the United States, making it easy to enjoy attractions just a short walk from your hotel. View or download a visitor map to help plan your route. The city also offers a number of mass transit options, including light rail, monorail, and streetcars. The Sound Transit Link light rail even provides service between the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and downtown Seattle.
You may also be interested in Seattle’s bike share system provided by Lime. Bikes can be rented through the Lime or Uber apps.
What to Do
With everything from unrivaled natural beauty and world-class attractions to major sports teams, a thriving arts and culture scene, and beyond, there’s always something to do in Seattle. While here, you can meet artisan makers, shop indie boutiques and designer fashions, admire priceless works of art, sing your heart out at a karaoke club, explore like a local in the city’s diverse neighborhoods, and enjoy nature—all without ever having to leave the city.
Where to Eat
It’s hard to beat the Pacific Northwest when it comes to fresh ingredients, forward-thinking chefs, and an unparalleled dedication to all things local. Whether you want to dine on flavor-packed dishes or sip small-batch spirits, Seattle is the place to taste your heart out. Click here to explore the options!
The Seattle Convention Center (formerly the Washington State Convention Center) also features a number of food and drink outlets inside the complex and just outside on Pike Street.
The Sheraton Grand hotel offers amenities and outlets as well.
Accessibility and Special Needs
If you have special needs, please contact us. We will work to accommodate members who require added assistance. To reserve a scooter or wheelchair, click here, fill out the form, and return to Megan Johnson, or fax it to +1-914-326-1900.
- Seattle Convention Center
705 Pike Street, located on Level 1
- Hyatt Regency Seattle
808 Howell Street
- Sheraton Grand Seattle
1400 6th Avenue
- Westin Seattle
1900 5th Avenue
The Academy of Management strives to support its members through professional activities at the Annual Meeting. Due to the high safety and security needs, significant cost, and limited interest, the Academy of Management does not provide on-site childcare services. If attendees bring a dependent to the Annual Meeting, the attendee is required to make on-site childcare accommodations.
Local childcare options:
*The Academy of Management does not provide on-site childcare or recommend specific child care services. The above list is an un-screened, non-exclusive source intended to assist registrants in finding local childcare providers. The selection of childcare providers is the sole responsibility of parents/guardians. AOM is not endorsing these companies and is not liable for services provided by them.
In Case of Emergency
Please click to access the Emergency Care document containing important information to assist you in case of an emergency.
Moderated by the adjacent Puget Sound, Seattle’s climate is temperate, making extreme heat and cold very rare occurrences. With cool, wet winters and mild, relatively dry summers, the weather in Seattle is almost always appropriate for outdoor activity. Frequent storms moving in from the adjacent Pacific Ocean give the city its reputation for frequent clouds and rain, though Seattle often experiences little more than a light drizzle.
Local COVID-19 Testing Sites
King County COVID-19 testing locations and guidance.
AOM 2022 Key Dates
- 28 June:
Annual Meeting Program available
- 5-9 August
Annual Meeting in Seattle, Washington, USA
- 4-10 August:
Annual Meeting on the Virtual Platform