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2019 GME/DIO/DME Summit

February 24-26, 2019

UW Tacoma
Williams Philips Hall
1918 Pacific Avenue
Tacoma, Washington 98402

​​​​​​​Directions and Lodging

Map of the UW Tacoma venue.

​William Philips Hall is marked on the map along Pacific Avenue and the Link Light Rail Stop​ ​​


Directions to UW Tacoma Campus

(Please Note: This event is at the Tacoma Campus of the University of Washington, NOT the Seattle Campus. Please drive south from SeaTac Airport.)

Driving from SeaTac Airport to UW Tacoma:

  • Exit the airport and follow signs for WA-518 E/Interstate 5/Interstate 405 and merge onto WA-518 E. Drive on WA-518 E for about 1 mile.
  • Take the exit onto I-5 South towards Tacoma/Portland. Drive for 20 miles.
  • Take exit 133 (the I-705/Tacoma City Center exit.)
  • From I-705 take the South 21st Street exit.
  • Turn left at the traffic light onto 21st Street.
  • Go through the light at Pacific Avenue and you will see parking on the right.

Transportation Options

The Shuttle Express offers shared rides from SeaTac Airport to anywhere in the region.

Once you arrive in Tacoma, there are many public transportation options.  The free Link light-rail train stops right in front of campus at the 19th Street/Union Station stop. There are also a number of Pierce Transit and Sound Transit bus routes stop on campus.

Parking Options at UW Tacoma

Parking rates for parking lots around UW Tacoma can be found on their transportation website.

Free parking is available at the Tacoma Dome Transit Station parking garage. The free Link light rail train runs from the garage to campus at Union Station and South 19th Street every 10 minutes. This garage often fills up early, so finding a space at mid-day may be difficult. Learn more about riding the Link to campus.


Courtyard by Marriott Tacoma Downtown
1515 Commerce Street
Tacoma, WA 98402
(253) 591-9100

Please make your reservation by January 22, 2019. 

Group rates are available please click this link for online reservations.

Reservations by phone: Attendees can also call the hotel directly at (253) 591-9100 and request the “DIO/GME Forum” group rate.

Directions from the Courtyard Marriott Tacoma Downtown to the summit at UW Tacoma William Philips Hall
Walk 2 blocks south along Pacific Avenue from the Courtyard Marriott to UW Tacoma.

Hotel Murano
1320 Broadway Plaza
Tacoma, Washington 98402
Main Line: (253) 238-8000
Toll Free: (888) 862-3255

Please make your reservation by February 3, 2019. 

Group rates are available please click this link for online reservations.

Reservations by phone: Call (253) 591-4145 or (877) 986-8083. Please ask for the “DIO/DME FORUM & GME SUMMIT” to ensure they receive the special group rate.

Directions from Hotel Murano to the summit at UW Tacoma William Philips Hall

From Hotel Murano, walk 2 blocks east along S 13th Street. Turn south and walk 3 blocks along Pacific Avenue to UW Tacoma.

Alternatively, you could walk 1 block east along S 13th Street and walk 1 block north to the Link Light Rail Station. Take the Link Light Rail 1 stop and exit in front of the UW Tacoma building with Williams Philips Hall.

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