Conference Location
All conference events will take place at the Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center (17620 International Blvd. Seattle, WA 98188). The conference will be held in the hotel's Conference Center. Please view the Hilton Floor Plan for information on how to access the Conference Center from the Hotel.

Hotel Room Reservations
The Hilton is completely sold out. The Marriott Seattle Airport (3201 South 176th St. Seattle, WA  98188) group block is also sold out but there are rooms still available outside of the block. The Marriott is directly across the street from the Hilton and only a three-minute walk to the Hilton Conference Center where all NSPA Conference events will take place.

If you don't already have a reservation at the Hilton, you may reserve your hotel room at the Marriott. No discount rates are available at this time. 

Below please find other hotel options in the vicinity of the Hilton Conference Center:



 The Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center and the Marriott Seattle Airport are a 10-minute walk or shuttle ride from the SeaTac Airport. Both hotels offer complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport.

Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center: The shuttle runs every 20 minutes, it departs the airport every 15, 35, and 55 minutes after each hour. To pick up the shuttle at the airport, cross the sky bridge and go to the third level of the parking garage. Once there, wait at any designated island. Look for the blue shuttle with white lettering and Hilton logo. Wave at the driver when you see them and they will pull over for pick-up. It departs the hotel 5, 25, and 45 minutes after each hour. 

If you’re arriving between 1:00-4:00 am, please call the hotel directly at 206-244-4800 to request a shuttle to be sent for pick-up. To walk to the hotel from the airport, follow the signs toward the SeaTac Link Light Rail Station. From the station, walk across the bridge over International Blvd. and take the elevator or stairs down to the sidewalk. The hotel is one-half block away, on the southwest corner of the intersection of International Blvd. and S. 176th St.

Marriott Seattle Airport: The shuttle runs every 15 minutes between the hours of 4:15 AM - 2:00 AM, no reservation is required. To utilize our airport shuttle follow the signs for ground transportation which will lead you across the sky bridge to the parking structure. Proceed to the lower level and make your way to islands One (1) or Three (3).

Our shuttle is primarily black with a red M. Also identifying our airport shuttle are electronic reader boards on the front and sides displaying "Seattle Airport Mariott" (Be advised of these two key indicators as there are multiple shuttle services utilizing zones 1 and 3 with similar names and characteristics). Please hail the driver by making eye contact and waiving. If you are at the rental car facility, please make your way back to the airport and proceed to islands One (1) or Three (3).

Sound Transit's Link Light Rail: This light rail connects SeaTac Airport to downtown Seattle and the University of Washington. The ride takes 37 minutes from the Airport station to Westlake Center in downtown Seattle and trains depart every 7-15 minutes, depending on the day and time. For additional information about Link Light Rail, visit Sound Transit’s website. The Light Rail station is a five-minute walk from the hotel.

  Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center

Marriott Seattle Airport: View of walkway from the Marriott to the Hilton. The Hilton Conference Center is visible in beige behind the trees. Picture taken from the doorstep of the Marriott. Click here for Larger Image

   Airport: Seattle-Tacoma International Airport Search Code: SEA
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   Want to learn more about Seattle and the region? Check out the Visit Seattle website for ideas on things to do, food and drink, and much more! Visit the NSPA's list of 10 Things We Love About Seattle page, to learn more about what we're looking forward to doing in Seattle in October.
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   Parking: Secured, covered self-and/or valet parking is available at the hotel, with daily prices starting at $27.00 (plus applicable taxes). 

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2017 Conference Exhibitors

This year's conference will feature over 20 Exhibitors showcasing their products and services to help you improve your scholarship program. Don't miss the opportunity to network with our 2017 Exhibitors and attend demonstrations of their innovative tools and resources. This year's Exhibitors will be presenting various scholarship management software products, financial solution tools, college success and retention services, and online application management tools, to name a few. See a full list of our exhibitors here.

2017 NSPA Conference Sponsors

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