State of Downtown

Cities at the Center

Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018

Coffee & Networking / 6:45-7:30 a.m.
Breakfast Program / 7:30-9 a.m.

The Westin Seattle
1900 Fifth Ave.

Ticket Prices

    Open Seating
    DSA members: $115
    Reserved for 10

At our signature annual event, DSA President and CEO Jon Scholes will offer analysis of the economic trends shaping downtown and share insights on what the future holds for our city.

Keynote speaker Bruce Katz, Brookings Institution Centennial Scholar, believes cities have the power to drive policy and create solutions for national challenges through innovation, public-private partnerships and inclusion. His latest book, The New Localism: How Cities Can Thrive in the Age of Populism, examines cities that are on the leading edge of this movement.

In addition to a morning of networking and thought-provoking presentations, guests will receive a complimentary copy of our State of Downtown Economic Report, including our annual development guide.


If you are a DSA member and need assistance with registration, please contact Joya Marsh, DSA Senior Specialist of Member Relations, at or 206.613.3245.

If you are not a member and need assistance, please contact Carolyn Tow, DSA Senior Manager of Member Relations, at or 206.613.3205.


Event Cancellation Policy

We understand sometimes calendar disruptions are unavoidable. If you have to cancel your reservation, we can give you a full refund until 5 p.m. on Feb. 6, 2018. After that, we cannot provide refunds or credits. We appreciate your understanding. For more information, contact Joya at 206.613.3245 or

Special thanks to the following sponsors


Lane Powell


Alaska Airlines logo


R.C. Hedreen Co. logo
Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt
Seattle Children's Research Institute logo
Talon Private Capital logo


 Foster Pepper PLLC
Lease Crutcher Lewis
McCullough Hill Leary
Metzler Real Estate
Seneca Group
Urban Renaissance Group
Washington Holdings