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Press Room

We welcome press inquiries on our facility and the events we host. Please send press-related questions to newsroom@wscc.com or call Linda Willanger, VP Administrative Services, at (206) 694-5107.

07.31.20

Washington State Convention Center Releases “Safety First Overview”

Seattle – In response to COVID-19 and in preparation for the return of in-person events, the Washington State Convention Center (WSCC) has released a Safety First Overview, which outlines the guidelines, precautionary measures, and requirements to be followed by everyone who enters WSCC

07.07.20

WASHINGTON STATE CONVENTION CENTER COMMITS TO GBAC STAR™ FACILITY ACCREDITATION PROGRAM

Seattle ­­– The Washington State Convention Center (WSCC) has announced its commitment to achieve the Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC) STAR™ accreditation on outbreak prevention, response and recovery. Recognized as the gold standard of safe venues, GBAC STAR™ provides third-party validation to ensure the implementation of rigorous protocols in response to biorisk situations.

02.05.20

SMART CITY NETWORKS ANNOUNCES SIGNIFICANT TECHNOLOGY UPGRADES FOR WSCC

Seattle - Smart City Networks, the nation’s leading provider of telecommunications services for the convention industry, has finalized a contract extension with the Washington State Convention Center (WSCC) to provide extensive technology upgrades as a part of their multi-million-dollar renova

11.11.19

Two Maine artists win $1 million public art commission for summit

Portland, Maine - Two Maine artists have landed an ambitious public art commission at a new convention center in Seattle that could be worth up to $1 million.

06.20.19

Washington State Convention Center CEO Jeffrey Blosser Receives Industry Lifetime Achievement Award

Seattle – Jeffrey Blosser, Washington State Convention Center’s President and Chief Executive Officer, has been presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM).

05.15.19

Jon Houg Named Vice President of Operations for the Washington State Convention Center

Seattle - Washington State Convention Center (WSCC) has selected Jon Houg to lead their Operations team. As Vice President of Operations, Houg will be responsible for the management and review of the daily operations which includes building operations, event services, security, and capital projects.  

08.14.18

Washington State Convention Center Summit Building Breaks Ground

The $1.7 billion project adds more than 250,000 square feet of exhibition space and provides a $93 million community benefits package

11.14.18

Washington State Convention Center Summit Building Wins First Definite Client

Designed for the future of meetings, WSCC addition fulfills demands of planners and attendees

06.06.18

Washington State Convention Center Celebrates 30 Years: A SUCCESS STORY FOR THE STATE, REGION, AND CITY OF SEATTLE

SEATTLE-The Washington State Convention Center, the largest meeting and events facility in Washington State, celebrates its 30th anniversary with a community event on Friday, June 8, 2018.