CytoData Symposium 2022

Attendee information

CytoData Symposium 2022: Travel & Accommodations

Event Location

Allen Institute
615 Westlake Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109

CytoData Symposium 2022 will be held at the Allen Institute, a 270,000-square-foot life sciences building, located at the northwest corner of Mercer St. and Westlake Ave. North in the South Lake Union neighborhood of Seattle. The building is purpose-built for life science research and facilitates our trademark team science approach amid abundant natural light and with stunning views of Seattle.

Getting to Seattle

The Seattle-Tacoma International airport is the closest airport to the Institute, about a 30-minute drive from South Lake Union. From the airport, there are many options for getting to downtown Seattle and the Institute, including Link Light Rail, taxis or Uber/Lyft app-based ride shares, or Shuttle Express. For the most up to date and comprehensive information on getting around Seattle refer to the Visit Seattle Getting Around Website. Additionally, for public transportation you can download the OneBusAway app for helpful, real time updates on arrival times. *When planning your departure from Seattle, we recommend saving your spot for TSA security to skip the long lines.

Key Dates

  • Posters deadline for abstract submission: Septebmer 15, 2022

  • Hotel booking deadline: September 16, 2022

  • Conference: October 17-20, 2022


Attendees are responsible for travel expenses to and from Seattle. The Allen Institute for Cell Science will provide food and beverages at the event. 

2022 Covid protocols 

  • Vaccines: The Allen Institute strongly recommends that participants be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccination including recommended booster doses.  You will receive a link by email to attest to your vaccine status prior to day one of the event. 

  • Masking and social distancing: All participants will be required to wear masks in all meeting rooms. Masks are strongly recommended at all other times. Practice social distancing whenever possible. 

  • In the event of an infection: If a participant develops symptoms, do not come to the Allen Institue building. Participant should remain isolated in their hotel room and contact the event organizers on site for further instructions. Please report a positive test result to ! if you develop symptoms withing 72-hours following this event and subsequently test positive for COVID-19.

Conference Hotels

The Allen Institute will provide discounted hotel rates for CytoData attendees during the event. The booking discounts expire once hotels reach capacity. Booking deadline: Friday, September 16, 2022

EVEN Hotel Seattle Downtown - $189 + tax USD/night

  • 527 Fairview Ave N - 6 minute walk east of Institute

  • Rooms available October 16-21, 2022

  • Parking: $20 USD/night

  • Book directly on or call 1-206-596-2302 and reference Allen Institute CytoData Symposium

Pan Pacific - 15% off best available rate

  • 2125 Terry Ave - 13 minute walk south of Institute

  • Rooms available October 16-21, 2022

  • Book directly on or call 206-264-8111 and reference Allen Institute CytoData Symposium

Courtyard Seattle Downtown/Lake Union - $190 + tax USD/night

  • 925 Westlake Ave N - 5 minute walk north of Institute

  • Rooms available October 16-21, 2022

  • Book directly on the or call 1-800-321-2211 and reference Allen Institute CytoData Symposium

Attractions and Things to Do in Seattle, WA

  • Space Needle / Chihuly Garden and Glass: The Needle recently underwent a $100M renovation and is worth a look. Dale Chihuly's namesake glass art museum next door is also impressive. Tickets to both can be bundled for a discount.

  • Museum of Pop Culture: Catch the latest exhibit at this unique museum dedicated to music, science fiction, and pop culture. Take a ride on the Seattle Center Monorail to get a closer look at the Frank Gehry-designed building.

  • Pike Place Market: The heart and soul of Seattle, complete with flying fish, fresh produce and beautiful bouquets of flowers, only a 30 minute walk from the Institute in downtown Seattle.

  • Kayak or paddleboard on Lake Union: Soak in skyline views, watch seaplanes take off and land and paddle past Seattle’s famous floating homes. Rentals available at Northwest Outdoor Center on Westlake Ave (20 min walk) or Moss Bay on Fairview Ave (12 min walk).

  • Places to eat near the Institute: The best restaurants in South Lake Union right now and more.

  • Food trucks: King County has over 400 food trucks. Many of these food trucks frequently visit the South Lake Union neighborhood. See what food trucks are open near you using this tracking website