Association for Managers of Innovation (AMI)
October 4 - 5 - 6, 2017
Meeting Theme: Activating Networks to Solve Tough Challenges
hosted by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Microsoft
Seattle, WA

3 Steps to attend the meeting:

1. Register 
The registration deadline is September 1, 2017. Go to the registration page, fill in your information, and submit.

2. Pay Your Meeting Fees - Go to the payment page to remit for the meeting and the workshop.

     A.)  AMI Meeting participant rate is $925 US, which includes facility space, hospitality suite for two nights, Wednesday reception, lunches and breaks on Thursday and Friday, presenter fees and honoraria, as well as other administrative expenses.

     B.)  Consider attending the optional Wednesday afternoon workshop. The workshop fee is an additional $150. 

3. Reserve Your Accommodations
Attendees are responsible for arranging & paying for lodging.

Guests will be housed at the Pan Pacific Hotel, a contemporary boutique four star hotel located in downtown Seattle minutes away from the city's key attractions. The room rate is $232 per night (single/double). Register by September 1 to ensure your spot!

Make your reservation by calling the Pan Pacific at 206-264-8111 and mention the group code - AMI Group Fall 2017 Meeting.  

All reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card. Cancellation of room must be received by 4:00pm the day prior to arrival to avoid a penalty fee of one night room and tax. 



AMI member, Chris Ernst, is our meeting host while we are at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. We will be onsite at the foundation headquarters for the Wednesday opening reception and on Friday. Completed in 2011, the innovative campus was built in the heart of Seattle with a design that serves the staff and community and the best solutions were also the greenest. This campus demonstrates how large-scale sustainable architecture can be delivered at the highest level. The almost 640,000 SF building is the largest non-profit LEED-NC Platinum building in the world.



On Thursday, we will be hosted by Matt Calman, AMI Board Member, at the Microsoft Campus in Redmond, WA. Matt and his team have arranged for us to be in the Building 20 space which was recently remodeled to meet the needs of incoming designers, businesses, and developers to gather for workshops, hackathons or just work space. Check out this video of the space. Stay tuned... 
Wednesday, October 4
Pan Pacific Hotel and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Pre-meeting Workshop (1:00-4:00pm) - Experiential Session in partnership with MOHAI (Museum of History and Industry).
  • Newcomers Orientation (4:30-5:45pmfor first time AMI attendees at the Pan Pacific Hotel, Gateway Room.
  • Welcome Reception and Introductions (6:30pm-9:00pm) Gates Foundation, Whidbey and Camano Island Rooms .
  • The Hospitality Suite will be open (9:00pm-11:30pm) for AMI attendees and their guests in the Pan Pacific Hotel Cascade Room.

Thursday, October 5
Microsoft Campus
  • AMI Beg, Brag, What If (BBWI) sessions are featured throughout the day (8:30am-4:00pm)
  • Positive Turbulence Presenter - Chantrelle Nielsen, Director Research & Strategy, Microsoft
  • Happy Hour & Tours (4:00-6:30pm) Microsoft Boardwalk.
  • Thursday Evening Dinner Groups (on your own)
  • The Hospitality Suite will be open (9:00pm-11:30pm) for AMI attendees and their guests in the Pan Pacific Hotel Cascade Room.

Friday, October 6
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • AMI Beg, Brag, What If (BBWI) sessions are featured throughout the morning (8:30am start)
  • Positive Turbulence Presenter - Leonard Garfield, Executive Director, MOHAI
  • Meeting concludes with a Newcomer’s Fishbowl experience followed by lunch
  • 1:30pm meeting closing