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AORE and AEE visited Spokane, WA in February to plan for the 2019 annual conference. Here, we share our top trip takeaways.

The AORE team descended upon Spokane, WA on February 4 - 6, 2019 to meet with our AEE partner and conduct a site visit of the hotel and convention center that will serve as the hub of the annual conference this year. We also took time to explore the city and surrounding beauty of the Pacific Northwest landscape, all in an effort to bring AORE and AEE members the most comprehensive information possible as they plan for their own experience with us when we convene this November. From the Inland Northwest Ale Trail, creative cuisine, and a dynamic arts scene to endless opportunities for exploring nature and getting outdoors, including access to the 37-mile Centennial Trail and the second largest urban waterfall in the USA. As if that wasn't enough, Spokane is also the home of a garbage-eating goat, the uniquely interactive public art installation created for the environmentally themed 1974 World's Fair that has been keeping Spokane clean for nearly 40 years. Here's a short video that showcases what the city has to offer attendees when they visit this fall.

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In the weeks ahead, we will be highlighting some of the personal reflections and recommendations of the AORE and AEE team members that went on the site visit. We hope that our collective insights will help you get ready to make your own memories in Spokane! And then, head to AORE's website to register for the annual conference and book your stay at the Davenport Grand

Don't hesitate to reach out to us if you have specific questions about anything we share along the way. Remember, we are here to help YOU!

Published: 02/22/19