Networking and Social Activities

Networking and Social Activities

One of the biggest benefits of the conference is the networking. Take advantage of the time you’re around so many like-minded professionals and set a goal for yourself to meet a few new people. Here are some tips:

• Find out who is attending the conference before you get there. See who’s posting about attending the summit on LinkedIn, follow the Summit account on Twitter, and review the list of speakers on the conference app.
• Figure out which companies will have people attending the conference – either as speakers, attendees, or exhibitors in the Expo Hall. If you see a job post for one of these companies that you’d like to know more about, you can talk to some of their employees at the event.
• Make a list of a few people you would like to meet and write down some questions for them. You may be able to connect with them on the conference app and see if they’ll grab a cup of coffee with you or meet up at one of the social events.

Here’s a list of the official Summit functions where you can meet people face-to-face:


Welcome Reception, Friday, 15 May, immediately following the Cornerstone General Session. This reception is your first opportunity to meet exhibitors and enjoy some light refreshments.

First-Time Attendees Continental Breakfast, Saturday, 16 May, at 7:15 AM: Meet other first-time attendees, learn about all the Summit has to offer, and meet people who can help you find what you need.

STC Annual Business Meeting, Saturday, 16 May, at 5:00 PM: Witness the passing of the gavel and installation of the new board of directors.

Honors Event, Sunday, 17 May, at 5:00 PM: Celebrate STC’s top award winners. Substantial hors d’oeuvres will be served and a cash bar will be available.


Social and Fun Stuff

Are you planning to arrive a day early, or extend your stay? The Visit Bellevue convention and visitors bureau has created a microsite for STC Summit attendees. On this site you’ll find information about tours, attractions, adventures, transportation, and much more to enhance your trip to Bellevue.

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Visit the Bellevue microsite: http://www.visitbellevuewashington.com/meetings/welcome-stc20/

DINNER WITH FRIENDS- Saturday, 16 May

Dinner with Friends is an opportunity to have dinner with a small group of people you may or may not know. Below is a list of restaurants where the Puget Sound Chapter has made reservations. Select a restaurant and click on the link to reserve a seat. Everyone is responsible to pay for their own meal and beverages. This is a great way to meet new people. This event starts after the Annual Business Meeting.

Maggiano’s Little Italy: This restaurant is just across the street from the Hyatt Regency. They offer classic pasta, specialty pastas, and other homestyle Italian dishes. For a idea of costs please see their Menu. Reserve your seat at this dinner here.

Carmine’s Bellevue: Carmine’s Bellevue is a short 5 minute walk from the Hyatt Regency, and is located in Bellevue’s historic Old Bellevue neighborhood, nestled against Bellevue Park. With a rustic, timeless interior, Carmine’s provides patrons an escape from the increasingly urbanized way of life. For an idea of costs please see their Menu.
Reserve your seat at this dinner here.

Daniel’s Broiler: Located on the 21st floor of the Bank of America building (connected to the Hyatt Regency Bellevue), enjoy stunning views of the Olympic Mountains, downtown Bellevue, and the Seattle skyline while enjoying USDA Prime Steaks—the top two percent of all graded beef in the nation—as well as other traditional steakhouse favorites, seafood, and a selection of high-end spirits from our Prime 21 Spirits Lounge. For an idea of costs please see their Menu.
Reserve your seat at this dinner here.

Fogo De Chao Brazilian Steakhouse: This leading Brazilian steakhouse, or churrascaria, has specialized in fire-roasting high-quality meats since 1979 utilizing the centuries-old Southern Brazilian cooking technique of churrasco. Fogo offers guests a wide variety of simply seasoned meats, that are carefully fire-roasted to expose their natural flavors, including the house specialty picanha sirloin, filet mignon, ribeye, and lamb chops to name a few. This restaurant is a comfortable 5 minute walk from the Hyatt. For an idea of costs please see their Menu.
Reserve your seat at this dinner here.

McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood and Steaks: This restaurant is across the street from the Hyatt. You will experience culinary excellence at its best. The menus reflect seafood from the Pacific Rim, Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico. We also source products from local ranches, farms and wineries to showcase regionally inspired dishes. For an idea of costs see their Menu.
Reserve your seat at this dinner here.

Pearl: Located in the heart of Bellevue’s Lincoln Square North, just two blocks from the Hyatt. Pearl Seafood & Oyster Bar, is independently owned, and features a Northwest seafood menu focused on fresh, seasonal and local ingredients. Restaurant veterans, Bradley Dickinson and Mikel Rogers, bring their native Northwest perspectives and warmth to Pearl. Pearl has received the Wine Spectator Award for 9 consecutive years. For an idea of costs see their Menu.
Reserve your seat at this dinner here.

John Howie Steak: Experience the Northwest’s premier dining experience at our Bellevue steakhouse restaurant and wine bar. Comfortable surroundings, prime custom-aged steaks, side dishes that define culinary excellence and an award-winning wine list featuring bottles from near and far. All presented with an unmatched level of service and attention to detail. These are the hallmarks of John Howie Steak, a premier Bellevue steakhouse and wine bar. This restaurant is a 15 minute walk, or very short cab ride from the Hyatt. For an idea of costs see their Menu.
Reserve your seat at this dinner here.

El Gaucho Bellevue: Our menu features fresh seafood selections and 28-day dry-aged Niman Ranch All-Natural Prime Certified Angus Beef. Steaks and chops are prepared on our one-of-a-kind charcoal grill in our open exhibition style kitchen. Our commitment is to sourcing the finest ingredients – and we proudly source the best products in the world. Not all menu items are listed on our website—we also offer daily fresh specials as well as vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. This restaurant is a 15 minute walk, or very short cab ride from the Hyatt. For an idea of costs see their Menu.
Reserve your seat at this dinner here.

More restaurants will be added soon!