10 Things to Do in Seattle While You’re Here for =LIFT(Social, 2015) ConferenceLucy HitzBlogger ExtraordinaireSimply Measured
On October 22nd, Simply Measured is hosting our first annual conference =LIFT(Social,2015) dedicated to social media excellence in Seattle, Washington.
We have speakers from Microsoft, TechCrunch, Twitter, Alaska Airlines, Nordstrom, and many other high-caliber organizations. We’re offering highly practical lessons to help you hit goals when you get back to the office. At =LIFT(Social,2015), you’ll learn more about:
Building and executing successful social media campaigns
Keeping an eye on your competitors
Benchmarking data on activities and results
Designing a world-class social team
It is impossible to describe how excited I am, so I won’t even try. Get your conference pass while there’s still time…and start filling your calendar up with some of our favorite things to do while you’re here in the Emerald City for =LIFT(Social, 2015).
We know it sounds like a tourist trap, but Pike Place still features some of the yummiest treats around, from exotically-flavored pastas to fish flying through the air.
It’s definitely worth a visit, even from a local’s standpoint. Pro tip(s): Buy a reasonably priced, super gorgeous bouquet of flowers, and make sure you indulge in as many free samples as possible.
5. Check Out the Experience Music Project
Don’t miss the Frank O. Gehry-designed Experience Music Project. Aside from the unique monumentality of the space itself, right now the EMP is hosting exhibits about Jimi Hendrix, science fiction, indie video games, Nirvana, and the Seattle Seahawks, among many others.
6. Take in the View
Check out the Sky View Observatory perched atop Columbia Center. It’s the highest public observatory on the West Coast, with 360 degree views of Mt. Rainier, Elliott Bay, the Olympic Mountains, and the Space Needle.
7. See a Seattle Sports Game
While the Seahawks have a bye week, the Sounders play on their home turf on Sunday, October 25. If you’re sticking around, grab a green scarf and cheer ’em on!
8. Go Wine Tasting
The closest vineyards to Seattle are in Woodinville, which is about 30 minutes outside of the city, depending on traffic. Featuring a plethora of well-known wineries like Chateau St. Michelle, Woodinville is a relaxing way to spend an afternoon, evening, or entire day. Be sure to grab a bite at The Commons for out-of-this-world comfort food and booze-infused milkshakes (!) if you’re in the neighborhood.
10. Star in the Simply Measured Instagram Photo Booth
Yes, that’s right, our big party on October 22 will feature an Instagram photo booth. My dreams are coming true. If you don’t think this is just as worth visiting as the Space Needle, I don’t think we can be friends.
But, seriously, my social marketers: get your conference pass now if you haven’t already, and come and see all that Seattle has to offer. It’s a 2-for-1 deal you shouldn’t miss.
I’m the Content Marketing Manager here at Simply Measured. I manage our blog, produce longform content, head our co-marketing initiatives, and host the Simply Social podcast, among a few other things. I love yoga, The X-Files, peaty scotch, hiking, and poetry. If I were a social media channel, I’d want to be Instagram, but I think I’m Twitter.
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