Saturday, July 16, 2011 to Tuesday, July 19, 2011Seattle, Washington
Summer Council attendance is limited to current presidents and chancellors of member institutions, family members and guests. Spouses/partners will join presidents and chancellors for major sessions but also have an opportunity to discuss their shared interests and roles.
Special programs offered in conjunction with the 2011 Summer Council require separate registration:
Do you wonder when to consult your legal counsel and how to assess their advice? In what circumstances, if any, should they have the last word? How can they be helpful during times of crisis or fallout from severe budget cuts? An attorney with long experience in advising university presidents will offer suggestions to improve your partnership with your legal counsel. Organized by AASCU Senior Fellow Richard Rafes.
Participants are encouraged to submit advance questions, issues or scenarios so the workshop can be tailored to your needs. Send material to Chris Bitting at firstname.lastname@example.org
Rebecca CostaAuthor of The Watchman's Rattle: Thinking Our Way Out of ExtinctionRebecca Costa will address the Summer Council theme of innovation through leadership from the perspective of a sociobiologist who studies emerging trends in relation to human evolution, global markets and new technologies. Following her presentation she will join interested participants for discussion of her book, which was been named the Best Science/Philosophy Book of 2010 and one of the Best "Green" Books of the past year. (See www.rebeccacosta.com)
Gil KerlikowskeDirector, White House Office of Drug Control PolicyGil Kerlikowske will join the Summer Council session on building healthy campuses to share the information and strategies his office is developing on ways to address student alcohol and drug use. He has served in his White House role since early 2009, after serving for several years as Seattle's chief of police
Jim LeachChairman, National Endowment for the HumanitiesJim Leach will lead our discussion on ways university leaders can help to build civility and tolerance on their campuses and in their communities. Civility in discourse has been a major theme of Mr. Leach’s tenure at NEH and the focus of his nationwide “civility tour” last year. Before to his appointment to lead the Endowment, he represented Southeast Iowa in the U.S. House of Representatives for 30 years.
*Spouses/partners of presidents and chancellors appointed to their first presidency within the last two years
Join other new presidential spouses/partners for an interactive and engaging session designed to help you "walk the tightrope" and balance the various facets of your new role. Utilizing a cadre of experienced individuals as facilitators and a myriad of formats, key topics that will be covered include finding a niche, negotiating political involvement and determining where the family fits.
Afternoon Roundtable Discussions
Presidents and chancellors will lead small group roundtables on Saturday, Sunday and Monday afternoons. They will be organized around the following topics:
Summer Council Meeting Registration Fee - $595
All presidents/chancellors and former presidents/chancellors must register and pay a registration fee, even if contributing to the program. There is no meeting registration fee for accompanying spouses/partners or guests, however, all attendees at the Summer Council must register individually, even if they are not attending any of the optional activities.
Summer Council attendance is limited to current presidents and chancellors of member institutions, their family members and guests.
Special Programs offered in conjunction with the 2011 Summer Council require separate registration:
Marriott Seattle Waterfront2100 Alaskan WaySeattle, Washington 98121Room RatesRoom rates are $199 per night, single/double occupancy (plus applicable tax, currently 15.6%).Phone 1-800-455-8254 and request the group rate for group code “AUNAUNA.”Hotel Reservation Deadline: Thursday, June 23, 2011.After this date, if rooms are available they will be at a higher rate.Reservations cancelled by 6 p.m. the day of arrival will be refunded deposits.Check-in/outCheck-in is 4 p.m.Checkout is 12 noon.Reserve OnlineClick here for online reservation.If you have trouble with the above link, please use the following instructions for online reservations (you must follow these directions to receive the $199 group rate):
Seattle/Tacoma (Sea-Tac) Airport is served by 30 airlines with nonstop flights serving 71 domestic cities. Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is about a 20 minute drive, or 15 miles, to the Marriott Seattle Waterfront. Average estimated taxi cost is $38 one way.
Shuttle Express offers one-way and round trip options for getting to and from Sea-Tac Airport. A round trip costs $54. Please be advised that each guest is allowed two bags, and there are additional charges for extra bags. Reservations are encouraged and can be made by visiting: http://shuttleexpress.com/
Call Hertz Meeting Sales Desk at 1-800-654-2240 and use the Hertz CV#011B0074. Discounted rates are from July 13 through July 22, subject to car availability. Participating locations may have airport fees, surcharges, motor vehicle fees related to car rental, which are separate charges from tax. Standard rental conditions and qualifications apply. Advanced reservations are recommended.Reservations can also be made online
Women presidents participating in Friday’s Women Presidents’ Program arrive by Thursday, July 14.Chancellors/presidents participating in Saturday’s Workshop on Avoiding Legal Entanglements arrive by Friday, July 15.
Others arrive according to their interests or program obligations, with everyone at the meeting by Saturday’s 4:30 p.m. Opening Session. Departures are Tuesday, July 19.
Welcome DinnerAdults: $65Youth under 16: $30
Join colleagues for an evening of fellowship while enjoying a buffet inspired by the bountiful Pacific Northwest. (Menu includes Alaskan Halibut)
Farewell Dinner in the Sky at the Space NeedleAdults: $99Youth under 16: $30
Seattle Center, the park-like setting created for the 1962 World's Fair, is home to Seattle's most famous landmark, the Space Needle. The tower stands 605 feet tall and boasts fabulous views of Puget Sound, Mount Rainier, the Cascade and Olympic mountain ranges as well as the beautiful Emerald City. We will dine at the 100-foot level and have access to the Space Needle's Observation Deck to enjoy the view where sea, sky and mountains meet. (Menu includes Smoked King Salmon)
Seattle City Highlights Tour1:45 – 4 p.m.$43 per person
We will travel by motorcoach to see the city's famous landmarks while guides talk about Seattle's history and culture and share insider tips on special shopping, neighborhoods and sightseeing areas. We will learn about historic Pioneer Square, Seattle's oldest residential area and the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, commonly called the Ballard Locks. Here, we will watch as the locks guide boats between the saltwater of the Puget Sound and the freshwater of the Ship Canal connecting to Lake Union and Lake Washington. Aside from the botanical garden, a highlight of this stop is the fish ladder, built to allow salmon to pass between fresh and saltwater. Glass panels make it possible to view the fish as they navigate their way through the ladder, adjusting to different levels of salt each step of the way.
Walking Tour of Pike Place Market1:30 – 4:30 p.m.$46 per person
On this walking tour, we will taste our way through Seattle's most
celebrated culinary landmark, the Pike Place Market. Established in
1907, Pike Place Market is the oldest continually-operating farmers'
market in the United States and features 600 businesses where local
farmers and merchants offer a diverse array of products. This nine-acre
historic district is a vital part of Seattle's social and economic
For listening comfort on this
behind-the-scenes tour, we will use a personal audio device that
provides crystal clear narration from the guide, so we can hear while
immersed in the lively hustle and bustle of Pike Place Market.
Lake Outing3 – 6 p.m.$73 per person
Enjoy an afternoon on the water on this two-hour cruise of Lake Union and Lake Washington. View majestic Mt. Rainer and the unique inner-city shoreline, learn about the city of Seattle while glimpsing stunning estates of Seattle's rich and famous. Lake Union, a favorite of kayakers, boasts Seattle's historic houseboat community (including the houseboat from the film Sleepless in Seattle). Cruise into Lake Washington, past the University of Washington's Husky Stadium, by Seattle's famous floating bridge while glimpsing million-dollar mansions.
Woodinville Winery Tour1:45 – 5 p.m.$66 per person
With the perfect climate for wine, ideal growing conditions, quality wines, business innovation and social responsibility, Washington State is a premium wine producing region. Nestled in the Sammamish River Valley, Woodinville is a small community that has become a haven for fine winemakers. Washington State's oldest and most acclaimed winery, Chateau Ste. Michelle, is located on 87 acres of historic, chateau and arboretum-like grounds. Known for its highly acclaimed Chardonnay, Riesling, Merlot and Cabernet, Chateau Ste. Michelle receives some of the highest accolades in the industry.
The wine excursion continues at nearby Januik Winery for a Columbia Valley wine tasting. The rhythm and geometries of this brand-new winery's agricultural landscape, along with the craft, technology and patterns of wine production they use, shape the architecture and landscape of the property. Extremely sleek and contemporary, Januik is family-owned and uses an artisan approach to winemaking.
Excursion to Boeing (includes boxed lunch)11 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.$107 per person
Seattle is a major aeronautical hub and the home of The Boeing Company, one of the greatest aviation dynasties in the world. The Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour is the only public tour of a commercial jet assembly plant in North America.
Inside Boeing's 73,000-square-foot, high-tech Future of Flight Aviation Center, explore interactive exhibits and displays. See the future of powered, winged flight, digitally design and test a jet, touch the high-tech ìskinî of the new Boeing 787 and ìflyî the XJ5 Flight Simulator at supersonic speeds. Watch the world's largest jets be assembled in the world's largest building at the Boeing Assembly Plant (the main assembly building is as large as 75 NFL football fields). Witness how these modern marvels of flight are transformed from parts made around the globe into some of the most famous airplanes in the world. Leave with an appreciation for commercial jet aviation and production, as well as awareness of the influence that air travel will have globally throughout the 21st century.
NOTE: For security reasons, no photographic equipment, cell phones, backpacks, purses, or carry-on items of any kind are allowed on the Boeing Assembly Plant tour. Guests need to be at least 48î tall to participate in the Plant Tour.
Seattle’s two cruise terminals offer a wide variety of cruise options to Alaska and the Pacific Northwest. Make your plans early for these popular cruises in the busy summer season. Consult www.portseattle.org or consult your travel agent.2011 Cruise ScheduleDownload schedule in pdfPlease schedule your trip to avoid the Summer Council sessions.
Located at the north end of Seattle’s waterfront on historic Smith Cove, Pier 91 can host two cruise ships at a time and is one of the only facilities with two electrical plug-ins that eliminate all ship air emissions.
CarnivalCarnival Spirit7-day AlaskaSapphire Princess7-day Alaska
Princess CruisesGolden Princess7-day Alaska
Royal Caribbean InternationalRhapsody of the Seas7-day AlaskaOosterdam 7-day AlaskaWesterdam7-day Alaska
Holland American Line Amsterdam14-day Alaska
The Bell Street Pier Cruise Terminal is located at Seattle’s downtown waterfront with two cruise lines offering weekly sails to Alaska.
Celebrity X CruisesCelebrity Infinity7-day AlaskaNorwegian Star7-day Alaska
Norwegian Cruise LineNorwegian Pearl 7-day Alaska
Refunds for Optional Activities and Meal Functions