Plan a Conference with Get Lit!

Get Your Conference Lit!

Say goodbye to the conventional convention. Consider partnering with the Get Lit! Festival by holding your spring conference in Spokane during the third week of April to coincide with the festival. By arranging to invite specific authors or speakers as part of the week's events, we can expand our festival offerings in ways that will interest your conference attendees. This partnership opportunity is not just for book- or writing-related organizations. Every year we invite nonfiction authors to the festival to talk on the subjects about which they write. We are thus able to partner with conferences that focus on a wide range of areas including business, health, the environment, and so on.

In 2009, for example, the Washington Library Association combined efforts with Get Lit! Programs to bring Jane Smiley as a headlining author. Conference participants received discounts on tickets and had the option of turning business into pleasure by extending their stay over the weekend so that they could join in on panel discussions, workshops, and readings. As you will discover, the energy surrounding our week-long celebration of reading and writing is both refreshing and contagious.

Spokane offers a metropolitan environment nestled close to stunning mountain scenery. With its award-winning venues, along with service that is both friendly and affordable, Spokane is the ideal setting for a conference. The second largest city in Washington State, and the largest between Seattle and Minneapolis, Spokane is home to over 200,000 residents, with a metropolitan population of more than half a million. The city is the medical, educational, and entertainment hub of the Inland Northwest and boasts a myriad of cultural and recreational opportunities.

The Spokane Regional Convention and Visitor's Bureau will help you every step of the way, from selecting and booking hotel accommodations and meeting spaces to organizing the details of your conference. Contact them at 1-800-662-0084. Or call Melissa Huggins at 509.359.6977.

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