Deconstruct - Seattle, WA - Mon & Tue, May 21-22 2018


What time should I be at the venue?

See this page for schedule and other on-site details.

Will you record the talks and post them somewhere?

Yes! They'll show up on this site eventually.

Can I volunteer?

Sorry, we've got all the help we need!

We want to sponsor your conference!

Too bad!


Can I get a refund?

No refunds. Sorry!

Can I transfer my ticket?

Yes! Just log in and click "Transfer" when viewing your registration. This will update the registration email, but will not update the registered name and badge text. Please remind the person receiving the ticket to update those! They can do that by logging in and clicking on the "Change" link at the bottom of the page. Note that last-minute transfers may have badges with the original name, since we have a hard cut-off date for badge printing.

I registered, but can't make it. Can I defer my ticket until next year?

No, sorry. You can transfer your ticket to someone else, though!


Where is the conference?

McCaw Hall, located at 321 Mercer St., Seattle, WA 98109.

Is there an outlet at my seat?

No, sorry!

Are there gender-neutral facilities?

Yes! Our venue has several restrooms, and we'll dedicate at least one to be gender-neutral, with its location announced during opening remarks.

Is the venue ADA-friendly?

Yes! If you're worried about specific accessibility issues, please contact us and we'll make sure that everything goes smoothly.

Will there be closed-captioning?

Yes! We've hired a real-time captioner. Captions will be streamed over the web, so you'll need an Internet-connected device to view them.

Does the venue have luggage or coat-check?


Travel / Accommodation

How do I get from the airport to Seattle? Do I need a rental car?

No rental car necessary. Seattle has Uber, Lyft and taxis that go downtown. You can also take public transportation.

Where can I park?

McCaw's parking website has the most up-to-date parking info.

What hotels are nearby?

Here are the closest options. We're on the edge of downtown Seattle so there are many walkable hotels, including most major hotel chains.

Are breakfast or lunch provided?

There will be snacks, but not a full breakfast. For lunch, we'll set you loose on Seattle with a generous break to chat with other attendees.

When should I arrive in Seattle?

At latest, arriving on Sunday ensures you are ready when the show begins Monday morning. We've looked into venues for possible pre-hangouts on Sunday night, but nothing is finalized yet.

If you come for the weekend, weather should be in the 60s and mostly dry (definitely no heavy rain). Seattle has famous mountains that you can drive to, and parks with great views of the city (1, 2) that you can bus to.

If you want to stay inside with a bunch of old computers (and who doesn't, honestly), you might like the Living Computer: Museum & Labs. It's a "utilitarian museum featuring fully functioning vintage computers cataloguing the industry's history." (15-minute cab ride, 40-minute bus ride, or 1-hour walk from McCaw Hall; less from downtown.)