For spouses and partners who want a little time away from the conference
we offer some amazing activities.

Glass Blowing Studio and Chocolate Factory Experience

Seattle has become world famous as the center of the craft glass art movement. You will learn about glass art and view live glassblowing at Seattle Glassblowing Studio, a state-of-the-art facility located in downtown Seattle.

You can also choose to create your own work of glass art! Professional glassblowers will lead you in a customized hands-on workshop where you will create your own one-of-a-kind glass art piece including an ornament, float, bowl or cup. This experience captures the spirit of glassblowing and you will walk away with a love and appreciation for this unique form of art.

Next, travel to Theo Chocolate and learn all about how they craft chocolate from bean to bar. During this hour-long interactive experience, discover the origins of cacao and see how Theo crafts its chocolate from scratch. This inside view of the factory wouldn’t be complete without tasting a wide range of treats, from Theo’s nationwide bestsellers to hand-crafted confections.

Note: Casual, non-flammable, cotton clothes and sunglasses are required.

Tour Details

LOCATION

Seattle Glassblowing &
Theo Chocolate

DATE/TIME

Monday, October 3, 2022

Time: 8:45am – 2:00pm

FEE

Option 1: includes blowing your own glass at Seattle Glassblowing Studio – $250US

Option 2: observation only at Seattle Glassblowing Studio – $125US

Starbucks Reserve Roastery and MoPOP Tour

Seattle and Starbucks are almost synonymous. Experience an in-depth look at the unique Seattle Roastery and learn about the Starbucks Reserve® Brand through a private tour. This tour takes you on a coffee journey from farm to cup and presents you with up-close views of the incredible roasting process. In addition, a Starbucks Coffee Master will lead you through a tasting journey paired Seattle’s famous Fran’s Chocolates.

Next travel to MoPOP, home to the world’s most immersive pop culture collections, showcasing iconic artifacts from TV, music, science fiction, and much more. Admission includes an astounding 10 exhibitions including: Contact High: A Visual History of Hip-Hop, Hendrix: Wild Blue Angel, Nirvana: Taking Punk to the Masses, Infinite Worlds of Science-Fiction, Fantasy: Worlds of Myth and Magic, Scared-to-Death: The Thrill of Horror Film, Guitar Gallery, Pearl Jam: Home & Away, Indie Game Revolution, MoPOP Matinee Takeover films, and Science-Fiction + Fantasy Hall of Fame.

Tour Details

LOCATION

Starbucks Reserve Roastery and
MoPOP

DATE/TIME

October 4, 2022

Time: 9:00am – 12:30pm

FEE

$100US