Emerald City Blues

Join us at the spectacular SEATTLE AQUARIUM
for an unforgettable evening under the blue in the Emerald City!
Emerald City Blues
Sunday, January 31, 2016
7:30 to 10:30 p.m.
Seattle Aquarium
1483 Alaskan Way, Pier 59
Seattle, WA  98101



Cocktail Attire: Your finest emeralds and aquas.


Attention NACE Evolve Leadership Conference attendees:

This off-premise event will be included with your conference package, so no need to register separately. Two complimentary drink tickets are included, and a no-host bar will be available beyond that. 

Click Here to Register Now!

Emerald City Blues
The Greater Seattle Chapter of NACE is excited to bring you Emerald City Blues at the Seattle Aquarium. With wedding shows winding down and the holidays behind us, get ready to kick up your heels and blow off some steam as we welcome the NACE Evolve Leadership Conference to Seattle. Join us for this amazing opportunity to network and celebrate with top NACE leaders from around the country, and help us showcase the best of the Pacific Northwest. You’ll have a chance to see, touch and explore the sea life of the Puget Sound tide pools and inland sea in the ‘Life on the Edge’ exhibit, while sipping and noshing on a variety of local flavors. See the party evolve as we flow into the ‘Window on Washington Waters’ and enjoy live music to finish the night off.
This will be a unique experience you won’t want to miss! Wear your emeralds and aquas, and come show your Pacific Northwest pride at this elegant, one-of-a-kind Seattle event industry celebration!



Our Venue



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The region’s premier resource for hands-on marine experiences and conservation education, the Seattle Aquarium offers fun, exciting ways to discover more about the amazing Puget Sound and our world’s one big ocean. Join us in our mission: Inspiring Conservation of Our Marine Environment.


The Seattle Aquarium is the ninth largest aquarium in the U.S. by attendance and among the top five paid visitor attractions in the Puget Sound region. Since our opening, we’ve hosted over 22 million visitors and provided marine conservation education to over 1.6 million school children. We’re proud to be accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

 Our Caterer

Tasting Table

Prosciutto & Assorted Salamis
Honey Roasted Figs, Gorgonzola & Marinated Mozzarella
 Red Pepper-Pinenut Relish, Flat Breads & Sliced Rustic Breads
Northwest Salmon Sampler
 Smoked, Pickled, Cured Salmon with Capers, Red Onion, Crème Fraiche, Shredded Beets, Chopped Egg Brioche Toast and Sliced Artisan Breads
Lettuce Wrap Station
 Crisp Butter Lettuce Cups 5 Spice Beef and Peanut Chicken Thin Sliced Cukes, Julienne Carrots, Chopped Peanuts, Fresh Cilantro with Mint, Bean Sprouts, Scallions and Mango Cucumber Salad

A variety of specialty desserts from our local event partners will be provided


Sodexo will be providing two complimentary glasses of wine or beer, additional drinks will be available for purchase. 

Parking and Directions

Enjoy complimentary Valet Parking, provided by Luxe, for up to three hours!

  • Simply pull up to Pier 56 (on the north side of the Pier at University Street) and stop at the Valet Sign.
  • Your valet in a black jacket will meet you.
  • Your car will be parked on-site during your visit to the Waterfront.
  • Visit a participating Seattle Waterfront business and obtain a Seattle Waterfront Parking Voucher.
  • When you need your car back, return to the Valet Station.
  • Hand your Seattle Waterfront Parking Voucher to your valet.
  • You’ll receive up to 3 hours of free parking.
 Early Bird Registration through January 26, 11:59PM
 $65 – NACE members, spouses, friends, etc.
 Late Registration, January 27th through January 29th at 5:00 p.m.

$75 - NACE members, spouses, friends, etc.


 **No at-door ticket sales will be available


We can’t wait to see you there!
Seattle Aquarium
 Sodexo Catering
Creative Coverings
Cort Party Rentals
Countryside Floral
British Motor Coach
 1000 Words Photo Booth
 Merry Makers
 Mobile Mavens
 Rachelle Erickson
 Cort Event Furnishings
 Emmanuel del Casal
 Adam's DJ Service
 NW Event Lighting
 Espresso Elegance
 Lobban Photography
If you would like to sponsor this event, please contact Amy Rathbone: 


Save the Date for Evolve!

Save the Date for Evolve!

Big news for our NACE friends and family!
The Greater Seattle Chapter of NACE is proud to welcome the NACE Evolve Leadership Conference to our amazing city, January 30 through February 1, 2016. NACE leaders from around the county will join forces to educate and collaborate, and work towards bringing even more resources to our membership. For more information on this exciting conference, please click HERE.
As the hosting city for NACE Evolve Leadership Conference, the Greater Seattle Chapter is putting on an amazing event for all of our industry friends on Sunday, January 31st (in lieu of having a regular chapter meeting on February 9th). This is our time to make the Pacific Northwest shine, and to recognize our local event partners on a national level. Be on the lookout for an official invitation in the coming days!
In the meanwhile, if you are interested in sponsorship opportunities to showcase your business at this extraordinary event, please contact Seattle NACE President, Amy Rathbone:
We look forward to celebrating with you, Pacific Northwest style, on January 31st!