Design Leadership Days, September 18–20, 2019
Fremont Foundry, 154 North 35th St., Seattle, WA 98103

Pure Inspiration Awaits

This September, we’re off to Fremont Foundry, an unconventional creative space nestled within Seattle’s historic Fremont neighborhood. Opened in 1981 as a hub for Fremont's artist community, the building has played a special part in Seattle's art-focused counterculture for decades. Some of Seattle's most famous (and infamous) statues were brought to life here, including Daryl Smith’s Jimi Hendrix statue and Fremont's controversial Vladimir Lenin statue.

Wander about and explore the origins of a working foundry, as you form new ideas and solutions together with peers. Outside on the rooftop terrace, enjoy sweeping views of North Seattle while discussing challenges and vetting ideas. We’re also bringing in a few of the city’s best food trucks on both days so you can experience an eclectic taste of Seattle.


“As we grow into our roles managing and leading people, projects and programs, we find ourselves giving a lot of feedback to our teams, but not getting much insight into how we might improve our own performance…Despite the different industries and range of experience, we share a remarkably similar set of challenges. Stepping away from my day-to-day and getting a chance to interact with other design leaders was inspiring.”

— Margaret Lee, Director, UX Community & Culture at Google

Make Plans to Join Us

Get ready for a fun evening social together, plus two full days of inspiration, networking and solution-sharing. And continue the energy and friendships as you head home! View the agenda.

Plan to be in Seattle on Wednesday, September 18 to join us for our Welcome Reception and icebreaker evening which begins at 6:00 PM. We’ll wrap up our time together on Friday, September 20 at 5:00 PM. Head home when you’re ready, or stay an extra few days.

Preferred Hotel: W Seattle

1112 4th Avenue Seattle, Washington 98101

Located in downtown Seattle near the Fremont Foundry, W Seattle offers great accommodations to unwind, grab a bite or hang out with fellow attendees. There is a hotel room block at W Seattle with limited availability.

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Location images via Fremont Foundry