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Impact Travel Launch: Strengthening Communities Through Sustainable Tourism

March 27 @ 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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The World Affairs Council is pleased to introduce Impact Travel of Greater Seattle on March 27. At this launch event, we will engage in conversations with three panelists who will share how their respective organizations are using the UN Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs) as a framework to tackle community and global challenges. Through education, advocacy and community-building around sustainable tourism, the ITA-GS Hub will be one of the 30 Impact Travel Alliance Hubs worldwide.

Following this event, the Impact Travel of Greater Seattle (ITA-GS) plans to develop community interest groups that unite Greater Seattle’s tourism industry (hotels, restaurants, shops, tour operators, etc.) and community leaders in support of local initiatives that strengthen communities through the UNSDGs of sustainable cities, quality education and job creation in Washington State. 


  • Katherine Cheng, Head of Global Corporate Citizenship & Community Relations, Expedia Inc.
  • Bradley Murg, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Political Science & Director of Global Development Studies School of Business, Government, and Economics, Seattle Pacific University.
  • Emilie McGlone, UN Liaison & Executive Director, Peace Boat US 

Click here for speaker biographies.

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Networking and Information Reception: 5:30pm-6:00pm

Discussion: 6:00pm-7:30pm


Parking is currently unavailable on Pier 70. 

Several public parking garages located nearby offer convenient options, space permitting.

  • Pacaar Pavilion Garage at the Olympic Sculpture Park (entrance on Broad Street at Western Avenue)
  • Olympus Parking Garage ( 38 Clay Street between Elliott Avenue & Western Avenue)

In addition, street parking may also be available in front of the pier.  

For more information on the Impact Travel Alliance, click here.


This event is sponsored by:

Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP


G.E.A.R. Shop Collective LLC

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Global Family Travels LLC


The Boeing Company is an underwriting sponsor of all World Affairs Council
Community Programs



All proceeds go to the World Affairs Council.


March 27
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP
Pier 70, 2801 Alaskan Way - Suite 300
Seattle,WA98121United States
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