2018 Forum Annual Meeting | Hotel & Travel


Breaking through the Noise: Messaging for Maximum Impact

April 25-27, 2018
Vancouver, WA

*Download the 2018 FINAL Program

Conference Hotel and Travel

Hilton Vancouver Washington Hotel
301 W. 6th Street
Vancouver, WA  98660
Phone: 360-993-4500

The Hilton Vancouver Washington Hotel is located a few blocks from the Columbia River. Please make your room reservations by clicking here to receive the discounted rate of $159.00 for single or double occupancy, $179 for triple occupancy, and $199 for quadruple occupancy (plus applicable taxes). The cut-off date for the discounted rate is March 24, 2018, unless the block fills earlier. Room costs are the responsibility of the meeting attendees.

Airport Information

The Portland International Airport is served by most major airlines. It is approximately 12 miles from the Hilton Vancouver Washington Hotel.  


Driving Directions from Portland International Airport
Travel Time: 20 minutes

  • Get on I-205 N from NE Airport Way
  • Continue on I-205 N. Take WA-14 W to E 6th St in Vancouver. Take the exit toward City Center from WA-14 W
  • Self-parking is $18.00; valet parking is $23.00

Taxi cost is approximately $46.00

Uber or Lyft
Cost is approximately $19-$26

What to Wear

Dress for the meeting is business casual. The average temperature in the Vancouver area in April is 61 degrees.  

Local Attractions

Descriptions on this page downloaded from www.visitvancouverusa.com on September 1, 2017

The city of Vancouver, county seat of Clark County, is located in the southwest corner of the state of Washington, just north of the Oregon border. Originally called Fort Vancouver, the community served as the center of all fur trading in the Pacific Northwest during the first half of the 19th century. Incorporated in 1857, the new city renamed Vancouver enjoyed a period of steady development lasting throughout the rest of the century. During the First World War, the site later named Pearson Field became the world’s largest spruce lumber mill for construction of airplanes used in the war effort. During World War II, Vancouver’s Kaiser Shipyard served as a major shipbuilding center for a variety of craft used by the U.S. Navy. Since that time, the Vancouver industrial base has shifted to high tech and service industry jobs, which dominate the city's economy today. Below are a few possibilities if you arrive before the meeting begins or stay afterwards.

Mount St. Helens 
The Mount St. Helens area offers adventurous daytrip activities during every season. Just an hour and a half drive from Vancouver USA, get your fix of unbelievable views and natural beauty. On your way up, stop at visitor centers along SR-504 to see interpretive videos and displays depicting the geological events and history of the mountain.

Columbia River Gorge 
One of only nine National Scenic Areas in the United States, the 80-mile Columbia River Gorge promises winding trails with scenic vistas, old-growth forests, sweeping panoramas, and wispy waterfalls.

Fort Vancouver
Witness the wonders of history firsthand at Fort Vancouver, one of the first permanent settlements in the West.

Pearson Field and Museum 
The oldest continuously operating airfield on the West Coast, Pearson Field is a favorite for aviation enthusiasts and history buffs.

Wineries and Tasting Rooms 
Uncover Southwest Washington's flourishing wine country from where it all began. Fort Vancouver is the site where Washington's first wine grapes were planted in 1825, and nearly two centuries later, the rolling hills of Clark County are producing robust reds, bright whites, and crisp rosés. Fertile soil and just the right amount of rainfall contributes to one of the fastest growing wine trails in the Northwest, with passionate and knowledgeable winemakers welcoming the novice taster to the grape connoisseur.