Once an army fort that guarded against enemy advancements into the Puget Sound, today Fort Worden welcomes groups of all sizes as a 434-acre state park with stunning views of the Salish Sea and Cascade and Olympic mountains. Built in the late 1800s on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula, the fort was closed in 1953 and purchased as a state park in 1973. Fort Worden features 20 different meeting options—from small rooms for 25 attendees to the McCurdy Pavilion, which can accommodate up to 1,300. In addition, overnight accommodations are on-site, ranging from single rooms to vacation homes to dormitories. And when business is wrapped up for the day, attendees can head into the seaside town of Port Townsend for a little R&R. 

It’s the heart of Aggieland & Texas

College Station is located in the heart of central Texas within a three-hour drive of five of the nation’s 20 largest cities – and more than 87% of the state’s population. It’s an easy drive from all major cities in Texas or quick arrival/departure experience via Easterwood Airport (CLL). 


When meeting planners start getting together for fam trips, it’s a sign that things are beginning to get back to normal. That’s what happened in late July when about a dozen planners from across the country—Atlanta, Boston, Seattle, Southern California, New York, Chicago and Nashville—gathered in Boise to check out what the city has to offer. The answer, in a nutshell: quite a lot. By the end of the three-day visit, several planners were already committed to hosting events in the Boise area. We’ll have a lot more to say about the city in an upcoming issue.