The 28th International Symposium on Human Identification will be held at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, WA. Located in the heart of Seattle, a city resonating with innovative minds and a vibrant arts scene, WSCC is within walking distance of world-class hotels, restaurants, entertainment and attractions.

We have negotiated a limited block of rooms at hotels within walking distance of the Convention Center. These rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and government rate rooms will sell out quickly, so if you are in need of one of these rooms, please book early. Please note that government rate rooms are for U.S. government employees only and identification will be required upon check-in. Please contact Tara Luther with any questions.

The Sheraton Seattle Hotel is our headquarter hotel where most speakers will stay. Steps from Pike Place Market, the Seattle waterfront, and the Washington State Convention Center, Sheraton Seattle Hotel is a contemporary urban retreat in the heart of downtown Seattle, Washington. A limited block of rooms will be available at the rate of $229 per night.

Update – Rooms at the Sheraton are sold through. If we are able to add any additional rooms, we will post an updated link.

We have added a block of rooms at the Paramount Hotel at a rate of $229 per night. Click here to book your room. 

While early reservations are recommended to take advantage of discounted rates, please be sure to cancel your reservations prior to September 2, 2017 if you are unable to attend or you cannot use the reservations. This will make the rooms available for other attendees and will help ISHI avoid the financial penalties associated with cancellations made after the room block closes.

*Please note: companies such as Convention Housing Services, Expo Housing, BookMyRooms.com, and Convention Expo Travel have not been contracted by ISHI to book attendee rooms during the symposium. These companies are not related to our meeting, and were not provided attendee or exhibitor contact information by ISHI. To book your hotel room, please use the link above, or the link found on your registration confirmation page.


The Sheraton is approximately 16 miles from the Seattle/Tacoma International Airport. The hotel does not provide a shuttle to or from the airport, but the following are great options.

SpeediShuttle: SpeediShuttle Seattle provides shared ride airport transportation in Mercedes shuttles between SeaTac and the Sheraton Seattle at a rate of $15.99 one way, $30.38 round trip (10% discount on return leg when booked together). Guests with prearranged arrival reservations should proceed to the bottom of the Sky Bridge 3 escalator across from baggage claim 10 to meet our Greeter who will be holding a tablet reading “ISHI 28″; from there they will be directed to their waiting shuttle. Vehicle amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi, Speedi HDTV, seating for up to eleven guests, three point seat restraints, adjustable headrests, roomy comfortable seats, and a large cargo area. Visit this link to book your transportation.

Taxi: Taxi service is readily available at the Sea-Tac Airport on the third floor of the parking garage.

Downtown Airporter by Shuttle Express: The Downtown Airporter also departs from the third floor of the Sea-Tac parking garage. Follow the signs to ground transportation, taxis, limos, and hotel shuttles. The shuttle departs from Sea-Tac Airport approximately every 30 minutes, 24 hours a day. Reservations are recommended. The roundtrip cost for the shuttle is $36.

Light Rail: The Sound Transit’s Link Light Rail is also available to transport you from the airport to downtown. The cost is $3 each way, and takes about 35 minutes each way.