Hope for a Wild Future: Event Instructions

We’ll see you in-person Thursday, April 21st at Bell Harbor International Conference Center!

Prior to the Event: 

  • Make sure you can access Conservation Northwest’s Online Auction. Bidding is now open!  
  • Use the same email you used to purchase your ticket or the email you provided to your table captain. If you’re having trouble, click on the box that says, “Already Registered” and a confirmation link will be sent to you granting you access to the event page.   

For any follow-up questions, contact us at auction@conservationnw.org.  or call 2066918045 X 0

Event Schedule:  

  • 5:00pm – Check-in, Reception, Online Auction, & Raffle  
  • 6:30pm – Seated dinner begins 
  • 7:00pm – Online Auction closes, Welcoming remarks  
  • 7:15pm –   Live Auction  
  • 8:00pm – Paddle Raise   
  • 8:30pm – Closing & Check Out 
Venue Information:

The Auction & Dinner will be held at Bell Harbor International Conference Center (2211 Alaskan Way, Pier 66) on the Seattle Waterfront. Follow signs up from street level to Level 3 or directly across the skybridge from the parking garage. 

We recommend parking in the Bell Street Pier Garage, located at 2323 Elliott Avenue with entrances on Elliot Ave and Wall St. Find more information about getting there here and find step-by-step driving directions here.  

Is the venue ADA accessible?  

Bell Harbor International Conference Center is an ADA accessible space. Should you need additional special accommodations, please reach out to us at auction@conservationnw.org and we will do what we can to make the space accessible. 

Attire: There is no strict dress code for the event; most attendees opt for semi-formal attire for the evening. 


Auction and Raffle rules and need to knows:

Online Silent Auction

The online silent auction is open now through Thursday, April 21st at 7pm. All bidding will be done online through Conservation Northwest’s Online Auction, but items will be present at the event. At the end of the evening, check out will be completed online and you can take your winning items home. They can be collected in the reception hall. 

Win for Wildlife” raffle rules 

Don’t miss this opportunity to win your choice of a live auction item for only $100 (excluding items #2006, #2007, #2008). Purchase tickets from event staff wearing CNW branded shirts any time during the reception. The winning ticket will be drawn at the start of the live auction. Please have your item selected before the scheduled announcement time. Winning bidder must be present to win. Raffle ticket purchases are not tax deductible. Staff is not eligible. 

Live auction rules 

To bid on an item, raise your bid card high so Auctioneer David Silverman can acknowledge it. Once acknowledged, he will then say ‘Sold’ and then you will become the successful bidder. If you win, event staff will give you a Live Auction Form to sign. This signed form constitutes a legal contract to buy your item. In the event of a dispute between bidders, the auctioneer has discretion to determine the winner or re-offer the item. Please be aware of any restrictions for and the non-tax deductible value of live auctions, which can be found in the event program and in the online auction. 

What are my payment options?  

You can pay for your paddle raise through your donor-advised fund, by credit card, or with a personal check. Let staff at the checkout station know how you intend to pay for your paddle raise; otherwise, your credit card may become the default form of payment.  

Items that are partially or wholly non-tax deductible cannot be paid for through a donor-advised fund. This includes auction registration, auction items, and raffle tickets. These items must be paid for by check or credit card at checkout at the end of the evening.