American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine
Wed, Dec 12 – Fri, Dec 14, 2012
The largest city in the Pacific Northwest of the U.S., Seattle is relatively young compared to many U.S. cities. It was first settled in 1851 and later incorporated in 1869. Located some 100 miles south of the Canadian border, Seattle is home to more than 600,000 people and 3.3 million in its metro area.
While Olympia is the state capital of Washington, Seattle is the recognized capital for coffee consumption, cloudy weather and computer components. The birthplace of Starbucks, Bill Gates and Boeing, "Seattleites" have much to be proud of throughout the city's history, which has seen it prevail against such early calamities as the Great Seattle Fire of 1889, which destroyed the central business district, the Seattle General Strike of 1919 and the continued threat of earthquakes around the Seattle Fault.
The "Emerald City," so named for its proximity to the lush evergreen region in the surrounding area, also features the highest percentage of college graduates of any major U.S. city according to a U.S. Census Bureau survey. Also known informally as the "Gateway to Alaska," "Queen City" and "Jet City," due to the local influence of Boeing, the city's renown also includes the 1962 Seattle World's Fair, which hosted ten million visitors, and the 1990 Goodwill Games, which helped place Seattle on the world map.
Wed, Dec 12, 2012 – Fri, Dec 14, 2012