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2018 Conference Date & Location

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April 25-27, 2018
Sheraton Seattle Hotel
Seattle, WA 

2018 Conference Pricing

Conference Registration
*ACGA Members receive discounted registration price for all employees from their organization
  Early Bird
(on/before 2/14/18)
(after 2/14/18)
On Site
(after 4/18/18)
Full Conference
ACGA Members
Thursday Only
ACGA Members

Signup as a member to receive the discounted member registration for all of your employees.

2018 Conference Information


Sponsor & Exhibitor Opportunities

Download a copy of the sponsor and exhibitor packet to view the 2018 opportunities.
Space is limited - reserve your opportunity early.


Conference Schedule, Speakers & Sessions

Download the latest copy of the conference promotional brochure to view the conference schedule and great speakers and sessions we have planned for the conference.  You can also downlaod a copy of our detailed program guide.


Conference Registration

Registration is now open. Anyone registering before October 1st at our early bird rate will automatically be entered in our early registration prize drawing.

Conference Registration

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Housing Information

Our official conference hotel is the Sheraton Seattle Hotel at 1400 6th Avenue.  To receive our great rates, you'll need to use our online housing reservation system.  View more information about the hotel.


What to do in Seattle

Not sure what there is to do in Seattle?  Check out all the great things Seattle has to offer. 

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Conference Articles

These articles contain information on the latest conference news and events including some of  our sessions and speakers.


Terry Simmons Scholarship Applications

The American Council on Gift Annuities has established an endowment fund to assist promising gift planners with their professional development. The Terry L. Simmons Philanthropic Endowment Fund provides scholarships to worthy individuals who would otherwise be unable to attend the Conference on Gift Annuities.  The scholarship application process is now open.

Submit Your Application

2018 Conference Housing Information

Coming to the 33rd Conference on Planned Giving? 
Stay at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel
1400 6th Avenue Seattle, Washington 98101

Reserve Your Room Now

Property Logo Blueprint BlueOfficial ACGA Conference Hotel: ACGA has entered into a contract with the Sheraton Seattle hotel to offer you the best rates on meeting space, food & beverage, and guest rooms. We ask you to collaborate with ACGA to provide the best services at the lowest cost by staying at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel as we are required to fill a certain number of rooms.

onPeak-stamp blue-120x84To help fill our block of rooms, please reserve your room through onPeak, the official housing partner of the 33rd ACGA Conference.  ACGA is proud of our partnership with onPeak.  Through onPeak, you'll get MORE than a great deal at our headquarters hotel, the Sheraton Seattle Hotel.

  • Convenience: Sleep in for a few extra minutes. Take a break between breakout sessions. Make a call during down time in the privacy of your own room.  Avoid walking to the hotel in rough weather or the hassle of driving, parking, and making it to your first breakout session in time.  It just makes sense to be where the action is!
  • Connect: Your networking opportunities are greatly enhanced when you stay where your colleagues are staying.  Meet up with fellow professionals and enjoy dinner together.  Hash over yesterday’s events with fellow health-conscious attendees at the fitness center.  You’ll probably find your cohorts gathered in the hotel lobby, discussing issues at the heart of your gift planning program.
  • Prime Location: Quick elevator ride to the sessions.
  • Best Rate Pledge: onPeak comparison shops to ensure our rates are the lowest.
  • Book Now, Pay Later: Convenience with flexible policies.
  • Reward Points: Add to your hotel loyalty program.
  • Exceptional Service: Before, during and after your stay.

Reserve Your Hotel Room (rates available for limited room nights between 4/23/18 - 4/28/18):

Single/Double: $219/night
Triple: $244/night
Quad: $269/night
Click here to make your hotel reservation.

Hotel rooms must be reserved by April 1, 2018 in order to receive the special conference discount.

Alert: onPeak is the only official housing partner associated with the 33rd ACGA Conference.  Please be aware that other companies may contact you and pose as our official housing partner.  These companies are not endorsed by or affiliated with ACGA because entering into financial agreements with such companies can have costly consequences.  When you book through onPeak, you’re sure to receive reservation protection — before, during and after your stay.


About the Sheraton Seattle Hotel

However you choose to fill your days and your nights, Sheraton Seattle Hotel puts you in the center of it all. From the moment you step foot into our inviting lobby, you’ll feel a welcome unlike any other.

Keep in touch with home and the office with our computer workstations in the lobby, or bring your laptop for complimentary wireless High Speed Internet Access. You can also stay on top of work with the range of services offered at the 24-hour FedEx Office Business Center.

Our hotel makes it easy to stay active while traveling. Maintain your workout regimen with our Sheraton Fitness center’s state-of-the-art equipment, or swim laps in our heated indoor pool.

Plan the perfect day. Seattle offers all the delights of an international city, from museums and theaters to outstanding recreational opportunities. Rent a kayak to explore Lake Union’s famous houseboats, visit majestic Mount Rainier, or sample authentic Seattle coffee. Contact our concierge to learn more about what’s going on right now in and around the city.


Our hotel enjoys a convenient downtown location. The historic Pike Place Market, the Seattle Art Museum, the Space Needle, Experience Music Project, and a host of other exciting attractions are right nearby. See a show at the Fifth Avenue Theater or the Paramount Theater. Experience the opera or ballet at McCaw Hall. Enjoy the Seattle Symphony at Benaroya Hall. All are just a short walk from the hotel. A short trip will take you to bustling Pioneer Square or the colorful International District.

Hotel Promotions (For Conference Attendees Only)

  • Complimentary Basic Wireless Internet Access
  • Complimentary Pool and Fitness Center Access

Check-in and Check-out

  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM

Driving Directions & Parking

  • Driving Directions / Transportation Options
    • From Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
      Follow State Route 518 Eastbound to Interstate 5 Northbound (Seattle).
      Take the Seneca Street exit (exit will be on your left).
      Turn right immediately onto 6th Avenue.
      Drive north on 6th Avenue for two blocks.
      The hotel is on the right.
      Turn right into the entrance for valet parking and drop-off.
    • From East
      Driving Westbound on Interstate 90, proceed on Interstate 90 to Interstate 5 North.
      Take the Madison Street Exit.
      Turn left onto Madison Street.
      Follow Madison and turn right onto 6th Avenue.
      Continue on 6th Avenue for four blocks.
      The hotel will be on the right.
    • From South
      Driving Northbound on Interstate 5, take Seneca Street exit (Exit 165) on your left.
      Turn right immediately onto 6th Avenue.
      Follow 6th Avenue past Union Street.
      The hotel is on the right.
    • From North
      Driving Southbound on Interstate 5, exit the interstate at Union Street.
      Proceed for one block to 6th Avenue.
      Turn right onto 6th Avenue.
      Continue one block.
      The hotel entrance will be on your right.
  • Parking (Click here for additional parking information): 
  • Self Parking*: Off-site self-parking passes are available to purchase at the Sheraton Valet Booth. The self-parking rate is $30 per night. Please keep the pass in a safe and accessible place, away from electronic or magnetic devices. The pass can be used up to three (3) times to exit the facility before it expires on the day of your checkout. If additional exits are required, please see the Sheraton Valet Podium.
  • Valet parking* at the hotel is based on limited availability. Valet parking is available for $57 per nighty plus tax.
    *Rates subject to change without notice.

Airport Transportation (All rates are subject to change.)
The Sheraton Seattle Hotel does not provide shuttle service.  However, several transportation suggestions can be found on their site here: http://www.sheratonseattle.com/transportation

2018 Sponsors

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