Summit details


Full Summit Registration is $50 and covers full participation in the Summit; including Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday workshops, meals, and admission to the Saturday keynote at Town Hall.

Single Day Registration is $30, and covers admission to Saturday or Sunday workshops only. Includes meals both days.

We do not wish conference costs to be a barrier to your participation. If you are unable to pay the full registration amount, let us know at the registration table and please pay what you can, noting that conference fees are needed to cover the costs of food and venues. Any conference proceeds will go towards NW Community Radio Network organizing.

Amy Goodman keynote event: $15 for those not attending the full conference.


The Northwest Community Radio Summit takes place in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. Conference venues are in close proximity to various urban amenities. Numerous cafes, bars, restaurants, and record stores are clustered along the Pike/Pine corridor and along Broadway.

Capitol Hill Arts Center (CHAC), 1621 12th Avenue
(Registration; Workshops on Friday, Saturday and Sunday; Sat. and Sun. breakfast)
CHAC is a local hive for community creatives, with a full-sized theater space on the main floor, an in-house restaurant and a bar in the lower level. CHAC, our primary conference home, is a venue sponsor of the NW Community Radio Summit.

Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
(Workshops on Saturday; Saturday lunch)
Located just around the corner from CHAC, The Richard Hugo House is a local resource for writers, readers and literary audiences. They offer a rich schedule of workshops and performances throughout the year; the Zine Archive and Publishing Project is housed in the Hugo House basement.

Town Hall, 8th and Seneca Sts.
Town Hall is Seattle's community culture center, located in the historic First Hill neighborhood, on the edge of downtown. Town Hall showcases the community's cultural energy with diverse music, arts and humanities, civic discourse and world culture programming.

GETTING TO TOWN HALL FROM CAPITOL HILL is relatively easy. It's a twenty-minute, moderately hilly walk down Madison from 12th to 8th, or a quick bus trip down Madison on bus routes 11 or 12.


During this weekend, summit participants will meet in groups to discuss a set of proposals for building a regional community radio network. These proposals, listed below, were developed out of numerous conversations with community radio folks around the region, an initial meeting in Bellingham in May 2005, and an online survey in fall 2005. Much more collaboration will be needed in the months ahead to continue building network relationships. Our goal this weekend is to give focused consideration to a number of network-related topics and, to the extent possible, arrive at some agreements that will guide participating station in their future development of a network.

The proposal process we have envisioned will be introduced on Saturday morning, and discussion sessions for each proposal are scheduled throughout the day. At the same time, a "mural of proposals" will be posted at the Richard Hugo House during the conference, and conference attendees are invited to scribble their own ideas and responses on this collaborative document.

On Sunday morning, additional time will be set aside for small-group discussions of proposals, followed by a single large, facilitated decisionmaking session during which station representatives will have the opportunity to make official decisions about each of the proposals and, in turn, next steps for any network development work that will come out of the summit.

Seven proposals and discussion topics have been prepared for the conference:
* Network vision and values
* Network structure and governance
* Content-sharing using Pacifica's Audioport system
* Collaborative public affairs/news production
* Media democracy education/constituency-building
* Sister stations/LPFM mentoring
* PSA distribution (will be considered along with Content-sharing)


* indicates closest to conference venues, on Pike/Pine or Broadway


American Cuisine:
* Crave, 1621 12th Ave
1200 Bistro & Lounge, 1200 E Pike St
* Elysian Brewing Company, 1221 E Pike
Cafe Septieme, 214 Broadway E
Charlie's On Broadway, 217 Broadway E
Julia's on Broadway, 300 Broadway E
Coastal Kitchen, 429 15th Ave E
* Rosebud Restaurant & Bar, 719 East Pike Street

Pizza & Italian:
Palermo Gourmet Pizza & Pasta, 350 15th Ave E
* Piecora's Pizzeria, 1401 E Madison St
Pagliacci Pizza, 426 Broadway Ave. E.
Osteria la Spiga Italian, 1401 Broadway
Bleu Bistro Italian, 202 Broadway E
Bill's Off Broadway Pizza, 725 E Pine St
Hot Mama's Pizza, 700 E Pine

Teapot Vegetarian House, 345 15th Ave E
Globe Cafe & Bakery, 1531 14th Ave

South Asian:
* Annapurna Cafe, 1833 Broadway
Maharaja Cuisine of India, 720 E Pike St
India Express Restaurant, 510 Broadway E
Chutneys Grille on the Hill, 605 15th Ave E

East/Southeast Asian:
Ayutthaya Thai Restaurant (Thai), 727 E Pike St
Jai Thai, 235 Broadway Ave
Siam On Broadway (Thai), 616 Broadway E
Pho Cyclo Cafe (Vietnamese), 406 Broadway E
Than Brothers (Vietnamese), 516 Broadway E
The Green Papaya (Vietnamese), 600 E Pine St
Ballet Restaurant (Pan-Asian), 925 E Pike St
Broadway Cafe (Asian Deli), 1519 Broadway
Hana Restaurant (Sushi), 219 Broadway E
Aoki Japanese Grill & Sushi Bar, 621 Broadway E
Kyoto Teriyaki (Japanese), 803 E Pike St

Bimbo's Bitchin' Burrito Kitchen, 506 E Pine St
* La Puerta Restaurant, 1001 E Pine St
La Cocina & Cantina, 432 Broadway E
Galerias, 611 Broadway E

Ali Baba, 408 Broadway E
Byzantion Restaurant, 601 Broadway E
Mediterranean Kitchen, 1417 Broadway
El Greco, 219 Broadway E Ste 11
The Capitol Club, 414 E Pine St

Piroshki On Broadway, 128 Broadway E
611 Supreme (Crepes), 611 E Pine St
Queen Sheba Ethiopian, 916 E John St
Frites Belgian Fries, 925 E Pike St

Victrola Coffee & Art, 411 15th Ave E
Stellina, 12th and Pike
Bauhaus Books & Coffee, 301 E Pine St
* Caffe Vita, 1005 E Pike St
Espresso Vivace Sidewalk Bar, 321 Broadway E
B & O Espresso, 204 Belmont Ave E

Aurafice Internet and Coffee Bar, 616 E Pine St
* Online Coffee Company, 1404 E Pine St

* Elysian Brewery, 1221 E. Pike
* Rosebud, 719 East Pike
Linda’s, 707 E. Pine
Cha Cha Lounge, 506 E. Pine
Comet Tavern, 922 E. Pike
Chop Suey, 1325 E. Madison
Vitos, 927 E. Madison (cocktails, near Town Hall)

Sonic Boom (general independent), 514 15th Avenue
Respect Records (hip-hop, soul, dub), 1315 E. Pine
Zion's Gate (reggae, dub): 1100 E. Pike St.
Wall Of Sound (eclectic, experimental), 315 E Pine

Madison Market, 1600 E Madison
Rainbow Co-op, 417 15th Ave.

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