Downtown Forward 

April 21, 2022

Celebrating Downtown Bellevue's Place & People 

We’ve reimagined the Annual Celebration as a social reception to celebrate the tremendous investments, innovations and partnerships taking place in Bellevue. Together, we're moving Downtown Forward.  


Thursday, April 21, 2022
Meydenbauer Center

  • 3:30 p.m.  |  SOCIAL HOUR
  • 4:30-5:30 p.m.  |  PROGRAM
  • 5:30-7 p.m.  |  CLOSING RECEPTION 

Guest Speaker: 
Margaret O’Mara, PhD
Howard & Frances Keller Endowed Professor of History, University of Washington


Enjoy creative appetizers and craft cocktails while conversing and hearing from influencers and city builders that make Downtown Bellevue special. 

Hear a keynote presentation from Margaret O’Mara, the Howard & Frances Keller Endowed Professor of History at the University of Washington, and author of Cities of Knowledge and The Code: Silicon Valley and the Remaking of America. The 2021 Placemaking Awards will also be presented. And, because it’s been a while since we've been together, expect the evening will hold a few surprises!


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