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Join Us in Celebrating the People & Places of Downtown Bellevue

January 25, 2022 - by Kensey Wentworth

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Join Us in Celebrating the People & Places of Downtown Bellevue

Downtown Forward Event Set for April 21

The Bellevue Downtown Association (BDA) is thrilled to host a re-imagined social reception, Downtown Forward, on Thursday, April 21, 2022 at Meydenbauer Center. Hundreds of business and community leaders from around the region will celebrate the tremendous investments, innovations and partnerships taking place in Downtown Bellevue. Registration is now open.

Guests can look forward to a late afternoon reception beginning at 3:30 p.m., with creative appetizers, craft cocktails, and live music.

The celebration will feature keynote speaker Margaret O'Mara, the Howard & Frances Keller Endowed Professor of History at the University of Washington. She writes and teaches about the growth of the high-tech economy, the history of U.S. politics, and the connections between the two.‚Äč

Margaret O'Hara is the author of Cities of Knowledge (Princeton, 2005), Pivotal Tuesdays (Penn Press, 2015), and The Code: Silicon Valley and the Remaking of America (Penguin Press, 2019). She is a coauthor, with David Kennedy and Lizabeth Cohen, of forthcoming editions of a widely used United States history college textbook, The American Pageant (Cengage). She is a frequent contributor to the Opinion page of The New York Times, and her writing also has appeared in The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, Bloomberg Businessweek, Foreign Policy, the American Prospect, and Pacific Standard.

The Placemaking Awards will also be presented, recognizing individuals and organizations that have helped make Downtown Bellevue a more vibrant urban environment.

Event Details:

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 


  • $65 BDA Member Individual 
  • $80 Non-BDA Member Individual 
  • $600 Member (10-Pack of Tickets)
  • $750 Non-BDA Member (10-Pack of Tickets) 

Register Today

Together, we're moving Downtown Forward.