Conference Venue, Travel and Hotel Deals

Get inside the technological Mecca: Microsoft Headquarters!

TechMentor is coming to the Microsoft Campus in Redmond, Washington for the first time in 2012 for more in-depth practical training from IT experts and Microsoft technology leadership.

Microsoft Headquarters
Microsoft Conference Center (Building 33)
16070 N.E. 36th Way
Redmond, WA 98052
Business Center Desk: 425.703.1800

Hotel Accommodations
TechMentor has partnered with the Hyatt Regency Bellevue for conference attendees at the reduced rate of $199.00, plus tax, for single or double occupancy. This discounted rate is available through July 25, 2012. The Hyatt Regency Bellevue is approximately 5.8 miles from the Microsoft Conference Center and shuttles will be available for those attendees who register in the TechMentor room block.

Hyatt Regency Bellevue
900 Bellevue Way N.E.
Bellevue, WA 98004
You must mention TechMentor to receive this special attendee rate of $199/night.*

Reservations can be made online. Rooms are subject to availability.

Rooms at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue in the TechMentor Room Block also includes the following:

  • Complimentary in-room internet connectivity
  • Complimentary access to the Hyatt Stay Fit gym and heated lap pool

*The room rate of $199.00 per night excluding room tax of 14.4%.


Air Travel Discounts
United Airlines is offering discounts to TechMentor attendees for travel to Seattle between August 15 and August 29, 2012. Each Mileage Plus member will receive full credit to their account for all miles flown when attending TechMentor. To take advantage of these discounts, please call toll-free, or have your travel agent call: 800.521.4041, reference number #588LE.  This discount is not available when booking online.

Car Rental Discounts
Avis is the official car rental company for TechMentor Redmond 2012. For reservations, call 888.754.8878 and use the AVIS worldwide discount code is D005872, or book online.

Shuttle Service to and from the Microsoft Campus
TechMentor will be providing daily complimentary shuttle transportation between the Hyatt Regency Bellevue and the Commons on the Microsoft Campus. This shuttle service will be available to all attendees with a valid conference badge.

Airport Transportation
Area hotels do not provide airport transportation, but there are several options:

Shuttle Express
From SeaTac Airport: guests can dial 48 at the information center in baggage claim to arrange for transportation. Two hours advance reservation is required.
1st Adult: $26.00; 2nd Adult: $4.00; Additional Adults: $5.00 (Credit cards accepted)

Taxi or Town Car
One way fare averages $50-$60.

Directions to the Microsoft Conference Center (Building 33):
The Microsoft Conference Center (Building 33) is at the main Microsoft Headquarters Campus in Redmond in the eastern suburbs of Seattle, across Lake Washington.

Directions from Sea-Tac Airport:

  • Follow signs to Freeways; this will put you on SR 518 eastbound.
  • Follow signs to Interstate-5 and Interstate-405.
  • Take I-405 North-Renton (center lane).
  • Continue on North I-405 through Renton and Bellevue, approximately 14 miles.
  • Take SR-520 East exit toward Redmond.
  • Exit SR-520 at NE 40th St exit.
  • Turn Right at exit onto NE 40th St.
  • Cross over 156th Avenue NE.
  • Turn right onto 159th Avenue NE.
  • The Microsoft Conference Center (Building 33) is located on your left.

Directions from I-405 in Bellevue:

  • Exit onto SR-520 East, toward Redmond
  • Go about three miles to the 40th Street Exit and you are almost there
  • Turn RIGHT (East) onto NE 40th St
  • Turn RIGHT (South) onto 159th Ave NE
  • Bear LEFT (South) onto NE 36th Way
  • You will see Executive Briefing Center – Round the corner to the left and arrive at the Conference Center at 16070 NE 36th Way, Redmond, WA 98052

Directions from I-5 in Seattle:

  • Take I-5 Exit 168B, onto SR-520 East
  • Take SR-520 about 10 miles across the Lake Washington floating bridge, through
  • Bellevue, and past I-405
  • Take the 40th Street Exit and you are almost there
  • Turn RIGHT (East) onto NE 40th St
  • Turn RIGHT (South) onto 159th Ave NE
  • Bear LEFT (South) onto NE 36th Way
  • You will see Executive Briefing Center – Round the corner to the left and arrive at the Conference Center at 16070 NE 36th Way, Redmond, WA 98052

Parking at Microsoft Conference Center:
Parking is available in the parking garages below and adjacent to the Microsoft Conference Center (Building 33). You will need to know your license number for registration.

Discover Redmond and Seattle Washington
From the iconic Space Needle to the awesome Experience Music Project, you'll find plenty to do in your off-hours in the Pacific Northwest.

Can't wait to take in all the wonderful things Redmond, Bellevue and the "Emerald City" have to offer? Find out more at

  • I really enjoyed TechMentor and picked up a lot of great information that I will be able to use at work. -- Ken Montes, US Army Soldier Support Institute
  • This is my only tech conference every year. I love the topics and the interaction with the industry experts. -- Angie Price, Weinlander Fitzhugh
  • The track on Windows Deployment will change the way my organization does business. -- Phillip White, University of Alabama
  • Intense technical training, engaging experts and an amazing venue – what else can I say? -- John O'Neill, Molded Fiber Glass Companies

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