Emerald City Applause Awards

2021 Emerald City Applause Awards Nominees
at the University of Washington Urban Center for Horticulture
June 30th 5PM - 9PM

Tickets are on sale now for an evening of epic celebration.
Dust off your dress clothes because we are thrilled to announce the 2021 Emerald City Applause Awards will take place, in person at the University of Washington Urban Center for Horticulture on June 30th at 5pm.

ILEA Seattle invites you to an outdoor, event experience featuring a variety of sponsorship partners from our unwavering events community. Join us as we celebrate some of the most creative and innovative accomplishments of the industry throughout 2020.

This past year has presented extreme challenges and our event industry professionals have continued to overcome. To honor those who have made a great impact through adversity, ILEA Seattle has added 3 new award categories this year to honor these local event industry warriors.

The recipients of these Special Recognition Awards were submitted during open nomination by their industry peers for acknowledgement of their accomplishments in the categories of Member of the Year, Best New Service or Company and Triumph through Challenge. For a full list of traditional live and virtual award categories, click here.

You don’t need to be a member to celebrate with us. Tickets can be purchased for the in person event individually or in a table of 10. Not able to attend in person? Register here for the live stream event
The evenings activities will be produced and hosted by John Chen and his team at GeoTeaming.

Find more event info with these FAQs or email ILEA Seattle with any questions.

Emerald City Applause Awards
2021 Nominees

Emerald City Applause Awards
2021 Sponsorship Partners

This event could not occur without the partnership of these local event businesses.
Click on the logos below to learn more.

COVID Event Compliance
This party is in person! This gathering will follow mandated guidelines for COVID events as dictated by the state of Washington and our event venue sponsor University of Washington Urban Center for Horticulture.

We understand the guidelines for COVID safety protocol for events is ever changing.
ILEA Seattle will comply with all guidelines as per requested from the event venue. As the date of this event draws closer, we will be certain to inform you of the safety details that will be in place for the evening.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact ILEA Seattle.


Where will this event be held?
University of Washington Center for Urban Horticulture
Open: Everyday dawn to dusk, free of charge.
Location: 3501 NE 41st Street, Seattle, 98195
Campus Map | Google Map
Information206-543-8616 or uwbg@uw.edu
Venue Rental: 206-221-2500 or uwbgfac@uw.edu


What time is this event?
Doors open and we are hopeful for a cocktail hour beginning at 5 PM and the evening should end around 9 PM


Do you have to be a member to attend?
While we would love to have you as member of our association, you do not need to be a member of any event group to participate We welcome all audience members and award nominees.


Will there be parking?
Parking. Ample parking is available for the public in the lots off 41st Street. The lower lot is reserved for staff.

Will this event be inside?
No, this event is set up to be outdoors.


How many people will be there?
This venue has approved 150 guests including sponsor staff and support. We will not know the final number of attendees until 72 hours prior to the event.


What happens if it rains?
We’re doing our best to avoid the liquid sunshine of summer, but this is Seattle. Please check the weather ahead of time and plan accordingly.

What should I wear?
We recommend summer cocktail attire. Keep in mind, this event will be outdoors on gravel and grass. We recommend a pair of sunglasses for the extra shine. Ladies, if you’re wearing heels, you may want to consider a wedge or espadrille due to the uneven ground surfaces.

Do we need to wear masks?

ILEA Seattle is currently following the guidelines of the state of Washington and University Washington in regard to their COVID rules and guidelines. We will be certain to update these safety precautions as additional information becomes available.

Will there be a vaccinated section?
We will follow the guidelines established for the events industry as followed by the University of Washington Urban Center for Horticulture Should guidelines change; we will update the event accordingly.

Will there be dinner?
Yes, the amazing FOODZ Catering team will be providing dinner, drinks and dessert.

If I don’t want to attend the event in person  – is there a way to log on virtually?
The team at GeoTeaming will be streaming this event live via zoom. If you want to attend this event online, please feel free to register here.