Focus Forward Breakfast Roundtable - Presented by DSA and Gallatin
Seattle's gone global. As new residents, tourists and tech workers flock to downtown, they are looking for a variety of experiences after 5 p.m., including arts, culture and a vibrant nightlife. 

Nighttime businesses are a fundamental component of our economy – providing jobs and tax revenue and an important spectrum of social experiences for all ages and lifestyles.

But, as many cities are finding, a vibrant night culture won’t happen by accident. It must be cultivated. How can Seattle smartly approach the burgeoning demand for around-the-clock experiences? 
Moderated by Gallatin Public Affairs’ Bob Royer, our December Focus Forward panel will take a closer look at the trend toward a 24/7 downtown and the importance of Seattle’s nighttime economy while we explore new strategies to make this a reality.

We will be joined by an exciting panel, eager to share their expertise and goals for downtown. Kate Becker oversees the City’s nightlife initiative. Liz Dunn is an innovative developer with a knack for placemaking who recently opened the Cloud Room on Capitol Hill. A restaurant heavyweight, Pamela Hinckley has worked with Tom Douglas for years and helped to grow his restaurant empire to its current heights.

  • Kate Becker
    Seattle Office of Film, Music and Special Events
  • Liz Dunn
    Dunn + Hobbes, LLC
  • Pamela Hinckley
    Tom Douglas Restaurants

​Please contact Kaarin Borel at with any questions.

By invitation only for DSA members and Gallatin Public Affairs clients and friends (limit one guest per attendee, please).

See our full fall line-up.

View photos from our previous Focus Forward.