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*Please be advised* 

If you plan to attend Bill Gates’ keynote speech tomorrow, you must be seated in the auditorium at McCaw Hall by 8:55am tomorrow morning. The auditorium doors will close at exactly 9:00am and no one will be permitted to enter after that time._ These are part of the security procedures for Mr. Gates.

We encourage you to allow plenty of time in the morning to find McCaw Hall, check in at the registration desk (if you did not check-in today), and make your way to the auditorium. We expect lines at the registration desk so please arrive early. Registration will open at 7:45am. There will be coffee and pastries to enjoy once you’ve checked in.


The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington and the international medical journal, The Lancet, cordially are honored to invite and others interested in population health to attend a special event with Bill Gates, Co-Chairman of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Dr. Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank. 

Mr. Gates and Dr. Kim will be delivering keynote addresses between 9 am and 12:30 pm on Wednesday, September 27, at McCaw Hall in Seattle. Admission is free, though seating capacity is limited.

All symposium events and keynote speeches will take place at McCaw Hall: 321 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109. 

To register for the symposium and view the webcast, click here.