NAPSA Workshop 2016

Our Primate Futures: Planning for Tomorrow's Sanctuaries

Join NAPSA in the Evergreen State!

NAPSA's 2016 Workshop is being held in Tacoma, Washington. Attend, network and learn from the greats of the primate sanctuary world as we explore topics from the practical to the theoretical - all to ensure the highest quality of care for captive nonhuman primates. 

The Workshop will take place on September 22nd and 23rd at the Hotel Murano.

NEW: View the Workshop schedule!

EVEN NEWER: Learn about our impressive lineup of speakers!

Eventbrite - NAPSA Workshop 2016

Registration includes breakfast and a coffee and snack break on both days. You will be on your own for lunch and dinner, and dining suggestions will be provided.

Optional events you may be interested in:

  • A drinks reception on September 21st
  • A recognition dinner on September 23rd  * SOLD OUT!
  • Tours of Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest on September 24th * SOLD OUT!

The events above are not included in your standard registration, so please make sure to select these items if you would like to participate. Availability will be limited.

Click here to book your room at the Hotel Murano. We have guaranteed a special rate of $139 / night, and 1/2 off the standard parking fee of $16, but space is limited, and this price is only good for rooms booked before August 31.

SeaTac Airport is 25 miles away from Hotel Murano. Standard taxi fare to SeaTac is estimated to be $45+ each way, but the Hotel Murano recommends the Capital Aeroporter shuttle service, which is around $32 each way per person. Uber is available as well. Click here to view the ride-sharing pickup zone at SeaTac.

On both Thursday, September 22nd and Friday, September 23rd, a vegan continental breakfast will be served at 7:30am in the Ballroom Foyer. Water, coffee and tea will be available throughout the morning, and a coffee break will occur on both days around 2:30.

Workshop presentations will take place in the Venice Ballrooms at the Hotel Murano.

The drinks reception on September 21st will run from 5-7pm in the Gallery of the Hotel Murano. You will be given a ticket for one free drink, and you will be responsible for purchasing any additional drinks during this reception. This is a free event but there is a limit on the number of participants, so be sure to reserve your ticket through Eventbrite.

The recognition dinner is at 6:30 pm on September 23rd in the Gallery of the Hotel Murano. The cash bar will open at 6. There are a selection of vegan entrees for you to choose from. Meal options have been emailed to ticket holders and a reply is required by Sunday, September 18th. This event is sponsored by NEAVS and is limited to 40 people.

The tour of Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest on September 24th is limited to only 40 people. NAPSA is providing a complimentary bus that will leave the Hotel Murano at 10am and return by 4pm. Please note that you must sign up for the tour and use NAPSA's bus in order to participate in this event. Ticket holders should meet outside the Hotel Murano at 9:45 to be checked-in. The bus will not be able to wait for stragglers and will leave promptly at 10am. We will enjoy a vegan lunch while at the sanctuary, thanks to CSNW! 

NAPSA extends a special thank you to The Summerlee Foundation, NAVSNEAVS and the On Shore Foundation for sponsoring parts of this exciting event, and to Laura Peterson Photography for capturing it all on film!

Questions? Email Erika Fleury at

Be sure to check out our Facebook event.

See you in Tacoma!