Spouse/Guest Program Overview

“Welcome to Symposium 2019.  We are very excited to have you join us in this year’s program; I know you will enjoy the day programs we have organized. As always, it is a new year to welcome new faces and catch up with friends.  Looking forward to seeing you there.”   –  Karen Kois, Program Director

Program Details

Check-In Time & Location

Grand Hyatt Seattle – Discovery Room, Lobby Level
Wednesday, July 17, 2019:  7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Program Hours

See daily program times listed below

Program Fee

  • $600 for all three days – includes activities, transportation, lunch, and snacks
  • $200 for single day activities

What to Pack

Comfortable shoes for walking, sunglasses, hat, and summer attire.

Special Giveaway

Upon check-in participants will receive their special weekend bag.


For more information about the program, please contact Karen Kois at karen@koiscenter.com. If you are unable to leave with the group please call Karen’s cell phone at (253)377-4812.

Daily Activities

Wednesday, July 17 - Registration and Cocktail Reception

Every year the Annual Kois Center Symposium opens with the traditional Welcome Reception. This is an opportunity to catch up with fellow Kois Members and friends, and a chance for your family to meet their program leaders for the weekend. The reception features Northwest beer and wine, hors d’oeuvres, and a slide show featuring highlights from last year’s meeting.

Thursday, July 18 - Molten Works Glass Studio

Hours: 8:30am -4:30pm

Meet: Grand Hyatt Seattle – Lobby to load buses on 7th Ave outside of the hotel

Molten Works Glass Studio

We will learn fusing; a technique of joining two or more pieces of glass by heat in a kiln. Not to worry instruction on how to use tools and glass materials will be given Fusing requires a special type of glass, which is heated until it becomes molten. Fused glass art can be any number of things: from slumped bowls and platters, jewelry, to printed imagery.  A light continental breakfast will be made available at the studio.

Lunch- Barking Frog at the Willows Lodge

Daily Cost: $200

Friday, July 19 - Starbucks SODO Roastery Experience

Hours: 8:30am – 3:00pm

Meet:Grand Hyatt Seattle – Lobby to load buses on 7th Ave outside of the hotel

Starbucks SODO Roastery Experience

SODO means south of downtown, past Pioneer Square. This Reserve store is open to the public on the main floor of Starbucks Headquarters (Starbucks Support Center.) The Reserve Store takes the best of coffee craft as well as artisan baking and layers it into a market style for a customer experience. Our personal baristas -will lead us in tasting of Starbucks coffee “flight experience. Origin experiences are three places that the Starbucks coffee originates from. from.” We will be tasting three coffees on their origin flight, as well as, pairing with Princi bakery. The barista will go in depth in the coffee history and stories as well as demonstrate their brewing methods. A light continental breakfast will be served.

We will return to the Hyatt for lunch.  The “Goddess Network” returns!  I have arranged for the regional directors of Trish McAvoy makeup and skin care to do makeovers. Remember Friday is our party night!

Daily Cost: $200

Saturday, July 20 - Cruise Aboard Excellence

Hours: 9:00am – 3:00pm

Meet: Grand Hyatt Seattle – Lobby to take South Lake Union Streetcar to the Marina

Sun, Fun and Laughter Aboard the Yacht Excellence

As always, we will take the trolley to Lake Union.  You can look forward to a relaxing day of sun, conversation and craft project.

Daily Cost: $200