Seattle is known as somewhat of a tech epicenter. Between Amazon, Microsoft, Google and now Facebook and Snapchat, the number of people coming into this city every week runs into the thousands.
With a background in the not-for-profit space, I have always been drawn to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. It wasn’t until I went to the official launch party at the visitor center that I starting spreading the word about how great this place really was.
A number of events, talks and performances are held here. There are interactive displays on poverty and disease. The exhibits are pretty stationary with the exception of the current and temporary “Women Hold Up Half the Sky”.
There is a reading corner with a number of different books that are relevant to the topic of international development. The visitors center is open to all including school students and tourists, encouraging them to think about what their vision and action plans for change are.
If you are at all interested in the state of the world, I would encourage you to visit this newly renovated space.
Public tours are offered at 14:00.