September 29 - October 3, 2011, Bellevue, Washington, USA

The Pacific Coast OrigamiUSA Conference for 2011 was held at the Westin Bellevue Hotel in beautiful Bellevue, Washington (Seattle area), the weekend of September 29 to October 2, 2011.


Come and join us in Bellevue, Washington in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Enjoy a world-class experience in a world-class city.

Bellevue is about 8 miles due east of Seattle on the eastern shore of Lake Washington with a current population of over 126,000 people making it the fifth largest city in Washington State. The local American Indian tribes tended to live east of this area or by the western shores of the Puget Sound. The city was founded in 1869 by a Seattle baker, William Meydenbauer, and was officially incorporated on March 21, 1953. Logging and coal mining in the area now known as Coal Creek were the first industries developed in this area. The city is now the technological heart of Washington State with the nearby corporate headquarters of Microsoft, Expedia, Nintendo of America and T-Mobile.

Featured guest origami artists: PCOC 2011 welcomes Seo Won Seon and Lee In Kyung from South Korea! For images of their work and their background, click here.

PCOC 2011 also welcomes with support from Tuttle Publishing, origami artist and author Peter Engel. For images of his work and background, click here.

The Experience

OrigamiUSA is proud to present an incredible value:

The complete convention experience includes:

  • *Thursday evening light reception
  • *Friday special sessions/optional events (still in planning)
  • Friday evening welcome reception hour
  • Saturday & Sunday classes
  • Saturday night buffet dinner & entertainment
  • Friday & Saturday late-night folding areas
  • Welcome Bag with origami paper and other goodies
  • PCOC 2011 T-shirt
  • *Monday tour (still in planning)

* = not included in Early Bird package, additional fee will apply.

Registration for PCOC will be opened in July, 2011. A la carte pricing will also be available. Emails will be sent to the OrigamiUSA members list and origami-L when registration is available. Online registration is strongly encouraged! Note: paper forms will be available for download but will not be sent out unless requested from the OrigamiUSA Home Office.


Make your hotel reservations NOW! We are guaranteed the Best Price available; if the hotel offers a lower price between now and the convention, all PCOC participants get that price! The rate is $109 double/single (plus taxes). Parking is additional. Cancellation policy is penalty-free up to 24 hours prior to reservation start.

Make your reservation directly with this special link (which gets you our special rate):

Westin Bellevue Hotel, PCOC Conference

Or, you can make your reservations via phone, +1 (425) 638-1000. Please mention the PCOC conference to get the special rate.