GW calendar logo The great innovation of the 20th century is on the cusp of a second life in the 21st. The Internet of Things — the interconnection of physical objects, embedded with sensors, over wired and wireless networks — will have enormous and profound implications for the world.

TiE Seattle will host two panels of experts and entrepreneurs in the field at a special forum next week, from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 7 at the Microsoft Conference Center in Redmond.

“The implications of IoT will be profound and far-reaching, affecting our lives, businesses, processes, infrastructure, and industries,” the organizers say. “While the widespread adoption of IoT will take time, now is the time for entrepreneurs, investors, and industry executives to start understanding the implications of IoT and to start exploring opportunities that will continue to emerge in this new era.”

Admission is $25.00 in advance, $30.00 at the door.

That’s one of our hand-picked events from the GeekWire Calendar, which lists the top tech industry and community events in the Pacific Northwest. Check out the rest of our upcoming favorites, and see the calendar for more.600_347737242 copy

Special Event — The Internet of Things Learning Lounge

Yes, The Internet of Things is so hot right now that there are two upcoming events focusing on the trend. This panel will host speakers from Nike, Alaska Airlines, Vivint, and more. Each company will share insights on the opportunities and implications of Internet of Things.

Tickets for this lively discussion are $25.

When & Where: May 15, 6:00pm. Club Sur, Seattle

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Seattle Health Innovation Forum

Life science innovators, health IT professionals, financial experts, and members of the Seattle tech community will come together to discuss creative ways to transform healthcare. The forum will feature panel members who will share insights, engage with audience members, and describe their groundbreaking projects.

When & Where: May 6, 5:30pm-8:00pm. Dice Cabana at SURF Incubator, Seattle

AT&T Art+Tech Hackathon – Seattle

Art, nature, and technology intersect at this unique hackathon for bees. Yes, you read correctly, AT&T is sponsoring an event that will bring AT&T Developer Programartists, developers, and beekeepers together to create art for the Flight Path Bee Project. The goal is to create pieces that will be displayed at Seatac Airport.

The Flight Path Bee project houses bee hives on airport land, to show that underutilized space can serve multiple purposes. The hackathon will provide embedded systems and sensors in an effort to join art and technology in creative new ways. This free event boasts some hefty prizes for the best creations — from $200 to $500.

When & Where: May 9 – May 10, 6:00pm-9:00pm. RATIO HQ, Seattle

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Seattle Tech Meetup

Expect 400+ members of the Seattle tech community at this monthly gathering. This installment will feature presentations from Innovega, HasOffers, and ZoomChess. STM offers a buffet, drinks, and the opportunity to mingle with fellow techies.

When & Where: May 13, 6:00am – 8:00pm, Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center

GeekWire Awards 2014!

Last, but certainly not least, we have the annual GeekWire Awards ceremony. Join us for one of the Pacific Northwest’s most anticipated (and hotly debated!) tech events. The evening will include drinks, dinner, the ceremony, and a afterparty, sponsored by Google Cloud Platform, where the winners can celebrate and everyone else can drink off shake off the losses. This event is nearly sold out, so get your tickets while they last. We hope to see you there.

When & Where: May 8, 6:00pm – 9:00pm. EMP, Seattle

Contact GeekWire’s Monica Nickelsburg at monica@geekwire.com. Listings for this feature are picked from the GeekWire Calendar, where you can submit free listings for technology-related events in the Pacific Northwest. 

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