GeekWire Calendar: Conferences

Meetups, conferences, startup events, and geeky gatherings in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Browse for local tech events, or search by date or keyword. Submit your event below for consideration for the GeekWire Calendar. Look for highlights from the GeekWire Calendar each week on GeekWire, and check out GeekWire's own unique series of signature tech events in the Seattle region.

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PAX Seattle

August 28 - August 31
In 2004, the folks at Penny Arcade decided they wanted a show exclusively for gaming. Sure, comics, anime, and other nerd hobbies were cool, and those activities all had their…
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Founder’s Roundtable

September 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
“Michael has a deep understanding of the business side of technology that many startup founders struggle with. His insights into our business model and VC pitch were both profound and…
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Pitchers and Pitches

September 3 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Every month on the first Thursday until 08/28/2015
Pitchers & Pitches is Galvanize’s nation-wide pitch competition. On first Thursdays of the each month, entrepreneurs close their computers and join together for an evening that combines pitchers of beer…

Oregon BEST FEST 2015

September 9 @ 1:00 pm - September 10 @ 3:30 pm
Two days. 400 people. Countless big ideas. Every September, the cleantech community gathers for Oregon BEST FEST, the Pacific Northwest’s premier cleantech innovation conference. Our signature event convenes a diverse…


September 10 @ 8:00 am - October 13 @ 5:00 pm
An experimental festival celebrating independently produced art and technology. Two days of stories from artists and technologists using the Internet to maintain their independence, and the challenges that come with it. We’ve invited…

Pacific Northwest PHP Conference

September 10 @ 8:00 am - September 12 @ 9:00 pm
Our 3-day event will be overflowing with awesome sauce as we hear from world-renowned speakers from the PHP community and companies like Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft, Oracle, and Zend. With topics…

Transforming the Future: A Symposium on the Science & Technology of Energy Storage in the Pacific Northwest

September 11
Advanced energy storage technologies hold the potential to transform the energy economy of the Pacific Northwest and the United States. Recently, GTM Research named Washington and Oregon to a list…

Full ConTech

September 15 @ 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Washington’s tech sector is growing – fast – creating huge challenges for both the population and the ecosystem statewide. We have ten jobs for every person with the skills to…

Psychology for Digital Behavior Change (2-day Workshop) Seattle

September 21 @ 9:00 am - September 22 @ 5:00 pm
This workshop will teach you how to apply the same psychological strategies that drive world most successful websites, mobile apps, and social media campaigns. What you’ll gain: You’ll develop new…

Vancouver Startup Week

September 21 @ 5:00 pm - September 27 @ 1:00 pm
A celebration of the startup ecosystem in Vancouver, BC from Sept 21 – 27. Events include demo alleys, startup crawls, topical panels and workshops, recruitment fair, hackathons and plenty of…

Premier CIO Forum

September 22 @ 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
This conference is targeted to meet the needs of CIOs and senior IT executives throughout the Seattle region, and occurs on an annual basis. The Premier CIO Forum is developed…

A Proven Growth Platform for U.S. Companies

September 24 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Learn why 135 U.S. companies have tapped into the potential of Canada’s capital markets. Join us at TSX Ignite, a complimentary half-day event for Seattle’s entrepreneurs.
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Architecture, Engineering and Construction Hackathon – The Digital Revolution in the $8.5 trillion global Construction Industry

September 25 @ 6:30 pm - September 27 @ 6:00 pm
The AEC (Architecture, Engineering, Construction) Hackathon was created to give those designing, building, and maintaining our built environment the opportunity to collaborate with cutting-edge technologies and its developers and designers.…

BrickCon Exhibition

October 3 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday October 3rd 10am to 4pm Sunday October 4th 9am to 3pm View thousands of models created by adult LEGO® Hobbyists from around the nation and the world! Build your…

Sally Ride Science Festival

October 10 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
For more than 14 years, Sally Ride Science Festivals have delivered a fun-filled day of science and socializing for 5th-8th grade students across the country. We’ve held more than 100…
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The 12th Annual Bend Venture Conference

October 15 - October 16
The BVC is the largest Angel Conference in the Pacific Northwest connecting early and growth stage companies with investment opportunities.  This premier regional event attracts over 400 top entrepreneurs, investors, and…

2015 Seattle GNU/Linux Conference

October 23 - October 24
The 3rd Annual Seattle GNU/Linux Conference returns to Seattle Central College for two days of open source software education and advocacy. Like past years, this free conference will focus on…
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Seattle 2035

October 30
What will be the next big innovation industries to propel Seattle into the future? Join us at Seattle 2035, part of Xconomy’s national Xponential Cities series, to explore the ideas…


November 3 - November 4
The annual Seattle Interactive Conference is a two-day event celebrating the convergence of online technology, creativity, and emerging trends in one of the world’s most innovative cities.  SIC brings together…

The Smart Kitchen Summit

November 5 @ 8:45 am - 6:00 pm
The Kitchen Of The Future Has Arrived The way we cook, eat, buy, store and interact around our food is undergoing radical change. At the Smart Kitchen Summit, you’ll meet…
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