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GW calendar logoAs summer winds down, Seattle is closing out music festival season with a bang. Decibel Festival and dB Conference are bringing five days and nights of electronic music-based programming to venues around the city, starting Wednesday, Sept. 24.

During the day EMP will host dB Conference, a series of workshops, panels, and artist talks focused on technology-based education. The day-time programming will also include a trivia game, product giveaways, and a synth petting zoo. In the evening electronic artists from around the world will perform in several rooms of EMP and venues around Seattle. One of the more unique aspects of Decibel are the Optical Showcases, which sync visual art and music.

Decibel’s 11th annual festival is expected to draw big crowds. Last year over 25,000 attended the event according to Decibel founder Sean Horton — a major advancement from its inaugural event in 2003, which hosted 2,500 attendees.

dB2014-Facebook-Profile-Instagram“There’s a great amount of scrutiny and integrity that goes into the program every year,” Horton told GeekWire. “Everything we do is curated by myself and really developed and designed to be an optimized experience for the attendees.”

Festival passes and individual event tickets for Decibel are available here and the daytime programming of dB Conference is open to the public for free.

That’s just one of our selections from the GeekWire Calendar — our curated list of the top tech events in the Pacific Northwest.

Keep reading and check out the calendar for more.

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Earlier this week, in true Neil deGrasse Tyson form, the astrophysicist told GeekWire, “There’s a constant parade of changes in how we conduct cosmic business that has been unfolding over these years, over these decades, that tech has been exponentially advancing. Larger and larger swaths of the universe fall to our analysis.”

Tyson shared his wisdom with us and other reporters in advance of his talk at Tableau Software’s annual conference — but don’t worry, the Seattle public will also get the opportunity to hear from him too. The Seattle Theater Group is hosting two Neil deGrasse Tyson nights at the Paramount. Tickets are available here.

When & Where: Sept. 14, 7:00p.m. and Sept. 15, 7:30p.m. The Paramount Theater, Seattle.

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Entrepreneurs looking to hone their pitches in front of investors should stop by Flowboard for Pitch Perfect. This working lunch will give guests the opportunity to receive feedback on their pitch’s flow, content, and design. Investors from Microsoft Ventures and Fledge and a presentation designer will give their notes. This is a free event and lunch will be included.

When & Where: Sept. 16, 1:00p.m. – 2:00p.m. WeWork, Seattle.

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Seattleites don’t have to look much farther than the line around the block at their local Molly Moon’s to see an entrepreneurial success story. Molly Moon Neitzel, the woman behind the popular homemade ice cream brand, will be speaking about starting her company, her business plan, and the core values behind her success. Ice cream sandwiches and drinks will be served and the first 25 guests will receive free Brenthaven bags. Tickets can be purchased here.

When & Where: Sept. 18, 6:30p.m. – 8:30p.m.. Brenthaven Flagship Store, Seattle.

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With over 1,800 past events in 120 different countries, Startup Weekend, is truly a global event. In a couple weeks Seattle will add another one — this time with a twist. Startup Weekend Women’s Edition will follow the same basic model with pitches and peer feedback but it will focus on promoting and celebrating female entrepreneurs in the community. But don’t mistake this for a gender exclusive event. Men can take part too, so long as they find a female participant to bring them along. As event organizers explain, “Startup Weekend Women’s Edition is about connecting entrepreneurial women through the process of building exciting companies, we want to connect them to the best resources and people out there – that includes both men and women.” Tickets are available here.

When & Where: Sept. 19 – 20, 6:00p.m.. Nytec Product Innovation Center, Seattle.

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Mark your calendars, geeks. The GeekWire Summit is less than a month away. Grab tickets today for our biggest event of the year, featuring fireside chats and panel discussions with author and T-Mobile CEO John Legere, drone entrepreneur Chris Anderson; Walmart global e-commerce CEO Neil Ashe; Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman; Zulily co-founder Mark Vadon; journalists Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher; and many more. Tickets available here.

When and where: Oct. 2, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Westin 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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