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GW calendar logoThe intersection of major research outposts like Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the University of Washington, plus a thriving tech community, make Seattle the perfect place for innovation in life sciences. New organizations like Healthy Ventures and Cambia Grove continue to pop up to facilitate creative breakthroughs in the field.

Each year new startups, established institutions, and industry experts converge in Seattle for Life Science Innovation Northwest. The three-day conference is an opportunity for professionals in medicine, biopharma, non-profit research, digital health, global health, and veterinary medicine to exchange ideas and educate attendees.

WBBA_facebook_bikeThe all-day event is taking place June 30-31 at the Washington State Convention Center. Eighty organizations and more than 1,000 attendees are expected at this year’s conference. Registration info and additional details about Life Science Innovation Northwest are available here.

That’s one of the selections from the GeekWire Calendar, our curated list of the Pacific Northwest’s top tech events. Keep reading and visit the full calendar for more.

meetups-horizontalTechCrunch Seattle Meetup + Pitch-Off

What: TechCrunch’s legendary meetup + pitch-off event is coming to Seattle! Join us for beer, good conversation, and a battle to the death to see which entrepreneurs can dazzle and excite the judges in under sixty seconds.”

When: June 25, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Where: Showbox Sodo, Seattle.

Register: Tickets are on sale for $10 here.

https_proxyData Day Seattle

What: “For the last five years, we’ve hosted an event an event in Austin called Data Day Texas. It’s become one of the largest data conferences in the country. Since we’ve been in Seattle, folks asking why we don’t start doing something similar here. Ok, it’s on!Data Day Seattle 2015!”

When: June 27, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Where: The Westin Seattle.

Register: Tickets are on sale for $270 – $450 here.

westlandStartup Spirits

What: Startup Spirits is a community-driven event dedicated to connecting tech entrepreneurs with information, opportunities and most importantly….Distilled Beverages, aka: Spirits! Frequency: The format of Startup Spirits is a monthly tasting exclusively for technology startup founders, execs and investors. The event supports the startup community by bringing them together in a relaxed and fun atmosphere where the free flow of ideas & whisky are encouraged.”

When: June 17, 5:45 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Where: Westland Distillery, Seattle.

Register: Tickets are on sale for $10 here.

logo2015 Seattle Association for Women in Science (AWIS) Banquet, Awards and Scholarship Fundraiser

What: “We will be honoring Dr. Julie Overbaugh, at Fred Hutch, with an award for Scientific Advancement and Dr. Brandi Cossairt, at UW, for Early Career Achievement.
Registration and Ticket Purchases:
Ticket price includes dinner, wine followed by a cash bar, dessert, inspirational presentations by the awardees, and the opportunity to expand your scientific community.”

When: June 17, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Where: The Landing in Northcut

Register: Tickets are on sale fro $20 – $40 here.

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