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GW calendar logoOn Wednesday, Oct. 28, members of the Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality Community will convene for the Pacific Northwest’s first VR Expo.

SEA-VR is bringing together over 40 exhibitors and experts in the field for a day of demonstrations, presentations, and panels. Topics include VR’s influence on filmmaking, architecture, gaming, and society.sea vr

The event kicks off at the downtown Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, Wash., at 9:30 a.m. Sessions run until 4:30 p.m. followed by a Shark Tank pitch event and cocktail reception.

Tickets for SEA-VR are on sale for $100 – $195 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.

1 StartupHow to Start a Startup in Seattle

What: “Seattle has a fast growing startup ecosystem, and entrepreneurs here are lucky to have so many resources available to help them in their journey. However, many people don’t know about all of the resources available, the differences between them, or what resources are right for them. At “How to Start Up in Seattle”, we will gather representatives from different entrepreneurial organizations to give a quick overview of who their audience is, and then host a panel moderated by a top local journalist to discuss the startup ecosystem and the opportunities available.”

Where: Deloitte Commons, Seattle.

When: Oct. 13, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Register: RSVP for free here.

dash davidsonSeattle Sports Tech Meetup

What: “We are excited to announce the next Seattle Sports Tech Meetup on October 14th at SURF Incubator. Joining us will be very special guest Dash Davidson from Tableau! Come early for the networking and food/drinks and stay for a great presentation. Afterwards (time-permitting) we will go to sports tech roundtable mode which is a unique opportunity to present your latest startup or product to our members.”

Where: SURF Incubator, Seattle.

When: Oct. 14, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Register: Join and RSVP here.

stem pacific science centerScience of Spirits

What: “Join Pacific Science Center for a night of science served straight up at our next after hours event, The Science of Spirits. Dive into the scientific inner-workings of local distilleries from around the greater Seattle area to learn about the process of distilling alcohol, from whiskey to gin. Differentiate between whiskey, scotch and bourbon and learn why oak barrels aren’t just for aging wine. Enjoy craft cocktails created exclusively for this event.”

Where: Pacific Science Center, Seattle.

When: Oct. 15, 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Register: Tickets are on sale for $30 – $35 here.

iStock_000007947394LargeOur Robotic Future: Building Smart Robots that See in 3-D

What: “The ability for robots to see and interact with a 3-D world is crucial for introducing them into everyday use. As part of the University of Washington’s 2015 Engineering Lecture Series, computer science & engineering professor Dieter Fox explores how robots are learning to perform 3D mapping, recognize and manipulate objects, and track human movement and poses. Event is free, but advance registration is required.”

Where: Kane Hall, University of Washington, Seattle.

When: Oct. 21, 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Register: RSVP for free here.

SBTSindexSeattle Biz-Tech Summit

What: “Seattle Biz-Tech Summit is the premier international business and technology conference hosting influential executives, investors, developers, entrepreneurs, and industry leaders to highlight and promote the benefits of business exchanges, technology collaboration, and global innovation between the United States and China.”

Where: Hyatt Regency, Bellevue.

When: Oct. 24, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Register: Tickets are on sale for $49 – $299 here.

Items for this feature are picked from the GeekWire Calendar, where you can submit free listings for geeky gatherings and technology-related events in the Pacific Northwest.

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