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GW calendar logoSusannah Malarkey made headlines Wednesday when she announced her exit from the Technology Alliance after 20 years serving as the organization’s executive director.

“Since I have been the only executive director, we really do want to take a step back and think about what the Tech Alliance should look like for the next 20 years and what kind of leader that would require,” said Malarkey. “I am excited to do this process. It is pretty cool.”

The news comes just a week ahead of the Technology Alliance’s Annual Luncheon, timing Malarkey describes as “aligning perfectly.”

tech allianceBefore her departure Malarkey helped secure Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella for the 2016 luncheon and Concur CEO Steve Singh as the keynote for this year’s event, which will take place June 5.

Over 800 industry experts and thought leaders are expected to attend the luncheon. Registration and Networking kick off at 11:30 a.m. at the Westin Seattle. Tickets are on sale for $85 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.

MITEF NW logoMITEF: 2015 DEMO Competition

What: “What do Limeade, Mobisante, Spiral Genetics, Tilting Motor Works and Swype (albeit under a previous name) have in common? They all presented at the MIT Enterprise Northwest DEMO competition. Over the years, many of the Northwest’s hottest products appeared on the scene with presentations at our DEMO events.

This year you’ll meet—up close and personal—six of the most exciting new companies in our region as they demonstrate their innovative and breakthrough products. And you’ll hear the insightful questions and comments of our panel of judges who will determine the winner. DEMO is the only demo competition in the Northwest and it only happens once a year. Come see the next big thing in the Northwest and, perhaps, the world.”

When: June 11, 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Where: One Square Boardroom, Seattle.

Register: Tickets are on sale for $25 here.

newtechseattle11New Tech Seattle

What: “New Tech Seattle is the heart of Seattle tech where you’ll connect with smart, fun, creative people from across the full spectrum of our tech community.

We’d love you to join us to experience Seattle’s largest ongoing monthly event. On the 2nd or 3rd Tuesday of every month you’ll enjoy great food and drinks, learn about new companies doing cool things, laugh, smile, and have a fun night out. And most importantly, you’ll discover the people, partners, organizations, and resources to help you to build your dreams.”

When: June 16, 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Where: Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center, Seattle.

Register: Join and RSVP here.


What: “See what 100 startups are working on for amazing innovation. Looking to join a startup? Some of these startups are always hiring as they rapidly grow. Angel investors looking for great startups? At SURF EXPO you will find many startups seeking investments. Want to learn about the Seattle entrepreneurial support? Attend some of the informal presentations in the break-out rooms.”

When: June 18, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Where: SURF Incubator, Seattle.

Register: Tickets are on sale for $15 here.

ara-logo1ARA Seattle: Women in Business & Tech: Celebrating Breakthroughs

What: “The night will feature one-on-one conversations with three prominent women in the Seattle market, including Bridget Frey, CTO, Redfin, who have broken through barriers, innovated and leaned on the support of mentors to achieve their goals – with time for Q&A and plenty of networking throughout. We are also excited to have a member of ARA’s Advisory Board and the President & COO of ICon as a special guest speaker, Dana Shaw, who was recently announced as a Woman of Influence by the Silicon Valley Business Journal.”

When: June 4, 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Where: Redfin, Seattle

Register: RSVP here.

stem pacific science centerGolf + Science = Happy Hour

What: Explore the science of golf during our 21+ Summer Science Happy Hour on June 4. Sip an Arnold Palmer cocktail, enjoy ladder golf, a putting contest, and the new USGA exhibit, Learning Science Through Golf. Yes, we’ll also have giant Jenga. Tickets now on sale.

When: June 4, 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Where: Pacific Science Center, Seattle.

Register: Tickets are on sale for $15 here.

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