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GW calendar logoBigfoot will be center stage in the Tri-Cities this weekend. The International Conference on Primal People is the first of two Sasquatch conferences slated for Kennewick, Wash. in 2016.

Primal People Logo-243x300Organized by Kennewick resident Thom Cantrall, the conference features speakers sharing their encounters or studies of Sasquatch including an analysis of the controversial 1967 Patterson-Gimlin film.

Cantrall told the Tri-City Herald that attendees will also take a trip to the nearby Blue Mountains,  where Sasquatch tracks and sightings have been reported. More information about the conference is available here.

In September, the International Bigfoot Conference will also be held in Kennewick. Speakers include researchers applying anthropology, biology, cryptology, and cryptozoology to the query of Bigfoot. Tickets are available for $45 – 55 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.

Polar Science Weekend

PSC_Polar_Science_2016_300x250_AWhat: “Investigate a real ice core from Greenland, survey microbes from the coldest parts of the world, compare an arctic ice camp with a research tent used in the Antarctic, take the salinity taste test and join a spectacular smashing ice demonstration as you meet and talk to polar researchers. It’s all part of Polar Science Weekend, returning to Pacific Science Center for the eleventh straight year March 4-6, 2016.”

Where: Pacific Science Center

When: March 4, 10 a.m. – March 6, 6 p.m.

Register:  Tickets are available for here.

Creativity Symposium

logo-1-1What: “Creativity Symposium for leaders supporting women leadership is a one day, annual event where you are free to be yourself and connect with high level, dynamic leaders in a creative, fun and inviting atmosphere. The day includes an experiential opening and closing ceremony, inspiring keynotes, peer advisory masterminds, and a creativity jam session. You’ll walk away sparking your creativity, building strong connections, and unleashing your leadership!”

Where:  Brightwater Education and Communication Center, Woodinville.

When:  March 5, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Register: Tickets are available for $157 here.

New Tech Seattle

NewTech[Update]8-7-15What: “More than just a meetup, we’re a community that loves and supports people, the Northwest and tech. New Tech Tacoma is breaking down the silos and bringing together the smart, fun, creative people from across the full spectrum of the Seattle-area tech community.”

Where: Galvanize Seattle – Pioneer Square

When:  March 8, 5 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.

Register: Tickets are available for $10 – $50 here.

SearchFest 2016: Portland’s Digital Marketing Conference

SearchFest-one-line-logoWhat: “SearchFest presents multiple informative learning tracks, workshops, and panel sessions designed to provide direct insight into the most up-to-date strategies and technological advancements in online search marketing and social marketing. Industry experts and thought leaders from around the country deliver in-depth presentations ranging from basic SEM and social media fundamentals to specific advanced techniques.”

Where: Portland, OR

When: March 10, 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Register: Tickets are available for $549 here.

Equity Programs That Work and How To Build One (For You or Your Company)

Keynote Capture 2What: “The statistics on the wage gap between women and men are well-documented and readily available – while the gender wage gap is narrowing, it’s narrowing at a rate that won’t bring us to the level of equal pay for men and women until after the half way point of this century.

During Equity Programs that Work and How to Build One (For You or Your Company), Liz Vivian of Women’s Funding Alliance will engage panelists working to increase gender diversity and inclusion and improve pay equity for women in an honest and productive discussion about how we all (men and women alike) can start to aggressively address these issues. Part of the Spring Forward with Women Leaders event series.”

Where:  Cambia Grove, Seattle

When: March 10, 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Register: RSVP for this free event 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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