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GW calendar logoFans of virtual reality at CES 2016 witnessed the debut of new VR technology and the reviews that followed. The emerging ecosystem of virtual reality is tantalizing but still largely undefined. This month, TechAlliance hosts Research to the Marketplace: Realizing the Potential of Virtual Reality, a full-day conference exploring the growing Virtual and Augmented Reality industry in Washington state.

VR ConstantContactHeader_600pxInnovators, investors, and entrepreneurs will come together to explore the opportunities, products, and possibilities for the VR industry. Keynote speakers and panel members include professionals from the growing VR industry as well as from other tech and business fields with VR interests.

Realizing the Potential of Virtual Reality is on Thursday, Jan. 28 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Individual registration is on sale for $170 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.

Math Moves! Opens at the Pacific Science Center

tile-4x4-math-moves-01-1024x1024What: “Math Moves!, a new exhibition opening at Pacific Science Center from January 23 through May 31, 2016, uses a variety of hands-on activities to make experimenting with concepts at the heart of math memorable and fun. It encourages guests to use their minds, their bodies, and their imaginations to investigate basic math ideas and find their meaning and relevance. It also draws upon the power of teamwork, using partner activity and conversation to advance mathematical understanding.”

Where: Pacific Science Center, Seattle

When: Opening Jan. 23, 10 a.m. through May 31, 5 p.m.

Register: Tickets are on sale for $11.75 – $19.75 here.


Startup Grind Seattle Hosts Bill Bryant

Dark BackgroundWhat: “Bill Bryant is a partner at DFJ (formerly Draper Fisher Jurvetson), an American venture capital firm focused on early- and growth-stage investments in enterprise, consumer and disruptive technologies. Bill has had early and instrumental involvement in more than 25 leading software, Internet, mobile, and digital media companies, as a founder, senior executive, investor, and board member.”

Where: Galvanize Seattle- Pioneer Square

When: Jan. 26, 6 – 9 p.m.

Register: Tickets are available for $17 here.

Galvanize: Equity 101 for Startup Employees by eShares

Screen Shot 2016-01-12 at 10.26.12 PMWhat: “If you work for a startup, stock option grants are your way of sharing in the company’s success. But very few startup employees understand what stock options really are and how they work. By the end of this presentation, you’ll understand stock options better than most of your co-workers, and in some cases, your employer.”

Where: Galvanize Seattle- Pioneer Square

When: Jan. 26, 6 – 8 p.m.

Register: For a free ticket, register here.

twitter-banner-bigStartup Weekend EuroSeattle 3rd Edition

What: “If you’ve ever felt the urge to explore a startup idea and love to indulge into European food this event is for you! What can you expect at Startup Weekend Euroseattle Edition? This is the best place to come pitch, iron out your business model, and build an idea. All that with like-minded people with various professional and multicultural backgrounds!

Don’t have a team or idea, but want to participate? That’s ok too. There will be plenty of teams looking for help.
Not European? No problem! EuroSeattle is a regular Startup Weekend but fueled with European food :)”

Where:, Seattle

When: Jan. 29, 6:30 p.m. – Jan. 31, 6 p.m.

Register: Tickets are available for $50 – $99 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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