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speakers1The CEO of one of the world’s largest travel companies. Microsoft’s chief dealmaker. The technologist charged with keeping the U.S. military innovative. And a venture capitalist who has backed some of the biggest names in tech.

Our 5th annual GeekWire Summit, presented by Bank of America, is shaping up to be our biggest event ever, one you will not want to miss.

Early-bird tickets are now on sale, so make sure to get yours today here.

Among the speakers already on the agenda for Oct 4-5: Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, who will discuss the changing winds of the online travel business; Peggy Johnson, the executive vice president at Microsoft who oversees strategic partnerships for the software giant; and Jeff Jordan, the former PayPal and OpenTable executive who leads investments in Airbnb, Pinterest and OfferUp for Silicon Valley venture capital powerhouse Andreessen Horowitz.

speakers-summmitScreen-Shot-2016-08-03-at-9.46.57-AMAlso, on the docket: NBBJ architect Scott Wyatt, who will discuss the changing dynamics of cities and those wacky biospheres that Amazon is building in Seattle; Stack Overflow CEO Joel Spolsky, the computer scientist and entrepreneur whose musings on technology have entertained and informed us for nearly two decades; and DARPA director Arati Prabhakar, the Silicon Valley tech veteran charged with making sure the U.S. military is equipped with the cutting-edge technologies needed to keep enemies at bay.

Plus, Hans Bishop, the CEO of breakthrough cancer-fighting biotech company Juno Therapeutics; and Vikram Jandhyala, who bridges the University of Washington and the tech world as the UW’s vice president for innovation strategy.

More than 800 business leaders, technology executives, investors, researchers and engineers attend the GeekWire Summit in Seattle each year to explore what’s next in tech, business, science, politics and the economy. The 2016 GeekWire Summit is our best lineup ever, and it’s going to get even better.

We’ve got a few other surprise speakers in the mix, so don’t snooze. Get your early-bird tickets here before prices go up later this month.

A huge thanks to our GeekWire Summit presenting sponsor, Bank of America, for helping to make this event possible. Also, a shout out to gold sponsors — WSGR, Northeastern University, OfferUp, Centric and Zillow Group — and to our silver sponsors — NuanceMoz and Flowroute.

Limited sponsorships are still available for the 2016 GeekWire Summit. If interested, please contact Daniel Rossi at daniel@geekwire.com.

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