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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson. Amazon Alexa and Echo devices chief Toni Reid.

Yes, this year’s GeekWire Summit is shaping up to be our biggest and best yet, with top-notch speakers, awesome parties and a few fun surprises still in store. Early-bird prices end on Thursday, so make sure to purchase your tickets today in order to lock-in the very best rates. The GeekWire Summit — taking place Oct. 9-11 in downtown Seattle — brings together innovators, entrepreneurs, business executives, scientists and tech leaders to explore the future of the innovation economy.

Other speakers on this year’s agenda: Jeff Wilke, the chief executive of Amazon’s worldwide consumer business; Instacart CEO Apoorva Mehta; Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson; Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research president Dr. Gary Gilliland; and Duke University autonomous vehicle expert and former Navy pilot Missy Cummings. That’s just a small portion of the lineup; we’ll have more announcements in the weeks ahead. The tentative agenda is listed under the agenda tab on the event registration site here.

Don’t snooze. With this lineup we do expect the event to sell out at more than 800 attendees.

In addition to the in-depth sessions, we also pack the event with fun parties, interactive demos and great networking.

We will kick things off on Oct. 9th with a Welcome Party hosted at the amazing Living Computers Museum + Labs in Seattle’s Sodo neighborhood, including a VIP pre-party reception featuring Baidu president Ya-Qin Zhang. And then we’ll gather again on the evening of Oct. 10th for the spectacular Capital One Rooftop Party at Frolik.

We hope you’ll join us for this one-of-a-kind event.

A big thanks to our title GeekWire Summit title sponsor: Bank of America.

Also, thanks to gold sponsors: Baidu, Boeing, Capital One, Sirqul, HomeAdvisor, Wave Business, WSGR and ExtraHop.

And a shout out to our silver sponsors and supporting sponsors: Living Computers Museum + Labs, Vulcan, K2, Moz, WGU Washington, Best Buy, Avalara, EY, Intellectual Ventures, Northeastern University, KUOW, UPS Connect, Alexandria, Strideline and Alaska Airlines.

And thanks to our exhibitors: OfferUp, Perkins Coie, Washington State Opportunity Scholarship, Nintex, WeWork, ReachNow and CloudEnablers.

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