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Jeff Wilke, the chief executive of Amazon’s worldwide consumer business, and Toni Reid, the vice president who leads the company’s fast-growing Alexa and Echo Devices group, will be featured speakers at this year’s GeekWire Summit.

We’re thrilled that these high-ranking executives at one of the most interesting tech companies on the planet will join us for fireside chats at the Summit, taking place Oct. 9-11 in downtown Seattle.

We’ll talk to Wilke and Reid about a wide-range of topics, from Amazon’s expansion into grocery delivery and brick-and-mortar retail to how the company uses artificial intelligence and robotics in its operations. We’ll also discuss Amazon’s culture, and what it’s like to work for Jeff Bezos.

Early-bird tickets are on sale for just eight more days, so make sure to go here to get yours before prices go up.

Amazon Alexa and Echo Devices VP Toni Reid

Reid and Wilke join a big lineup of speakers, which also includes Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella; Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson; Instacart CEO Apoorva Mehta; Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson; 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.

Don’t snooze. With this lineup — including other high-profile speakers to be announced soon — we do expect the event to sell out.

Now in its sixth year, the GeekWire Summit brings together innovators, entrepreneurs, business executives, scientists and tech leaders to explore the future of the innovation economy.

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. And then we’ll gather again on the evening of Oct. 10th for a spectacular rooftop deck party at Frolik.

A few other surprises also are in store for this year’s Summit. We hope you’ll join us.

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 and Alaska Airlines.

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

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