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On April 23, Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood will become the mecca for the second annual Women In Tech Regatta, a week-long event that aims to foster a community of mentors, peers and resources for women in Seattle’s tech world.

The event is inclusive of all genders, areas of expertise and career levels and will feature educational workshops, meetups and talks all about tech.

The regatta has 30 different break out events across the city that are organized around five ports, or themes: Tech Mavens (keeping you relevant in tech); Inclusive Culture (allyship); Leadership (CEOs and startups); All about YOU (build your story); and Career Acumen (building relationships).

The week is also a great chance to see some of the city: Each event will take place in a location around the South Lake Union neighborhood, from the campus of Northeastern University to the offices of companies like Expedia, Facebook and Juno Therapeutics.

Events start the evening of Monday, April 23, and run through Friday, April 27. See the full event lineup and ticket options here.

That’s one of the highlights from our GeekWire community calendar, the spot for geek and tech events in Seattle and the greater Pacific Northwest. See the full calendar here, submit your event here and keep reading for more suggested events over the next few weeks.

TechPlusPlus Fashion Show 2018

What: “At Tech++, we are devoted to empowering women to take their careers to the next level by capitalizing on technology. Join us for our annual Tech++ Fashion Show showcasing Tech + Fashion. We’ll be showcasing tech wearables, 3D printed accessories, and other up-and-coming products in the Tech/Fashion industry.”

When: April 26, 6 – 9 p.m.

Where: University of Washington Intellectual House

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Global Artificial Intelligence Conference – Seattle 2018

What: “Global Big Data Conference’s vendor agnostic Global Artificial Intelligence(AI) Conference is held on April 27th, April 28th & April 29th 2018 on all industry verticals (Finance, Retail/E-Commerce/M-Commerce, Healthcare/Pharma/BioTech, Energy, Education, Insurance, Manufacturing, Telco, Auto, Hi-Tech, Media, Agriculture, Chemical, Government, Transportation etc.. ). It will be the largest vendor agnostic conference in AI space. The Conference allows practitioners to discuss AI through effective use of various techniques.”April 27 – April 29

When: April 27 – April 29

Where: Washington Convention Center

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Kinetoscope VR Film Festival

What: “Kinetoscope VR brings together innovators to explore virtual reality as an emerging art form. Kinetoscope VR Film Festival intersects the interactivity of new technologies & formats for Media & Cinema which exemplify the power of the cinematic arts to inspire and transform. A festival where we Honor Stories Worth Telling that are created by people of All Ages-All Cultures-All Media.”

When: May 1

Where: Kremwork

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Nordic Innovation Conference

What: “Though the Nordic region represents only 3 percent of Europe’s population, the Nordic nations are ranked as global leaders for technology and innovation. The new Nordic will host this one-day conference, which will feature keynote talks and panels by tech and innovation luminaries from the Nordic region, including Kristin Skogen Lund (NO), Fredrik Cassel (SE), and Niels Røine (NO).”

When: May 3, 8:30 – 5 p.m.

Where: Nordic Heritage Museum

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iFEST Indie Game Conference

What: “IFEST is a FREE one-day festival to showcase, enrich and celebrate independent game development within Seattle and the state of Washington!  Local and regional independent game companies will be on-hand to demonstrate their latest games and discuss current trends in the gaming industry.  Gamers and future developers will enjoy guest speakers throughout the day and food will be aplenty as this event will be held in the food court at the Seattle Center.”

When: May 5, 8 – 5 p.m.

Where: Seattle Center Armory

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