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Slack co-founder and CTO Cal Henderson, Microsoft CTO Kevin Scott and Amazon Web Services S3 VP Mai-Lan Tomsen Bukovec are among the technical leaders speaking at the third annual GeekWire Cloud Summit, June 5, 2019, in Bellevue, Wash.

Our biggest technical conference of the year — the GeekWire Cloud Summit — is taking place Wednesday.  Here’s everything you need to know if you’ll be joining.

GeekWire Cloud Summit Location: Meydenbauer Center, 11100 NE 6th St, Bellevue, WA). Map here.

Date and Time: June 5, 2019, from 7:45 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Parking: Paid parking is available at Meydenbauer Center (Parking for 8-10 hours costs $17).We encourage you to bus, bike, carpool or use other alternative transportation.

Can I still buy tickets? Yes, if you’ve not yet purchased your tickets or have colleagues that would like to attend the Cloud Summit — featuring fireside chats with Slack co-founder and CTO Cal Henderson, Microsoft CTO Kevin Scott, Amazon Web Services S3 VP Mai-Lan Tomsen Bukovec and others— go here to reserve your spot.

Do I need to bring my printed tickets? No. If you’ve purchased tickets, just pick up your pass at registration, sponsored by Avalara, located in the main lobby of Meydenbauer Center. Registration will open at 7:45 a.m.

What should I expect? An independent cloud computing conference curated by GeekWire’s editorial team. This full-day event includes main stage keynotes, deep technical sessions in three breakout areas and an opportunity to learn insights from those who’ve been in the trenches. Also, check out the 2018 Cloud Summit recap here and 2018 presentations here.

Agenda: Full agenda is available on the event site in the agenda tab and in the GeekWire Cloud Summit App. Attendees will have the option to attend sessions among four focus areas:

  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, presented by Tableau
  • DevOps, presented by F5
  • Cloud Migration
  • Business Sessions

Note: These sessions are first come, first-served in terms of securing a seat.

Networking Reception: Join us in the Exhibitor Hall (Hall A) immediately following the program for a drink and light appetizers while networking with fellow conference attendees, exhibitors and speakers.

Charging Lounge: Recharge your brain or your phone in the charging lounge, presented by Open Square, located in the Exhibitor Hall throughout the day.

Wi-Fi: Free Wi-Fi will be available throughout the Cloud Summit thanks to Wi-Fi sponsor Wave Business. Network is WaveWifi, password is 19Cloud. Power also will be available at select tables during the event.

Food & Drink: No need to search for your own meal — we’ve got you covered. Light breakfast will be served in the morning, and boxed lunches will be available to all attendees. We also encourage attendees to check out the sponsored lunch talk with Chris Emura, Executive Director, Engineering at Vulcan. We’ve also sprinkled coffee and beverage breaks throughout the day to keep the energy flowing.

Exhibitor Hall: The community hub of the GeekWire Cloud Summit! From educators to AI innovators, talent experts to scrappy startups and more; this year’s exhibitors include a fascinating intersection of the tech community. Visit the Exhibitor Hall to learn more about these companies, connect with other attendees and fuel up with food and snacks during breaks.

App: To keep on top of all of the action across each session, we’re excited to release the GeekWire Cloud Summit App, featuring full agenda, speakers, FAQ, alerts, live polling and more. Go here to download the app, presented by the City of Bellevue.

If you’ve already downloaded the app, please be sure to hit the “refresh” button in the upper right corner to view the latest updates. Having difficulties with the app? Ask for our App Guru at registration and our team will help troubleshoot.

Social Media: We’ll be using the hashtag #gwcloud for the event on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Impact Partners: Thanks to the on-going generosity of sponsors, including Impact Partner sponsor Niantic, we are able to provide complimentary registrations to organizations that might not otherwise be able to attend industry conferences through our Impact Partners program. GeekWire is committed to making our events accessible to all members of our community!

Murals: Guillaume Wiatr of MetaHelm will take on the challenge of visualizing one of the most dynamic, rapidly growing and important areas of the tech industry. See the inspiring visual maps Wiatr has created in the past for the annual GeekWire Summit. Thanks to Acumatica for sponsoring the digital mural.

Slides & Videos: Within a week of the event, all attendees of the GeekWire Cloud Summit will receive access to slides and videos of each session with help from our partners at Punch Drunk. Keep an eye out for an email with more details.

A big thanks to the presenting sponsor of the 2019 GeekWire Cloud Summit: F5.

Also, thanks to gold sponsors: Tableau, ALLTech, and Vulcan Inc.

And to our silver, supporting and exhibitor sponsors: Wave, Niantic, Kazuhm, Open Square, City of BellevueAcumaticaAvalaraFirst Tech Federal Credit UnionBellevue College, Algorithmia, MongoDB, Cloud Health Tech, TLG Learning, Talent Reach, Quadrant Resource, LivePerson, Flyhomes, UI Path, Extraslice, AI NextCon, and video partner Punch Drunk.

If you still have questions about our biggest technical conference of the year, please email us at

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