GeekWire Calendar

Meetups, conferences, startup events, and geeky gatherings in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Browse for local tech events, or search by date or keyword. Submit your event below for consideration for the GeekWire Calendar. Look for highlights from the GeekWire Calendar each week on GeekWire, and check out GeekWire's own unique series of signature tech events in the Seattle region.

Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Can we Talk? Vulnerability

September 17 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am

$35 – $45

Vulnerability. This single word causes instant emotional reactions, including fear. Yet, vulnerable leaders are authentic, inspirational, and create bonds that can lead to increased performance and profitability. To quote Brené Brown, “vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change.” So how do we make ‘vulnerability’ synonymous with strength instead of weakness?

Join us to learn how you can work on this crucial leadership skill and help create a culture of vulnerability in the workplace.

• Katie Gerard, Senior Director, Human Resources, Port of Seattle
• Beth Halvorsen, Owner, Halvorsen Consulting LLC
• Ben Ravani, SVP, Nutanix

Moderated by:
• Vanna Novak, Founder & CEO, Speak to Persuade

7:00am: Doors Open, Coffee & Tea, Networking
7:30am: Breakfast Buffet
8:00am: Panel Discussion followed by Q&A
9:15am: Networking

WTCSE cannot issue refunds, however can facilitate a name change on registration to allow for the transfer of tickets.

Save the date for the next panel discussion in the 2019 Can We Talk? series: Intersectionality on December 4.

Gender equality, generational differences, technological advancements – these are just a few of the issues that business leaders of today are facing. The World Trade Center Seattle and Port of Seattle are partnering to create a series of educational programs centered around the difficult, sensitive and important issues in our community. As our country becomes divided, we strive to find common ground in order to support the future. So join us in raising the question – Can We Talk?

• WTCSE Members
o Early Bird until August 31: $25
o On or after September 1: $35
• Non-Members
o Early Bird until August 31: $35
o On or after September 1: $45


September 17
7:30 am - 9:30 am
$35 – $45
Event Category:
Event Tags:
, ,


World Trade Center Seattle
2200 Alaskan Way
Seattle, WA 98121 United States
+ Google Map