GeekWire Calendar: Civics

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Coffee with Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, Presented by Coffee with Co-Founders and WeWork Labs

November 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join Seattle Coffee with Co-Founders and WeWork Labs for a fireside that will feature a very special guest: Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan. While we'll learn more about how Mayor Durkan plans to engage with Seattle's innovation economy, we want to turn the conversation on its head. Instead of just asking the City how it can help Seattle's startups, we want to find out how Seattle's startups can help the City tackle some of our greatest, shared challenges. The conversation will…

Connect for Good- Fighting Homelessness

November 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

YP Impact has teamed with United Way Emerging Leaders on their Connect For Good -Fighting Homelessness Series! Connect for Good is a chance to take your volunteering and community engagement up a notch. Do you have questions about why people are homeless? What our community is doing about the issue? What’s working, what’s already been tried and what isn’t working? This experience will give you the chance to get answers to all those questions (and more) so that you can…

Step Up: Plymouth Housing

November 22 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Help bring some holiday cheer to people who have been chronically homeless! Join YP Impact as we create holiday cards, decorate ornaments and make paper snowflakes with Plymouth Housing residents who otherwise cannot afford ornaments, decorations and gifts.

Hack To Give Thanks

November 23 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Join us on November 23rd for a convening of the local tech-for-good community. It’s a chance to get inspired, imagine a better future, and contribute your talent to projects that need your help. Projects will need coders, designers, researchers, project managers, subject matter experts, test users, and just ordinary people. Bring your laptop, your creativity, and your collaborative spirit.

Civics Luncheon: 2019 Year in Review

December 10 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

2019 - What worked; what didn't? Who's up; who's down? And were any minds changed? Come have lunch with CityClub as we discuss topics like housing, immigration, the environment, current legislation, business, and more. Compare notes about how YOU review the year with our panelists: Rich Stolz, Executive Director of OneAmerica; Sen. Hans Zeiger, R-Pierce County; Gordon McHenry Jr, CEO of United Way King County; and Diana Birkett Rakow, VP of External Affairs at Alaska Airlines.

AI Public Policy Conference

December 12 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

This conference will bring together leaders from across the innovation spectrum and across the state in a day-long retreat to make connections, build bridges, and expand knowledge - all focused on strengthening the state’s innovation economy. This year, the public policy conference is focused on better understanding the landscape of artificial intelligence and creating a robust conversation about how Washington State can continue to be a leader in this technological advancement. Our agenda includes a morning of presentations that will establish a fundamental understanding of artificial intelligence with…

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