GeekWire Calendar: Civics

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Seattle City Council District 2 Debate

September 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for a free and public debate for Seattle City Council with Tammy Morales and Mark Solomon. The debate will be moderated by a journalist from KOMO-4 with additional questions by reporters with The Seattle Times and KCTS-9/Crosscut. Doors for the debate open at 5:30 p.m. and promptly close at 6:00 p.m. Please note, seating is first-come-first-serve. Register for free tickets online.

National Day of Civic Hacking

September 21 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Join us on September 21st 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, and just ordinary people. Bring your laptop, your creativity, and your collaborative spirit to the Microsoft Reactor in Redmond. Check out the projects we're recruiting to participate on DemocracyLab.org

Seattle City Council District 5 Debate

September 21 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Join us for a free and public debate for a Seattle City Council Debate with Debora Juarez and Ann Davison Sattler. The debate will be moderated by a journalist from KUOW-FM with additional questions by reporters with King-5 and KCTS-9/Crosscut. Doors for the debate open at noon and promptly close at 12:30 p.m. Please note, seating is first-come-first-serve. Register for free tickets online.

Seattle City Council District 6 Debate

September 21 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Join us for a free and public debate for Seattle City Council with Heidi Wills and Dan Strauss. The debate will be moderated by a journalist from KUOW-FM with additional questions by reporters with The Seattle Times and King-5. Doors for the debate open at 2:00 and promptly close at 2:30 p.m. Please note, seating is first-come-first-serve. Register for free tickets online.

Seattle City Council District 3 Debate

September 26 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join us for a free and public debate for Seattle City Council with Kshama Sawant and Egan Orion. The debate will be moderated by a journalist from KING-5 with additional questions by reporters with KUOW-FM and KOMO-4. Doors for the debate open at 5 p.m. and promptly close at 5:30 p.m. Please note, seating is first-come-first-serve. Register for free tickets online.

Rotary Business Networking Night

September 26 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The Rotary Club of Seattle is hosting a business networking event at the Hard Rock Cafe in downtown Seattle. This is your chance to build business connections with Rotary members as well as other professionals in the downtown core. Here are the details: Thursday, September 26 at the Hard Rock Cafe $8 for non-Rotarians, pre-registration required Free for Seattle 4 Rotary members No-host bar plus delicious appetizers Grab your business cards and get ready to connect!!

Seattle City Council District 7 Debate

September 26 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for a free and public debate for Seattle City Council with Jim Pugel and Andrew J. Lewis. The debate will be moderated by a journalist from The Seattle Times with additional questions by reporters with KOMO-4 and KING-5. Doors for the debate open at 7 p.m. and promptly close at 7:30 p.m. Please note, seating is first-come-first-serve. Register for free tickets online.

Seattle City Council District 4 Debate

October 5 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Join us for a free and public debate for Seattle City Council with Shaun Scott and Alex Pedersen. The debate will be moderated by a journalist from KCTS-9/Crosscut with additional questions by reporters with King-5 and The Seattle Times. Doors for the debate open at noon and promptly close at 12:30 p.m. Please note, seating is first-come-first-serve. Register for free tickets online.

Seattle City Council District 1 Debate

October 10 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us for a free and public debate for Seattle City Council with Lisa Herbold and Phil Tavel. The debate will be moderated by a journalist from KOMO-4 with additional questions by reporters with The Seattle Times and KUOW-FM. Doors for the debate open at 6:00 p.m. and promptly close at 6:30 p.m. Please note, seating is first-come-first-serve. Register for free tickets online.

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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