GeekWire Calendar: Conferences

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Game Developers Conference

March 19 - March 23

The Game Developers Conference (GDC) is the world's largest professional game industry event.  GDC attracts over 26,000 attendees, and is the primary forum where programmers, artists, producers, game designers, audio professionals, business decision-makers and others involved in the development of interactive games and virtual reality gather to exchange ideas and shape the future of the industry. GDC is produced by the UBM Game Network. This market defining conference features over 500 lectures, panels, tutorials and round-table discussions on a comprehensive selection…

Tech Women Rising

March 23 @ 3:00 pm - March 25 @ 5:00 pm

Tech Women Rising is She’s Coding’s inaugural conference for women in tech – happening March 23-25 2018 in Seattle! Tech Women Rising is not a typical tech conference – it combines three parts into one event: workshops meant to teach and empower; a career and community fair meant to connect and build bridges; an unconference meant to inspire, support and grow a community. Are you a woman or non-binary person in tech? Get your ticket at for any or…

MIT Technology Review Presents: EmTech Digital 2018

March 26 - March 27

Join MIT Technology Review for the latest in its esteemed EmTech Events Series: EmTech Digital 2018. EmTech Digital is an annual conference designed to explore the latest digital technologies and trends, providing innovators, entrepreneurs, business leaders and venture capitalists the insight and intelligence to navigate this rapidly shifting landscape. This year, EmTech Digital will focus on the latest Artificial Intelligence (“AI”) research and the emerging economic and social impact. The program delivers newsmaking and insightful conversation around the commercialization of…

Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) Lunch & Learn

March 28 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

According to Gartner, by 2018, 40% of Office 365 deployments will rely heavily on third party tools to fill in gaps in security and compliance and 60% of enterprises that implement appropriate cloud visibility and control tools will also experience one third fewer security failures. Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASBs) address gaps in cybersecurity resulting from the ‘Cloudifying effect’ of cloud service consumption and mobile usage by enterprise companies. CASBs provide Information Security professionals with a single point of control…

Seriously, why managed services? – Discussion Panel

March 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

What are "managed services?" Better yet, why are businesses and organizations depending on MSPs for IT? Several years ago, various industries partnered with IT managed services to address their growing staff and network support needs. Today, their success stories are causing CEOs, owners, and managers to explore MSP strategies in 2018. Join us for a discussion with a panel of IT experts. They'll explore planning, strategy, and financial topics like: - Scaling IT resources in a growing business - One…

GoGreen Conference

April 4

The GoGreen Conference is a sustainability learning experience for business and public sector decision-makers. Featuring regionally targeted content and recognized leaders from the community, GoGreen works across industry silos to foster peer-to-peer learning and collaborative solutions. We believe sustainability in the business setting is a powerful and indispensable tool for navigating the tumultuous waters of today's global economy and solving our climate woes. Our mission is to empower attendees with the strategies, tools and connections to green their organizations with…


April 5 - April 6

TechFestNW is a gathering of leading thinkers, startups and established companies showcasing the Pacific Northwest’s talent and innovation and Portland as a digital and cultural hub. Technology. Design. Entrepreneurship. Career Opportunities. Creativity. Innovation. TFNW brings these elements together in one of the greatest cities on the globe. It’s the reason why Fortune Magazine said, “Tech may have found its next SXSW.” TechFestNW will take place this year at The Portland Art Museum.  TechFestNW 2017 includes the speakers, panels, events and networking…

Flywheel Investment Conference

April 19 @ 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

At the Flywheel Investment Conference, entrepreneurs, investors, and community members come together to cultivate momentum for growing companies. The conference is a full-day event held in downtown Wenatchee, Washington, and includes educational seminars, speaker panels, an investment competition, and resources from professional service providers. During the conference, Howard Wright, chairman and founder of Seattle Hospitality Group, and Diane Fraiman, partner at Voyager Capital, will be featured in an exclusive “fireside chat.” These leaders from their respective fields will engage in…

Women In Tech Regatta

April 23 @ 6:00 pm - April 27 @ 9:00 pm

JOIN US APRIL 23-27 FOR THE SECOND ANNUAL SEATTLE WOMEN IN TECH REGATTA WEEK The Regatta is a curated collection of events, workshops and conversations designed to connect women in tech to mentors, peers, resources and to the power of community. We will dwell in the realm of what’s possible, rather than simply what is. The WiT Regatta is an inclusive event. Regardless of your area(s) of expertise, all genders and career levels are welcome and encouraged to participate. The…

Facebook Developer Conference 2018

May 1 @ 8:00 am - May 2 @ 5:00 pm

Join us for our annual 2-day event, where developers and businesses explore what’s next in technology. Learn about the new products and innovations Facebook is creating to bring the world closer together. This year’s event is our biggest yet, with more than 50 sessions, interactive experiences, the opportunity to meet Facebook product experts, and the chance to interact with our global developer community. Whether you’re with us in San Jose or tuning in from around the world, there’s an F8…

US Haxe Summit 2018

May 3 @ 9:00 am - May 5 @ 5:00 pm

Developers, engineers, and technology leaders at the forefront of cross-platform development will gather in the Pacific Northwest this Spring for the inaugural U.S. Haxe Summit. The immersive three-day conference will give attendees an in-depth look at Haxe – an open source, cross-platform toolkit that allows developers to publish natively across all mainstream platforms from mobile to desktop and console with just one codebase. Including a variety of in-depth sessions, workshops, and panel discussions for both members of the Haxe community…

Microsoft Build

May 7 @ 8:00 am - May 9 @ 5:00 pm

Microsoft’s ultimate annual developer event, where the most innovative minds in tech will meet under one roof to get inspired, create tomorrow, and code the future. This year's keynote speakers include Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, EVP of Microsoft Cloud and Enterprise Group Scott Guthrie, EVP of Windows and Devices Group Terry Myerson and EVP of Artificial Intelligence and Research Harry Shum.

FullConTech 2018: Building a Better Workplace

May 8 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Stuck in a rut when it comes to attracting and retaining employees? Looking for creative approaches that work? Or do you have success stories that could benefit others? Then join us for FullConTech on May 8 for a day of conversation, connection and idea-sharing. You’ll hear from experts and organizations that are moving the needle on recruiting diverse talent, promoting women to leadership positions, closing pay gaps, and other talent challenges that organizations face every day.

Google I/O

May 8 @ 8:00 am - May 10 @ 5:00 pm

Google I/O is the tech giant's annual developer conference. I/O features developer Sessions, Sandboxes, Codelabs, Office Hours, and App Reviews that are your chance to chat with experts, ask questions, and receive one-on-one help from Googlers. We also have some fun activities reserved for After Hours!

#BCTECH Summit

May 14 - May 16

The #BCTECH Summit is the largest technology conference in Western Canada, showcasing B.C.’s vibrant tech and innovation sectors. Join thousands in exploring how technology is driving cross-industry growth and change, and how our companies are emerging as global leaders in today’s data economy. Hear from those pushing the boundaries of innovation and creating the jobs of the future. Join us to meet tech entrepreneurs, investors, key leaders in government and industry, and other change-makers. Grow your business by building new…

StaffingTec Conference & Expo

May 16 - May 17

StaffingTec is the first staffing industry technology conference designed to help staffing leaders identify technology solutions to grow their business faster and increase profitability. StaffingTec will be held semi-annually in locations throughout the United States. StaffingTec participants immerse themselves in the emerging staffing technology trends and get expert insights to help shape their long-term vision and near-term strategy. StaffingTec will bring together, all in one conference, staffing industry executives, technology solution providers and industry experts to help staffing firms get…

Google one day Free workshop: Create Actions for Google Assistant

May 18

1-day free workshop event for developers of all skill level to come together to learn how to create Actions for Google Assistant. The event features a blend of tech talks, code labs, discussions, demos and networking. Registration: Schedule 9:30am: Registration 10:00am: Welcome & Introduction 10:10am: - Building Conversational Experiences with Actions on Google 10:40am: - Conversational Design Intro 11: 10am: Share Ideas 11:25am: Learn how to create VUI (Agent/Natural Language Understanding Module in Dialogflow) 12:00pm: 1:00pm: Create your Actions…

Everfree Northwest, Seattle’s My Little Pony Fan Convention!

May 18 - May 20

Everfree Northwest is Seattle's only My Little Pony fan convention! We are a family friendly event taking place May 18-20, 2018. With a programming track tailored especially for kids, free passes for kids 12 and under, and an arts and crafts room, Everfree Northwest is a 3-day event perfect for both the young, and the young-at-heart. EFNW features panels and events run by fans and for fans, as well as multiple gaming rooms, top-notch charity auction, special VIP events, rocking…

INTA Annual Meeting

May 19 - May 23

Join IP professionals, including practitioners, IP Office and government officials, marketers, CEOs and brand protection professionals, from around the world for INTA’s 140th Annual Meeting, May 19–23, 2018, in scenic Seattle, Washington. The world’s largest and most widely attended trademark event, INTA’s Annual Meeting, offers you the unmatched opportunity to examine key industry issues, gain actionable insights, forge critical partnerships, exchange ideas, and come away energized and equipped to meet the challenges and opportunities offered by a constantly evolving IP landscape. The 2018…

ChefConf 2018

May 23 - May 26

ChefConf brings together the best voices in the DevOps and automation industry for a week of insightful, disruptive, and thought-provoking conversations driving digital change in IT. Learn about the state of the art and the state of the future from the minds shaping the direction of modern apps and teams. Return with key insights to help you build, deploy, and manage applications at velocity, and stronger connections to a vibrant worldwide DevOps community.

E3 2018

June 12 @ 8:00 am - June 14 @ 5:00 pm

E3 is the world’s premier trade show for computer, video and mobile games and related products. At E3, the video game industry’s top talent pack the Los Angeles Convention Center, connecting tens of thousands of the best, brightest, and most innovative professionals in the interactive entertainment industry. For three exciting days, leading-edge companies, groundbreaking new technologies and never-before-seen products will be showcased. E3 connects you with both new and existing partners and provides unprecedented exposure to emerging markets. E3 is…


July 9 @ 8:00 am - July 11 @ 5:00 pm

Join us for a three day, one track conference full of forward-thinking, tactical sessions in SEO, growth marketing, the mobile landscape, analytics, content marketing, and more. At MozCon you’ll connect with our amazing community of industry leaders, chat with the speakers and Moz staff, pick up some cool swag, and even get a hug from our friendly robot, Roger. No boring networking events here!

Lambda World Seattle

September 17 @ 12:30 pm - September 18 @ 6:30 pm

Lambda World is a two-day functional programming conference bringing together world-class speakers, developers, students, and enthusiasts to explore the latest in languages, tools, and libraries. The event centers around languages like Scala, Kotlin, F#, Clojure, Java, and more in an environment focused on celebrating the past and future of technology.

Smartsheet ENGAGE

October 1 - October 4

Smartsheet's 2nd annual customer conference for leaders, practitioners, and innovators in the Collaborative Work Management community. The agenda includes a mix of inspiring educational sessions and hands-on learning opportunities.

GeekWire Summit 2018

October 1 - October 3

The GeekWire Summit, taking place on Oct. 1-3, 2018 in Seattle, is one of the country’s premier technology conferences, bringing together more than 900 innovators, entrepreneurs, business executives and tech leaders to explore the future of the innovation economy. An immersive two-day conference, the Summit features on-stage Q&As, insightful talks, fun cocktail parties and interactive product demos by leaders in tech, science and business. The 2018 Summit will feature many of the top tech, business and government leaders. Past speakers have included…

Blockchains for Social Good

October 18 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Providing trusted, anonymous, secure and cost-effective transactions, blockchain technologies have the potential to provide underserved and vulnerable populations with access to critical services and basic rights such as identity, financial services, education, democracy, healthcare, energy and humanitarian aid. The Blockchains for Social Good conference will present new concepts and technologies that have the potential to deliver humanitarian services that leverage blockchain technologies and cryptocurrencies.

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