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ProductCamp Seattle 2018

October 20 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

ProductCamp Seattle is the premier product event in the Seattle area. Organized by the Pacific Northwest Product Management Community and built from the ground up as an “unconference ”, ProductCamp Seattle is a collaborative conference on topics related to Product Management, Design, Marketing, and Strategy – with content and topics driven by YOU as an attendee. Can anyone really propose a session? The answer is yes. If you have got something people want to listen to or talk about then…

Gamesforum Seattle

October 23 - October 24

Meet the biggest names and learn about the biggest trends at our cross platform games industry event. Taking place at the Bell Harbor Conference Center on the 23rd/24th October, Gamesforum Seattle offers you an unrivalled opportunity to meet the people who matter in our $110bn global industry. The event will also play host to a number of additional micro events, including a game pitching competition, a meet the publisher session and workshops Furthermore, there will be plenty of opportunities to…

SciTech Northwest 2018

October 23 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Low-cost, noninvasive cancer diagnostic tools. A ticker sticker that can be applied by first responders to patients in a mass casualty incident that will continually monitor vital signs. A software suite that can detect cybercriminals and physical attacks on your systems. Learn about these and other life sciences, cyber & data, and next-generation energy innovations ready or near-ready for licensing. If you’re looking to collaborate, invest, license intellectual property, or grow your business, you’ll want to attend SciTech Northwest ’18, the region’s only technology expo. Reserve your…

2018 Washington State Life Science Summit

October 26 @ 7:00 am - 11:00 am

Registration is open for the 14th Annual Washington State Life Science Summit! Join leaders from Washington state’s life sciences community as we discuss what’s ahead for our industry. Mr. Mark Alles, Chairman & CEO of Celgene is this year’s keynote speaker. Well known to Washington’s life science community, Celgene is a global leader in the discovery, development, and commercialization of products for the treatment of cancer and other severe, immune, inflammatory conditions. Mr. Alles has led Celgene for the past two years and…

Black Women in Technology PNW Summit

October 27

Black Women in Technology NW Summit 2018 is a cutting-edge technology, leadership and professional development conference hosting women of color to engage in hands-on learning, networking opportunities, and a chance to build relationships with tech leaders such as Microsoft, Amazon, T-Mobile and more.

South Sound Summit

October 30 @ 12:30 pm - 6:00 pm

This half-day conference has all the components needed to advance south sound business. During “Influencers of the South Sound,“ your organization’s management will benefit from area leaders as they share their insight on how to disrupt the market and stay ahead of the competition through innovation and vision in these TED-like talks. All your employees, from business development representatives to human resources professionals, will learn real business solutions and the latest tips and trends from industry experts at our “Tactical…

Japan Seattle AI Innovation Meetup 10.0 + AI Innovation Investor Track

November 1

Seattle startup community rejoyce! In the morning, major VC firms and CVC funds will pitch to you what kind of innovation they would like to invest, then in the afternoon, 20 of largest Japanese companies will appeal to you what kind of new technologies they are looking for and how they would like to do business with you. If you are startup CEO, network with them and meet them for one-on-one session on the following day. Revenue and Investment opportunities,…

United Nations Global Goals Jam

November 2 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

United Nations Global Goals Jam is a worldwide event, and Seattle is the host for the only one happening in the West Coast of USA. Taking place on November 2nd and 3rd, this is among the most important social impact events of the year. The event is comparable to a Hackathon or a Startup weekend, where designers, programmers, students and social activists all come together to design the future together, in cooperation with the United Nations. The event gives an…

United Nations Global Goals Jam

November 3 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

There are 12.000 homeless people living in Seattle, there is $8 billion annual gender wage gap in Seattle, there is 13 years of life expectancy difference, etc,and the solution to that is a business. Come build the business that will change the world. Seattle is hosting the United Nations Global Sustainable Development Goals November 3rd. The event is comparable to a Startup weekend, where designers, programmers, students and social activists all come together to design the future together, receive feedback…

TAG Tech Summit

November 8

Formally known as the Cyber Risk Summit, the TAG Tech Summit is the premier technology conference in Northwest Washington. The theme for Tech Summit 2018 is Navigating Cyber Trends and we have an exciting line up of nationally recognized tech leaders and local innovators sharing their expertise and perspective on topics and trends relating to blockchain, cybersecurity, AI, Cloud and local technology. The day blends large group talks with panels of experts and breakout sessions to dive into business and…

Token Forum: Blockchain Collaboration Conference

November 9 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The premier Blockchain Conference focusing strictly on advanced level blockchain topics, along with dedicated and directed networking opportunities. Proud to bring inspirational blockchain and crypto speakers from across the globe!

Frontiers (London): A conference by Slack

November 13 @ 8:00 am - November 14 @ 5:00 pm

Clarity. Alignment. Empowerment. In a world of information abundance, these are the new metrics for organizational success. At Frontiers, we’ll share best practices to help leaders and their teams create the right conditions for collaboration. You’ll explore how new ways of working through Slack can accelerate performance, bring bigger gains, and keep your organization competitive as you boldly chart the new frontiers of work.

TEDxTacoma “Transitions: Bridging the Gap”

November 16 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Our event is called TEDxTacoma, where x = independently organized TED event. TEDxTacoma will bring together local military families and civilians; bridging the gap between these two communities and discussing the topic of transitions. Whether military or civilian, man or woman, Hilltop or North End, how can we better orient ourselves and our neighbors in our communities, thinking, and experiences? From graduating school to becoming a parent to getting out of the military or beginning a new career path, transitions…

Inward Retreat 2018

November 30 @ 4:30 pm - December 2 @ 4:30 pm

*Set yourself up for an incredible 2019* Spend three days with an intimate group of heart-centered entrepreneurs as you go inward to create your 2019 vision. You’ll be immersed in nature, with plenty of self-care time, and a chance to create a powerful new year with the love and support of business experts and a beautiful community. Our retreat will be hosted at the beautiful Mosswood Hollow. The grounds are surrounded by forest and include a heated yurt, hot tub,…

KubeCon + CloudNativeCon

December 10 - December 13

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation’s flagship conference gathers adopters and technologists from leading open source and cloud native communities in Seattle, WA from December 10-13, 2018. Join Kubernetes, Prometheus, OpenTracing, Fluentd, gRPC, containerd, rkt, CNI, Envoy, Jaeger, Notary, TUF, Vitess, CoreDNS, NATS, Linkerd and Helm as the community gathers for four days to further the education and advancement of cloud native computing.

Launching for Revenue Workshop

December 13 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Are you launching (or re-launching) a new product, service or company? Did you know that 35-80% of launches fail? Learn about the 10 Elements of Launch Success and how to make the difference between a successful launch and a failed one. This workshop is based on the #1 Amazon best seller, Launching for Revenue: How to Launch Your Product, Service or Company for Maximum Growth by Jennifer S. LeBlanc. The book is a product of the lessons learned in over…

PodCon 2

01/19/2019 - 01/20/2019

If you make podcasts, listen to podcasts, love podcasts, and want a chance to celebrate those things, we really hope you can come to PodCon. Featuring live shows, comedy, workshops, panels, performances, mash-ups, meet and greets, and more, we've designed this event for creators, industry, and fans alike. We have a focus on scripted audio, comedy, non-fiction, and actual play, but we're also branching out into news and interview formats this year as well. Many of our workshops and panels are…

Women In Cloud Annual Summit: Accelerate!

01/26/2019 @ 9:00 am - 7:30 pm

Women! We are key drivers of economic growth. Yet we continue to face substantial hurdles in accessing the resources needed to launch and sustain businesses and grow our careers. From addressing the financial inclusion gender gap in funding to providing women the tools, knowledge, and networks they need to reach their full potential, 2019 is the year to ACCELERATE women. The Women in Cloud Summit is one building block in the solution. This Summit will connect you, cloud industry leaders,…

Interaction Week 2019

02/04/2019 - 02/10/2019

Interaction 19 will assemble a diverse group of practitioners and academics from around the world to explore the edges of interaction design, and help spark a transformation of the discipline to be relevant to the needs of the 21st century. We will give interaction design practitioners an inspiring and transformative experience that will help them to learn what to learn, to build their personal toolbox and to grow their professional networks.

Packaging Experience Summit 2019

03/19/2019 - 03/20/2019

Packaging Experience Summit 2019 takes place on March 19-20, 2019 just outside of Seattle, WA. This 2-day event will bring together brand leaders, operations managers, and growth-focused businesses for a high-value packaging conference focused on leveraging the power of digital production. Connect Through Packaging Learn how to implement digitally printed packaging to connect with consumers in meaningful and innovative ways. Explore the possibilities that digital print & production technology delivers! With a powerful lineup of industry professionals and packaging evangelists,…

Crosscut Festival

05/03/2019 - 05/04/2019

Let's talk soutions. Join us at Seattle University this May for the Pacific Northwest's premier news & ideas festival featuring the boldest names in politics, science & the environment, business and social justice from across the region and around the nation. This year's festival will feature keynote speakers as well as tracks on Race & Social Justice, Politics and Business. Additionally, we have made this year's festival more engaging and interactive thanks to your feedback! Last year we welcomed more than 80 speakers…

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