GeekWire Calendar: Conferences

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.

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Global Health Futures: People, Planet & Beyond – APF Seattle Gathering

July 27 - July 29

In honor of the Association of Professional Futurists’ fifteenth anniversary, we are returning to Seattle, the city where the organization was first founded. Join us as we explore the future of health and well-being of humans and of the planet that sustains us. We'll examine threats and opportunities facing global health of our bodies, minds, and environment, both natural and built. How do we define health and well-being for people, the planet, and even the solar system? What are our…

Casual Connect Conference

August 1 - August 3

Inspiration from the most respected thought leaders in the games industry. Playtika, Glu, King, Scopely, FlowPlay, GSN Games, Viveport, Resolution Games, ConveneVR, SkyDance Interactive, Against Gravity and more: Join 250 speakers over 9 tracks representing the leaders in the next generation of games. Plus a developer showcase and much more.

Lunch and Learn with Google and excelerate Digital

August 3 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

You're invited to attend an exclusive event brought to you by excelerate Digital, a full-service digital marketing agency in Seattle featuring a speaker from Google. The Lunch and Learn with Google is on Thursday, August 3rd doors open 11:30am and the speaker begins at 12:15pm at Washington State Convention Center. Bring a friend or colleague and join us for a free lunch and an opportunity to gain insights into the current digital marketing landscape. Space is limited, please secure your…

PGConf Local: Seattle 2017

August 11 - August 12

Join the PostgreSQL Community in Seattle! PGConf US in conjunction with the Seattle PostgreSQL User Group presents PGConf Local: Seattle, a local conference offering 2 days of educational content and networking August 11 - August 12, 2017, at the Seattle Sheraton. The first day features training workshops presented by local and global Postgres experts, with the second and main conference day comprised of breakout sessions on various Postgres related topics and use cases. -- Call for Proposals closes on July…

PAX West 2017

September 1 - September 4

Join thousands of nerds and geeks the world over for the thirteenth annual Penny Arcade Expo (PAX), the largest gaming convention in the United States. For four days, Seattle's Washington State Convention Center will be full to bursting with video, tabletop and pen and paper games from some of the world's biggest game makers, plus dozens of indie developers. In 2004, the folks at Penny Arcade decided they wanted a show exclusively for gaming. Sure, comics, anime, and other nerd…

nginx.conf 2017

September 6 - September 8

Discover best practices and techniques in application development and delivery, including microservices, DevOps, cloud, and containers, at NGINX's fourth annual user conference.

Fierce Summit

September 13 - September 14

Please join us for 2 days of thought provoking keynotes, powerful breakout sessions, and an opportunity to build your professional network with the Fierce community. This is a unique experience that will leave you with a fresh perspective and new skills for transforming the conversations and relationships in your life. Speakers for this event include our very own Susan Scott, Juliet Funt (founder of WhiteSpace), as well as other compelling thought leaders from around the world.

Affect Conf 2017

September 15 @ 9:30 am - September 16 @ 5:00 pm

Affect Conf is a community conference that hosts 200 activists, creators, and techies over 2 days. We feature stories on the work behind social change and partner with nonprofits to create volunteer projects for attendees to jump into. Past speakers have included Ijeoma Oluo (The Establishment), Molly McLeod (Code for America), and Nadia Gathers (Code2040). For more information on this year's Affect, visit our website:

Smartsheet ENGAGE

September 18 - September 20

From business and tech visionaries sharing competitive insights, to hands-on learning opportunities, to structured networking events, the Smartsheet ENGAGE customer conference will chart a course for collaborative work management innovation.

ChickTech’s ACT-W Seattle Conference

September 18 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Join 400+ individuals for speaking sessions, hands-on workshops, one-on-one coaching sessions, a career/exhibit fair, and so much more. This regional happy hour and one-day conference focuses on providing content that addresses the unique women-in-tech landscape in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest. Everyone is invited to enjoy this amazing event! All proceeds from our third annual ACT-W Seattle Conference go towards providing STEM education programs to local high school girls through ChickTech. Check out the site for more information: See…

Radical Research Summit

September 29

We invite you to join us at the second annual Radical Research Summit in Vancouver on September 29th, 2017 at the UBC Robson Square campus. The Summit is a one-day event that brings together 200 researchers, ethnographers, designers, product thinkers and businesses. Our goal is to share research approaches, techniques and ideas around customer-centric product and service design and to facilitate the growth of the research community across the Pacific Northwest.

Seattle Biz-Tech Summit

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

Seattle Biz-Tech Summit is an annual business and technology conference that showcases innovative companies from China and Seattle. With more than 1,000 attendees and 50 speakers, it’s the largest Seattle-area conference dedicated to collaboration between US and China companies. It’s the premier event for companies and startups looking to thrive locally and internationally.

GeekWire Summit 2017

October 9 - October 11

The GeekWire Summit, on Oct. 9-11, in Seattle, is one of the country’s premier technology conferences, bringing together more than 800 innovators, entrepreneurs, business executive 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, and interactive product demos by leaders in tech, science and business. Past speakers have included T-Mobile CEO John Legere, software pioneer Ray Ozzie, Microsoft EVP Peggy Johnson, Intellectual Ventures CEO Nathan Myhrvold, Expedia…

Smart Kitchen Summit 2017

October 10 - October 11

The Smart Kitchen Summit is leading event and community focused on the future of food, cooking and the kitchen. Now entering its third year, SKS brings together the world's innovators across the home appliance, culinary, grocery, smart home/IoT and technology industries to explore and create the future together.

Building Resilience in a Changing World, International Humanistic Management Conference Seattle 2017

October 24 - October 26

The purpose of this conference is to show off and bring light to all of the great culture shifters that are fighting for and creating a better world through the well being at the workplace right here in Seattle and the bigger picture that is coming out of it. Also for you guys to all meet and catalyze these ideas as the new story is created. A conference for those shifting cultures in organizations, and looking to share their successes…

PAX Australia

October 27 @ 8:00 am - October 29 @ 5:00 pm

PAX (Penny Arcade Expo) is a festival for gamers to celebrate gaming culture. It's the largest consumer games event in North America, first held in Seattle in 2004 and nearly doubling in size each successive year and expanding to a second show in Boston in 2010. PAX Australia combines the exciting program from the international shows with local content and community events. International guests, speakers, musicians and developers will join local game industry representatives to showcase games and community events…

Seattle Angel Conference SAC XII November 2017

November 15 @ 12:30 pm - 6:30 pm

The Seattle Angel Conference is an investor led event, connecting Entrepreneurs and new Angel Investors. Startup companies that are expanding rapidly into new markets need outside funding. Angel Investors provide access to high risk capital for these companies. This conference brings a collection of new and experienced Angel investors into a fund, where each investor puts up $5,500, creating a fund which we expect to be between $100K and $200K. Applications deadline is September 4th 2017. See our Blog or…

AutoMobility LA

November 27 - November 30

The Los Angeles Auto Show Press & Trade Days and Connected Car Expo have merged to form AutoMobility LA, the new auto industry’s first true trade show. The four-day event includes the global vehicle debuts and reveals you’ve come to expect, along with an award-winning conference exploring the future of connected vehicle technologies, autonomous tech, and more. AutoMobility LA also features an auto-tech focused expo floor, with groundbreaking technologies and the companies that create them.

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