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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Startup Grind Global Conference

February 12 - February 14

With 5,000 founders and investors, more than 40 keynote and fireside sessions, and over 50 exhibiting startups, this is Startup Grind's largest event ever. Bringing together great content and great people in an incredible setting, injecting some custom-built networking technology, and topping it all off with an unrivaled feeling of intimacy is how we guarantee amazing business and an awesome time. Speakers include LinkedIn Founder Reid Hoffman, veteran technology journalist Walt Mossberg and Slack Co-founder and CTO Cal Henderson.

The 2018 Northwest Security Awareness Forum

February 13 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm

The 2018 Northwest Security Awareness Forum (NWSAF18) will bring together risk-conscious security leaders in the Pacific Northwest for engaging presentations and critical conversations to inspire world-class security awareness programs. Leaders in the Pacific Northwest that have a stake in cultivating a risk-aware culture and/or have an interest in developing a comprehensive security awareness program at their organization. This can include leaders from security, IT, and even HR! Breakfast is included!

Onward

February 24 - February 25

Onward is a summit for heart-centered entrepreneurs. Our world-class speakers will give practical workshops and talks on business and marketing. Interspersed throughout the weekend is body-positive yoga, a community dance party, breath work, and lots of time for deep, meaningful connections. This is not a stuffy corporate conference. This is a place for creatives, healers, world-changers, and weirdos. Just like you. :)

Mobile World Congress

February 26 - March 1

Mobile World Congress is the world’s largest gathering for the mobile industry, organised by the GSMA and held in the Mobile World Capital, Barcelona, Spain. Industry leaders will gather, network, showcase, and exchange ideas – and you don’t want to miss it. Make your plans now to see how Mobile is Creating a Better Future.

ConveyUX 2018 – Seattle’s Annual User Experience Conference

February 27 - March 1

ConveyUX is the annual gathering of UXers in the Pacific Northwest. It is a showcase of local and international talent in the research and design of products and services. The event features three days of educational sessions, networking, and the fun of being in the Emerald City.

SXSW 2018

March 9 - March 18

South By Southwest dedicates itself to helping creative people achieve their goals. Founded in 1987 in Austin, Texas, SXSW is best known for its conference and festivals that celebrate the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries. The event, an essential destination for global professionals, features sessions, showcases, screenings, exhibitions, and a variety of networking opportunities. SXSW proves that the most unexpected discoveries happen when diverse topics and people come together.

Future Festival Seattle

March 12

Future Festival’s Seattle Business Conference will begin with a comprehensive overview of the 6 Patterns of Opportunity and the 18 Megatrends that are currently shaping consumer insights. The rest of the day will be filled with highly curated sessions that will explore future trends and pinpoint overlooked opportunities. The innovation conference will end with an immersive Future Party and you will go home with $4,000 worth of practical takeaway materials.

Future Festival Seattle Business Conference

March 12 @ 7:30 am - 5:30 pm

Future Festival’s Seattle Business Conference will begin with a comprehensive overview of the 6 Patterns of Opportunity and the 18 Megatrends that are currently shaping consumer insights. The rest of the day will be filled with highly curated sessions that will explore future trends and pinpoint overlooked opportunities. The innovation conference will end with an immersive Future Party and you will go home with $4,000 worth of practical takeaway materials.

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…

2018 GoGreen Conference in Seattle

April 4

GoGreen empowers business decision makers with sustainability strategies, tools and connections to create positive change within their organizations by facilitating environmental, economic and social performance improvement through our topics and best practices covered at each conference. View the 2018 Conference Program and our featured Case Studies/Speakers and join us for an action packed day of driving social and sustainable change in your organization!

TechfestNW

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…

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…

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