GeekWire Calendar: Conferences

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CleanTech Innovation Showcase

June 25 @ 7:00 am - 7:00 pm

The CleanTech Innovation Showcase is the Northwest's premier full day event focused on the latest cleantech innovations, ideas and initiatives. The event attracts 400+ industry leaders, investors, researchers and policymakers from across the U.S. and Canada. Throughout the day there are opportunities to hear from keynote speakers and panels on the future of the industry, tips to attracting investors, the latest technology trends and more. Twenty-four presenting companies and organizations will also share their latest technology developments, sustainability efforts and…

State of the Black Tech Ecosystem

June 25 @ 8:00 am - June 29 @ 5:00 pm

State of the Black Tech Ecosystem summit this June 25-29, 2018. Primarily looking to engage socially conscious leaders who are building initiatives to make tech accessible to Black communities, as well as cover topics that are pertinent to the growth of Black tech ecosystems, SBTE18 will feature an engaging series of events dedicated to elevating the powerful perspectives of Black tech advocates and professionals. This year’s summit kicks off with a Talent Showcase to connect professionals (interested) in tech with…

Decoding Coders

June 27 - June 28

The workshop for business leaders who want to increase visibility into their development teams’ workflow by learning more about software delivery! Align your software delivery and business goals! Join tech leaders who have created high-performing engineering teams at this exclusive, two-day workshop that will help you better understand software delivery and produce outsized returns on your technology investment.

CWIC 2018

July 4 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

The CW International Conference (CWIC) brings together C-suite business leaders, entrepreneurs and engineers for an event that challenges, informs & inspires delegates to think beyond the hype. WHERE DO THE GENUINE OPPORTUNITIES FOR BUSINESS GROWTH LIE, NOW AND IN THE FUTURE? We live in a world in which proponents of new technologies claim that they have the potential to dramatically change our lives, and the technologies seem to emerge on an almost weekly basis. Some of these technologies go on…


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!

Japan Seattle AI Innovation Meetup 9.0 at Columbia Center

July 26 @ 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm

This is a “Reverse Pitch” business development event, where key decision makers from the largest Japanese companies will pitch to the innovators in Seattle, explaining what kind of innovation they are seeking, how they would like to do business with you. In order to make your time worth your while, we will give you the list of the Japanese participants well in advance. Also, we give the list of attending companies to the Japanese side so that they can view…

TechMentor: Geek of Thrones

August 6 @ 8:00 am - August 10 @ 5:00 pm

Join us for TechMentor, August 6 – 10, 2018, as we return to Microsoft Headquarters in Redmond, WA. In today’s IT world, more things change than stay the same. As we celebrate the 20th year of TechMentor, we are more committed than ever to providing immediately usable IT education, with the tools you need today, while preparing you for tomorrow – keep up, stay ahead and avoid Winter, ahem, Change.

5th Annual Traction Confernce

August 8 - August 9

We're excited to announce our 5th Annual Traction Conf on Aug 8 & 9 at the brand new JW Marriott Parq Hotel & Casino in downtown Vancouver. Speakers include Founders, C-suite, and executives from multi-billion dollar companies who will be sharing learnings from scaling up their businesses: - Sameer Dholakia, CEO, SendGrid - Amy Pressman, Cofounder & President, Medallia - Karen Peacock, COO, Intercom - Dave Pickles, Founder, The Trade Desk - Jeetu Patel, Chief Product Officer, Box - Matt…

Visual Studio Live! Redmond

August 13 @ 8:00 am - August 17 @ 5:00 pm

Visual Studio Live! is celebrating 25 years of coding innovation in 2018, and we can’t wait to bring our unique brand of practical developer training to Microsoft Headquarters! From August 13 – 17, developers, software architects, engineers, designers and more will come together for 5 days of unbiased education on the Microsoft Platform. Hone your skills in Visual Studio, ASP.NET Core, AngularJS, SQL Server, and so much more. Plus, you can eat lunch with the Blue Badges, rub elbows with…

Open Source Summit North America

August 29 - August 31

Open Source Summit North America is the leading conference for developers, architects and other technologists – as well as open source community and industry leaders – to collaborate, share information, learn about the latest technologies and gain a competitive advantage by using innovative open solutions. Open Source Summit connects the open source ecosystem under one roof. It covers cornerstone open source technologies; helps ecosystem leaders to navigate open source transformation with the Diversity Empowerment Summit and tracks on business and…

Frontiers (San Francisco): A conference by Slack

September 5 @ 8:00 am - September 6 @ 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.

Blockchain Seattle 2018

September 10 @ 8:00 am - September 11 @ 6:00 pm

Blockchain Seattle 2018 is a two-day conference that will focus on community-building, educating, and showcasing all that the Seattle-region offers to the blockchain ecosystem. The event will be hosted at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue on September 10-11th and will feature a panorama of educational and networking activities that offer wide-ranging appeal to a global audience. The agenda will include multiple interest-specific tracks, a Developer’s Academy, a Women in Blockchain Breakfast, and an Expo-Zone for business professionals.

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.

Radical Research Summit

September 28 @ 8:00 am - 5:30 pm

The summit is a one day symposium with speakers from large technology organizations, start-ups and academia. It is an excellent opportunity for companies to connect with leaders in user experience research, engage with potential new talent and share your work in the fast changing space of user experience research, design and strategy.

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…

Seattle API City Conference

October 2 @ 8:00 am - October 4 @ 5:00 pm

Join us for our huge event at the Kitsap Conference Center on the Waterfront in Bremerton, WA, 1 block from the ferry terminal. With a focus on diversity, our 3 track conference creates an open event. We also keep in mind the importance of accessibility. Our venue holds up to 450 people. Our mission is to gather all varieties of developers and business people together to network and learn about other APIs and the business value it can bring to…

Spinnaker Summit

October 8 - October 9

We're working with the team at Netflix to produce a two-day summit taking place in Seattle,WA from October 8-9 at the Motif. The event will showcase the power of Spinnaker’s continuous delivery platform. Over 350 developers, designers, C-Level executives, brands, agencies, platforms and startups are expected to attend this event. Companies such as Netflix and Google are spearheading the event with speakers such as Andy Glover and Steven Kim. June 15th: CFP deadline. Are you ready to share how your…

Arm TechCon 2018

October 16 - October 18

Arm TechCon is the only comprehensive technology event that showcases the latest advances in Arm’s world-class architecture—from silicon design and software development to platform security and IoT solutions. Join 4,000 like-minded engineers, architects, developers and product designers in an immersive, exciting three-day experience with Arm and its renowned ecosystem of leading companies in the embedded industry. At Arm TechCon, you’ll improve your knowledge in embedded technology, be inspired by industry visionaries, learn about the latest Arm product releases and ecosystem…

Seattle Interactive Conference

October 17 - October 18

SIC is a celebration of the incredible work happening at the intersection of technology, creativity, and commerce. We shine a light on Seattle’s best and brightest to give the world a glimpse of what we’ve built. We invite visionaries from across the globe to inspire our ity to reach even higher. We are a community of thinkers and makers, of dreamers and doers. We gather together to get better together. We believe that innovation and success comes with responsibility and…

The IT Summit Seattle / Fall

October 17 @ 11:00 am

The IT Summit is the executive technology conference series returning to Seattle/Bellevue for our seventh annual event on Wednesday, Oct 17th, 2018. The purpose of the summit is to provide educational and networking resources for the IT leaders in the Puget Sound area. The conference is driven by an Executive Board of regional IT professionals that directs the content of the educational sessions and sponsor participation. The IT Summit is designed to address the real-world opportunities and challenges faced by…

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.

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.

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…

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