GeekWire Calendar: Conferences

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The 7th AI NEXTCon Seattle 2019

January 23 - January 26

Join us at the 7th AI NEXTCon Seattle, the leading technology conference for AI hosted around the world. AI NEXTCon Conference Seattle brings together top technical engineers, practitioners, influential technologists and data scientists to share solutions and practical experiences in computer vision, speech, NLP, machine learning, deep learning, data science/analytics. The conference features a blend of hands-on workshops, inspirational keynotes, deep dive tech talks, and networking opportunity with like minded colleagues. it's 4 days conference with keynotes, 40+ tech speakers/tech talk…

Investment Outlook Panel 2019

January 24 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Annual Investment Outlook Panel 2019 2018 was a banner year for venture capital investment, with numerous new unicorns, countless $100 million venture financings, a bounce in VC-backed IPOs and best year for venture backed startup sales. 2019 starts on the heels of a record 2018 with over 230 startups in the tech IPO pipeline including highly anticipated IPOs for Uber, Lyft, Airbnb, Palantir, Pinterest, Postmates, CrowdStrike, and Zoom. Strong VC returns and rising valuations have brought in non-traditional investors such…

Conflikt Con

January 25 @ 8:00 am - January 27 @ 5:00 pm

Conflikt is a fan music convention held annually near Seattle! Conflikt includes concerts, a songbook, hours dedicated for everyone to share songs, an auction, opportunities to meet & perform with new people, and a bunch of other fun things! Preregistration is open!

Less Machine, More Learning: What You Need to Know Now About AI

January 25 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Whether you’re a marketing executive or a community outreach director; an operations officer or a user experience designer; a curious citizen or an ambitious entrepreneur, Comm Lead Connects is for you. Every year this public conference hosted by the University of Washington Communication Leadership graduate program focuses on a big issue that’s worthy of our collective attention. This year that topic is Artificial Intelligence (AI). As AI becomes more present in our daily lives and work, it may also force…

Women in Cloud Annual Summit

January 26 @ 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,…

Foolscap Convention

February 1 @ 8:00 am - February 3 @ 5:00 pm

Foolscap is a new kind of convention. We bring together writers, artists, fans, thinkers and makers to create a weekend-long conversation about the things that excite us. Everyone is interesting at Foolscap. By bringing together a community of diverse interests and experiences, we make a space where we all learn from each other.

Partner Power Hour: Rethinking APIs Using Embedded DSLs

February 1 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Have you ever struggled to find the right parameters for a cloud service call? Wouldn’t it be nice to interact with cloud infrastructure services seamlessly without having to read reams of documentation? Come learn how we can use embedded DSLs and recent advancements in computer languages to design more intuitive APIs. About the presenter: Esteban Ginez works for Oracle as a Principal Member of Tehcnical Staff - Oracle Bare Metal Cloud Computing. FAQs What are my transportation/parking options for getting…

Interaction Week 2019

February 4 - February 10

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.

Supernatural Convention

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

The T.V. show Supernatural is the longest-running American fantasy series in history (it's now in its 12th season, and has been renewed for a 13th). The fans who've kept it alive will delight in this chance to celebrate the show, attend parties, watch panels, take photos, and meet cast members.

Partner Power Hour: Creating a Minimum Viable Product

February 8 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

The minimum viable product (MVP) is a powerful tool for validating ideas, generating interest, and building vision. It is also an art form to master. Join Ben Harris (CEO of as he shares his 20-years of experience learning the art form for creating MVPs for Fortune 100 companies and technology startup. Register to attend now!

NerdFaire Con

February 9 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

"NerdFaire is NOT a craft fair or handmade fair, it is a mini-con for ALL THE THINGS Nerdy and Geeky. Our focus is on supporting local Shops, businesses, and handmade items, in addition to creating community for all of Nerdery and Geekdom. This is our first year (2019), but we hope to make this a long standing event. We will have cosplayers in character for a 'Princesses and Heroes' Meet and Greet, as well as scheduled story times for each…

NEO DevCon 2019

February 16 @ 9:00 am - February 17 @ 6:00 pm

NEO’s pioneering non-profit, community-driven blockchain platform was founded in 2014, and today its 1K+ contributors and 500K+ community members are powering a movement towards the new Smart Economy. NEO DevCon is our annual developer conference. Following the huge success of the 2018 NEO DevCon, NEO DevCon 2019 is coming to Seattle on February 16th and 17th. NEO founders will share our new roadmap and platform innovations, and showcase how the global NEO blockchain community is bringing the Smart Economy vision…

GoVertical AI/ML Startup Creation Weekend

February 22 @ 6:00 pm - February 24 @ 6:00 pm

Join us at Madrona Venture Labs on Feb 22-24 for a startup creation weekend. Pitch a startup idea or join a team. The winning team will not only make contact with leading experts and VCs judging the competition but will also receive follow-on mentorship that will allow them to turn their plans into reality. The winners will also be advanced into the final round of consideration for the Madrona Labs Accelerator. Accepted Accelerator companies will receive further mentoring, office space…

Ignite Seattle #38

February 28 @ 7:30 pm

Ignite Seattle is an evening of fast-paced talks on a wide range of interesting, inspiring, and challenging topics. After several wildly successful seasons at Town Hall, the popular series returns with its simple premise: Enlighten us, but make it quick. Presenters are asked: If you had five minutes on stage, what would you say? What if you got only 20 slides, and they rotated automatically after 15 seconds? Touching briefly on a variety of topics, from the DIY community to parent-educator…

SeaHAC (Seattle Hockey Analytics Conference)

March 8 @ 7:00 pm - March 10 @ 7:00 pm

SeaHAC (Seattle Hockey Analytics Conference) is a 3 day conference that will give the hockey analytics community a means to show new ways to think about the sport we all love. In partnership with Hockey-Graphs & NHLtoSeattle, SeaHAC is organized by the community for the community. Our main goal is to strengthen the hockey analytics community by providing more opportunities to share knowledge and ideas, encouraging support and education for speaking at conferences, and increasing the visibility of developers, organizations,…


March 11 @ 10:00 am - March 13 @ 7:00 pm

Are you ready to navigate the new age of innovation? The world is changing at an unprecedented rate, with new realities introduced every day. How will we use emerging technologies - from AI to Robotics, Quantum to Clean-tech, Blockchain to AR/VR – to solve the biggest challenges facing BC and the world today? Explore the possibilities. Prepare for the future. Join us at Western Canada's largest annual innovation event, the 2019 #BCTECHSummit.

Packaging Experience Summit 2019

March 19 - March 20

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,…

Hopper x 1 Conference

March 22 @ 8:00 am - March 23 @ 6:00 pm

The Seattle chapter is pleased to announce the return of a Hopper x 1 conference to the region in 2019. For 2019, in response to your feedback and interest, we are expanding the content to 4 tracks that will span 2 days of editing keynotes, career and technical content showcasing the thought leadership of the Seattle area female tech talent, while remaining true to our stated goals of: Growing Community Strengthening our Collective, Diverse Voices Fostering Inclusion Inspiring Action…

TF Blockchain Conference

March 28 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

TF Blockchain Conference is an advance level Blockchain and FinTech conference filled with top industry leaders discussing their thought leadership and expertise in this emerging space. To make the most of your attendance, TF Blockchain focuses on creating several dedicated and directed networking opportunities where our speakers ask questions of the audience and attendees are easily and quickly able to identify fellow participants in the same industry, vertical, and level of interest. TF Blockchain is held at the top of…


April 4 @ 8:00 am - April 5 @ 5:00 pm

urated speakers bring their stories to the main stage; workshops bolster their messaging with intimate gatherings; parties draw you together to network and mingle; the demo floor boasts the coolest new gadgets; and PitchfestNW showcases the best and brightest startups from all over the world. Experience TechfestNW.  Tickets go on sale late January 2019.

Digital Summit LA with SparkToro’s Rand Fishkin and Amazon’s Dave Isbitski

April 10 @ 8:30 am - April 11 @ 6:30 pm

Why Attend in 2019? Phenomenal Content (and more of it!). We have 45+ sessions from industry leading companies — each promising the forward-leaning strategies and tactics you need to set up big wins in 2019. Awesome Keynotes - including entrepreneur, best-selling author, and tech media personality, Randi Zuckerberg; Amazon's Chief Evangelist, Dave Isbitski; and SparkToro CEO, Rand Fishkin. will be joining our all-star lineup — with more to be announced! A ridiculous, expanded list of industry heavyweights and innovators on…

Women in Tech Regatta

April 22 @ 8:00 am - April 26 @ 5:00 pm

A gathering to connect women in tech to mentors, peers, and resources.

Life Science Innovation Northwest

April 24 @ 8:00 am - April 25 @ 5:00 pm

A two-day gathering of the best and brightest life science entrepreneurs, investors, scientists, and executives in the Pacific Northwest.

Crosscut Festival

May 3 - May 4

Let's talk solutions. 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…

Bellevue Tech Expo

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

The Bellevue Tech Expo brings the tech community of The Puget Sound together for one day. Tech companies looking to show the world their newest innovations, and job-seekers and employers alike can find a wealth of opportunities to make lasting connections.

ChefConf 2019

May 20 @ 8:00 am - May 23 @ 5:00 pm

ChefConf is designed from the ground up to deliver the strategies, tactics and insights for application delivery organizations. As organizations struggle to balance velocity with compliance, the experts at ChefConf share how they have solved these problems to deliver business value with confidence. Whether you are creating app delivery strategies for hybrid platforms, sharpening your skills in infrastructure modernization, or automating compliance to ease the pain and efficacy of audits, ChefConf19 has the right content from the experts in the…

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