GeekWire Calendar: Conferences

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xTech + Impact 2019 Summit

May 31 @ 8:30 am - 6:30 pm

How will the rise in exponential technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning, Big Data, Internet of Things (IoT), and Blockchain help us to build a healthy and ethical society? Attend xTech + Impact to learn about the ways in which these technologies are impacting societies, and explore the potential to accelerate social transformation.

Northwest Pinball and Arcade Show

May 31 @ 12:00 pm - June 2 @ 3:00 pm

The 2019 Northwest Pinball and Arcade Show will take place May 31st - June 2nd at the Tacoma Convention Center in Washington State!   -This is our 12th year and it's one of the biggest and smoothest running shows in the world! -Featuring over 400 pinball and arcade games from the 1950s to the newest games! -5 pinball tournaments! -Over a dozen satellite pinball tournaments leading up to the show where you can win prizes, weekend passes, and tournament entries!…

Wenatchee Mini Maker Faire

June 1 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

The 4th Annual Wenatchee Mini Maker Faire will be Saturday, June 1 at the Town Toyota Center from 9:00am to 3:00pm. The Faire is a one-day, free event for the entire community to explore, learn and connect with innovators from around Washington State. The call for makers is open now until May 17 and community members can submit a proposal online at to showcase their work to over 2,500 people.   Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell)…

GeekWire Cloud Summit

June 5

The GeekWire Cloud Summit showcases the cutting-edge trends and ideas that are transforming business. Hear from industry leaders, and make connections with engineers, developers, CIOs, CTOs and others in this fast-moving corner of the tech world. Past speakers at the Cloud Summit include Microsoft Azure CTO Mark Russinovich; Apple’s senior director of artificial intelligence and machine learning Carlos Guestrin; Google’s Aparna Sinha, Docker CEO Steve Singh and many more. The Cloud Summit is ideal for developers, engineers, IT administrators and other…


June 6 @ 1:30 pm - June 7 @ 7:00 pm

You’re invited – Inspiration Developers has once again this year assembled a panel of forward-thinking practitioners and theorists who look forward to a rich dialogue with you and your managers at the June 2019 Building Resilience in a Changing World Conference! The overall theme of this year’s event is EMPOWERMENT OF DIVERSE THOUGHT FROM A PLACE OF THE INDIVIDUAL ETHOS and intends to be a platform that brings focus on the decision making process in the workplace highlighting the skills…

E3 Expo

June 11 @ 8:00 am - June 13 @ 5:00 pm

E3 is the world’s premier event for computer and video games and related products. At E3, the video game industry’s top talent pack the Los Angeles Convention Center, connecting tens of thousands of the best, brightest, and most innovative in the interactive entertainment industry. For three exciting days, leading-edge companies, groundbreaking new technologies, and never-before-seen products will be showcased. E3 connects you with both new and existing partners, industry executives, gamers, and social influencers providing unprecedented exposure to the entire…

Seattle Retro Gaming Expo

June 15 @ 10:00 am - June 16 @ 5:00 pm

Seattle Retro Gaming is an organization dedicated to creating a network of gamers in the Seattle area, and providing outlets for us to express our passion for all facets of the geek culture in general, and classic videogames in particular.   Beginning in the early parts of the millenium, NWCGE (Northwest Classic Gaming Enthusiasts) started having small shows designed primarily to give collectors an opportunity to swap games and stories. Since then, NWCGE has put on several shows, and members…

Washington State Summer Con

June 15 @ 10:00 am - June 16 @ 5:00 pm

The Absolutely Can't Miss Event to Kickoff Summer in Puyallup. Featuring Entertainment Celebrities, an All-Star Comic Book Creator lineup, Vendors and Artists, Interactive Exhibits, Gaming, Video Games, LEGO and Toy displays, Cosplay, and activities for the whole family. Free Parking and great fun on Father's Day Weekend.

2019 Seattle Sounders FC Sports Science Seminar — Roots of Performance

June 20 @ 3:00 pm - June 22 @ 12:30 pm

The Seattle Sounders FC will bring in some of the brightest minds in sports science and performance enhancement to join their coaching staff in sharing the latest methodologies in sports-specific training, strength and conditioning, performance coaching, and sports science. We invite coaches from professional, top college, club, and high school programs to join us in investigating the needs of elite-level athletes both on and off the field. The content provided in this seminar will be applicable for coaches working at…

Inaugural Sounders FC Analytics Conference

June 22 @ 1:30 pm - June 23 @ 12:30 pm

Seattle Sounders FC is excited to host the inaugural Sounders Analytics Conference this June! This conference is ideal for data analysts, video and match analysts, scouts, coaches, front-office executives, and soccer analytics enthusiasts. The objective of the Analytics Conference is to highlight the importance and the rising usage of analytics to help coaches and front-office executives make better decisions. Application of analytics in soccer/futbol is the primary focus of the conference, but examples from other sports will also be included. The conference features…

ODTUG Kscope19

June 23

ODTUG Kscope19 is the premier Oracle developer conference, attracting Oracle experts from all over the world. Individuals from over 30 different countries gather in June each year to learn, share technical content, network, and have fun with like-minded professionals. The inaugural ODTUG Kscope was in 2006; since then it has continued to grow, drawing more presenters and attendees every year. ODTUG Kscope offers many technical content topics—Oracle Database, Oracle Application Express, Oracle EPM-Hyperion, and Oracle Business Intelligence, just to name…

CleanTech Innovation Showcase

June 24

The CleanTech Alliance is announcing the sixth annual 2019 CleanTech Innovation Showcase at Bell Harbor International Conference Center in Seattle on June 24—this year with more participation from outside North America. For the first time ever, in partnership with the Western Interstate Energy Board, the Showcase will feature a second day innovation workshop dedicated to advancing cooperative energy projects across the west and with the federal government. The Showcase will be especially important this year in light of proposed legislation…

Seattle CIO Executive Summit Q2

June 26

Join us for the Executive Summit, combining unparalleled networking with peer-driven content and insights from dynamic thought leaders. As the Governing Body, we craft the agenda to address innovative, real-world solutions to our top challenges, from digital transformation to board engagement and keeping the organization secure — ensuring an invaluable experience for every CIO and CISO who attends. We bring together the brightest minds in technology through our invitation-only gathering. Walk away enlightened, energized and emboldened to put new ideas to work in…

6th Annual Traction Conf

August 7 - August 8

We are so excited to announce our 6th annual #TractionConf on Aug 7 & 8, 2019 at the beautiful JW Marriott Parq Hotel & Casino in downtown Vancouver. While most successful companies seem to be overnight successes and quickly become household names across the world, the truth is that there’s a lot of blood, sweat, and tears behind the scenes before they get there. Traction is the perfect chance to meet and learn from the fastest growing companies, who will…

Visual Studio Live! Microsoft HQ

August 12 @ 8:00 am - August 16 @ 5:00 pm

Visual Studio Live! is proud to be one of the most respected, longest-standing independent developer conferences, bringing folks together for intense developer education, knowledge-share and networking for over 25 years.

SharePoint Fest Seattle 2019

August 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

SharePoint Fest brings to you the world’s leading experts in SharePoint, Office 365, Microsoft Teams and Azure. Whether you are new to SharePoint or an experienced power user, admin or developer, SharePoint Fest has content designed to fit your experience level and area of interest. Our workshops and sessions are taught by Microsoft Certified Trainers, Microsoft MVPs, Microsoft Regional Directors and Microsoft engineers. At SharePoint Fest, subject matter is divided into tracks and each session is designated for beginner, intermediate…

Cause-Effect One-Day Conference

September 10

Cause-Effect is a one-day conference for UX, product, and marketing professionals. Industry leaders from Google, Zillow, Rover, and more will share how they understand and influence behavior, find clarity in their product's vision, and infuse meaning. You’ll learn from the best, see what’s next, and get a chance to connect with others in Madrona Venture Lab’s and Create 33's new event space in downtown Seattle.


October 15 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

In the past, FullConTech has showcased successful strategies for addressing the issues we face as a community. This year, we’re focusing on how those strategies are generated and what it takes to implement them successfully. In a world of complex problems, the most meaningful solutions are created when people of different backgrounds, strengths, and skill sets put their minds together. That’s why FullConTech 2019 will be inspired by the WTIA Ion Collaborators and their quest to understand what makes for…

Global Gamesforum

October 22 @ 8:00 am - October 23 @ 5:00 pm

Gamesforum Seattle is a two day conference that brings together senior executives, influential managers and ambitious independent developers with the aim of supporting cross platform game developers. Returning to Seattle in October 2019, Gamesforum plays host to a hundred speakers from leading developers, publishers, brands and service providers discussing topics across six fascinating content tracks. 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…

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