GeekWire Calendar: Conferences

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Annual Women in Cloud Summit

January 25 @ 8:00 am - 7:30 pm

According to IDC, opportunities in the cloud will exceed $300B by 2020 from infrastructure technology spending alone. Adding other areas of digital innovation including quantum computing, ambient technology, augmented reality, and artificial intelligence extends the technology opportunity into multi-trillions of dollars with vast, ever-changing social and economic impact. This shift is also referred to as the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The opportunities in the cloud are both impressive and daunting. To ensure women are at the forefront of this tectonic shift,…

IoT Successes and Challenges: Commercial and Industrial Uses

February 4 @ 12:45 pm - 6:00 pm

The Washington IoT Council serves as the voice of the IoT industry in the Northwest and aims to further grow the Northwest as one of the worldwide centers of the IoT/AI sector. Join us for a half-day conference focused on how we serve the growing demand for commercial and industrial IoT/AI solutions, and the challenges and likely future direction of our industry. Attendees and speakers include some of the biggest players in IoT, Microsoft, Amazon and T-Mobile, as well as…

AI NEXTCon 2020 Seattle

February 12 - February 16

Join us AI NEXTCon, the leading AI conference for AI hosted around the world. AI NEXTCon 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, 50+ tech speakers/tech talk sessions, 60+ tech talks, and 4…

XR Day: Exploring the future of XR design and technology

March 3 @ 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

The development of extended reality hardware, devices, interactions, and apps is advancing at a rapid pace. The XR revolution spans augmented, virtual, and mixed realities (AR, VR, MR). Past all the hype, what are the capabilities now and in the future? What are the hurdles to broader adoption? How do we understand the user needs and applications to design for a better future? What are the career and research opportunities? Join the UW Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering…

Emerald City Comic-Con

March 12 @ 10:00 am - March 15 @ 5:00 pm

Emerald City Comic Con is the destination comic and pop culture show for the Pacific Northwest. ECCC delivers the best that the comics and pop culture industry has to offer directly from the creators, bringing super fans exactly what they crave: interaction with quality content and guests and an inclusive space to celebrate their fandom.

Game Developers Conference

March 16 @ 8:00 am - March 20 @ 5:00 pm

The Game Developers Conference (GDC) brings the game development community together to exchange ideas, solve problems, and shape the future of the industry across five days of education, inspiration, and networking. Attendees include programmers, artists, producers, game designers, audio professionals, and business leaders. Some key features of GDC include: The market-defining conference has a comprehensive selection of lectures, panels, and roundtable discussions. The GDC Expo showcases the latest game development tools and services from leading technology companies such as Amazon, Epic, Google, Intel, Nvidia,…

Aerospace & Defense Supplier Summit Seattle

April 6 - April 8

Aerospace & Defense Supplier Summit Seattle is a supply chain event that brings together aerospace and defense primes, tier suppliers and contract-manufacturers. With over 800 companies from the US and overseas, A&DSS Seattle is the venue where requirements meet technologies and capabilities without the distractions found at traditional exhibitions. Aerospace supply chain offers countless opportunities to suppliers developing artificial intelligence technologies. This will be an outstanding venue for innovators, start-ups and other tech-companies involved in the topics below to target…

FastFWD, K2 Global User Conference

April 6 @ 8:00 am - April 8 @ 5:00 pm

FastFWD is K2’s global user conference taking place on April 6-8, 2020. The three-day experience is the industry’s premier process automation conference for enterprises that are focused on innovating with K2 and its partner ecosystem to drive meaningful end-to-end business outcomes. FastFWD is designed to offer attendees critical insights on the next generation of intelligent automation from industry influencers, analysts and product leaders. The conference will reinforce how real-world practitioners are building K2-powered business solutions to transform work and accelerate…

GoGreen Conference

April 9 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

For ten years, the GoGreen Conference has been the ultimate sustainability learning experience for business and public sector decision-makers in the Pacific Northwest. Featuring regionally targeted content and recognized leaders from the community, GoGreen works across industry silos to foster peer-to-peer learning and collaborative solutions. We believe sustainability in the business setting is a powerful and indispensable tool for navigating the tumultuous waters of today's global economy and solving our climate woes.

Crypticon Seattle

May 1 @ 10:00 am - May 3 @ 5:00 pm

Crypticon will fill the DoubleTree with hundreds of gorehounds, bloodsluts, zombbros, and creepazoids. Dress up and enter the cosplay contest, compete in the writing and horror makeup competitions, browse haunted Cthulhu/zombie/vampire/etc. goods, and party on the 13th floor.

#BCTECHSummit – Scaling Up for Global Growth

June 1 - June 2

Get Actionable Insights to Grow Your Customers, Capital and Team. From the fastest-growing companies to the largest private investments and the country’s highest-tech wages, B.C. has positioned itself as Canada’s leading tech hub. Want to start and scale your company in B.C.? The #BCTECHSummit is the catalyst to help you make that happen.

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