GeekWire Calendar: Conferences

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.NET Conf

September 23 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

It is that time of year!!! .NET CONF!!! We are doing an awesome viewing party again this year by popular demand! We will have extra bonus lightning talk sessions from the team as well as plenty of chances to chat and mingle with the teams that build .NET! Hangout with fellow developers as we live stream .NET Conf 2019, a free virtual developer event co-organized by the .NET community and Microsoft. Join us as we live stream Day 1 of…

Trust and Responsibility in Design (Interaction Design Day)

September 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This event is presented by IxDA Seattle as part of World Interaction Design Day. Thank you to Adobe for sponsoring food and to Artefact for hosting and providing beverages! Celebrate Interaction Design Day with your community by joining us for an in-depth conversation about trust and responsibility in design! We should all know by now that what we produce as designers and technologists can have unintended consequences. From concerns about privacy and transparency to perpetuating inequities and bias, what we produce can have far-reaching and unintentional impacts.…

Smartsheet Engage Conference

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

ENGAGE customer conference brings together more than 3,500 innovators from the global Smartsheet community for four days of inspiring sessions, hands-on learning, practical solutions and networking opportunities. Smartsheet’s CEO Mark Mader will keynote the event, while the company's customers, industry analysts (Gartner and 451 Research), along with key executives will headline various sessions and panels. Engage will offer opportunities to connect directly with customers to hear their success stories, including: Mame McCutchin, Program Manager at Ogilvy: As a program manager…

Cascadia Innovation Corridor Conference 2019

October 2 @ 5:00 pm - October 3 @ 5:00 pm

Now in its fourth year, the Cascadia Innovation Corridor Conference brings together business, academic, and government leaders from both sides of the border to explore new strategies for the region to come together, maximize our shared competitive advantages, and elevate our global economic position. It’s your chance to engage with regional, national and international experts on how we can work together to strengthen Cascadia’s position as an international hub for innovation, spur job creation, and enhance our already high quality…

2019 Triangle Venture Expo

October 3 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Triangle Venture Expo is brought to you by Spokane Angel Alliance in collaboration with Startup Spokane. This event will host a selection of the most compelling emerging companies in our region’s geographic triangle. The triangle is bordered by Sandpoint/Coeur d’Alene, Pullman/Moscow and Spokane/Cheney. Attendees will include entrepreneurs, venture capital firms, angel investors, members of the press and others from the Northwest. We invite you to join us for this special celebration. Join us for this special event and learn…

BrickCon

October 5 @ 10:00 am - October 6 @ 4:00 pm

View thousands of models created by adult LEGO® Hobbyists from around the nation and the world! Build your own masterpieces with LEGO® parts at our Building Zone! Purchase current, past and custom LEGO® sets, parts and minifigs at our Brick Bazaar!

FullConTech

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…

Bend Venture Conference

October 17 @ 8:00 am - October 18 @ 4:00 pm

EDCO will again host the annual two-day Bend Venture Conference on Thursday, October 17 - Friday, October 18, 2019, at the iconic Tower Theatre in downtown Bend. Last year, 600 attendees, 50 prominent investors, and over 70 companies joined us for a celebration of entrepreneurship and innovation. Over the past five years, investments, awards and prizes upwards of $10 million were awarded to 38 companies as a result of the conference. Companies in the Impact Competition have historically competed 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…

Transformational HR Summit hosted by the HR Collective – 2nd Annual

October 23 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

We are excited to announce the 2nd Annual Transformational HR Summit. We are prepared to bring high caliber speakers, relevant topics in your workplace, an engaging, down to earth key note speaker, people operations technology demos, networking and fun! The goal of the Seattle HR Collective is to support strategic and effective HR/People Operations leaders. We're a startup friendly community that provides professional development beyond the basics of people ops in the form of training, best practices, guest speakers, and…

COSM Technology Summit: AI, Blockchain, Crypto, and Life After Google

October 23 @ 12:00 pm - October 25 @ 12:00 pm

COSM is an intimate and exclusive national summit on the converging technologies remaking the world as we know it. For decades, George Gilder has written presciently about the technological revolutions shaping our world, from the microchip in Microcosm, broadband in Telecosm, and now the cryptocosm in Life After Google. What a world: artificial intelligence, blockchain, 5G, crypto-currency, autonomous vehicles, cloud computing, the biotech revolution, and internet commerce — all are converging in Seattle, and at COSM. The mission of the…

CascadiaJS 2019

November 7 - November 8

CascadiaJS features 2 tracks of 30+ amazing speakers discussing the cutting-edge of JavaScript, web development and engineering culture over the course of 2 days.

Search Inside Yourself Comes To Seattle!

November 7 @ 9:00 am - November 8 @ 5:00 pm

Please join the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute (SIYLI) for the first time in Seattle for two days of personal and professional development focused on building healthy mental habits for sustained high performance and wellbeing. Developed at Google and based on the latest in neuroscience research, the Search Inside Yourself (SIY) program teaches attention and mindfulness training that build the core emotional intelligence skills needed for effective leadership. We’ve implemented our programs in dozens of organizations across industries and around…

Spinnaker Summit 2019

November 15 @ 8:00 am - November 17 @ 5:00 pm

Spinnaker Summit 2019 brings together the rapidly growing global community of Spinnaker users – an open source, multi-cloud continuous delivery platform for releasing software changes with high velocity and confidence, created at Netflix and used by JP Morgan Chase, Cerner Healthcare, Capital One and others around the globe. Spinnaker has been battle-tested in production by hundreds of teams over millions of deployments. It combines a powerful and flexible pipeline management system with integrations to the major cloud providers. This year’s…

GeekGirlCon 2019

November 16 @ 10:00 am - November 17 @ 7:00 pm

GeekGirlCon is an organization that works to empower women and girls to pursue their passions—whether they love science and technology, comics, literature, gaming, or anything else! Everybody is a geek at heart, in one way or another. Our mission is to ensure all these geeks are supported, welcomed, and encouraged to pursue what they love. GeekGirlCon’s largest event is a two-day convention that gives female geeks and their supporters the opportunity to build a community, share facts and fandom, and…

AI Public Policy Conference

December 12 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

This conference will bring together leaders from across the innovation spectrum and across the state in a day-long retreat to make connections, build bridges, and expand knowledge - all focused on strengthening the state’s innovation economy. This year, the public policy conference is focused on better understanding the landscape of artificial intelligence and creating a robust conversation about how Washington State can continue to be a leader in this technological advancement. Our agenda includes a morning of presentations that will establish a fundamental understanding of artificial intelligence with…

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