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Tankfest Northwest

May 25 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Hear the rumble and boom of vintage tanks and artillery at the Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum's eighth annual Tankfest Northwest event! This action packed day boasts of fun for the entire family including military vehicle demonstrations, remote control tanks, scavenger hunt, face painting, bouncy house, educational speaker, amazing food from some of the region’s top food trucks, and much more. See amazing tanks, vehicles and artillery take to the arena in a fantastic display you can’t see anywhere…

Family Science Weekend

May 25 @ 9:30 am - May 27 @ 5:00 pm

Three of our favorite words: Family. Science. Weekend. Join us at the Seattle Aquarium May 25-27 for fun, hands-on science including looking for plankton, learning about Aquarium research, and more! For the complete schedule of activities, visit: SeattleAquarium.org/events/family-science-weekend Other favorite words: fish, fishies, conservation, plankton, ocean, otter, (+ 93,463 more).

Role Playing Games and Why They’re Good for You

May 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Role-playing games like Dungeons & Dragons can help us become more confident, creative, and socially capable, and that potential is increased when we play with that intention. Come hear Adam Davis (MA Ed), and Adam Johns (LMFT), founders of Game to Grow, as they share how and why they use role-playing games intentionally to help their neurodiverse teen participants build social skills. Hear stories from therapeutic game table, learn how to make your game table more accessible and enriching, and…

Salesforce Growth Camp: Seattle

May 30 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Looking for ways to grow your business? Join us on 5/30 to get the insight, tools, and local resources to start, grow, or scale your company. New Tech Northwest, the Seattle Office of Economic Development, GSBA, SURF Incubator, Craft3 and Salesforce are proud to bring you this free half-day event. What to expect at Growth Camp: Panels featuring some of Seattle’s brightest business minds Expert advice for growth from business leaders and local organizations Networking with dozens of top local…

Celebrating Dreams

May 30 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Attend Celebrating Dreams, a Washington Women Business Center premier event showcasing women-owned business on May 30! Celebrating Dreams empowers women to follow their entrepreneurial dreams. Connect with other female entrepreneurs, mentors, community partners, resources and leaders in the field, and celebrate female entrepreneurship with the community.

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.

Digital Supply Chain Hackathon

June 1

Level-up your supply chain game... in 1 day! You bring excitement, creativity and energy. We bring structure, data, tools and expert mentors. Infinite potential to inspire and ignite innovation! The focus of this hackathon is supply chain tech. Learn and build solutions from ocean to trucking and parcel with prepared data, Google Cloud environments, and relevant tools like R, Python and Tableau. For more information see the event website at: https://predictivechain.com/hackathons/2019-june-seattle/ Who it's for... Supply chain analysts & planners: Have…

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 wenatchee.makerfaire.com to showcase their work to over 2,500 people.   Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell)…

Orca Action Month Kick Off Festival

June 2 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join Orca Salmon Alliance at the Orca Action Month Kick Off Festival to officially start Orca Action Month with a free, family-friendly festival! The Orca Action Month Kick Off Festival will feature live music performances, DJ’s including KEXP dj Michele Myers, art activities, an Orca Sound station, storytelling time, food, drinks, beer garden, orca chats and so much more! Bring your family and friends down to the Olympic Sculpture Park Sunday June 2nd for some fun in the sun and…

Foster Technology Management MBA (TMMBA) Information Session

June 3 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

The Technology Management MBA (TMMBA) Program will reshape the way you work in teams, evolve the way you think about leadership, and provide new perspectives for tackling complex business challenges. Attend this one hour, in-person Information Session to learn more about the program, get your questions answered, and see if this 18-month journey is right for you.

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…

Science on Wheels

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

Share your experience and excitement for science, math, engineering and more Volunteer a half or full day in local elementary and middle schools Help to facilitate interactive exhibits as students explore STEM topics Program topics include anatomy and physiology, engineering, geology, astronomy, math and physics. Through our partnership with Pacific Science Center and Communities in Schools of Seattle, we’re pleased to help provide free STEM programming to qualifying schools for the 2018-2019 school year. To participate as a volunteer, please contact…

Science on Wheels

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

Share your experience and excitement for science, math, engineering and more Volunteer a half or full day in local elementary and middle schools Help to facilitate interactive exhibits as students explore STEM topics Program topics include anatomy and physiology, engineering, geology, astronomy, math and physics. Through our partnership with Pacific Science Center and Communities in Schools of Seattle, we’re pleased to help provide free STEM programming to qualifying schools for the 2018-2019 school year. To participate as a volunteer, please contact…

The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion “Advocacy Spectrum”

June 6 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

A review of factors that influence participation in diversity efforts. In this session, we will get in touch with what makes this topic meaningful for each of us and explore the concept of a diversity “Advocacy Spectrum.” Using this simple framework, we will identify actions we can take and skills we can develop that move us along the spectrum and toward bigger and more meaningful diversity, equity, and inclusion goals. Learning Outcomes: By participating in this session, you will: -Recognize…

Automotive Cloud and the Future of Mobility

June 6 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Smart Mobility Seattle together with TiE Seattle brings to you the inaugural industry spotlight event on Smart Mobility. The $3 trillion global automotive industry is going through a major transformation with ride/car sharing services, electric, autonomous and connected vehicle technologies gaining rapid evolution and adoption. Being the epicenter of cloud innovation, Seattle is attracting an increasing number of mobility companies including Mercedes, GM Cruise, Uber, Lyft, Grab and others. This event brings some of the industry leaders, entrepreneurs, investors and…

World Ocean Weekend

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

Celebrate the world’s one big ocean with them and learn to be an ocean hero! Everyone, no matter where they live, can help keep the ocean clean and healthy. They’ll show you how with a variety of hands-on activities and special demonstrations.

DigiPen Undergraduate Programs Preview Day

June 8 @ 10:00 am - 2:45 pm

Attend one of our preview days to learn what it takes to be a successful DigiPen student and whether it's the right school for you! At our Undergraduate Preview Day, you will have the chance to tour the campus, meet with our students, faculty and alumni, and learn about our degree programs in video game design and development, computer science, computer engineering, machine learning, digital arts, music and sound design. Learn first-hand about DigiPen’s diverse degree programs and project-based learning…

Women in 3D Printing Seattle Chapter

June 13 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Beam me up, we're getting 3D scanned! Join us at Holodeck3D in Kirkland to learn about innovation in 3D software and full color printing. On Thursday, June 13th, we will visit Holodeck3D Studios, Kirkland, for our first East Side meetup. There, we'll meet their founder and featured Woman in 3D Printing, Dawn Morse, hear their story, learn about their process for full color sandstone printing, and each attendee will have the opportunity to be 3D scanned! Please wear bright colors…

Margaret O’Mara – The Code: Silicon Valley And The Remaking of America

June 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

O'Mara, formerly a member of the Clinton White House, witnessed the intertwining of private, academic, and federal programs that led to the birth of the internet. But Big Tech nowadays tends to believe in its own mythology of heroic entrepreneurship. O'Mara is here to set the record straight in this book, subtitled Silicon Valley and the Remaking of America, which emphasizes the institutional boost given to Big Tech and reveals the hypercapitalist, elitist, and "homogeneous" side of the Valley.

Father’s Day at the Aquarium

June 16 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Celebrate dads of all types—animal and human. Join us for talks, enrichments and fun activities. Members-only early opening at 9am with a special gift for dads.

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…

Seattle Life Science Xchange: Closer to Convergence

June 25 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Seattle is home to both world-class healthcare research and information technology giants, and the region’s life sciences are all the better for it. Join Xconomy on June 25 at Cambia Grove to hear the stories of three local companies taking advantage of the ever-tightening convergence of biology and data to discover, develop, and deliver healthcare innovation to patients—whether it’s in the form of drugs, diagnostics, devices, or other solutions.

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…

Four-Color Reality: How Comic Books and the Real World Shape Each Other

June 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

"Journalist and educator T. Andrew Wahl explores how our reality shapes the world of comic books. By exploring popular figures like Black Panther, Wonder Woman, Captain America and more, Wahl provides insight into how this part of pop culture can tell us about our past, present, and potential future."

UW Master of Science in Entrepreneurship Info Session

July 11 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Have a great idea? Want to start a company? Have you started a company but want to broaden your skill set? Join the Master of Science in Entrepreneurship team at the UW Foster School of Business for an informative session where you’ll learn about the details and benefits of this 12-month, full-time program. Discover more at www.foster.uw.edu/startup If you aren't available on this date, please reach out to us directly at msentre@uw.edu and we will be happy to set up…

UW Foster Technology Management MBA (TMMBA) Info Session

July 17 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

The Technology Management MBA (TMMBA) Program will reshape the way you work in teams, evolve the way you think about leadership, and provide new perspectives for tackling complex business challenges. Attend this one hour, in-person Information Session to learn more about the program, get your questions answered, and see if this 18-month journey is right for you. Spouses/guests are always welcome.

Administrative Professionals Open House

July 18 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

World Trade Center Seattle is opening its doors for a private event with administrative professionals. This is an exclusive opportunity to learn about World Trade Center Seattle’s meeting space, events and programs and membership benefits. Join us for casual networking, complimentary snacks and beverages. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/administrative-professionals-open-house-registration-60789566229 Contact concierge@WTCSeattle.com or 206.441.5144 with any questions. Please RSVP by Monday, July 15

UW Foster Technology Management MBA App Workshop

July 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Learn how to submit your best possible application to the UW Foster Technology Management MBA (TMMBA) Program. In this one-hour, small group session, you will learn about the TMMBA admissions process, application requirements, and get answers to your specific questions.

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