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Can we Talk? Vulnerability

September 17 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am

Vulnerability. This single word causes instant emotional reactions, including fear. Yet, vulnerable leaders are authentic, inspirational, and create bonds that can lead to increased performance and profitability. To quote Brené Brown, “vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change.” So how do we make ‘vulnerability’ synonymous with strength instead of weakness? Join us to learn how you can work on this crucial leadership skill and help create a culture of vulnerability in the workplace. Panelists: • Katie Gerard, Senior…

Tech, Techlash, and Regulatory Uncertainty

September 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

As entrepreneurs hustle to create and deploy new technologies those very same technologies create enormous difficulties for public policy. A look at blockchain, privacy, and artificial intelligence as examples of how the State of Washington has struggled to find an appropriate balance between the common good and consumer protection.

News You Can Snooze: New Studies on Sleep

September 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

We all know that nothing beats a good night’s sleep. But how can we truly get a full night’s rest with the realities of life and all its complications? Join Pacific Science Center for a discussion on the latest in sleep research. University of Washington researchers present recent findings and valuable recommendations to help everyone (no matter your age!) sleep better at night.

Hiring & Getting Hired in Blockchain

September 18 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

TF Blockchain hosts a panel of hiring managers, heads of talent, and recruiters who have been hiring for blockchain roles. Learn how to find the right candidate, how to transfer skills towards crypto principals, and how to network with companies looking to hire for this emerging technology. This is an event for those in blockchain and those looking to get in to the blockchain community.

Artificial Intelligence: Why You Need to Learn About It and How to Get Started

September 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has become an integral part of our lives whether we’re aware of it or not. From smart filters keeping our email inboxes organized and voice-activated assistants like Siri and Alexa helping us manage our lives, to personalized movie recommendations curated by Netflix algorithms and bots providing customer service, AI is becoming seamlessly integrated into our lives. While AI promises massive benefits to nearly every type of organization, from startups to enterprises and organizations focused on driving social…

Impact Pitch

September 19 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

IMPACT Pitch is a chance for idea-phase, startup, or existing businesses with a strong business plan/idea and a focus on positively impacting their communities to win cash prizes totaling $30,000. While only two businesses will win the top grand prizes, everyone who applies and continues through contest rounds will get something just as valuable: powerful new tools for more effective business planning and strategy, personal business coaching, and more. We offer a host of practical insights and tools to help…

National Day of Civic Hacking

September 21 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Join us on September 21st for a convening of the local tech-for-good community. It’s a chance to get inspired, imagine a better future, and contribute your talent to projects that need your help. Projects will need coders, designers, researchers, project managers, subject matter experts, and just ordinary people. Bring your laptop, your creativity, and your collaborative spirit to the Microsoft Reactor in Redmond. Check out the projects we're recruiting to participate on

DigiPen Undergraduate Programs Preview Day!

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 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…

Berlin Airlift Fly Day

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

On Saturday, September 21st, Historic Flight Foundation will host a special Berlin Airlift fly day. Come tour our notable Douglas DC-3/C47-B as we welcome it back from its adventures in Europe to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of D-Day in Duxford, England and the 70th Anniversary of the Berlin Airlift in Germany. Join us for a special midday presentation about the Berlin Airlift. Barbecue lunch will also be available for purchase. Foundation members will have the opportunity to experience scenic flights…

Gaming Summer Camp

September 21 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Free camps are designed for students of all gaming skill levels, ages 8+ and 13+, and this last camp will cover “growing your passion for gaming and learning positive life skills

Royal Air Force Red Arrows Aerobatic Team Demo

September 23 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

World-famous UK aerobatic team will feature a 12-plane flyover with smoke, free displays of airplanes with the pilots, and student program at Raisbeck Aviation High School

Genome Startup Day

September 23 @ 12:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Genome Startup Day 2019 will bring together the founders/CEOs of 6 genomics startups with roots in the University of Washington/Seattle. They will describe their journeys from academia to industry with practical insight from the trenches of early-stage commercialization. Confirmed speakers from Phase Genomics, Twinstrand Biosciences, Jungla, Split Biosciences, A-Alpha Bio, and Bellwether Bio will give individual talks and participate in panel discussions and networking sessions. Lunch, coffee, and a wine/beer reception will be included with your registration. Visit our website:…

Leadership Training Series 201 – 3 Day Cohort

September 24 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

1 Ticket for ALL 3 DAYS- Attending just 1 or 2 days in this series is not available for purchase. Hello leaders! Once you’ve mastered the management basics of expectations setting, feedback and effective delegation, it’s time to hone your skills in critical higher-level leadership skills. This Fall, we are offering a new leadership series for those who feel they are ready to take on the challenges of leading staff through change, increasing influence with internal and external stakeholders, mentoring…

UW Master of Science in Entrepreneurship Info Session

September 24 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 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 If you aren't available on this date, please reach out to us directly at and we will be happy to set up…

Lunch and Learn: B Corp Certification

September 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

In August, The Business Roundtable, an association of approximately 200 of America’s largest companies, decided to update their principles for corporate governance. This move signifies a shift away from the business as usual, profit-at-all-costs model. In the spirit of multi-stakeholder capitalism, B Corp Certification provides businesses with a framework in which they can voluntarily commit to higher standards of operations and transparency. This workshop will start by reviewing the history of corporate governance in the US and then explore current…

The Modern Resume Workshop

September 25 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Did you know that 70 percent of resumes submitted today will never be viewed by human eyes? Did you also know that 85% of people looking for jobs ultimately get them through networking? If you are trying to return to work or move into a new position, you’ll want to make sure your resume is not one of those lost in the digital vortex. Join us for our upcoming The Modern Resume workshop on Saturday June 8th. The Blueprint team…

Hockey Analytics: The Numbers Behind the Game

September 25 @ 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm

How do analytics play a part in building a world class hockey team? Join us and NHL Seattle as we take a deeper look into hockey analytics and how it will help shape the NHL Seattle team. Hear from three panelist who will provide their unique perspectives on the use of player data and statistics, and the effect it has on determining the value of a player. Topics also include a glimpse into the future of hockey analytics and the…

Thought Experiment on the Question of Being Human

September 27 @ 7:30 pm - September 29 @ 4:00 pm

Thought Experiments is an annual festival of four original short plays, each exploring some aspect of how current developments in science and technology may affect what it means to be human. This year the Infinity Box Theater Project is collaborating with the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2). We have introduced four researchers from AI2 to local playwrights and, together they are writing four brand new plays.

Partner Power Hour: How It’s Made – iOS Developer

September 28 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

My journey into the software world and a day in the life as an iOS engineer. About the presenter: Megan Herold is an iOS Engineer at Alaska Airlines, BS in Computer Science from WSU

Curator’s Choice Tour

September 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Saturday, September 28, 1:15pm Join LCM+L’s curator Aaron Alcorn on a tour through computer history in five objects. All Ages | Included with admission ($22); 45 MIN

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…

Developing Dynamic People Leaders

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

As your organization grows, you may have new leaders that moved quickly into their role where they are leading teams, and sometimes even leading leaders for the first time. As a new leader there’s a lot to know, so why not speed up your learning curve? Impact Consultancy has created this leadership boot-camp to provide practical application and a hands-on experience to help you improve team culture, cross-team collaboration, and foster innovation. In our one-day, you’ll leave being able to…

Launch & Grow Your Business

October 1 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Launch & Grow Your Business is a Washington State SEAP approved course designed to train participants on starting and running their business. Through seven, 3-hour sessions participants will learn how to manage, market and finance their business while creating a solid business plan. This opportunity is designed to be an immersive, seven-week program and is a paid course. Session Descriptions Session I: Planning (October 1) What is an entrepreneur? What does it mean to be a business owner? Feasibility and…

DeviceConnect: Ultrasound of the Future

October 2 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Network with and learn from innovators like you.   AGENDA 4:00 PM - Registration & Networking 4:30 PM - Welcome & Panel Introductions 4:35 PM - Panel Discussion 5:15 PM - Audience Q&A 5:30 PM - Networking Reception   EVENT DESCRIPTION: Ultrasound of the Future The Pacific Northwest has long been known as hotbed for ultrasound technology. Companies like Philips, Fujifilm Sonosite, Siemens Healthineers and Verathon have pushed the boundaries of ultrasound imaging while companies like Liposonix, Ekos, and Kona…

Online Experimentation with A/B Testing

October 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In this meetup, Blair will give a quick introduction to online experimentation and A/B testing. To keep the tutorial self-contained, Blair will first give an overview of stats fundamentals needed to understand A/B testing and explain how A/B testing is done in an online business. Blair will also cover some of the pitfalls that are common when running online experiments. Outline: What is A/B Testing? A/B testing on web traffic A/B testing on newsletter and email A/B testing vs. multivariate…

Perfect Your Elevator Pitch

October 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

"Pitching" is not just for founders. Everyone needs a cohesive, attention-grabbing way to present their idea, their product, themselves. Join us to learn about the science behind the "elevator pitch" and why elevator pitches are so important, and get help writing and testing your own pitch. Agenda: 6:00pm - 6:30pm: Check in and networking 6:30: Presentation followed by Q&A 8:00pm: Event commences About the Speaker: Scott Weiss is an experienced sales and recruiting professional with 15+ years experience in the…

Gary Marcus: Building Artificial Intelligence We Can Trust

October 2 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Despite the hype surrounding AI, creating an intelligence that rivals or exceeds human levels is far more complicated than we have been led to believe. Professor Gary Marcus has spent his career at the forefront of AI research and has witnessed some of the greatest milestones in the field. He joins us with insight from his co-written book Rebooting AI to argue that a computer beating a human in Jeopardy! does not signal that we are on the doorstep of…

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…

VELOCITY: Synthesizer Trade Show, Education, Workshops, and Live Music

October 5 @ 11:00 am - October 6 @ 11:00 am

Modular Seattle & Patchwerks present VELOCITY: a brand new, all-day event revolving around modular / hardware synthesizers and the people who create with them. 11 AM – 4 PM (FREE): DIY Workshops where attendees will learn about synthesizers through fun and engaging hands-on experiences. Educational Presentations where speakers will speak on various subjects relating to electronic music and hardware. Trade Show where different modular / hardware synth manufacturers will show off their latest gear and interact with the community. 5…

DubHacks 2019

October 12 @ 11:30 am - October 13 @ 2:30 pm

Ready to change the world? Let's get started. DubHacks is the largest 24-hour collegiate hackathon in the Pacific Northwest, and this year it's all about you. Now more than ever, technology is pushing the boundaries of progress and social good. Now entering our 6th year, we've advocated for the importance of diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and representation in technology since our inception. This fall, we're focused on helping you venture beyond those boundaries to create human-informed technologies that work for all…

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