GeekWire Calendar: Science

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MIT Technology Review Presents: EmTech Digital 2019

March 25 @ 8:00 am - March 26 @ 5:30 pm

Join MIT Technology Review ( for the latest in its esteemed EmTech Events Series: EmTech Digital 2019. EmTech Digital is an annual conference designed to explore new emerging digital technologies and trends. Part of the esteemed EmTech Event Series, this annual conference convenes innovators, entrepreneurs, business leaders and venture capitalists to examine the next wave of the digital revolution. EmTech Digital 2019 will discuss how AI is improving a variety of industries, from drug discovery to urban design. Speakers will…

Bio in the Brewery

March 26 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us in Ballard for a delicious, cold pint (or two) and chance to win a prize - including a pass to our annual Life Science Innovation Northwest conference. It’s a great time to join your life science colleagues and enjoy some of our state’s best beer.   Robyn Schumacher, co-founder & brewer at Stoup and certified Cicerone, will join us for a discussion on the science of beer and on her role at Stoup, with time for Q&A. Ticket…

The End of Ice

March 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

After nearly a decade overseas, acclaimed journalist Dahr Jamail returned to America to renew his passion for mountaineering—only to find that the slopes he once climbed have been irrevocably changed by climate disruption. He embarked on a worldwide journey to see for himself the consequences of climate change across the globe—from Alaska to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef to the Amazon rainforest. Now his travels have taken him to our stage, where he presents his findings in The End of Ice: Bearing Witness…

The Impact of AI on Future Workforce

March 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Today, one of the hottest futurist topics we love to talk about is Artificial Intelligence. Nearly everyone is interested in how AI will impact the work they do. Not all questions are answerable, but what we do know with certainty is that there is hardly a single occupation that will not be affected by the adoption of currently available technologies. On Thursday afternoon March 28 at TheLab@everett we are going to explore the topic of Artificial Intelligence and the impact it is…

Final Friday

March 29 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Explore Pacific Science Center’s augmented and virtual reality experiences in Building 4 after hours! Chill at the VR bar, compete with your friends in a Beat Saber competition and participate in other one-night only presentations and activities. While there, take in a laser show in the Laser Dome or a feature film in IMAX at a bundled price. This is a teens and up event.

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: Global Access to Cancer Treatment

April 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

By 2030, the number of new cancer patients diagnosed each year will double to more than 23 million worldwide. Of those, 7 out of 10 will live in developing countries with no way to access the treatment they need. What are we doing globally to combat these statistics? In recognition of World Cancer Day, join guest speaker Pat Garcia-Gonzalez, co-founder and CEO of The Max Foundation, as she discusses lessons learned from 15 years of facilitating access to cancer treatment…

Science Talk ’19

April 4 @ 8:00 am - April 5 @ 5:00 pm

Have you ever struggled to explain why your science matters to someone else? Have you ever been frustrated at the way science is covered in the media or how it is "misused" in policy? SCIENCE TALK '19 will unite science communicators, practitioners, and facilitators for two exciting days of learning best practices for how to talk science better. It will feature presentations, workshops, expert panels, and networking opportunities galore.

Yuri’s Night

April 12 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Tickets on sale February 5! The whole world celebrated on April 12, 1961 when Yuri Gagarin made history by becoming the first human to orbit the Earth; now, the party continues when The Museum of Flight’s Yuri’s Night returns! Don’t miss this space-themed spectacle that joins art, dance, music and technology to pay tribute to humankind’s first celestial journey. Join us as our T.A. Wilson Great Gallery transforms into an intergalactic nightclub and Seattle’s best electronic music DJs take center…

The Why, How, Where and What of Earthquake Early Warning

April 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Why should we prepare for earthquakes in the Pacific Northwest? How could seconds of warning help make us less vulnerable to damage and injury? How do earthquake early warning (EEW) systems work, and when might we have one? As part of its 2019 Annual Meeting, the Seismological Society of America is hosting a public town hall meeting Tuesday, April 23 regarding earthquake early warning (EEW) systems in the Pacific Northwest. The meeting takes place at The Westin Seattle in rooms…

Life Science Innovation Northwest

April 24 @ 8:00 am - April 25 @ 5:00 pm

he Pacific Northwest’s biggest annual life science conference. A two-day event bringing together investors, public and private life science organizations, research institutions, scientists, entrepreneurs, and the global health community to discuss and feature some of the most compelling technology breakthroughs of our time.

Distinguished Seminar Series: Ivan Soltesz

April 24 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

The Distinguished Seminar Series features presentations by outstanding thinkers and scientists, sponsored by the Allen Institute for Brain Science. Distinguished speakers are selected based on the impact of their interdisciplinary research to the neuroscience community. Speakers spend a full day visiting with research staff, are nominated by members of the Allen Institute, and selected by a committee of peers. We welcome members of the broader community to join us for these open seminars. See below for a schedule of upcoming speakers and view…

Aquaculture Workshop in Seattle

April 30 @ 8:00 am - May 1 @ 5:00 pm

In collaboration with NOAA Fisheries and Fish 2.0, Washington Sea Grant is co-hosting an innovation workshop and pitch session for aquaculture businesses and investors alike. Entrepreneurs can sharpen their pitch and build their potential investor and partner network, while investors and experts get an early look at emerging innovations.   This two-day workshop invites aquaculture-related businesses from the West Coast, Hawaii and Alaska to learn how to improve financing and grow operations. Business owners will meet with other operators, network…

GeekWire Awards

May 2 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Join us from 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. Thursday, May 2 at the Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) in Seattle for one of the region’s most-anticipated and hotly-contested tech events: The GeekWire Awards. Continuing this great tradition, we’ll reveal the winners of the Pacific Northwest’s annual startup and technology awards, as nominated and chosen by GeekWire readers. We will be taking over the SkyChurch at the Museum of Pop Culture for an all-out party for the thriving tech community.  We’ll celebrate our community’s movers-and-shakers, up-and-comers, and…

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