About This Event

The much-anticipated GeekWire Awards celebrate the top innovators, entrepreneurs, scientists and educators in the Pacific Northwest. Hosted live from Seattle’s Showbox SoDo, the event brings together more than 400 technology leaders with a seated dinner, entertainment, fun surprises and coveted robot trophies handed out in more than a dozen categories. Voting is now open here! Secure a table sponsorship today by contacting: events@geekwire.com.

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Key Dates

February 6th – March 3rd Nominations open

March 13th – March 17th Judges select finalists

March 22 – May 1st Community Voting Open

May 18th Winners announced live from the Showbox SoDo | Seattle

Date & Location

The 2023 GeekWire Awards will offer an in-person dinner, awards presentation and after-party experience. The award presentation will also be live-streamed to a larger audience.

2023 GeekWire Awards in-person ticket holders

May 18, 2023

Showbox SoDo, 1700 1st Ave. South, Seattle, WA 98134

2023 GeekWire Awards virtual ticket holders: Attendees will be able to tune in to the awards presentation via livestream on May 18, 2023. The livestream program is set to begin at 7 p.m. (PT).

How do I buy tickets to the in-person Awards' ceremony?

Given the limited capacity at the venue, GeekWire is currently only selling half-table and full table sponsorships. To purchase a table on behalf of your company, contact us directly at events@geekwire.com.


Street parking and pay lots available immediately surrounding the venue, and within a 1-minute walk see map).

How do I watch the livestream?

The Awards’ show is viewable from any Internet browser, and will be broadcast via Vimeo. Go to GeekWire’s homepage on the big day to watch the show.  The show will start around 7 p.m. (PT) on May18.

I am a GeekWire member. Do I get a pass to the Awards?

Each Cosmic and Galactic member will receive one free pass to the Awards, which includes access to the pre-Awards finalists’ reception and a seat for the dinner and ceremony. Interested in joining GeekWire’s membership program? Learn more here

What's the schedule for the live in-person Awards event on May 18?

A quick look at the activities at the Showbox Sodo on May 18:

• 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm: VIP Pre-Party, presented by Baird. (By invitation only)

• 5:30 pm: Doors open

• 6:30 pm: Dinner and awards presentation

• 8:30 pm: After-party

*Times are subject to change

Social Media

The hashtag #GeekWireAwards will be used on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Health & Safety

GeekWire is committed to the health and safety of event attendees and we’ll continue to follow local public health and government guidelines to ensure the well being of those who attend the 2023 GeekWire Awards. As a precaution to host a safe event, we are asking that all guests be vaccinated.

We will continue to update our policy in conjunction with local public health and government guidelines as they evolve.

GeekWire Code of Conduct & Anti-Harassment Policy

GeekWire is dedicated to providing a harassment-free event experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference at the discretion of the event organizers. Read our full code of conduct, here.

What is the community voting process?

After a months-long community nomination and judging process, finalists from around the Pacific Northwest are chosen in more than a dozen categories. Online voting takes place through May 1st. Winners in each of the categories will be announced live on stage at the Showbox SoDo in Seattle on May 18.

GeekWire Special Coverage

GeekWire reporters will be chronicling the action throughout the 2023 GeekWire Awards. Follow along with our special coverage section. Have a tip or want to connect with one of our reporters? Email us at tips@geekwire.com.

What should I wear to the GeekWire Awards?

It’s time to dust off the dress shoes, alter your favorite duds and start thinking about what the heck to wear to a festive event like the GeekWire Awards. We are geeks, not fashion consultants so come in what’s most comfortable. If you need additional guidance, we’d suggest “business casual” — whatever that means. If you still need fashion help or suggestions, scan the photos from the last time we gathered for the GeekWire Awards, here!

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