Trees are turning red and yellow, Kam is back, Seahawks kicked off their season at home with a blow out, and October is almost upon us already. Can you believe it? In Seattle that means we’re entering the fullest tech event/conference month of the year.
We have over 300 tech meetups (including Startup Grind, Hacker News Meetup, Beers with Engineers, Appy Hour, and American Angels) alone in Seattle, but October is the favored month for great conferences so check out some of our favorites:
GeekWire Summit October 1-2
The premier technology conference in the Pacific Northwest, bringing together engineers, entrepreneurs, investors and innovators for a conversation about the future of business and technology.
It’s also full of opportunities to make valuable connections, with fun parties built into the agenda on two nights and plenty of networking during the main show. This is an event where business deals happen, and key alliances are made. One of our favorite stories from a past GeekWire Summit is when the CEOs of Parallels and GoDaddy met for the first time, and ended up inking a partnership several months later.
Now in its fourth year, the 2015 GeekWire Summit, is expanding to two days, featuring top executives from companies and organizations including Nike, Zillow, Xbox, Concur, the New York Times and more.
…and SubPop founder, Bruce Pavitt will be DJing!
Mobile Games Forum Seattle October 20-21
Mobile Games Forum is the world’s premium mobile gaming event – setting the industry benchmark for quality of speakers and attendees, quality of content and quality of business deals.
2014-2015 has seen MGF hit new heights, with over 1,500 people joining the global series and our global community growing from 20,000 to 25,000 members! We’ve met with our expert global advisory board on 3 continents, ensuring quality and validity of our conference programmes, as well as helping qualify speaker submissions.
Seattle Biz Tech Summit October 24
The premier international business and technology conference hosting influential executives, investors, developers, entrepreneurs, and industry leaders to highlight and promote the benefits of business exchanges, technology collaboration, and global innovation between the United States and China.
The third annual Seattle Biz-Tech Summit will mirror the theme, “Entrepreneurship, Global Investment, and Technology Innovations.” Sessions for 2015 will continue to focus on cutting-edge technology topics in Cyber Security, Mobile Development, IoT, Digital Marketing and E-commerce and more. New to this year is the Seattle Startup Challenge, this dynamic pitch contest will emphasize the importance of continual growth among the startup community in the Pacific Northwest by connecting participants to investors from Seattle, Silicon Valley, and China.
Seattle Startup Week (Featuring New Tech Seattle Keynote on Oct 29) October 26-30
A five day celebration of the Seattle community. Join our community in a new type of conference that builds momentum and opportunity around entrepreneurship, led by entrepreneurs and hosted in the entrepreneurial spaces we love. Startup Week is a reflection of our hard work and the Seattle community’s unique entrepreneurial identity.
SeaVR October 28
A unique opportunity to connect with the Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Mixed Reality Community in the Northwest on Wednesday, October 28 at theMeydenbauer Center in Bellevue. Join us for a full day of keynotes, breakout sessions and VR/ AR demonstrations from more than 30 exhibitors.
Seattle Interactive Conference November 3-4
A two-day event celebrating the convergence of online technology, creativity, and emerging trends in one of the world’s most innovative cities. SIC brings together entrepreneurs, developers and online business professionals from throughout the US and beyond for a powerful combination of in-depth presentations, networking opportunities, and uniquely Seattle social events. Attendees have the rare opportunity to explore disruptive technologies and business models with visionary thinkers and peers in areas ranging from online commerce and social media to gaming, interactive advertising, entertainment, and much more.
…and of course New Tech Eastside on Oct 6th. 🙂
We have discount codes for most of these events on our new Deals and Offers page, so grab a code and save some cash when you register.
Add your events to our community calendar to make sure you get in front of our community of 12,000+ Seattle/Tacoma area techies. Many of our members attend events across the region including Portland and Vancouver, so don’t limit yourself to the Puget Sound area.
Have an amazing rest of September. Today’s my birthday so I’m taking the rest of the day off. See you at the GeekWire Summit later this week to kick off October!