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Some of the speakers joining us at the GeekWire Summit, clockwise from upper left: Jaime Teevan, Microsoft’s chief scientist; U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell; Charlie Bell, Microsoft EVP; Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell; Aurora CEO Chris Urmson; Julie Larson-Green, Magic Leap CTO; and Tina Hoang-To of Kin Ventures. See more speakers here, and stay tuned for additional announcements.

Some of our best memories at GeekWire have come out of the candid conversations, insightful talks, mind-blowing innovations, and fun moments that define the GeekWire Summit. And many of you have been right there with us.

For more than a decade, GeekWire’s signature tech conference has been bringing together leaders in tech, science, business, sports, the arts, and politics for a conversation about the key issues of the moment and the future.

What happens in Seattle matters everywhere, as we like to say, and the GeekWire Summit stage offers a unique vantage point into some of the most important developments in the world of innovation.

We’ve got a lot to talk about this year, including the future of hybrid work, the direction of the economy, and the growing implications of artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, augmented reality, autonomous driving, and other technologies with the potential to have a major impact on the world in just the next few years.

So whether you’ve attended every year, or never been before, consider this your invitation to learn new things, get inspired, and make memories with us at the GeekWire Summit, Oct. 6-7 in Seattle. Tickets are available now to join us either in-person or online. Register here or below.

A few highlights to expect:

  • The future of augmented reality with Julie Larson-Green, chief technology officer of Magic Leap, which will release its long-awaited Magic Leap 2 headset a week before the event.
  • U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell will join us to discuss the future of U.S. innovation and progress including the bipartisan CHIPS and Science Act of 2022.
  • What’s next in autonomous vehicles with Chris Urmson, CEO of self-driving technology company Aurora, and the former leader of Google’s self-driving car project, one of the top innovators in the field.
  • A conversation with Charlie Bell, the Microsoft executive vice president who was recruited from Amazon Web Services to lead the Redmond company’s $15 billion cybersecurity business.
  • The finals of GeekWire’s Elevator Pitch startup pitch competition, with the winner named live on stage after final pitches to the audience and our judges.
  • Insights on the future of work from Jaime Teevan, Microsoft’s chief scientist and one of the leading researchers in the field; plus a panel on the topic featuring top human resources leaders.
  • Perspectives from venture capitalists and tech investors, including Tina Hoang-To of Kin Ventures and Amy Bohutinsky of Technology Crossover Ventures, about the state of the economy and startups.
  • Introductory remarks from Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell, who is tackling numerous challenges as the leader of a city seeking to maintain its status as one of the nation’s top tech hubs.

Those are just a few of the highlights to expect at this year’s GeekWire Summit. We’ll be featuring additional speakers and topics as we preview the event in the weeks ahead, leading up to the Summit on Oct. 6-7.

We’ll be returning this year to Block 41, a great indoor-outdoor space in Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood. See the FAQ for more information, and register to attend in-person or virtually at geekwire.com/summit or below. Email [email protected] with any questions.

Thanks to presenting sponsor Bank of America, and to all of the sponsors who make the GeekWire Summit possible. Thanks to all of you, as well. Attending the Summit is a great way to support GeekWire’s journalism and our role in the community.

See you at the Summit!

— GeekWire co-founders Todd Bishop and John Cook.

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