Our signature technology conference, the GeekWire Summit, kicks off next week. Now in its ninth year, this annual event is known for offering a glimpse of the future through the eyes of leaders in technology, science and business, and in these challenging and uncertain times, this annual tradition has never been more important.
You may have seen the news that Bill Gates has joined the lineup for an hour-long interview on Oct. 15. But the Microsoft co-founder and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation co-chair is just one element of a larger lineup. In this post and special episode of the GeekWire Podcast, my colleague John Cook and I offer a sneak preview of what’s in store.
The GeekWire Summit will be held virtually over three weeks, from Oct. 13 to 29, with sessions taking place twice weekly, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from late morning to early afternoon. The full content can be accessed live and on-demand, exclusive to event attendees. Our event platform will offer attendees a chance to connect, network, and engage in the conversation.
Register here, listen below, and continue reading for highlights from the agenda.
Tuesday, October 13: First day of the virtual Summit
Regence Health Tech Stage: The Race to a COVID-19 Vaccine
So much of what’s going to happen over the next year-and-a-half hinges on the timing, quality, and distribution of COVID 19 vaccines. That’s why we are excited to kick off the Summit with this panel.
Other GeekWire Summit sessions including the future of education, the future of travel, and the future of business, will be affected by the vaccine rollout. We will speak with leading experts in viral diseases about the progress being made toward a COVID-19 vaccine.
• Dr. Deb Fuller, professor of microbiology at the University of Washington and