PNW Tech Conferences (2016)

Conferences are a great way to network, learn, and socialize in the tech world. There has been an explosion in the number and variety of conferences in recent years. If you’re like me and want to jump in, and you’re in the Pacific Northwest of North America — here’s a list of area events that I’ve found. If you’re outside of the area or interested in international travel, check out this repo by Richard Litt.


Blaine, WA (August 3 — August 5) $800 ($275 per day)

CascadiaFest is a three-day, community-driven conference on the cutting edge of JavaScript and CSS. Browser, server, OS — we cover it all.


Portland, OR (September 8–11) Unknown

An experimental festival celebrating independently-produced art and technology.


Bellvue, WA (September 18 — September 23) $995

CppCon is the annual, week-long face-to-face gathering for the entire C++ community. The conference is organized by the C++ community for the community.


Portland, OR (Sat. October 1, 10am — 5pm) $25–$150

AlterConf is a traveling conference series that provides safe opportunities for marginalized people and those who support them in the tech and gaming industries


Richland, WA (October 6th — October 8th) Sold Out

A conference about the intersections
 of technology with humanity, meaning and ethics
 for people who believe the world should be better
 and are determined to make it so

If you know of any others — get in touch!