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Triple Bottom Line Seminar @ Food Co-Op, Healthy Connections Building
Nov 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join WWU’s Idea Institute as they facilitate a select panel of Bellingham’s progressive business owners. The seminar will include an open discussion regarding local business models and a Q/A session with the business owners. Food provided by the Co-op and beer provided by Aslan Brewing.

For more details and to RSVP, go to Meetup @ The Foundry Makerspace
Nov 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm is a social group dedicated to growing the local developer community. We meet on a monthly basis and the typical format for each event is to begin with several lightning talks and then socialize for the rest of the event. If you plan to attend, please RSVP on the event page on either: or so that we can make sure there is enough room for everyone.

In addition to attending our meetups, we also have a very active Slack team. You can join by requesting an invite

Inventor Insights @ Dorothy Haggen Conference Room
Dec 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

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Do you have an idea for a new product but are not sure how to get started? Inventor Insights is a Brown Bag Lunch Series that takes place every other month and is a place where individuals with invention ideas or product developers can meet to hear subject matter experts talk about topics important to the invention process.

This FREE series of talks will cover topics from Intellectual Property, Manufacturing, Licensing and more. Each event also includes time for networking with other like-minded individuals. Join us and meet experts who can help you take your idea and turn it into a revenue generating reality.

The topic for the December Investor Insights has yet to be announced.

TEDxWWU 2018 @ WWU Performing Arts Center Mainstage
Mar 3 all-day

Hosted once again by the IDEA Institute at Western Washington University, 2018 will be the 4th annual TEDxWWU conference and the theme for this year is, “the___experience”.

For more information, go to the website at or check out the Facebook event page at

About TEDxWWU:

TEDxWWU is an independently organized TED event hosted by the IDEA Institute at Western Washington University. TEDxWWU is a full-day event curated and managed WWU students with a goal of bringing together bright minds to give talks that are idea-focused, and on a wide range of subjects, to foster learning, inspiration and wonder – and provoke conversations that matter. We invite you to join us for a day of powerful talks, fun activity rooms and more!