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Makers Market @ Depot Market Square
Mar 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Makers Market is a gathering for passionate people to showcase their ideas to create stronger connections within the community. Come meet the people behind the art, product, idea and passions that bring our local community together. Check us out on Downtown Bellingham’s Art Walk Map for Friday, March 2nd!

For more details, check out the Facebook event page at:

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!

Invent’s Networking Happy Hour @ The Crown Plaza Building
Mar 9 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join other local professionals, creatives and entrepreneurs at Invent Coworking for drinks and informal networking. The event starts at 4pm and a short networking program will take place at 5.

InnovationSocial @ Kombucha Town's Culture Cafe
Mar 12 @ 6:30 pm

Innovation is “the creation and implementation of novel ideas which deliver value” and this meetup if for anyone who is working on something or would like to get involved with something innovative. Some of the types of people that you’ll find at InnovationSocial are startup founders, creatives, social impact entrepreneurs, inventors and changemakers. The format for this meetup is an informal evening of socializing and networking where you can catch up with old friends, make new ones, and in general simply enjoy hanging out with other passionate, savvy and hardworking people.

You can RSVP now by clicking on the green ‘Register’ button:

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Lunch & Learn: All About Patents @ Invent Coworking
Mar 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Invent Coworking would like to invite you to have lunch and enjoy an educational talk with other professionals and entrepreneurs. Our selected speakers are designed to provide useful knowledge for growing businesses, professionals, and entrepreneurs. Lunch will be provided during the hour-long talk followed by a short Q+A. You will also have the opportunity to make professional connections and network with other Bellingham professionals in our vibrant coworking community. The topic for the March Lunch & Learn is “All About Patents: From Filing to Enforcing” and the presenter will be Dwayne Rogge.

Rogge works as a patent agent here in Bellingham and he earned a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education (Physics and Math) from the University of Idaho where he also studied Physics, engineering and computer science. He was a research assistant at the University of Idaho in the Chemistry Department for three years working on cryogenic laser spectroscopy. His background with the Navy working on electronics, and hydraulic systems is also beneficial to his understanding of technology.

Prior to coming to Schacht Law, Dwayne was a technical consultant for SEED IP in Seattle for several years.

In addition to his understanding of physics, chemistry, and computer science, Dwayne has an aptitude for mechanical engineering and education. As a patent agent, Dwayne is able to focus all of his time on patents, and keeping up to date with laws and court decisions, as well as the best methods for achieving patent protection for our clients; especially in the area of design patents. He has been practicing patents since 2006.

Inventors and innovators, this is not a talk you want to miss! Come join us and learn how to boost your online success!

Northwest TechExpo 2018 @ Four Points by Sheraton
Apr 25 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Northwest TechExpo + Job Fair is a showcase of technology in the Pacific Northwest, as well as an opportunity to find some of the top technology jobs in our region today. We also have a showcase of local STEM education opportunities from Kindergarten through college.

Who Should Attend?

  • Employers
  • Job Seekers
  • Students
  • Thought Leaders
  • Professionals
  • Startups

What we will be happening at Tech Expo 2018?

  • A Range of Technology Talks
  • A varied showcase of some of the best tech employers in the area

For exhibitor and sponsor tickets, go to:

About the Northwest TechExpo:

The Northwest TechExpo + Job Fair is a presentation of the Technology Alliance Group for Northwest Washington (TAG). TAG is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization based in Bellingham, Washington that was formed to address the needs of a growing technology industry in Whatcom County. TAG’s mission is to inform, represent, and connect Whatcom area technology businesses and professionals and is committed to accelerating the growth of technology businesses in Bellingham and surrounding areas.

For more information about Tech Expo visit the website at

LinuxFest Northwest 2018 @ Bellingham Technical College
Apr 28 – Apr 29 all-day

LinuxFest NorthwestLinuxFest Northwest is an annual technology conference and expo that consistently draws over 1800 people from around the world. The event is dedicated to discussion and development of open source and free software projects and all sessions are free to attend.

During the event, conference attendees listen to a number of presentations and make contact with a number of companies and non-profit organizations who share an interest in open source software. This year the theme will be ‘Message In A Bottle’, which will place a focus on security, containerization, and personal data.

This is a free event, but to attend you must register at