Today, Wednesday, Oct. 2, marks the beginning of the fourth annual Cascadia Innovation Corridor Conference, an event dedicated to bringing together innovators and leaders throughout the Cascadia corridor.

Cascadia Innovation Corridor is an organization committed to leveraging the advantages of the Greater Pacific Northwest in order to raise the region’s economic position and quality of life. It seeks to secure global status as a major source of innovation and excellence. The yearly event is meant to connect leaders in business, academia, and government. This year, the conference will primarily focus on envisioning what life in the corridor could look like by 2035.

The conference will take place on Oct. 2-3 at The Westin Seattle. Speakers include: Brad Smith, president and chief legal officer at Microsoft; Brad Tilden, CEO of Alaska Airlines and chairman of the Board of Airlines for America; and John Cook, co-founder and publisher of Geekwire; among others. Presentations will be ongoing throughout the conference. To view the agenda, register for the conference, or to learn more about the Cascadia Innovation Corridor; visit the event webpage here.

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