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Join us at FullConTech to tackle critical challenges facing the tech industry in Washington.

FullConTech is a unique event where industry professionals, government officials, and post-secondary institutions can come together to discuss solutions to the challenges facing the tech sector in Washington. Join us for the unique opportunity to discover innovative solutions, collaborate with your peers, and make an impact in the tech ecosystem in Washington and beyond.


About FullConTech

FullConTech is not your typical conference. Yes, there are speakers and leaders to hear from, to be inspired by, and to learn from. There are opportunities to expand your network throughout the day. However, the action could not start without you as an attendee and active participant…  


Who Should Attend

  • All tech industry professionals – HR managers, Talent departments, policy teams, C-suite 
  • Policymakers and government officials – local, state, and federal elected officials, their staff, and education, workforce development, and economic development agency officials and staff
  • Individuals interested in transforming the ecosystem for emerging technologies in Washington
  • Grassroots community programs that focus on education
  • Post-secondary institutions – with a focus on admissions professionals and computer science and/or engineering school faculty, staff, and students
  • And individuals who are passionate about creating more positive outcomes for our graduates in Washington


Start TimeEnd TimeActivity
8:30 AMDoors open
9:15 AM10:00 AMOpen networking, coffee
10:00 AM10:15 AMOpening remarks
10:15 AM10:30 AMFlash Talk 1 - Siva Narendra - CEO, Tyfone, co-founder Oregon Digital Safety Net
10:30 AM10:45 AMFlash Talk 2 - Dr. Crystal Hess - Professor of Computer Science, Shoreline Community College
10:45 AM11:00 AMFlash Talk 3 - Nirav Desai - CEO, Moonbeam
11:00 AM11:45 AMKeynote - Assistant Secretary of Economic Development Alejandra Castillo
11:45 AM12:00 PMFlash Talk 4 - Jennifer Carlson - Co-Founder, Executive Director, WTIA Workforce Institute, Apprenti
12:15 PM1:15 PMLunch + networking
1:15 PM3:30 PMInvent Sessions

Workforce Development Track

  • Christopher Dula - Senior Researcher, Workforce Training & Education Coordinating Board
  • Jenée Myers Twitchell, PhD - Chief Impact And Policy Officer, WASTEM

Emerging Tech Track

  • Emer Dooley, Site Lead, Creative Destruction Lab
  • Joe Honan, CEO, uLedger
  • Laura Ward, Senior Director Workforce Solutions, Merit
  • Ray Rasmussen, Co-founder and Managing Principal, rGen Consulting
  • Stephanie Scott, Innovation Cluster Acceleration Program Director, WA Department of Commerce
3:30 PM3:45 PMBreak
3:45 PM4:00 PMClosing remarks, CTA, next steps
4:00 PM6:00 PMPost event Happy Hour



Become A Sponsor

Sponsoring FullConTech is an opportunity to increase your organization’s visibility and reach a targeted audience of tech, academic, and public sector stakeholders.  Sponsoring FullConTech includes three promotions in one, giving your company the opportunity for brand promotion and recognition on FullConTech event collateral for up to four months:

    • on the website and event day signage (promotion occurs September-October)
    • credit in the Playbook, a synthesis of FullConTech, which will be published on the WTIA website and shared across our networks (published in December)
    • and in the virtual event (promoted November-December) to present those recommendations, which will be promoted broadly, recorded, and hosted on the WTIA website.


or simply sign up here!


Jennifer Carlson

Nirav S. Desai

Dr. Crystal Hess


Event Information

About the event

FullConTech is not your typical conference. Yes, there are speakers and leaders to hear from, to be inspired by, and to learn from. There are opportunities to expand your network throughout the day. However, the action could not start without you as an attendee and active participant.

We collectively come together for one day to offer our diverse backgrounds and experiences in a safe and trusted environment to imagine and create possible solutions to complex issues. It’s up to us as individuals to form new collaborative groups to implement these solutions into action.

The Playbook we’ll create from this event presents ideas for positive change — the “plays” — that will be generated and shared. The Playbook will be both a record of the conversations that take place and as a call to action, to provide everyone who reads it with opportunities for Discovery, Collaboration, and to make an Impact.

Join us to create these plays and support positive change in the tech industry!

Workforce Development Track

The workforce development track focuses on promoting diverse talent pools and increasing access to educational pathways, with an eye toward fostering pathways from K-12 through post-secondary into the job market, broadening hiring from underrepresented talent pools, and improving the understanding of required skills for tech sector jobs.

Emerging Tech Track

The emerging tech track prioritizes creating an environment that fosters the growth and success of companies developing and investing in emerging technologies in the state of Washington, recognizing their significance in shaping the tech ecosystem and the need for supportive opportunities to thrive.

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Why attend

At FullConTech, you’ll have the opportunity to make an impact by collaborating with key stakeholders to discuss challenges and come up with real-world solutions that WTIA will use to create a Playbook to guide our programming into 2024. You’ll also have the chance to network, learn more about the ecosystem, and engage with key stakeholders.

Date, Time and Location

October 17, 2023 at the Pacific Science Center

Agenda Summary

Students will have the opportunity to practice their interviewing skills and get qualitative feedback with industry professionals on how to improve interview skills and resumes

Hear from experts in government, industry, and academia as they discuss the intersection of emerging tech and workforce development in the Pacific Northwest and the challenges we face in the region.

The heart of FullConTech: our invent sessions are the opportunity for attendees to collaborate on and ideate solutions for the broad ecosystemwide challenges posed in the joint session.

Network with experts across government, industry, and academia to continue conversations, make new connections, and deepen relationships over drinks and light fare.

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