The Discovery Series is back!

Reading the news, it can be easy to imagine that all of the cool research is coming out of MIT or Stanford. But folks at the Fred Hutch, WSU, UW, PNNL, and other local research institutions are turning out game-changing, and in some cases, life-altering, research. The Discovery Series offers the broader community an opportunity to learn about new discoveries and cutting-edge technologies directly from our state’s leading scientists and innovators.

Join us for lunch on the second Friday of almost every month (Sept-June, except December) at a cool location around town to get educated, inspired, connected. Designed to bring together the state's preeminent researchers, innovative leaders, and elected officials who want to stay on top of important advancements being made in our state, each Discovery Series program will include lunch, networking time, a Q&A session, and an opportunity to meet the speaker.

Since 1997, more than 150 presenters have informed and amazed us with everything from neurobotics, video of gigantic tubeworms living next to hot vents in the Atlantic Ocean, the fight against malaria, genetically engineered food truths and myths, the promise of predictive medicine, and images from the world's most powerful telescope.

2019 - 2020 Schedule (all times are 11:30am-1pm)

September 13, 2019: Aimée Dudley, PhD and Senior Investigator, PNRI @ Perkins Coie Topic:

October 11, 2019

November 8, 2019

January 10, 2020: Joe Smith, Research Ecologist, NOAA Fisheries Topic:

February 14, 2020

March 13, 2020

April 10, 2020: Lee Hood, MD, PhD, Chief Strategy Officer, Institute for Systems Biology Topic: The Art and Science of Aging Well

May 8th, 2020: Virginia Emery, PhD and Insect Entrepreneur, Beta Hatch - Founder & CEO Topic: Innovations in agriculture through supply chain disruption in the food system and development of insects as a sustainable protein

June 12, 2020

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Interested in sponsoring the Discovery Series? Packages can be found here.



AHT Insurance

Clark Nuber

Northeastern University - Seattle

Perkins Coie

Point B Capital

SeaChange Fund

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