Digital Innovation +
Leadership Conference

Presented by Google and Weber Shandwick

Day 1: April 28
IN-NW Offsite Sessions and Dig-In Shindig

Day 2: April 29
IN-NW Conference at Showbox SODO

Chamber + 206 Inc. + Communication Leadership


Want to know where the best in the biz are headed? The IN-NW Digital Innovation & Leadership Conference is dedicated to dissecting what’s next for digital engagement and modern business.

We gather the creators, strategists, thinkers, and tinker-ers. You get to experience
their transformative ideas first-hand.

We’ve built a two day event for those in Digital Marketing, PR, Small Business Management, Social Entrepreneurship, Creative Strategy, Consulting, (and those who just dig this stuff). If you are interested in joining conversations and connecting with influencers who are shaping the future of the game, the IN-NW Conference is designed with you in mind. Join us.


our speakers

Check out the speakers we've announced so far. Stay tuned for more...all will be revealed soon!



Day 1: TUESDAY, APRIL 28, 2015

10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Dig-In Offsite Sessions
When it comes to knowing a thing or two about innovative and disruptive companies, Seattle can write the book. At our 90 minute Offsite Sessions, IN-NW Conference attendees will be able to step into some of Seattle’s most forward-thinking companies in small groups.

Already registered? Request your Dig-In locations here!

4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Dig-In Shindig at
Westland Distillery

2931 1st Avenue South, Seattle, WA


    Hosted bar featuring Westland Distillery Whiskey, Hilliard’s beer, and Proletariat Wine. Delish food from Herban Feast [think street taco’s and Seattle dogs] and several items to satisfy your sweet tooth.


    DJ Baby Van Beezly will be keeping you on your toes throughout the evening.


    We’ll be giving away a pair of of Southwest Airline tickets for that summer getaway you still need to book. Gotta be there to win it.


    It's not a party without a photo booth. Snap some shots to let everyone know you're Shindig'n.


    Meet some of the 400 other conference attendees and speakers before the next day’s conference. You may make a new BFF who you’ll want to sit next to at the Showbox.

Day 2: WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29, 2015

IN-NW Conference at Showbox SODO

After a day of inspiration and recreation, we’ll be bringing you a blend of speakers from across Seattle’s business eco-system for our full-day, action-packed conference.

  • 9:00 a.m. to noon

    Building a Culture of Creativity

    Susan Howe, Weber Shandwick
    Olen Ronning, Artefact
    Tom Seery, RealSelf
    Hanson Hosein, UW CommLead

    Connectivity at the Core

    James Seidman, Google

    Mobilizing Fans to Co-Create the Brand

    Ryan Turner, Starbucks

    Personalizing the Customer Experience

    Dustin Johnson, PwC Digital
    Wacarra Yeomans, Oracle Marketing

    Noon to 1:00 p.m.

    Hosted lunch!

    Grab a lunch from Skillet, Jemil’s Big Easy or El Camion
  • 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

    Cha-Ching: Gravity Payments
    & the new wave of Business Innovation

    Maria Harley, VP Operations of Gravity Payments Interviewed by Eric Schinfeld, Executive VP of the Seattle Metro Chamber

    To Emoji or not to Emoji

    Ross Asdourian, NBC News Digital

    The Business of Philanthropy

    Fidelma McGinn, The Seattle Foundation
    Diane Oakes, Washington Dental Service Foundation
    Nina Morrison, Talking Rain

    Possi Up: Secret Parties, Creative Content
    and the Future of Social Influencers

    Parker Joe, Possi
    Nick Beeba, Possi

    Modern Brand Storytelling

    Megan Tweed, Edelman


02.19.14—Weber Shandwick Seattle
"IN-NW 2014: 5 Digital Marketing Takeaways"

02.18.14—UW COMMunity Beat
"Top 10 Modern Marketing Tips From IN-NW 2014"

02.19.13—University of Washington, Flip the Media
"in-nw: Transmedia Matters"

"Join King5 at in:nw"

"Seattle rocker Chris Ballew needs your childhood memories for a new song"

01.25.13—West Seattle Herald
"Caspar Babypants (Chris Ballew) needs your help with a song"

02.20.12—Rolling Stone Magazine
"Sir Mix-a-Lot Talks SOPA and Social Media"


What food is included in the event?

Day 1: Lunch is on your own. However, we have partnered with several great restaurants around town who are giving IN-NW attendees 10-15% off of their lunch bill. Just flash the Dig-In Wristband you get at your first session.

IN-NW Lunch Partners for Day 1:
Pecado Bueno (Fremont), Pyramid Brewery (SoDo), Palomino (Downtown) and more coming soon!

At the Dig-In Shindig at Westland Distillery
Food AND beverages are complimentary!

Day 2: Pastries, fruit and coffee will be served at the Showbox and lunch will be provided by our great Food Truck favorites: Skillet, Jemil’s, and El Camion.

How do I get to the Dig-In Sessions and Dig-In Shindig Happy Hour?

As sessions are held all over town, Dig-In Session transportation is on your own.

When will I know what Dig-Ins I’ve been assigned?

Step 1: Fill out your Dig-In session survey.
Step 2: We send out your Dig-In assignments the week before the event so you have plenty of time to plan.

What if I can only attend the morning or the afternoon Dig-In Session but not both?

No problem. Just email events@seattlechamber.com
to let us know and we’ll schedule you just for the time you can attend.

What time is everything going down?

Day 1, April 28
10:30 a.m.-Noon: Dig-In Session 1
Noon-2:00 p.m.: Lunch on your own
(but check out our preferred lunch spots above for 10-15% off for IN-NW attendees)
2:00-3:30 p.m. : Dig-In Session 2
4:00-7:00 p.m.: Dig-In Shindig Happy Hour at Westland Distillery

Day 2, April 29 | Showbox SoDo
8:15 a.m.: Doors Open and Breakfast served
9:00 a.m.: Conference begins
12:00-1:00 p.m.: Lunch break (lunch provided by yummy food trucks)
1:00-4:00 p.m.: Conference resumes
4:00-5:00 p.m.: no-host happy hour at Showbox SoDo bar

Still have other questions?

Contact Kayla DeMonte at (206) 389-7338

ready to go?

Already registered?
Request your Dig-In Sessions locations.

Kayla DeMonte at (206) 389-7338