Don't miss the WeDC Futures Forum on Oct. 2 [Events Roundup] - DC


Oct. 1, 2019 12:59 pm

Don’t miss the WeDC Futures Forum on Oct. 2 [Events Roundup]

Plus, events hosted by Techstars, East of the River Book Festival, Cyberscoop, DCFemTech and 1776.


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Events Roundup is a column where we highlight events happening in the D.C. area each month. Got a submission? Email us the details so we can consider it for our next roundup.

The Washington, DC Economic Partnership (WDCEP), the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) and Mayor Muriel Bowser are teaming up to bring this one-day conference to the District.

The inaugural WeDC Futures Forum set for Oct. 2 is a free programming and networking event for technologists, entrepreneurs, business owners and interested residents. The event will have four tracks related to the future of cities, technology, culture and a hot topic right now, cannabiz, and each track will include talks from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. A closing keynote event will feature Mayor Bowser and Angela Rye, principal and CEO at IMPACT Strategies.

WeDC Futures Forum will take place at Eaton DC. Pre-registration is required to attend.

Register today

October is going to be a busy month for events. Here are some more notable ones taking place this month:

DCFemTech Tour de Code

DCFemTech’s sixth annual Tour de Code is back, with a kickoff party to start the monthlong events series for those interested in advancing their technical skills. Details for the kickoff event are below and you can find a full calendar here for other Tour de Code events hosted throughout the month.

  • Wednesday, Oct. 2
  • 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Alley powered by Verizon, 2055 L St. NW, Suite 400, Washington, D.C., 20036
  • Register. Free.

East of the River Book Festival

This sixth annual event was first organized by Courtney Davis, Ph.D. The East of the River Book Festival highlights the efforts of self-published authors, small publishers and independent bookstores. The event invites attendees to dress in costumes inspired by their favorite books and authors, and it also wants writers to participate in panels and workshops.


  • Saturday, Oct. 5
  • 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • THEARC: Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus, 1901 Mississippi Ave., SE, Washington, D.C., 20020
  • Register. Free.

Improving the Patient Experience: a 1776 Pitch Competition powered by Ipsos

1776, the prominent D.C.-founded incubator and coworking network, is partnering with global marketing research company Ipsos to host a patient experience pitch competition. The competition selected startups working to improve the healthcare patient and provider experience to participate. The winning startup will be able to work directly with Ipsos’ healthcare partners to improve their healthcare tech, find new customers and even try some partnership opportunities.

  • Thursday, Oct. 17
  • 6:00 to 9:30 p.m.
  • New America Hosted By 1776, 740 15th St. NW, Floor 9, Washington, D.C., 20005
  • Register. Free.

DC CyberWeek 2019

DC CyberWeek returns for another year hosted by CyberScoop, a cybersecurity news outlet that’s part of the D.C.-based tech media company Scoop News Group. CyberScoop describes the week-long event series as a SXSW-style citywide festival attracting cybersecurity leaders for collaboration and to share best practices. Register for the event in order to gain access to the full schedule and follow #CyberWeek on Twitter for the latest updates and conversations.

  • Monday, Oct. 21 to Friday, Oct. 25
  • Times vary.
  • Locations vary.
  • Register. Free.

Techstars Startup Weekend D.C., Space

Even though it’s not happening over a weekend, Techstars is bringing another 54-hour business-building event to the District, but this time it’ll be focused on entrepreneurs, designers and technologists creating businesses surrounding commercialized space and expanding the space economy.

  • Tuesday, Oct. 22 to Thursday, Oct. 24
  • 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday to 6 p.m. on Thursday
  • Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt Vernon Place NW, Washington, D.C., 20001
  • Register. $75.

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