KUOW Events

Upcoming Events


  • A Conversation with KUOW’s Sydney Brownstone

    What role does empathy play in journalism? Why do sexual assault accusers go to journalists instead of the police? Why does the #MeToo movement keep showing us photographs of sad ladies looking out of windows?

    Join KUOW's award-winning journalist Sydney Brownstone for a look behind the curtain of some of her most complex and impactful reporting on rape and sexual assault. Sydney will open this event with an in-depth examination of how she reports stories involving trauma. Her presentation will include tips for interviewing accusers and the accused, fact checking strategies, insights about self-care for journalists and others close to trauma survivors, analysis of “sad lady” portraits and other clichés in trauma reporting, and more. After her presentation, Sydney will be joined in-conversation by Seattle University Professor Sonora Jha, PhD, and then the floor will be opened for audience Q&A.

    Before and after the program, community organizations will be available with information about support for trauma survivors.

    6:00 p.m. - Doors Open & Resource Fair

    LocationWhere: Seattle University, Campion Ballroom Get Tickets


  • Politics, Policy and Privacy in the Data Economy

    User data is the currency of our modern tech economy. Many of us happily exchange our data for “free” services and apps. But even a year after the Cambridge Analytica scandal, do we really know or understand the extent to which our data is being used? We enjoy the personalized recommendations, conveniences and content—but are we getting fair value in exchange or are we simply getting fleeced?

    Join KUOW and GeekWire for an evening with Marketplace Tech’s Molly Wood digging into the surprising, sometimes terrifying and often overlooked side of the data economy. We’ll discuss how tech companies like Facebook, Amazon, Google, Apple, and Microsoft are really using the volumes of user data they possess and what steps we as consumers (and citizens) can take to understand how our data is being used and safeguarded.


    Molly Wood ­– host, Marketplace Tech

    Guests to date:

    Monica Nickelsburg ­– civic editor, GeekWire

    Giri Sreenivas – co-founder and CEO, Helm

    Ryan Calo - Co-Director, University of Washington Tech Policy Lab

    LocationWhere: The Collective Seattle Get Tickets
  • That's Debatable: Technology Will Save Us

    Will advances in artificial intelligence, geoengineering, and bioengineering save or destroy the human race? That’s debatable.

    Join KUOW and Town Hall at the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute on Sunday, March 24 for the latest event in our That’s Debatable series. At this Oxford-style debate, a panel of smart Seattlites will square off on the proposition, “Technology will save us.”

    We'll kick things off with an audience vote. Both sides will give their arguments and then you, the audience, will vote again. The team that convinces more people to join their side wins. Will you change your mind?


    Elizabeth Scallon is the head of WeWork Labs, Northwest, a global entrepreneurship program which enables Startups in Seattle to leverage the WeWork global platform to accelerate their growth.

    Vinay Narayan is the Vice President of Product Management and Operations for HTC VIVE as well as a Board Member and Adviser for numerous VR and AR companies.


    Hanson Hosein is the President of HRH Media Group LLC, a media production and communications strategy firm that has worked with organizations such as Microsoft, Intel, and Facebook.

    Amy Webb is a quantitative futurist, author, and Founder of the Future Today Institute, a leading foresight and strategy firm that helps leaders and their organizations prepare for complex futures.

    Moderated by Ross Reynolds. Presented in partnership with Town Hall.

    LocationWhere: Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute (Central District) Get Tickets