The Kernel reports:

The European Pirate Summit is an odd fusion of the naff and the natural: there was no getting away from the contrived sound of “Arrrrrr!”, the comedy hats and the novelty parrots. Yet it achieved an authenticity denied to similar gatherings, in part because it was by invitation and on application only. Everyone in the room was at a similar stage in their entrepreneurial journey. And, somehow, everyone in the room seemed to be operating on the same wavelength.

Something like this for the Pacific Northwest?