Join us for the 19th consecutive Nerd Nite in Orlando and our first ever Nerd Nite Trivia! We will also create the future from the past and get nerdy birdy about plumage, sex, and social selection!

Nerd Nite Orlando is an evening of entertaining yet thought-provoking talks across many disciplines – all while the audience drinks along in a casual bar atmosphere. Speakers present for 20-25 minutes each on a fascinating subject of their choice, often in an uncanny and unconventional way.Following the presentations is a brief Q&A with the audience.

It’s like the Discovery Channel – with beer! Come meet up, drink, and learn something new!



“Nerd Nite Trivia!” with Ricardo Williams

Join us for a special evening of Nerd Nite Trivia. Bring a team of up to 4 people and compete against other smarty pantses from across the city. As always, winners get special prizes!


“Steampunk: Creating the Future out of the Past!” by Richard Young

Steampunk: A combination of Victorian Aesthetics with Science Fiction Technology. Speaker Richard Young takes a look at this Sub-Genre of Science Fiction . Including it’s history, it’s effects on modern culture, and his own experiences exploring this strange and beautiful world.

Richard Young has been a member of the Central Florida Steampunk Association for over two years. He spends most of the time at work staring at computer screens, and a lot of time outside of work looking for things to do that do not involve staring at computer screens.


“Bird Nerd: Plumage, Sex, and Social Selection!” by Angela Tringali

The plumage of birds isn’t just beautiful, it serves a function. To determine if the plumage of Florida scrub-jay juveniles had a function I changed it, and their social behavior changed too. Join me for a story about bird color, coloring on birds, and a bird found only in Florida. This nerd nite is a bird nerd nite.

Angela Tringali is a conservation biologist and behavioral ecologist. She earned her PhD in 2013. When Angela isn’t chasing birds she is thinking about it. Some people say she has a one-track mind.


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