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Nerd Nite Orlando to Kick Off Busy Month with 4-Year Anniversary on March 9th

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Contact: Ricardo Williams
Organization: Nerd Nite Orlando
813-464-1712
ricardo.williams@nerdnite.com

Nerd Nite Orlando to Kick Off Busy Month with 4-Year Anniversary on March 9th

Orlando, FL – Nerd Nite Orlando is set to celebrate its four year anniversary on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at the Abbey. The event, which is held on the second Thursday of every month, was first launched in Orlando at Stardust Video & Coffee on March 14, 2013 by Josh Manning.

The concept of Nerd Nite, first formed in 2003 in Boston, is very simple; a monthly event featuring entertaining yet thought-provoking presentations in a casual bar atmosphere. Speakers present for 15-20 minutes each on a fascinating subject, often in an uncanny and unconventional way. Following each presentation is a brief Q&A with the audience. In the last 13 years, Nerd Nite has spread to 6 continents and currently operates in over 106 cities around the world.

Manning attended Nerd Nite in Washington DC and was inspired to bring the event to Orlando and recruited Valerie Cepero and Ricardo Williams to join the organizing team at the first event in 2013.

Williams, who now solely organizes and hosts the event, has brought Nerd Nite to various venues around town, including the Church Street Exchange building, Ferg’s Depot, the Geek Easy, Stardust Video & Coffee, and The Abbey.

In the years since its inception, Nerd Nite Orlando has expanded to include special events at Comic Con, SXSW, and added programming, such as speed dating, walking tours, movie and game nights, and dry t-shirt contests, among others.

Following the four-year anniversary on March 9th, Williams will fly to Austin, Texas to host a special version of Nerd Nite at SXSW with National Geographic on March 11th.

The following week, Orlando will be home to the second-ever “Nerd Nite Bosses Retreat” where Nerd Nite organizers and hosts from across the country will fly-in to discuss the direction of the global event as well as share best practices from their experiences.

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Nerd Nite Orlando’s 4-Year Anniversary
When: March 9, 2017. Doors open at 6pm, Program starts at 7:00pm
Where: the Abbey, 100 S Eola Dr #100, Orlando, FL 32801
Suggested Donation: $10
Guest speakers: Max Jackson, Amy Selikoff, and Joshua Walker

RSVP for 4-Year Anniversary: http://www.ticketbase.com/events/nerd-nite-orlando-s-4-year-anniversary

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What is Nerd Nite???

Nerd Nite, formed in 2003, is an evening of entertaining yet thought-provoking presentations– all while the audience drinks along in a casual atmosphere.

Speakers present for 15-20 minutes each on a fascinating subject, often in an uncanny and unconventional way. Following each presentation is a brief Q&A with the audience. Nerd Nite currently operates in over 106 cities around the world.

Nerd Nite launched in Orlando on Thursday, March 14, 2013. Since then Nerd Nite Orlando has held monthly events on every second Thursday, as well as curated programing for Comic-Con International, Maker Faire Orlando, and The Future is Here Festival, among others.

Nerd Nite was brought to Orlando in 2013 by Josh Manning

Nerd Nite Orlando is organized and hosted by Ricardo Williams

If you have questions, concerns or are interested in speaking at Nerd Nite Orlando, email Ricardo [at] ricardo.williams@nerdnite.com

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