Nerd Nite Orlando to Talk Politics, Pop Culture, and Robots at 4-Year Anniversary
Orlando, FL – On Thursday, March 9th, Nerd Nite Orlando will celebrate the fourth anniversary of its monthly event series. Held on every second Thursday, Nerd Nite 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 14 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, Purple Rock Scissors’ office, 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, Maker Faire, and added programming, such as speed dating, trivia, walking tours, movie and game nights, and the dry t-shirt contest which will make its return on March 9th. The contest features contestants from the audience who are invited on stage to compete against each other on who is wearing the nerdiest t-shirt.
At the 4-Year Anniversary, veteran Nerd Nite speakers Max Jackson, Amy Selikoff, and Joshua Walker will each return to give all new presentations. The evening’s topics will range from relevant issues of automation, robots, politics, pop culture, and more.
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