Join StarterStudio for DEMO DAY at the Dr. Phillips Center

At Demo Day, ten startups take the stage to pitch their business and show you why their startup will succeed. It is the culmination of three months of hard work inside Orlando’s first technical accelerator, StarterStudio. If you like watching Shark Tank or just enjoy looking for the next hot tech startup (to use, or to invest in) you won’t want to miss Demo Day. Join them on May 1st at 7PM for a night of networking and celebration of Orlando’s blossoming startup community.

WHEN: May 1, 2018 @ 7 PM
WHERE: Dr Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

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Nerd Nite Returns on May 10th

Nerd Nite returns on May 10th

Join us on Thursday, May 10th for an evening of thinking and drinking.

Nerd Nite 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.

This is a FREE event. We only accept donations.
Make a contribution here:

Guest speakers include:
Carlos Donze
Morgan Laco
Felix Sosa

Hosted by Ricardo Williams

Nerd Nite is Collaborating with Science Events Summit in St. Pete


The Science Events Summit is convening for the first time in 2018, but is a continuation of the International Public Science Events Conference (IPSEC).

IPSEC has met six times since 2011, and brings together public science event organizers, evaluators, collaborators, and sponsors. This year’s event will take place the first week of June in Saint Petersburg, FL.

Nerd Nite is collaborating with Science Events Summit and will be producing a special event for the conference.

And we’ve got a discount for you!!

For 25% off your conference registration, use the Promotional Code: TheNerdAwakens

Go to Open Make Night at MakerFX Makerspace


Every Friday at 5:30pm, you can join makers at MakerFX Makerspace for free! See what they do, how they do it, and how you can become involved. Its fun, educational, and a great way to make some new creative friends.

MakerFX Makerspace
8600 Commodity Cir #158
Orlando, Florida

P.S. That’s where we make our buttons!


Christie Miga to Debut Outdoor Art Experience, “Luminosities” at Mead Gardens



Christie Miga has created an outdoor art experience to exhibit her newest series: Luminosities. Upon arrival, each attendee will walk along a winding boardwalk trail through Mead Botanical Garden’s wetlands. This calming, dimly lit walk will culminate in the butterfly garden where patrons will discover a grouping of illuminated paintings. After experiencing Luminosities, we request that all patrons add words about their experience in the reflection book. Please feel free to enjoy a few light refreshments and music while relaxing in this nighttime art gallery. Please join us on April 27th for an evening of art, music, and nature.

This series celebrates the transformative moments that awaken our connections to the natural world and allow us to find light within the darkness. Those unexpected, magical instances that deepen the understanding of ourselves and the peaceful feeling of being connected to something larger than any one individual. Christie’s own experiences of connection to nature came unexpectedly while on a solo night walk, which she has attempted to capture in this series. She has translated these feelings into fourteen new paintings which showcase wild, luminous, supernatural night skies set against the grounded and ghostly silhouettes of trees.

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Keep The Party Going at Kennedy Space Center on April 13th.


On Thursday, April 12th, Nerd Nite is back at the newly-renovated Geek Easy with a World Space Party. We’ll have 3 brand new space-themed presentations and a space costume contest. Details here:

But we’ve decided to keep the party going– on Friday, April 13th, we’ll be joining Yuri’s Night Space Coast for a special event at the Kennedy Space Center and we want you to join us! You can get your tickets at Nerd Nite attendees can get a discount using the code: NERDNITE10

Nerd Nite Orlando World Space Party on Thursday, April 12th:
Yuri’s Night Space Coast on Friday, April 13th:

Amy Selikoff to Debut One-Woman Show at Orlando Fringe

In a show titled “Somebody’s History”, Amy Selikoff will take the stage at the 2018 Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival.

Described as “a white woman’s journey to understand race in America.” The show is part spoken word, part stand-up comedy, crossing six centuries of history fraught with tragedy, trial, and tradition.


Part spoken word, part stand-up comedy, crossing six centuries of history fraught with tragedy, trial, and tradition.


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2018 Q2 Speakers Announced


Speaker schedule for the second quarter has been announced. We have some pretty remarkable people joining us over the next three months.

Are you interested in speaking at Nerd Nite?

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We Are Making Changes to Ticketing Process

Attention nerds, we have some good news!

Over the past year, we’ve received tons of feedback from you all about the process concerning our online ticketing services. From some people not getting the automated email confirmation, to being forced to use paypal, or to your charge not going through at all.

At first, we thought these were a few isolated incidents due to site maintenance or maybe even user error (I’ll be honest, a few times I just thought it was your fault), but as the issues have grown in numbers and expanded in scope, we have decided that the best course of action is to discontinue using Ticketbase as our event management platform and starting today we will begin the process of weaning off of paypal for online money transfers.

You may have already noticed that we are using eventbrite for our upcoming event and we will continue to do so for the time being.

We truly value your input and thank you for staying engaged through these little hiccups that can become huge annoyances.

Please continue to send us your comments. Your feedback is important and it makes a huge difference. Thank you and we hope to see you again on April 12th for our World Space Party!

Be there and be square,
Ricardo Williams

P.S. We’ve had a few issues with PayPal as well, so we’re happy to now have a large enough reason to not use them.


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What is Nerd Nite???

Nerd Nite is an evening of entertaining yet thought-provoking presentations. Speakers present for 15 minutes on a fascinating subject. Presentations are followed by a brief Q&A with the audience.

Nerd Nite operates in over a hundred cities around the world and launched in Orlando on Thursday, March 14, 2013.

Nerd Nite is a great way to connect with an engaged audience. Contact Ricardo, for 2018 Q2 sponsorship details and special event opportunities.

Dates for Nerd Nite in 2018
January 11, 2018
February 8, 2018
March 8, 2018
April 12, 2018
May 10, 2018
June 14, 2018
July 12, 2018
August 9, 2018
September 13, 2018
October 11, 2018
November 8, 2018
December 13, 2018
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