Nerd Nite

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Nerd Nite
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Nerd Nite Logo
Motto "Be There and Be Square" , "It’s like the Discovery Channel… with beer!"
Formation 2003 (2003)
Founder Chris Balakrishnan
Purpose Educational, Entertainment
Region served Worldwide
Website http://www.nerdnite.com/

Nerd Nite is an event usually held at a bar or other public venues that serve alcohol that has individuals present on a topic of personal interest or expertise in a fun-yet-intellectual format while the audience drinks along.[1][2] It was started in 2003 by then graduate student (now East Carolina University professor) Chris Balakrishan at the Midway Cafe in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston and spread to New York City in 2006, where Matt Wasowski was tasked with expanding Nerd Nite globally. Nerd Nite is held at more than 80 cities worldwide.[3] It launched a short-lived Nerd Nite: The Magazine in January 2012 and has also featured an occasional podcast. It has also held "global festivals" and the 2014 event was co-hosted with Smithsonian Magazine[4]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Schuessler, Jennifer (2012-01-05). "Secret Science Club, Nerd Nite and Other Barroom Education". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2014-05-30. 
  2. ^ Gilsdorf, Ethan (2014-01-08). "Science Is Everywhere in Entertainment—But Are We Smarter for It? — NOVA Next". PBS. Retrieved 2014-05-30. 
  3. ^ Naomi Gingold (Director) (2014-05-22). "Have a story to share? Try Nerd Nite. Be there and be square". Public Radio International. 3:58 minutes in. http://www.pri.org/stories/2014-05-22/have-story-share-try-nerd-nite-be-there-and-be-square. Retrieved 2014-05-30.
  4. ^ Fawcett, Kirstin (2014-05). "The Future is (Still) Here: Day Two of Smithsonian's Second Annual Conference". Smithsonian. Retrieved 2014-05-30. 

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