You don't need to be a nerd to enjoy Nerd Nite (but it's totally cool if you are one).
What is it, you ask? It's three twenty minute (-ish) talks where the presenters share nerdy expertise in their field while the audience laughs, drinks, and eats popcorn. If that doesn't convince you, their motto is "it's like discovery channel with beer."
Next Thursday will be the 6th Nerd Nite in Edmonton and the line up is looking tantalizingly nerdy:
- #1 – The Walking (Nearly) Dead: Parasite Manipulation of Host Behaviour
Kaylee Byers, a grad student at U of A, talks about parasites that can remarkably change the behaviour and appearance of their hosts.
- #2 – It’s About Time!
Dean Albrecht, a retired cop turned watch collector, talks about the new wave of interest in vintage mechanical wrist and pocket watches.
- #3 – Glowing Animals: A Neuroscience Toolkit at the End of the Rainbow
Robert Campbell, a U of A researcher, talks about fluorescent proteins (responsible for glowing animals) and the use of them to map brain activity with his team of protein engineers.
It's sure to be a fun and interesting night. Be there and be square.
What: Nerd Nite Edmonton #6
Where: Haven Social Club, 15120 Stony Plain Road
When: Thursday, May 23 at 7:30
Tickets: $10 in advance, $15 at the door (if there are any remaining). Includes a free drink! Buy them here.
*photo found here