Every month we send out an eNewsletter detailing events and fun nuggets happening across the Triangle and throughout the North Carolina. Many are from our RTP companies organizations, partners or friends at area universities and colleges.
RTP 180: Facing Failure
April 17th, RTP HQ
You always hear the success stories, but how did they get there? We can t always rainbows and sunshine. Come hear from some familiar faces as they detail some of their biggest failures, and how these helped shape re ll be sure to keep everything updated as soon we have more info!
SOLD OUT Disrupt: Disruptive Innovators From Around the World
April 3rd, RTP HQ
Disrupt brings truly world-shaping innovators from around the globe to North Carolina’s Research Triangle. Dr. Zeeshan-ul-hassan Usmani uses predictive analytics to predict our collective future. When he met with RTP staff, he blew ll do the same for you.
Get on the wait list: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/disrupt-predicting-life-death-and-suicide-bombers-with-the-eyes-of-a-machine-tickets-10829634729
RTP Food Truck Rodeo sponsored by Fidelity Investments
Each Friday, RTP
Yup, it’s official! Our Food Truck Rodeos are now weekly at 800 Park Offices Drive1:30 pm there will be tastiness in the middle of RTP. The trucks will change so show up hungry and bring your friends!
1 Million Cups
Each Wednesday, RTP HQ & LAUNCH Chapel Hill
s share some coffee together. Come out and join your fellow entrepreneurs, 1 Million Cups. The Research Triangle Park will be hosting Kauffman Foundation’s 1MC bi-weekly on Wednesdays, in partnership with LAUNCH Chapel Hill. IE: one week 1MC is at RTP HQ the next it’s at LAUNCH Chapel Hill. To attend, or sign up your startup to present, click here.
NC Science Fest
March 28th– April 13th
This multi-day celebration showcasing science and technology is one of the only statewide science festivals in the country. The event highlights educational, cultural and financial impact of science all throughout North Carolina. Through hands-on activities, science talks, lab tours, nature experiences, exhibits and performances, the Festival engages a wide range of public audiences while inspiring future generations. To find an event at a location near you this month, visit this awesome map: http://www.ncsciencefestival.org/
Thanksgiving in Spring
May 3rd, Downtown Durham
Presenting the 2nd annual Thanksgiving In Spring (#TiS14)! This is a cultural experience like no other: North Carolina’s longest dinner table, bike parade and lantern parade (Illuminate Durham). Last spring they successfully held the first dinner and re looking to break that record and strengthen even more ties within the community!
More info here: http://neighbor.ly/projects/thanksgiving-in-spring
World Beer Festival Raleigh
April 5th, Moore Square
well step right up, the RTP has something just for you! World Beer Fest is looking for volunteers for their festival this ll get from serving brew to the ll also be invited to a volunteer after party after everyone has exited Moore Square. Interested? Drop the organizers a line and tell them you heard about the opportunity through the RTP.
April, 10 – 12, Downtown Durham
This ‘maximum collision of people and ideas’ will be held for the second year in downtown Durham. Paradoxos (PDXS) brings different people from around the Triangle together around the common interests of food, tech, business and the arts. From a tech job fair under the big top, to an interactive Take Apart Station combined with live music, the festival brings interests from across the board together to create something quite unlike anything else.
More info: http://www.paradoxos.co/
Full Frame Film
Festival April 3rd-6th, Downtown Durham
View over 100 films from dusk ‘til dawn in the South’s Tastiest Town over three days in April. Venues are spread throughout a four-block radius in Downtown Durham, and spectators are provided with the opportunity to see fresh documentaries, experience conversations with film professionals, and mingle with locals. For more info on tickets and events, visit their website: http://www.fullframefest.org/
April 4-6, HQ Raleigh
Join makers across the Triangle for a weekend focused on building cool, crazy, innovative physical products and launching companies around them. Tinker with state of the art tools provided by BetaVersity and meet design experts brought in by DXLab Design. There will be micro-controllers, laser cutters, 3D printers, and an awesome makerspace for you to geek out on.
Product Camp RTP
April 12th, Perimeter Studio Conference Center
ProductCampRTP is a unique opportunity to share, network and learn with professionals involved in product management, marketing and development from around the Triangle. Unlike traditional conference formats, ProductCamp is an “unconference” where participants decide what is important and interesting.
More Info: http://productcamprtp.org/
International Conference April 1st– 3rd, Asheville
Offering three different tracks over three days, this year’s conference offers something for anyone involved in the Textile Chemistry or Colorist world. Pre-registration for the event is currently closed, but registration can still be done on site at the Crowne Plaza Resort in Asheville.
Full details here: http://www.aatcc.org/ic/gen_info.cfm
April 1, Durham County South Regional Library
So, what’s up with air? Come join the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) at Durham’s South Regional Library to “check out” the Village Green Air Monitor and our mobile monitor, engage in hands-on activities, and hear about air quality and health from EPA scientists. We’ll have air-themed learning opportunities for all ages throughout the day. A schedule is available at www.durhamcountylibrary.org/location/south/. Have questions or want to bring a group? Contact email@example.com
Learn About the New Duke MA in Bioethics & Science Policy
April 3rd, Webinar
Advances in the sciences and technology shape our world and our place in it, raising a myriad of questions: Is it ever ethical to clone part of a human being? Should we use technologies that enhance or alter our brains? Should we permit the police to store DNA forever, even DNA taken from those who have never committed a crime? The Duke MA in Bioethics & Science Policy invites students to address these questions and many more.
WolfPack Your Lunch
April 25th, RTP HQ
(Ed. Note – I attended the first one held at RTP HQ this past Friday and it was awesome. Engaging speaker and topic. They haven’t announced the topic yet for the April 25th
speaker.) Grab your lunch and join The Poole College of Management for the WolfPack Your Lunch series. These free, one hour interactive sessions will come from themes addressed in our popular Business Essentials program. Led by the Director of Executive Education and other NCSU faculty, each week topics critical to innovation and growth here in RTP and North Carolina will be discussed. Coffee and drinks will be provided. Session will begin promptly at noon.
More Info: http://poole.ncsu.edu/index-exp.php/home-executive-education/wolfpack-your-lunch/
Moog Fest & NCTA: An Epic Partnership
Event Dates: April 23-27
NCTA has partnered with one of its newest members, Moog Music, to bring a unique tech demo and exhibiting opportunity to companies at the five-day festival. Expect days filled with tech futurists, speaking on the integration of technology and music right next Synthesis@Moog where companies can showcase products, interact with thousands of attendees, and participate in engaging discussions. Event expo space and sponsorship options have been finalized! Click here for
The V Foundation’s Show Your Spirit Program
March 13th– April 7th
Show Your Spirit is an annual fundraising program in which businesses select a date within the Show Your Spirit time frame for participants to wear their favorite basketball team gear to work for a small donation of $5 or more to The V Foundation. Businesses interested in participating can find out more information by visiting the following link: http://www.jimmyv.org/get-involved/showyourspirit/
Brand NC Project
Brand NC is seeking the participation of the state’s most knowledgeable stakeholders – its residents – to help develop the first ever statewide brand. From teams to single idea generations, there are multiple ways to be involved in this historic project. Visit www.brandnc.org to find out more!
Ford EcoBoost Challenge
April 15th, RTP HQ
The Tour will once again be stopping through RTP HQ on their parade around the country. Come by 12 Davis Drive from 10am – 1pm and test out Ford’s 2014 Hybrid offerings AND get a free lunch. Not too shabby!
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You like art? We like art, too! So much so that we’ve partnered with the Contemporary Art Museum and have acquired pieces for our bright lobby. If you find yourself by 12 Davis Drive, pop into our HQ and see the art (during regular business hours 8:30am – 5:00pm)! http://rtp.org/art
The National Humanities Center also recently unveiled a new exhibit featuring three North Carolina Artists. Visit their location within RTP to view the works currently on display, now through May 16th. http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/news/2014springevents.htm
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