Nerd Nite Toronto: The Final Season.
Yep, this is it. On Sept. 22nd, we celebrated our sixth Anniversary and kicked off the final season of regular events. We may continue with some special events now and then, but if you’ve been debating coming to see us, now’s the time.
Dates for our Final Season:
Thursday, September 22, 2016 – Science Literacy Week and Anniversary – Tranzac-292 Brunswick Avenue
Thursday, October 27, 2016 – Field Trip with Muddy York Walking Tours – “Ghosts of U of T”
Thursday, November 24, 2016 – (early) Holiday Nerdtacular – Tranzac-292 Brunswick Avenue
Thursday, January 12, 2017 – Happy Nerd Year! – Tranzac-292 Brunswick Avenue
Thursday, March 23, 2017 – Belated Pi Day! – Tranzac-292 Brunswick Avenue
Thursday, May 11, 2017 – The Grand Finale – Tranzac-292 Brunswick Avenue
Nerd Nite Toronto – Explorers
January 12, 2017
7:30 pm, doors open at 7:00
$5 at the door
Presentation 1: “Park Bagger: Discovering my country and myself through the national parks of Canada” by Marlis Butcher
Marlis Butcher is trying to visit all the national parks of Canada, and has to date visited 37 out of 47. She will be presenting the National Parks of Canada, and what it is like to travel to and in the parks of the Arctic.
Marlis is an environmental conservationist. She is a member of the Explorers Club and a board member of the Bruce Trail Conservancy. In 2016, Marlis was one of the first people to visit Canada’s newest national park, Qausuittuq, in the high Arctic.
Presentation 2: “Marvels of Madagascar” by Travis Steffens
It’s been called the Red Island, the Eighth Continent, the Island of Lemurs. No matter what you call it, Madagascar is the most singular place in the world. From leaping lemurs, leaf-tailed geckos and web throwing spiders, this island nation is an evolutionary experiment on steroids. Travis Steffens talks about what makes Madagascar so cool and what’s happening this unique extremely biodiverse country.
Travis is a PhD Candidate, founding Director of Planet Madagascar, and International Fellow of the Explorers Club. He has dedicated his life and research to community development efforts, environmental education, conservation, and international awareness in Madagascar.
Nerd Nite Toronto – Holiday Nerdtacular
November 24, 2016, Tranzac
7:00 p.m. – Doors open at 6:30
Tickets $15, available at www.holidaynerdtacular.eventbrite.ca
We’re celebrating the magic of the holidays early this year with three of our favourite things: chocolate, beer and magic! Don’t miss the raffle, ugly sweater contest and trivia.
$15 gets you admission, samples of beer and chocolate pairings and one raffle ticket.
Presentation 1: “Beyond Lindt, Nestle and Cadbury: A Brief History of Chocolate” by Julia Miller
Chocolate is a beloved confection worldwide. Most people recognize names like Lindt, Nestle, Cadbury, and Hershey, but it’s history goes far deeper than that. In fact, it reaches back about 4000 years ago, long before Switzerland and Belgium were even recognized as states. This presentation dives into lesser-known chocolate history, covering everything from the French court’s use of chocolate as an aphrodisiac to it’s part in the Great Wars.
Julia Miller is a student at U of T majoring in History and Environmental Studies. She fell into chocolatiering by chance and has worked with the company Chocolate Tales for the past two and a half years. She apprenticed in Hamilton and teaches classes weekly in Toronto, from truffle making and wine paring, to chocolate-themed bachelorette parties. Is she sick of chocolate? No. Never.
Performance: “The Trick That Almost Killed Me” by Keith Brown
After a decade of performing this death defying feat – it finally went horribly wrong! This trick put world-class magician and speaker Keith Brown in the hospital. He survived to share this epic tale. See it to believe it. It’s Absolute Magic!
Keith Brown is a world-class speaker and entertainer. He performed at a Stanley Cup party before he could even drive a drive. Keith has inspired wonder in over 16 countries and counting. He recently played the Wynn Casino in Las Vegas. The CBC claims he’s “Hotter Than Potter!” He was chosen Toronto’s Best Magician and he’s not even from Toronto!
Presentation 2: “Beer & Chocolate – A Bittersweet Love Story” by Doug Appledoorn
What better way to spend an evening than sampling beer and chocolate! Find out why beer and chocolate are a match made in heaven. We’ll explore several different kinds of chocolate and why they pair so well with a variety of beer styles.
Doug Appledoorn is a Prud’homme® Master Beer Sommelier, craft brewer, and beer educator. He conducts tastings and teaches Prud’Homme Beer Certification classes, and is a spirited advocate of all things beer. Doug is also one of the co-founders of the People’s Pint Brewing Collective, an organization dedicated to the promotion and sale of Small Batch Artisanal Beers and soon to be a brewery and tap room in Toronto’s West End.
Trivia from the Nerd Nite Toronto Bosses
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
–This is 19+ event
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
–Email email@example.com, or message us on Facebook or Twitter.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
–No, we’ll have lists at the door.
What is the refund policy?
–Sorry, no refunds. Feel free to sell your ticket to a friend (or total stranger. Up to you)