We are Nerd Nite Tokyo, bringing geeks and drinks together in the Kanto region since June 2016!


NN29_bannerNerd Nite Tokyo #29: LEARNING TO FLY

Start the new year with some brain food! Every month we gather 3 smart speakers and a curious crowd. In January: the rush and the risk of skydiving, how to build an artificial language, and a tour of the dark side of the cosmos.

Drinks (both alcoholic and non) and food from Tiny Peace Kitchen will be available. Eat, drink and be square-y! Kids are also welcome at Nerd Nite.

Speakers:

  • Peter Mears — Falling into Shadows
  • Katie Mack — Everything You Wanted to Know About Dark Matter but Were Afraid to Ask
  • Jens Wilkinson — Conlanging Across the Universe

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When: January 11 (Friday), doors open 19:30, start 20:00

Where: Nagatacho GRID B1F (map)

Price: ¥1000 on the door


About Nerd Nite

Nerd Nite is “the Discovery Channel with beer”, a worldwide monthly event series that mixes presentations, performances, trivia, demos, music, and of course drinking. Nerd Nite Tokyo events are held in English.

「Nerd Nite東京」は、 毎月行われる会でTEDみたいな講演を3つ聞けますが、TEDと違って、リラックスした空間で飲みながらプレゼンを楽しみます!

テーマは科学研究、技術、美術、歴史などなど、毎月変わりますので、新しい人と話を色々発見できる場です!発表と質疑応答は英語でやりますが、もちろん日本人の方も大歓迎なのでぜひNerd Nite東京へご参加ください!

Get involved (we want you!)

If you are interested in presenting or volunteering, send us an email (tokyo@nerdnite.com), message us on Facebook (fb.com/nerdnitetokyo) or send a DM on Twitter (@nntokyo). You do not have to be a (science) presentation pro! Anyone — scientists, engineers, artists, makers, hackers, historians, science fans or storytellers — can give a talk at Nerd Nite about their own projects or just anything they find cool. Our past speakers include a medieval sword expert, artificial intelligence researchers, a hackerspace guru, a videogame artist and a nuclear physicist.

Nerd Nite Tokyo is a non-profit endeavor and everyone involved is a volunteer. Money raised goes towards swag for the audience, drinks for the speakers, equipment for the show, and to support the non-profit Yokohama Theatre Group. Our venue is kindly provided by Nagatacho GRID.

If you want to sponsor Nerd Nite or collaborate on an event, email us!

Follow on social media:

Twitter: @nntokyo
Facebook: fb.com/nerdnitetokyo

 

More about Nerd Nite: videos

We’re on YouTube! Here’s the supercut of all the speakers from our first year (2016-2017), made by the talented Vinod Vijayasankaran.

 

And here’s what Japanese TV had to say about Nerd Nite: