The Research Triangle Park

April Events in the RTP!

By Apr 01, 2015

We would never fool you! Check out what’s coming up around the RTP.

Disrupt | Electronics Recycling Day | Free Fitness Classes

RTP 180: Libations of NC
April 16th, The Frontier
We’re celebrating locally made libations at this month’s RTP 180. Come out and hear from brewers, distillers and supporters of one of our state’s fastest growing industries. As always, we’ll have tasty, local brews and yummy food for everyone that attends. See you at The Frontier!
Sign Up: http://rtp180libations.eventbrite.com

RTP Food Truck Rodeo sponsored by Fidelity Investments
Each Friday, The Frontier
*No Trucks April 3rd*
Each Friday you can grab lunch at our Fidelity Food Truck Rodeos at 800 Park Offices Drive. From 11:30am – 1:30pm there will be tastiness in the middle of RTP. The trucks will change weekly so show up hungry and bring your friends!
View the weekly truck lineup here: http://www.rtp.org/program/rtp-food-truck-rodeo/

RTP Fit Presents: Free Fitness Classes!
Starts April 20th, The Frontier

There will now be free fitness classes for all twice a week at The Frontier! On Monday’s you can hit up a Cardio Class at 4:45pm and Wednesday’s there’s Yoga at 11:30am. See you then!

Disrupt: The Precarious Role of Media in Global & Social Disruption
April 15th, The Frontier

At our first Disrupt of 2015 we’ll hear from two Eisenhower Fellows that work in the modern media industry and are using their fellowship to try to understand the complexities of the ever changing industry. Networking with local beer and snacks will begin at 5:00pm with the speakers starting at 5:30pm. Refreshments will be served after the talks have concluded.
Sign Up: https://disruptmedia.eventbrite.com

Happy Hour at the RTP, on the RTP              
April 2nd, 9th, 23rd & 30th The Frontier

Don’t like traffic? Like free pours from Bombshell Brewing and the company of friends? Join us from 4:30pm – 6:30pm and avoid waiting in the I-40 parking lot. There will be music and general merriment inside The Frontier located at 800 Park Offices Drive. See ya then!

1 Million Cups
Every Wednesday, The Frontier
Let’s share some coffee together! Come out and join your fellow entrepreneurs, mentors and startups-at-large for Kauffman Labs’ 1 Million Cups. The Research Triangle Park will be hosting Kauffman Foundation’s 1MC on Wednesdays at The Frontier. To attend, or sign up your startup to present, visit http://tri.sites.1millioncups.com/

RTP STEM Expo
April 24th, The Frontier

On April 24th from 10am-2pm, US2020 RTP will host the RTP STEM Expo. The Expo will expose over 1000 underserved middle and high school students from across North Carolina to STEM careers. The RTP STEM Expo is a new, signature event of the NC Science Festival. Companies that want to host an interactive, career-based, STEM demo can email our event planner, Christine Abernathy, at abernathy@rtp.org. Read More: http://www.rtp.org/event/rtp-stem-expo/

Books on Break
April 13th – May 1st

Have any lightly used children’s books around the house? Donate them to local Durham students to help the battle against summer reading loss! RTP’s Books on Break donation program is gearing up to start this April 13th through May 1st. We will be accepting books and donations in partnership with Book Harvest, a local charity. There will be donation locations throughout the Park, including the lobby of The Frontier. You can also buy new books to donate via Amazon store: www.amzn.com/w/1HQGXBNUBPF0X

Come Experience The Frontier
Anytime You’d Like

In January we launched The Frontier, and now we welcome you to come use it! Open from 9am – 5pm, Monday – Friday, there’s free coffee and free space for anyone looking to work or hold meetings. All you have to do is walk in, find a seat and get to it. Want to book a conference room? Start here: http://www.rtp.org/about-us/the-frontier/drop-space/  

RTP Electronics Recycling Day
April 29th, Park Place RTP

It’s time for some spring cleaning! We all have outdated electronics that seem to sit around and collect dust… so what do you do with them? You recycle them at the RTP Electronics Recycling Day! To see a list of acceptable items, or find out more info, click here: http://www.rtp.org/event/rtp-electronics-recycling-day-2015/

Boyz II Men w/ the NC Symphony
June 24th, Raleigh

Fresh off the release of their new album Collide, Boyz II Men return to Raleigh following their sold out performance with the North Carolina Symphony in 2013. Don’t miss this one-night only event! RTP employees can save $15 on ticket price. Use the link below to purchase and enter RTP15 (select your seats and the discount will be applied).
Buy Tickets: https://oss.ticketmaster.com/aps/ncsymp/EN/link/promotion/home/d36a4f1b5109feed665193394f51ac5e675dfbdc

Bright Horizons Child Care
RTP Employees

The Bright Horizons Early Education and Preschool centers in the Research Triangle Park are offering all RTP employees priority enrollment and a tuition credit for the full registration amount through the month of June. Please visit www.brighthorizons.com/researchtrianglepark  for offer details and to schedule your personalized visit.

UNC Basketball Analytics Summit
April 17th – 18th, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

UNC’s second annual Basketball Analytics Summit is approaching and features speakers like ESPN’s John Skipper, representatives from the Charlotte Bobcats front office staff, Automated Insights founder Robbie Allen, and others. The event will take place on the campus of the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School. Please check out the website for more information and to register – www.bas.unc.edu.

NCTA State of Technology
May 15th, Sheraton Imperial Hotel

Attracting over 450 regional leaders, State of Technology is NCTA’s flagship technology conference. This year will focus on how the integration of technology drives business transformation. With the proper combination of analytics, cloud, mobile and social technologies, organizations generate information-based insights and decisions that will better serve their audience and increase opportunities.
Register: http://members.nctechnology.org/events/details/2015-state-of-technology-11

ThinkHouse is Accepting Fellow Applications
Through May 15th

The Raleigh co-living space for budding entrepreneurs is seeking applications for fellows. This experience is like no other, and offers a valuable, three-part process involving a cadre of mentors.
Learn More: http://thinkhouse.us/apply/

The Color Run RTP
Oct. 3rd, RTP

Early registration is now open for the Shine Tour 2015! Back for year two, the Color Run is a day full of fun around the Park. Grab your friends and sign up for this 5k event!
Sign Up: http://thecolorrun.com/research-triangle-park/#ad-image-image11

Science Day at The U.S. EPA!
April 21st, EPA in RTP

Every Day is Earth Day at the U.S. EPA! Want to learn about EPA’s cutting-edge environmental research? From 10:30am-11:30 am, we’ll offer 10-minute “lightning talks” on innovative EPA science being conducted in RTP. From 11:30am – 12:30pm there will be an informal lunch presentation detailing sustainability efforts on our campus. Visitors can bring their own lunch or purchase lunch in the EPA Café. Next, visitors will be treated to a behind-the-scenes campus tour from 12:30-1:30pm. Space is limited and attendees must preregister by April 15, be 18 or older, and present a valid government-issued photo ID. To register, e-mail Kelly Witter witter.kelly@epa.gov

Become a Mentor with US2020 RTP
If you are a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) professional and would like to mentor youth, you can sign up with US2020 RTP. We inspire underserved populations to pursue STEM careers. Take our 45-minute online training and select an opportunity on our mentor matching platform. Opportunities serve students K-16 and take place at different times and locations around The Triangle.
Read more: rtp.org/US2020

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