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Events You’ll Love This Feb.

By Feb 02, 2015

February’s events in the RTP will leave your heart [and calendar] full.

The Frontier, Kickball Challenge & Startup Weekend Edu!

RTP 180: <3 Love <3
Feb. 19th, The Frontier
In February, the topic on everyone’s mind is LOVE! We all want to know the mystery, the chemistry, the psychology…. what makes us want that four-letter word so badly? From across the Triangle we’ve pulled experts of all kinds to help try to solve this burning question. Bring a date or who knows, maybe even find one at this month’s RTP 180. The show will start at 6pm, with free local brews flowing and tasty food following the lightening talks. Hope to see you then!
Sign Up: https://rtp180love.eventbrite.com

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 Food Truck Rodeo sponsored by Fidelity Investments
Each Friday, The Frontier

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/

Bull City Kickball Classic
March 21st, RTP Softball Fields
Calling all kickball enthusiasts! Sign up for this first time, kickball extravaganza being held in the RTP! There will be apre-party on Friday night, the actual tournament on Saturday with a live DJ spinning music, costumes, prizes, tailgate games, food trucks, and an EPIC after-party to recover from the excitement at the field. Registration ends on Feb. 20th, so sign up now.
Find Out More: http://www.kickball.com/season/ncbullcityclassicspring2015

Happy Hour at the RTP, on the RTP
Feb. 5th, 12th, & 26th, 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!

High 5 Conference
Feb. 25th – 26th , Sheraton Downtown Raleigh
Want to attend Raleigh’s only conference for marketers and creatives at a 15% discount? Use the code RTP15 and be on your way to hearing Johnny “Cupcakes” Earle, Spike Jones, Aaron Draplin and others at the Sheraton in Downtown Raleigh. Why travel when you can stay in the Triangle?
Register:
http://www.highfiveconference.com/2015/badges/

10 Common Email Marketing Mistakes & How To Fix Them
Feb. 4th, The Frontier

You might know him as the emcee from RTP 180, but Will Hardison is actually a bona fide entrepreneur. His company, The Hardison Group, has recently launched a new series at The Frontier. The first will debut in February, and is focused on email marketing. Those interested can attend in person or watch via livestream. We hope you’ll check it out!
Register: 
http://thehardisongroupllc.com/workshops/

US2020 Mentor Training
Feb. 9th, The Frontier

On February 9th from 9am to 10:30am at The Frontier learn how you can meld minds with US2020! A few spots are still available for this mentor training, and anyone with a STEM (representing the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math fields) background interested in engaging with students in Wake and Durham counties is invited. The training will cover working with students from differing age groups, what the US2020 model is all about, and steps to successful engagement. This is a great way to make a difference in something you truly care about.  Hope to see you there!
Sign up: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/us2020-rtp-mentor-training-tickets-15219484889

1 Million Cups
Feb. 11th & 25th, 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 bi-weekly on Wednesdays, in partnership with LAUNCH Chapel Hill. IE: one week 1MC is at The Frontier in RTP the next it’s at LAUNCH Chapel Hill. To attend, or sign up your startup to present, visit http://tri.sites.1millioncups.com/ 

2015 CED Life Science Conference
March 3rd – 4th, Raleigh Convention Center
Mark your calendars for the 2015 Life Science Conference! This annual gathering enables NC life science entrepreneurs to connect with hundreds of venture capital and strategic investors from around the nation, and boasts globally-recognized industry leaders as conference speakers and participants.
Register Now: http://www.cednc.org/lifescience/

Transit Choices Report – Make Your Voice Heard
Anytime!
Wake County is in the process of evaluating how the people of our area move around, and they’d like your input. The goal of the project is public outreach and public education, and neither of those can be achieved without public participation. So, saddle up and read the recently released Transit Choices Report and take a survey to make sure we’re moving in the right direction.
Read On:
http://www.waketransit.com/choices-report/

Data Center Computers: Modern Challenges in CPU Design
Feb. 23rd, UNC Chapel Hill

As part of the UNC Computer Science 50th Anniversary, come hear Google’s Dick Sites speak on this challenge that is constantly evolving for those in the industry. A reception will follow the talk, which is taking place at the Department of Computer Science.
More Info Here: http://cs.unc.edu/50th/alumni-speaker-series/dick-sites/

Startup Weekend: Education
Feb. 20th, NCSU’s Hunt Library

Join educators, innovators, and disrupters for an incredible 54-hour event focused on creating a viable product to help address the most important issues in education today. Hosted Friday, Feb. 20 – Sunday, Feb. 22 at the Hunt Library at NC State University, this three-day design-thinking workshop will amp up your resume and just may result in the launch of a new startup – YOURS. http://www.up.co/communities/usa/triangle/startup-weekend/3885

Accelerate Energy Productivity 2030
Feb. 5th, NCSU’s Hunt Library

Organized in part by the U.S. Department of Energy, this free event is being held in effort to support the President’s goal to double U.S. energy productivity over 2010 levels by 2030. Panel discussions and keynotes will address ways to drive energy productivity through the areas of building productivity and transportation.
For full details, click here:
http://www.energy2030.org/event/raleigh-otr

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