The Research Triangle Park

November News & Events

By Nov 02, 2015

RTP 180: Social Entrepreneurship
Nov. 19, The Frontier
As we enter into the season of giving, let’s talk about local companies that strive to give back. No, these aren’t nonprofits – but rather for profit companies with a charitable mission. You’ve probably familiar with the mission of Tom’s or Warby Parker, but did you know the Triangle is home to quite a few companies with similar, well-meaning missions? At November’s RTP 180, we’ll celebrate these social entrepreneurs living right here in our area that believe it’s possible to make a living while also making a difference.
Sign Up: https://rtp180socialentrepreneurship.eventbrite.com

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/

Meal Packing with Stop Hunger Now
Nov. 5, The Frontier
The RTP Rotary Club seeks to engage all of Research Triangle Park in the movement to end hunger! Help the Rotary reach their goal to package 10,152+ meals on November 5th. Your participation is anticipated, and your donation is appreciated.  For every $29 given, RTP Rotary will package 100 meals to be delivered to a transformational program in an area of great suffering.
Sign Up to Volunteer:
https://stophungernow.secure.force.com/events/SA_EVENTS__Home?id=70170000000d7uhAAA

Free Fitness Classes in RTP
Each Monday and Wednesday at The Frontier
All RTP employees are invited to free cardio and yoga classes at The Frontier! Regular classes will take place twice a week for anyone that would like to attend. This session will go throughout November, and classes will take place at the following times: Monday Cardio: 4:45 – 5:30pm & Wednesday Yoga: 11:30am – 12:30pm (bring your own mat).
For more information, visit www.rtp.org/events

Couture for a Cause
Nov. 7, Raleigh Convention Center
Come out for a night of fashion and fun, all to benefit Activate Good. Attendees can expect to spend the evening enjoying hors d’oeuvre, a silent auction, cash bar, red carpet photo shoots, and a runway show. Local designers team up with Activate Good nonprofit partners to create ready-to-wear and couture outfits inspired by their missions. The designers whose outfits best represent the causes they are paired with win a prize!
Get Tickets:
http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ebka59fg5fc74d5c&llr=gocq5rhab

Cocktail Hour | Recruiter & HR Networking
Nov. 11, The Frontier
Do you have a hard time recruiting and keeping entry-level talent? Join area recruiters & HR professionals for a cocktail hour and panel discussion with affiliates from StepUp, a nonprofit that screened and trained over 360 entry-level employees locally last year. Panelists will include the lead HR Director of Measurement Inc., program graduates, and trained Employment Counselors.
Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/talentrtp-recruiter-hr-networking-tickets-19069262678

The Invention of the American Soldier Monument
Nov. 12, National Humanities Center
The soldier monuments that began to proliferate during the 1860s differed sharply from antebellum American commemorations. The emergence of this cultural form partly reflected patterns of recruitment and death in the Civil War.
Learn More: http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/news-and-events/coming-events/event-registration/

NCTA Tech Awards
Nov. 12, Raleigh Convention Center
We’re proud to announce that US2020 RTP has been nominated for a NCTA Tech Award! Join RTP staff as we cheer them on at the awards ceremony on November 12th in downtown Raleigh. The NC Tech Awards is the state’s largest awards program, recognizing the tech sector’s extraordinary achievements.
Get Tickets:
http://members.nctechnology.org/events/details/2015-nc-tech-awards-gala-14

Run RTP
Thursday Evenings at The Frontier

WILL RUN FOR BEER! RTP is excited to team up with Fleet Feet Sports for a weekly run club each Thursday during Happy Hour! Runners will take off from The Frontier at 5:30 on Thursdays and will be back in plenty of time to enjoy the rest of happy hour. No registration required and all abilities are welcome.

Internet Summit
Nov. 18 & 19, Raleigh Convention Center
Internet Summit gives digital professionals an opportunity to learn directly from the world’s digital industry experts, network with peers, and teaches professionals how to turn ideas into transformational solutions. This year’s headliner is mogul Russel Simmons – surely not to be missed! Want $50 off registration? Use RTP50 when checking out!
Sign Up: http://internetsummit.com/

Bitcoin & Business Meetup
Dec. 1, The Frontier
Come discuss the emerging NC legislation that would regulate Bitcoin. Bitcoin advocates are viewing this with alarm because the bill may significantly limit participation of Bitcoin Money transmitters. This new version of the Money Transmitters Act is written for traditional financial institutions like banks, and doesn’t apply very well to a digital currency like Bitcoin.
Register: http://www.meetup.com/NC-Triangle-Bitcoin-Meetup/?scroll=true

RTP Mistletoe Market
Dec. 10, The Frontier Atrium
If you’re a perpetual late holiday shopper, we’re here to help you out by bringing the shopping to you! For the first time, we’ll be hosting a free Holiday Market in RTP. Grab a drink at Happy Hour and head to the atrium to browse our mix of local and socially impactful goods. Everything from jewelry, to art, and everything in between will be on display for purchase.

Happy Hour at the RTP, on the RTP              
Nov. 5, 12 & 26 at 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. Each Thursday that there’s NOT a RTP 180 there’s music and general merriment inside The Frontier over at 800 Park Offices Drive. See ya then!

1 Million Cups
Now *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 each Wednesday at The Frontier. To attend, or sign up your startup to present, visit http://www.1millioncups.com./rtp

Fortify Update
Streets of I40 & I440

Want to stay in the know about the construction occurring along one of North Carolina’s main thoroughfares? Check out the links below to stay up to date on the latest lane shifts, closures and progress.
NCDOT:
www.ncdot.gov/fortifync
Alternate Modes of Transportation: www.my40ride.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/ 

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