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October’s News & Events

By Oct 02, 2015

On October 1st, we announced that RTP has secured $50M to move forward with the Park Center development! To learn more about the Park Center project, and what this means for RTP has a whole, visit our website. Construction is scheduled to start in January 2016!

RTP 180: Millennials
Oct. 15, The Frontier
Millennials, that not-so-small group of people born between 1980 & the mid-2000s, are moving into the workforce and starting to have an impact on society. This group is the largest generation in the U.S., and not only the most diverse, but also the most educated. For non-Millennials, their texting ways and willingness to work from anywhere can seem a bit strange. At this RTP 180, it’s our hope to shed some light on the ways and habits of this ever important group.
Sign Up: https://rtp180millennials.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/

Disrupt
Oct. 21st, The Frontier

At this iteration of DISRUPT, you’ll meet two women that are working to create a better Africa by influencing thoughtful change backed by research and observation. Emma Miloyo and Geetha Tharmaratnam have different backgrounds, but both are interested in using their time as an Eisenhower Fellow to study various methods that could help professionals in Africa grow their skills.
Register: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/disrupt-women-leading-change-in-africa-tickets-18689827778

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

Big Top 10
Oct. 6th, The Frontier
Tech Jobs Under the Big Top is hosting their 10th event in the Triangle to connect area companies with talented employees. This reverse job fair is unlike any other job event in the Triangle, and has the companies vying for your attention!
Sign Up: http://bigtop.it/event/bigtop-fall2015-frontier

Institution & the Wild: Salvaging & Sorting Traditional Meds in China
Oct. 8th, National Humanities Center
This discussion considers the relations in practice between grassroots medical institution-building and the healing powers that both inform it and evade it. China has a distinguished modern history of supporting its national heritage of traditional medical knowledge. Recently, research has focused on traditional medicine of the minority nationalities of China. This “multicultural” process expresses particular features of Chinese state power as it engages and manages local variation. And it reveals many forms of life that escape nation-state projects.
Learn More: http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/news/register2015farquhar.htm

Triangle Tech Breakfast
Oct. 15th, RTP HQ
Interact with your peers at this free morning breakfast meetup! At this monthly get-together techies, developers, designers, and entrepreneurs learn from their peers through show and tell / show-case style presentations.
Sign Up: http://www.meetup.com/Triangle-TechBreakfast/events/218613751/

Happy Hour at the RTP, on the RTP              
Oct. 1, 8, 22 & 29 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!

All Things Open
Oct. 19 & 20, Raleigh Convention Center
All Things Open is the largest Open Tech/Open Web conference on the east coast, and it just so happens to take place right here in the Triangle!  This year there will be 130 speakers, 150+ sessions, 1,250+ attendees and nearly every major technology company in the Unites States. Interested in attending? Enter the code RTP20 and receive 20% off registration!
Register: http://allthingsopen.org/register-now

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.

UNC Solar Energy Research Center Conference
Oct. 15 & 16th, William and Ida Friday Center
As part of an effort to connect with the community, UNC SERC organizes an annual scientific conference featuring local, national, and internationally recognized experts in solar fuels and related areas. The topics will focus on solar energy conversion, light driven electron transfer and energy transfer. A symposium on energy conversion and storage will be held at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Find Out More: http://www.serc.unc.edu/conf/

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

NC State Fair!
Oct. 15 – Oct. 25, NC State Fair Grounds
Throw on some comfy shoes and a pair of stretchy pants and prepare yourself for the 2015 State Fair! This year you can expect to see all the great goodies, rides and games the fair has to offer. As an added bonus, there are shuttles and buses across the region that will get you there without the hassle of parking! Although, a walk after all those fried Oreos might not be the worst thing…
More Info: http://www.ncstatefair.org/2015/Visitor/GetToFair.htm

Fidelity Investments Hosting LinkedIn Help Session
Oct. 23rd, The Frontier
Not only is Fidelity Investments the sponsor of the weekly RTP Food Truck Rodeos, but they’re going to be hosting a workshop on how to make your LinkedIn profile awesome during an upcoming rodeo. Don’t miss this great opportunity to get to know the Fidelity Careers team!

Open Innovation Revisited
Oct. 26th & 27th The Frontier
The Center for Innovation Management Studies (CIMS) is proud to announce its upcoming meeting; Open Innovation – Revisited! This meeting is open to the public and designed specifically for industry practitioners and academic researchers who are driven to grow their organizations at the top-line implementing successful and proven innovation management techniques and applications. Friends of RTP can get $50 off registration by using the code Save$50 at checkout!
Find Out More: http://cims.ncsu.edu/events/

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

Internet Summit
Nov. 18th & 19th, 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/

NC State Offering Exceptional Executive Certificate
Now Enrolling – Class Begins Jan. 2016

Have you risen to the executive level of your company with no education in leading an organization, but have no time or the inclination to go through an MBA program? Check out this certificate program offered through the Lewis Institute. The session will begin in January 2016, and is being conducted in collaboration with NC State.
Sign up by visiting: http://visitor.r20.constantcontact.com/d.jsp?llr=97y7q6cab&p=oi&m=1102649910170&sit=u6kjkzkeb&f=bb08f486-590f-444d-bb0d-876936ae6b53

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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