The Research Triangle Park

RTP 180: Creepy Crawly

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Research Triangle Foundation

Event Contact

Anna Rhyne
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Research Triangle Park, NC Oct 16 6:00 pm - Oct 16 8:00 pm

After this RTP 180, you might wish the things you hear go bump in the night were actually zombies. The real creepy crawlies that inhabit our lands are actually scarier than some fictional beings. From the bugs that live in our homes (you can drop that can of Raid, it doesn’t matter), to drug resistant super strains, there’s a lot to be fearful of out in the world…in addition to the supernatural.

As a super treat, we’ll have Raleigh’s newest brewery, Nicklepoint Brewing Company, serving up pints and creepy food TBA.


Fun Stuff:

Costumes: Come dressed for the occasion and emcee Will Hardison will have something special in store!

Pumpkin Decorating Contest: We want to decorate the sidewalk with pumpkins! Show up with the best pumpkin and we'll award the top three with prizes!



Kala Ambrose, Author - As the writer of Ghost Hunting in NC, Kala is going to fill us in on what she's learned in her hunts across the state.

Michael Reiskind, NCSU - Let's learn about those fun connections between anthropods and infectious disease!

Dr. Tyson Hedrick, UNC-Chapel Hill - Could The Birds happen in real life?

Kimberly Kaufeld, SAMSI - Beetle Invasion!


About RTP 180

Innovation. Education. Industry. These are powerful angles – and what the Research Triangle Park is known for.

At “RTP 180°” speakers from our three founding universities, local companies and the community at-large will be called upon to don their finest Chucks and take to the stage to speak passionately about what matters to them.

On the third Thursday of every month, come join us and partake of free food, beer and smarts -- our doors open at 5:00 if you want to come test the taps. The show starts at 6:00.

Tickets are free and all 300 seats are usually claimed. All segments are recorded professionally and posted to our YouTube channel over at

RTP Headquarters
12 Davis Drive
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709