The Research Triangle Park

RTP 180: Culture of Carolina

Event Sponsor

Research Triangle Foundation

Event Contact

Anna Rhyne
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Research Triangle Park, NC Dec 18 6:00 pm - Dec 18 8:00 pm

As 2014 comes to a close, we wanted to celebrate the state we all call home. North Carolina is full of uniquities; some we encounter each day, others we might not even notice. Help us celebrate our final RTP 180 at 12 Davis  Drive (don't worry - we're just moving locations!) with an homage to our great state. We’ll have fantastic craft beer from Mother Earth Brewing and bbq from Smithfield's that shows off how tasty we really are.

So, come join us on Thursday, December 18th! The show starts at 6pm, but we open the doors at 5pm for anyone that wants to come over straight from work. We hope to see you then!


The Raleigh Shag Club – This dance is pure NC goodness. While the name might make your grandmother blush, it’s much more wholesome than twerking.
Walt Wolfram, NCSU’s NC Language and Life Project – Do you have an accent? How about your second cousin that lives out in Stokes County? Thought so!
Jamie Katz Court, PineCone – You might have heard this organization, as it’s their mission to share the goodness of NC’s traditional music with the masses.
Travis Quinn, Mother Earth Brewing - This Kinston brewery is doing beer the right way. From their hand painted labels to their Leed Certified brewery in a restored downtown location, attendees can look forward to hearing a story that's pure down home Eastern NC.

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 the stage to speak passionately about what matters to them.

On the third Thursday of every month, come join us and partake in free food, beer and smarts -- the show starts at 6:00, but we open the doors at 5pm if you want to head over straight from work.

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