The Research Triangle Park

RTP180 | Diversity & Inclusion

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THE FRONTIER | 800 PARK OFFICES DRIVE, RTP, NC Jul 19 5:00 pm - Jul 19 7:30 pm


Recently, on a call with a potential speaker for a future RTP180, we were asked "What is your motive for putting on this event?"

It felt like an odd question; it wasn't one that we had ever been asked before. But after a quick moment of reflection, the answer was easy: We put on this event month after month to shine light on our amazing region, the people in it, and the talents right here in our backyard. We want to provide an authentic platform for folks to tell their story, and to leave the audience with something new to reflect on. 

At this installment of RTP180, we'll be talking about the diversity of this region, and the efforts we as a region have been making toward inclusion. What can be done better? What efforts are being made now? Join the discussion July 19.

We are The Triangle


Daisy Magnus-Aryitey | Code the Dream
Chad Johnson | Fidelity Invesments
John Adams | Red Hat
Emily Diaz | Spacemaker Collective
Rahshek Ellis | Syngenta
Dana Kuhn | Personify

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About RTP180

Innovation. Education. Industry. These are powerful angles—and what the Research Triangle Park is known for. At RTP180, speakers from our three founding universities, Park companies, and the community at-large are called upon to take the stage to speak passionately about what matters to them. Doors open at 5:00pm for networking, beer & popcorn. Show kicks off at 6:00pm.

This year, we’ve chosen four themes for RTP180: Science, Human Communications & Interactions, Technology and Economic Development. Each of our monthly topics will fall under one of these themes.

The hashtag for this event is #RTP180. Get social with us by tagging @theRTP and @RTPFrontier.

Can't attend in person? The event will be livestreamed here beginning at 6pm on Thursday, July 19. A day or two after, we will have it hosted on our website here.