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September eNews From The RTP

By Subscriber Sep 08, 2014

September @theRTP

RTP 180: Health
September 18th, RTP HQ
RTP is known for being a hot bed of the pharmaceuticals and life science industries, but what really goes on behind those pines and in the labs of RTP companies, startups and founding universities? At September’s RTP 180, we hope to shed some light on everything from Alzheimer’s to changes in elder care. People across the Triangle are making strides to move the industry forward – and it’s not just the big companies. After the show, we’ll have delicious – yet healthy – food and locally kegged beer for your enjoyment.

Disrupt: From Riyadh, Helsinki, Zarqa & Bangalore – Global Education Disruption
Oct. 9th, RTP HQ

Join us for the 3rd iteration of Disrupt at RTP HQ. We’ll have four speakers from around the globe, craft brews and food from the speaker’s countries. In coordination with the launch of RTP’s US2020 STEM Mentoring programing, these Eisenhower Fellows are working to change different angles of education for students around the world. Each speaker has a unique background that shapes their interests and drives them to do good. They are quite literally all over the map, but are united in their goals of bringing education to society at-large through innovative and smart solutions.

The Color Run RTP
Oct. 4th, RTP

Have you heard? The Color Run is coming to the Research Triangle Park! Proceeds from the race will benefit Camp Kesem, which provides support to kids affected by a parent’s cancer. Over 2,500 people have already registered!

Hopscotch Design and Music Festivals
Sept. 2nd-6th, Downtown Raleigh

Don’t miss out the festival that Pitchfork and Noisey have all applauded as they celebrate their 5th anniversary. This year the Hopscotch Design Festival will take place two days before the music begins. Both will be a guaranteed good time. See what it’s all about from Hopscotch founder Greg Lowenhagen: http://youtu.be/sIxcPa-8TUA?list=UUJipw66jCxNMsZJMXaBZOmg

RTP Food Truck Rodeo sponsored by Fidelity Investments
Each Friday, RTP (800 Park Offices Drive)

Did you hear? Our Fidelity Food Truck Rodeos are now weekly at 800 Park Offices Drive. Each Friday 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!

WolfPack Your Lunch
Sept. 5th, RTP HQ

WolfPack Your Lunch is back for a second round at RTP HQ! This awesome, free speaker series kicks off with Jessica Thomas, who serves as the Director of NC States Pool College of Management Sustainability Initiative. She will address how global forces including climate change, population growth, and natural resource scarcity are affecting industry, and how businesses are harnessing the opportunity of sustainability to drive innovation and the bottom line.

SPARKCon
Sept. 11th – 14th, Downtown Raleigh

This year marks the 9th year that this open source festival will take place in downtown Raleigh. Produced by the Visual Art Exchange, SPARKcon is a series of multiple events over four days. Whether you’re into poetry, robots or comedy, there’s probably something going on you’ll dig.
More Info: http://www.sparkcon.com/

1 Million Cups
Sept. 10th & 24th
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 bi-weekly on Wednesdays, in partnership with LAUNCH Chapel Hill. IE: one week 1MC is at RTP HQ the next it’s at LAUNCH Chapel Hill. 

All Things Open
October 23rd– 24th, Raleigh

All Things Open, a conference exploring open source, open tech, and the open web in the enterprise, will once again feature some of the top technologists and decision makers in the world. With 10 tracks and more than 80 speakers over two days, the event specifically targets developers/programmers/designers, engineers/scientists/database and system administrators, and decision makers that work in, or want to learn more about open technology and related issues.

RTP eRecycling
Sept. 24th, Park Point in RTP

To date, RTP’s eRecycling program has collected over 729,263 pounds of e-waste from Park employees! Haul your ejunk with you to work on Sept. 24th and we’ll gladly take it off your hands! We have a safe way of recycling many items that might be cluttering your house or garage. There are tons of items on the list of acceptable donations, so be sure to check out the full list!

International Focus Fest
Sept. 19th – 21st, Raleigh Convention Center

Come and celebrate 29 years of food, dance, music, art, and culture at the International Festival of Raleigh!  This year, the International Festival will be held on September 19th-21st at the Raleigh Convention Center.  Discover the world in Raleigh together with almost 60 international groups who call the Triangle home.
More Info at www.internationalfocusnc.org

RTP Kickball
Fields of RTP – Registration is Ongoing

This fall, RTP will be expanding its sports offerings with a new Kickball League, and registration is now open! The host of the league is GO Kickball a national co-ed adult sports and social networking kickball organization. The league is open to all members of the RTP community who are 21 and older. To find out more about GO Kickball in RTP, visit http://www.gokickball.com/raleigh-durham and click on Fall Season League Info. The season starts on Wed. Sept. 10th from 6:30 – 8:30 at the RTP Softball Fields. Get your friends and colleagues together and sign up!

CEDTech Venture Conference
Sept. 16th – 17th, Raleigh Convention Center

This year’s CED Tech Venture Conference in Raleigh, NC, celebrates the “Rise of the Rest”— and you are invited. Join 600 of the nation’s most promising early-stage and high-growth companies, leading investors, and tech enthusiasts in Raleigh as they explore the rise of the economies and the how the ubiquitous “Internet of Things” is changing the game for all of us.
Find out more: http://www.cednc.org/?page=techventure

Activate Good 9/11 Day of Service
Sept., 11, Across the Triangle

Looking for a way to volunteer on 9/11 Day of Service, but don’t know where to start? Head on over to Activate Good for a whole host of ways to participate across the Triangle. On Thursday, September 11, businesses, groups, and individuals will honor those lost on 9/11 with volunteerism and acts of kindness. Service projects including refurbishing schools, packaging\ food for those in need, and more, will benefit over 30 causes. An Evening Commemoration will conclude the Day of Service at the Red Hat Amphitheater.
Visit www.activategood.org to register to volunteer.

Service Design as a Competitive Advantage
Sept. 24th, NCSU Burns Auditorium

Join us for North Carolina’s first Service Design Symposium and see why Service Design has become one of the hottest topics in business today.  From our keynote speaker and panelists, learn why companies must get better at designing services, how services are an emerging area of growth for businesses, and the downside of poor service design.

The Opportunity Equation Book Tour
Sept. 9th, RTP HQ

On Tuesday, September 9, Fidelity Investments, the Research Triangle Park and Citizen Schools North Carolina will host a stop on The Opportunity Equation book tour! Join us from 5:15-7:15pm for a reading from the book and a discussion about how expanded learning time can help close the opportunity gap in America. Attendees will also receive a free copy of the book, provided by Fidelity Investments!

All Hiring Companies: Register for the North Carolina Master’s & PhD Career Fair
Nov. 20th, The Friday Center

Register for the 14th Annual NC Master’s and PhD Career Fair hosted by Duke University, UNC-Chapel Hill, Wake Forest University, NC State University, UNC-Charlotte, and UNC-Greensboro. This event attracts a number of diverse talent throughout the state and region from various academic disciplines including Biochemistry, Biology, History, Economics, Engineering, Mathematics, Immunology, and many more!  This is a great opportunity to share opportunities ranging from internships, postdoctoral and full-time positions with Master’s, PhDs, and post docs.   
More Info Here: https://sites.google.com/site/ncmastersphdfair/

Buy A T-Shirt, Support A Student
Your Computer

The industrious students at the Research Triangle High School here in RTP have started a t-shirt campaign to raise money for their Startup Club. Being the smart students they are, the design features a raptor surrounded by code and the shirt is made of sustainable cotton grown right here in North Carolina. 

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Throughout RTP!
You like art? We like art, too! So much so that we’ve partnered with the Contemporary Art Museum and have acquired pieces for our bright lobby. If you find yourself by 12 Davis Drive, pop into our HQ and see the art (during regular business hours 8:30am – 5:00pm)!

Our current installation is by Mishka Henner. Henner uses Google Earth Pro to show American oil fields as images akin to circuit boards or abstract painting. His process beings with traditional cartography used to locate specific geographies which he then supplements with Google Earth’s technologies and data.

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