RTP 180° June 19th

RTP 180°: Marketing in the TriangleLast month, #RTP180 trended on Twitter next to Paris Hilton. And got written up in Canada’s “Globe and Mail.”

On June 19, we return in fine form — and we hope you’ve prepared yourselves for pirates, giant penguins and knowledge plundering.

“RTP 180°” is a new event series here at RTP HQ that celebrates the collaboration between the Triangle’s universities, companies and communities. For June 19, “RTP 180°: Depths of NC,” we hope you will join us from 6:00-8:00, at RTP’s headquarters (12 Davis Drive, Durham, NC). Our doors open at 5:00 so you can stop in right after work to grab a quick snack. A reception, catered by Mura Sushi, will follow after the event.

Emcee Will Hardison returns to host RTP 180°: Depths of NC, and we hope you’ll join us.

No suits, no ties, and definitely no hats, unless they’re red fedoras. This is the future of RTP. And it’s a loud one.

To RSVP, click here: http://rtp180deep.eventbrite.com .

Speakers:

The Shadowplayers – Obviously, these events needed more swashbuckling.

Kevin Duffus, Author – The author of the “Last Days of Black Beard” has some new discoveries to share with the audience.

Chuck Pell, Inventor, Physcient – We’re not sure yet if this TEDMED alum will be talking about “Iceteroid Mining for Insane Profits” or “Killer Robots, the Sea, and You.” Either way, it’s going to be good.

Dr. Dan Ksepka, Large Penguin Expert, NC State – Once, there were giant prehistoric penguins just as tall as you are. Now you get to know about it.

Dr. Richard McLaughlin, Giant Wave Tank Fan, UNC – This man gets to toy with giant waves in a tank. His job sounds pretty fun…

Dr. David Johnston, Seal Seer, Duke University – This gentleman monitors gray seals around Cape Cod with tags that use commercial cell phone signals. His title: “When my seals call home, they use America’s most available network.”

NC Sea Grant, Mystery speaker – TBD

We are working on confirming additional speakers and will publish updates as they become available.

Additional Details:

The 180° series is meant to be fun and light-hearted — a showcase for all the awesome of the Triangle. Our last event garnered some press attention and general appreciation; we hope you’ll join us for the next iteration.

Our hashtag is #RTP180; and our last RTP 180 trended on Twitter. Can we make lightning strike twice?

And after the event, videos of speakers will be uploaded to our YouTube channel over at http://www.youtube.com/user/TheRTPNC .

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