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Research Club returns this Sunday after our events went on hiatus since last year’s Summer Camp.
About Brunch The point of brunch is to create an informal and relaxed atmosphere where active and interesting people can meet each other and talk about what they’re doing while enjoying our free vegan, gluten-free hash, coffee, tea, and whatever sundry treats everyone else brings (Hint: bringing food = instant new friends). More here
Join us Sunday, April 28 for our next brunch! Noon – 2pm Talks start at 12:30 We’ll be at Esri R&D Center, 900 SW 3rd Ave, #400 Esri used to be Geoloqui, and they’re 100% local and awesome
Bring some or all of these things for the optimum Brunch Experience
- A healthy sense of curiosity
- Food to share
- Friends! Lots of friends!
- Your own plates and utensils
More info: http://www.research-club.org/brunch-27
Speakers this Month
Sam Smith – Community Supported Everything What do you really love to do? What do you want to make happen in the world? What would you need to do it? Over the past year we’ve sat down with hundreds of people and asked them these questions. What we find, over and over, is that people overwhelmingly dream of doing the things they love for other people. And, if they’re not already doing it, what’s holding them back is almost always access to skills, resources, and support that other people in the community have and would love to give if they only knew there was a need. The Community Supported Everything Guildhall is a place for sharing information, making connections, and making beautiful things happen.
Kevilina Burbank –Philosophy, Vision and Development of IncitED
IncitED is a social enterprise created for the purpose of supporting educators, learners, and communities around the world.
It operates as an online crowdfunding platform (CFP) that facilitates the development and funding of a wide range of education and school-based initiatives, from the acquisition of needed classroom supplies to the development or continuation of important programs to the construction of new schools. IncitED offers educators and supporters of education a tool to bridge persistent and growing budget gaps with less effort and lower costs than many traditional fundraising methods.
The IncitED platform also features an element that is unique to crowdfunding in the form of a virtual community space designed to allow IncitED members to find, share, and replicate effective education practices.
Mat Lippincott – What It’s Like to Speak at TED Research Club alumni Mathew shares his thoughts and blunt observations about the cultural phenomena that is TED.
The New Research Club Board! — Our our amazing new board will introduce themselves and their favorite projects.