Nerd Nite Orlando 6 Year Anniversary

Nerd Nite Orlando 6 Year Anniversary

March 14, 2019 Thursday from 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM (EDT)
Celine Orlando 22 S Magnolia Ave Florida

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About Nerd Nite Orlando 6 Year Anniversary

This Thursday, Nerd Nite Orlando turns SIX YEARS OLD!

On March 14th, we are celebrating six years of thinking and drinking. Brendan Byrne and Dr. Krista Noble will be joining us as guest speakers. We'll also have some trivia, the return of the Dry T-Shirt Contest, and an important announcement.

WHEN: Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 6-9pm
WHERE: Celine Orlando, 22 S Magnolia Ave, Orlando, FL 32801

Suggested Donation: $10 (Come on-time, we have an open bar from 6 to 6:30pm)

Doors: 6pm
Show: 7pm

PRESENTATION #1: "Why the Heck Are We Conscious? The Hard Problem of Consciousness" by Krista Noble

Everyone agrees that our mental processes (meaning our thoughts, emotions, and perceptions) correspond with physical processes in our brains. The question is, how and why? Why do we have subjective experiences at all? Why aren’t we genetically programmed to pursue survival, yet lacking consciousness? These fundamental questions still plague scholars in spite of our most advanced scientific discoveries.

29-year-old Krista Noble received her PhD in Vedic (ancient Indian) studies, with an emphasis on philosophy of mind and theories of consciousness. She is now a professor at three universities. Krista lives in New Smyrna Beach, where she enjoys biking, kayaking, and watching sci-fi on Netflix.

PRESENTATION #2: “To Boldly Go: A Brief History of the Space Toilet” by Brendan Byrne

Human spaceflight has been plagued by waste. From urine-soaked spacesuits to floating turds, the history of human spaceflight is flush with dirty (and hilarious) anecdotes of dealing with waste in space. Engineers seem to have a handle on #1 & #2 as we explore low Earth orbit, but the future of deep space exploration hinges on our ability to overcome a heaping pile of physiological, biological and engineering problems. So how will we do it? WMFE’s space reporter Brendan Byrne has been exploring the history of the space toilet for a new book and presents a brief history of the galactic commode – and ideas for new hardware that will boldly take our poop to places like the moon and Mars.

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Celine Orlando

Celine Orlando 22 S Magnolia Ave Orlando Florida Orange 32801

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About the Organizer

Nerd Nite Orlando

Nerd Nite Orlando is an evening of entertaining yet thought-provoking talks across many disciplines – all while the audience drinks along in a casual bar atmosphere. Speakers present for 15-20 minutes each on a fascinating subject of their choice, often in an uncanny and unconventional way. Following each presentation is a brief Q&A with the audience. Come meet up, drink, and learn something new! Nerd Nite Orlando is organized and hosted by Ricardo Williams If you have questions, concerns or are interested in speaking at Nerd Nite Orlando, email Ricardo [at]

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