Nerds in NoMa

January–March 2020

6:00–8:00 PM

Lobby of 1200 First St. NE

It’s that time of year again, when we gather to talk about interesting things. For the BID’s seventh annual Nerds in NoMa series, we’ll be visiting the past, learning to live in the present, and dreaming about the future. Join us for thoughtful conversations and refreshments from Laos in Town!

January 14
Once Upon a Time: Stories from the Neighborhood
The city is a place of neverending change. But in the spirit of Faulkner — who wrote, “The past is never dead. It isn’t even past.” — we’ll tap into the living history of the area now called NoMa with a handful of personal tales.

February 11
Being Present: Paths of Mindfulness
The pressures of modern life may feel relentless, but there are proven routines and techniques for calming the mind. We’ll discuss ways to achieve a little inner peace. Say it with us now: NoMmmmmmmmmmmmma.

March 10
Futurescapes: Envisioning What’s Next
What could the next centuries hold for humanity? How different will the world look as technology advances and environmental change continues? Should we be hopeful … or worried? Let’s explore deep ideas about where things are headed.

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