Nerds in NoMa

January–March 2020

6:00–8:00 PM

Lobby of 1200 First St. NE

Congratulations to all those who expanded their brain on our trips to the past, present and future this year for Nerds in NoMa. Links to learn more about the speakers, and to hear a transcript of the January event, are below. Special thanks to Laos in Town for providing refreshments, and to Starry Internet for the bar.

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.
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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.
Moderator: Eliza Barclay, Vox.com
Panelists:
 Jessie Taylor, The Mindfulness Center / Ana Ka’ahanui, Capital Nature /  Emma Kingsley,  The Lady Farmer /  Alisha Lineswala, Yoga NoMa

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.
Presenter: Adam Zuckerman, Futurist

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