About

Informal lecture and discussion series that takes place in bars, restaurants, and other non-academic venues in the greater Richmond area.

We work with researchers and educators to develop programs that bring concepts, processes, and findings out of the lab and into the public sphere so that the public can engage with scientific ideas. We strengthen scientists’ abilities to communicate what they do, what they know, and why it matters. Programs feature one or more experts on a scientific topic, a short presentation, and a longer question and discussion period for the non-scientific public to explore whatever aspects of the topic most pique their curiosity.

Science Pub RVA was founded in June 2012 and became a program of Science Matters, an educational initiative of Your Community Idea Stations, in December 2015.  

Programs produced by Science Pub RVA aspire to broaden the Richmond citizenry that is informed by science, convinced of its value, and engaged with its applications as well as the station’s mission to Educate, Entertain and Inspire.

Series & Event Sponsors Needed (opportunities begin at $500)
Thirsty to connect with savvy people who love to learn, are engaged in the community and value scientific thought?

We invite you to sponsor a single Science Pub RVA program, a short series within the year, the entire Science Pub RVA season, or the Science Matters initiative as a whole

Locations
Science Pub RVA moves about town so that the science pub experience reaches folks throughout the greater Richmond area.  

Speakers / Discussion Leaders
If you conduct research in the greater Richmond area, are open to collaboration, and are keen to connect with the public about some fascinating science, be in touch.

Make Contact
Interested in sponsorship opportunities?  Curious about what it takes to be a venue host? Want to walk into a bar for science?  Have another question?  Send an email to sciencepub@ideastations.org.