Are these events for scientists?
Quite the opposite. Science Pub RVA nights are created for non-scientists — no science background is needed!
What’s the format?
The format can vary, but most frequently a scientific thinker gives a 15 to 20-minute, jargon-free talk and the remainder of our time is spent in Q&A. Regardless of the program’s structure, an open discussion of the scientific subject always comprises the bulk of the evening.
I don’t drink alcohol. Do you have any non-pub events?
Pub is in our name, but sipping on a glass of water is completely copacetic. Our focus is more about enjoying the night’s topic and each other and less about whatever liquids are in hand.
Is Science Pub RVA a club? Do I need to be a member?
No, we are not a club — but we hope you think of us as a fun place to hang out!
Voluntary contributions fund our doings — be a backer by contributing online each time you register or by kicking some cash into the beaker each time you attend. Better still, become a sustaining member of (or increase your support to) The Community Idea Stations. experience events nightlife
Are kids allowed?
By design, Science Pub RVA programs are for adult audiences 18+, and we’re often in venues that are 21 & up.