Burning Nerds Annual On-Playa Party Expands!

This year the Burning Nerds are expanding the Annual Burning Nerds Party-Mixer!

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ON PLAYA LOCATION: Playa Skool Dome (3:00 and Esplanade)
DATE & TIME: Friday, August 30, 2013. 4-6pm (cocktails) but Nerding goes all day!
WHAT: Enjoy a cocktail while we reflect on the big academic questions at our NEW location this year! There will be a whole bunch of Nerds just like YOU to meet and mingle over a cocktail (bottle donations AND mixers are welcome – we are making our own bar).
RSVP: Please Join us and RSVP to academics here: academics (at) burningman.com

In addition to our annual cocktail party, we’ve added an Unconference for all the NERDS TO TALK THEIR HEADS OFF! All day Friday come enjoy talks, mini-lectures and activities for all academics, scholars and their fans! Here’s Friday’s schedule:

ALL DAY BURNING NERDS ACTIVITIES
FRIDAY AUGUST 30, 2013  @ PLAYASKOOL (3:00 and Esplanade)

10:00am- Welcome by Nolan Bushnell
Open Space – sign up for afternoon UnConference.  Go out and have a transformational adventure! Scavenger/Treasure Hunt Designed by Evonne Heyning.

12:30pm -Talk with Singularity University & THNK
Potlatch BYO DIY, food, guest talks on educational technologies, learning and engagement, games, core and flipping blended experiential interactivity.

1:30pm UNCONFERENCE – OPEN SESSIONS FOR EVERYONE
Burning Nerds, Geeks & Doctors….Bring your own talks! 5 MIN SPARK TALKS on your latest research 30 minute & 1 hour CONVERSATIONS on your geeky educational interests.

4pm- Closing by Brian Behlendorf
With a reading of a collective manifesto for learning.

4pm – 6pm Burning Nerds Cocktail Hour Mixer
Hosted by Dr. Wendy Clupper-Meier.

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About the author: Rosalie Fay Barnes

Rosalie Barnes works year round in San Francisco as the Senior Project Manager for the Government Relations & Legal Affairs Department of Black Rock City, LLC. During the Burning Man event, Rosalie is part of the External Relations Team, a program that gives tours of the art and infrastructure of Black Rock City to visiting officials and cultural ambassadors. Rosalie received a Bachelor of Arts in Theater from Brandeis University and in 2009, she received a double Masters from Harvard, focusing on Technology, Media and Learning. She first participated in Burning Man in 2000, and came to work for the Man in 2009.

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