Nerd Nite #1 Calling Nerds in the Sea to Sky Corridor

Nerd Nite is coming to the Sea to Sky Corridor! Whoohoo!!!

Save the date: Jan 24 2024, 6:00 PM at Trickster’s Hideout in Squamish.

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Nerd Nite S2S March 2024

We are back for our second round of Nerd Nite. This time we are holding our show at the newly renovated BAG! We are excited to be partnering with this long time beloved haven for the arts community and check out all the new additions they’ve been working on, including a new delicious menu. That’s right! A night of eating, drinking and nerdy merriment. Kind of like an intellectual Medieval times. 🤔

Where: Brackendale Art Gallery (loving known as The BAG)
41950 Government Rd, Brackendale, BC V0N 1H0

When: Tuesday, March 12 th 2024 @ 6:30pm

Tickets: $10 in advance, $12 at the door.

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Topics for the night will feature:

#1 Quantum Physics – Peter O’Connor

Are we living in a spooky, random universe, where things influence each other instantly across cosmic distances?  Or are we living in a scripted reality, where the universe actively conspires to give us the illusion of choice while sending us along a completely predetermined path?  These are the two options left open to us by the most bizarre experiment in physics – the Bell experiment.   Peter will be giving a layman’s introduction to this strange little experiment, its implications for free-will, and what it tells us about the nature of reality.  

#2 Concussions – Andreas Stridsland,  DC, DACNB

What is a concussion? Andreas is a Squamish based chiropractor specializing in concussions. He helps concussed people recover through neuro-rehabilitation, assessing and treating concussion/mTBI, post-concussion syndromes, vertigo/dizziness, headaches, and pain. In this presentation, he will talk about the main systems affected and common symptoms (oculomotor, vestibular, proprioception, autonomic) of concussions. His philosophy is that recovery is all about neuroplasticity. Learn more about concussions and how they affect brains!

#3 Poker – Scott

Poker & Business: An Unlikely Pair. 

Scott explores the unexpected parallels between the strategic dynamics of poker and the complexities of the business world, highlighting shared principles such as risk management, decision-making under uncertainty, psychology, adaptability, and strategic planning. Through insightful analysis and real-life examples, Scott provides valuable insights into how lessons from poker can be applied to business and vice versa, equipping them with a deeper understanding of the strategic mindset necessary for success in both domains.

tickets: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/nerdnite/1161780

Nerd Nite Sea to Sky V1 Nerd Nite Sea to Sky v1!

Bringing in 2024 with three awesome presenters to quench your thirst for knowledge and …well hydration. We are excited to bring this fun event to the corridor and kicking it off in Squamish.

Where: Trickster’s Hideout
38005 Cleveland Ave
Entrance on 1st-and-aHalf-Ave in Squamish

When: Wednesday, January 24th 2024 @ 6:30pm (Doors @ 6:00pm)

Tickets: $7 in advance, $10 at the door.

Get tickets here : Nerd Nite Sea to Sky V1 Tickets

#1 Coffee

Coffee. If you love coffee or even remotely enjoy coffee, then you’ll enjoy learning about the coffee bean and how it becomes a delicious hot drink.

Mike from 1914

While coffee isn’t the only thing Mike is interested in, he sure loves coffee and spends a lot of time curating the best coffee beans, pouring methods and other paraphernalia, as can be seen in his Squamish based coffee shop, 1914. Oh yea, he also loves plants. He has a crop of tropical and coffee plants at his shop to keep him and his customers company. Back to Mike and coffee. Mike has experience drinking, roasting, making, curating and selling coffee. If you’re looking to get into craft coffee, Mike would be the guy to talk to. He’s excited to down a few cups (of coffee) and tell you all about his favourite bean.

#2 Bacteriophages

What is tiny, deadly and everywhere? Bacteriophages! But not to worry. These weird looking micro assassins are on the human species’ side. Poised to be one of the superheroes in the medical world, bacteriophages can be used to disinfect, fight and destroy bad bacteria that would otherwise kill us. Where do they live? What do they infect? Why aren’t they harmful to humans? Are they dangerous to pets? How can I find and use them? This talk will pique your interest and answer some of these questions about these minuscule buggers.

Holden Bonwit

Holden Bonwit is a mechanical engineer and growth strategy consultant who has successfully taken products from concept to production. While most of his work has focused on mechanical engineering and startup businesses, he has enjoyed diving into other STEM subjects, such as bacteriophages, on his free time. Holden is thankful to live, run, and kite in Squamish, with his wife and two young children.

#3 Marauding Ponies

Start with Julius Caesar riding through Gaul astride his magnificent, tall steed on his way to invade the British Isles a generation after the birth of Christ. Now imagine Charlemagne riding into Lombard to accept its crown in 774 AD, sitting far above the heads of the crowd filling the streets. Lastly, picture a wind-swept field as Napoleon sits on his magnificent charger, comfortable in his mistaken certainty that he would win the Battle of Waterloo in 1815.

These have three things in common – they stir our emotions, look fantastic on film, and are completely wrong about the horses these great men sat on.

Come discover the long and colourful history of the powerful small horses which have carried humanity for millenia, and still stoically bring joy to so many hearts.

Charlotte Jacklein

Charlotte grew up on a farm near the lovely Niagara Escarpment. By six, she was riding at a neighbouring farm, getting elbow-deep into chores, and by ten had convinced her parents that a couple of horses would not be amiss on their farm. Charlotte’s parents went with Icelandic horses, figuring that this breed was tough, adventurous and level-headed enough to bring their daughter back in one piece. 

From working on Icelandic horse farms in Ontario to competing in the 1995 Icelandic Horse Youth World Cup held in Luxembourg, horses, and particularly Icelandics have been central to Charlotte’s life.

In addition to her experiences in the saddle, Charlotte reads deeply and widely on the history of horse breeds, with a particular interest in the gaited horses, and how horses and humans have interacted in the past and present. 

Get tickets here : Nerd Nite Sea to Sky V1 Tickets