Our Nerd Talks™️ program brings in experts to educate and entertain your staff. You can think of the format like an interactive Ted-style talk on obscure topic pairings. The goal of these team building activities is to invest in your employees to develop new skills and ideas. A successful talk can inspire creativity and new ways of thinking, as well as be an entertaining way to spend time with your colleagues.
We work with experts in a wide variety of fields and interests. For example, your team can learn about Beer & Sharks, Volcanoes & Vikings, The Library of Alexandria & Cuttlefish and more. Each experience is an eclectic mix of education and entertainment. We recommend booking your event, and letting our team surprise you with the host and topic.
The Nerd Talks™ format is typically 60 minutes, and we can shorten or extend this training at your request. We've built the program both for in-person and online engagements, and to work with audiences of all sizes. This training is a good fit for introverts, extroverts, beginnings, advanced folks, and everyone in-between. The experience is about 30 minutes of interactive presentation, with the remainder of the time allocated to games and activities like trivia.
1. Beer & Sharks
❤️ loved by aquarium nerds, beer aficionados, remote teams
Beer & Sharks is a mini, interactive "Nerd Talk" about two of nature's most misunderstood subjects: calculus and progressive tax systems. Just kidding: it's about beer and sharks. In this 60 minute, 100% virtual presentation, Ethan "Hops" Angelica will take your team through a wild explanation of aquatic ecosystems, conservation, beer making, shark facts and the tenuous links between them. The experience also includes quick virtual engagement activities to engage your people around the subject. The presentation is smart, thought provoking, wildly entertaining, and one of the best damn ways to enjoy a virtual meeting.
2. Witchcraft & Wine
❤️ loved by witches, wizards, wine lovers
For some, a mid-autumn night's activities may involve wine, and for others it may involve witchcraft. Until now, the two Ws were seldom seen together. In this 60 minute, 100% virtual presentation, Vic "Potions" Landa will take your team through a wicked explanation of witchcraft, magic, horticulture, ancient wine practices and the somewhat unusual links between it all. The presentation is unique, wildly entertaining, and a fun way to get together with your team
3. Plato & Pluto
❤️ loved by Socrates, Aristotle, Michael
One helped kick start Western philosophy and the other is a well-loved but often misunderstood celestial body in the far reaches of our solar system. In this 60 minute, 100% online presentation, Harry "Loves Illuminating Alliteration" Einhorn will weave a tail that touches on ancient philosophy, the origins of known civilization, Green and Roman discoveries, the weird science of planets and the connections between it all. The presentation is thought provoking, one of a kind, and a unique way to bring your people together.
4. Library of Alexandria & Cuttlefish
❤️ loved by history nerds, friends of the sea, remote teams
Library of Alexandria & Cuttlefish is a mini, interactive "Nerd Talk" about two mildly connected things: the Library of Alexandria and Cuttlefish. In this 60 minute, 100% virtual presentation, Lia "we definitely should have saved the scrolls" Tamborra will take your team through a wild explanation of ancient Egyptian record keeping, what it's like when the historic "hard drive" fails, the peculiar habits of cuttlefish and the tenuous links between it all. The presentation is smart, thought provoking, wildly entertaining, and one of the best damn ways to do increase engagement with remote teams.
5. Cereal & Serial Killers
❤️ loved by bowls, spoons, virtual workers
There is more tying together Cereal & Serial Killers then cute Halloween costumes in the 90s. In this 100% virtual, 60 minute presentation, Caroline "almond milk is the best milk" Wolfson will steer your team through the origins of the breakfast food, infamous killers, cold cases and how it all connects. There is no presentation quite like this.
6. Zombies & Philosophy
❤️ loved by people with braaaaaains
Like zombies, some philosophies are coming back from the dead. In this 60 minute presentation held in a virtual conference room, Baxter "what is life?" Gaston will march your team through the legends of zombies, the way these walking dead-folks exploded into pop-culture, the peculiarities of philosophy and how it all comes together. There is no presentation alive that is quite like this.
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