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Nerd Nite

Nerd Nite

Thu, Jul 6 - 7pm

Presented by Gateway City Live

FREE EVENT ($5 Suggested Donation)

Music Hall Doors Open at 7pm

16+ unless accompanied by parent or legal guardian.

Dine at GCA! Judd’s Bar & Restaurant will be open for dinner & drinks–come see us!

$5 Suggested donation will go to the presenters and Gateway City Live

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Nerd Nite is cool presentations about fascinating subjects + beer + socializing! Do you want to share your passion for a subject that many people don’t know about? Nerd Nite is the place to do it!

Nerd Nite is now in The Divine Theater at Gateway City Arts in Holyoke on Race St and is sponsored by Gateway City Live.

We need presenters so if you’ve got a solid 20 minute PowerPoint that’s fun and ready to go, please get in touch! ($5 Suggested donation for presenters and GCL.)

$5 suggested donation at the door. Get your dinner beforehand at the fabulous Judd’s Restaurant!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Nerd Nite?

Nerd Nite allows people to share their passions with others in a social setting. The general format is two presenters give a talk for 20 minutes and have a question and answer period after. There is a visual element to the presentation. This is often in the form of a powerpoint presentation or slide show but there are many creative ways to show what you care about!

How do I become a presenter?

Email kevin@gatewaycityarts.com with a brief description of what you’d like to share.

What kind of topics can I present on?

Almost anything! Some topics have been about the first imaging of a black hole, birding in downtown Holyoke, brutalist web design, and surviving a plane crash. Give us a shot and we’ll figure it out! 

What do I need to present?

A deep, abundant passion for your subject! We require some form of visual element. This is a presentation, not a lecture. While most presentations are powerpoint focused, we have had demonstrations from dancing to lasers. As long as it fits the space, is safe, and legal, you can do what you like!

You said powerpoint. Do I need to bring my own laptop and projector?

We have an in-house projector and sound system. If you don’t have a laptop we can provide one. We ask that you send us the powerpoint at least a day ahead so we can make sure everything works.

What's all this about beer and socializing?

Nerd Nite Holyoke will take place in the Race Street Live Music Hall at Gateway City Arts on April 6. Future Nerd Nites will be held in our Divine Theater. The bar is staffed and you are encouraged to get your favorite beverage. Tip heavy! Additionally, Judd’s Bar & Restaurant is open across the hall. Show up early and have dinner. Or stay late and have dinner. Have dinner!