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20 Bars, 20 Awesome Talks in 1 Night

It’s like 20 free TED talks in one night, but with drinking | Tuesday
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For one night, on February 24, 2015, San Franciscans can attend lectures given by top-notch university professors from Stanford, Cal, Santa Clara, etc. in a casual setting across the city’s best nightlife.

“Raising The Bar” 20 Talks in 20 Bars in One Night
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
20 bars all across SF
, but an RSVP is required for each talk.

During Raising the Bar, 20 bars across San Francisco will feature 20 professors. It’s like a free TED Talk while you drink Old Fashioneds at a bar. Pretty neat, right?

Bars include bars all over the city in different neighborhoods including PianoFight, The Wreck Room, Aventine, The Slate Bar, 15 Romolo, Maven and more.

Topics include:

  • Modern disasters
  • Law in outer space
  • Sustainable investment
  • Why progressives (almost) always lose
  • Race, sex and gender in the U.S.
  • Bioethics of the living, dead and unborn
  • Israeli-Palestinian peace
  • Conspiracy of capital
  • Evolution of celebrity culture

> View the Full Lineup

RTB is a worldwide initiative aimed at making education a part of a city’s popular culture. Their first event drew over 6,000 New Yorkers to 50 different bars throughout the city. The night was a smashing success, garnering extensive media coverage like Huffington and The Guardian.