We’re back! 

Come join us on TUESDAY, June 21st, at Vigilante Gastropub and Games for Nerd Nite Austin #137– “Is This Thing On?” The first speaker goes on at 7:30!

It’s been a while.
 
Let’s get nerdy together.
 
We’ve got two great speakers for you, and maybe one or two surprises. Plus, we have a brand new venue! We’re delighted to be bringing you a show from Vigilante Gastropub & Games, featuring board games*, pub fare, and craft cocktails.
 
The schedule:
7:00- Your Nerd Nite Nerd Bosses will be there, ready to awkwardly/enthusiastically greet you
7:30- Show starts! Nerdery ahoy!
 
There will be an intermission between the first and second speakers. The venue closes at 10:00 PM.
 
Our new location at 7010 Easy Wind Dr #150, Austin, TX, 78752 has plentiful street parking, a parking garage, and close proximity to several bus lines and the Crestview MetroRail station.
 
As always, Nerd Nite Austin is free. If you want to, you can RSVP to our Facebook event, or just show up.
Since COVID-19 hasn’t gone away, we ask that you stay home if you aren’t feeling well or have had a known exposure. We also encourage vaccination and frequent testing. Mask-wearing nerds are welcome.
If you aren’t comfortable showing up IRL, we are working on live streaming (with live captions), and plan to make recordings available as well.
 
Speed-dating and Ambassador are still on hiatus.
 
Talks may not be given in the order described. Grab a drink, order some food, tip your bartenders, and relax!
 
*Please pause your gameplay and conversations during the show.
 
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The talks:
 
1. “Setting My Yard On Fire: One Person’s Journey in Ecological Restoration”– Lewis Weil
Ecological Restoration is the practice of healing land by planting native plants and attempting to recreate ecosystems that have been destroyed by human activity. Lewis will be sharing from his personal experiences developing techniques for converting grass lawns to habitat, including site preparation, seed selection, and prescribed burning, as well as natural history, climate change, and indigenous rights.

Lewis is a scientist turned financial planner and ecological restoration practitioner. He is no stranger to the Nerd Nite stage, being a former boss of Nerd Nite Austin, and has presented on shark sex, apocolyptic algae, and an ode to a beloved giant clam. He has only fallen off the stage once.
 
2. “Sexy Nerdy Times with Miss. Adam Maurer: Pandemic Edition”– Miss. Adam Maurer
We are going to explore how the global pandemic impacted sex and relationships, and see what we can learn from the findings.
 
Adam Maurer, LMFT, LPC is a straight-friendly, genderqueer therapist. She is a slayer of shame and a defender of pleasure. Adam founded Moontower Counseling in 2013 and has been supporting the Queer and Sex Positive community ever since.