Nerd Nite Vancouver #3 – I Dig Your Bones: Adventures in Forensic Anthropology

Nerd Nite is a monthly event that strives for an inebriated, salacious, yet deeply academic vibe. We aim to entertain, educate, elucidate, enlighten, and other things that start with “e.” Be there and be square!

When: Wednesday, April 9, 2014, doors at 6:00pm, event at 7:00pm

Where: Kiggins Theater, 1011 Main Street, Vancouver, WA 

Cost: $8.00* suggested cover at the door Come early if you want to order food and drinks and get a good seat! 

Food & Drink: Gourmet Hot Dogs will be available from The Nomad food cart out front , and pizza, beer, and wine will be available inside the theater.

This Nerd Nite will feature one talk:

A forensic anthropologist is on the front lines of speaking for those who can no longer speak for themselves. At this event, Dr. Veronica "Nici" Vance from the Oregon State Police Forensic Laboratory will talk about how skeletal remains are found, how bones are analyzed, and how victims can be identified. Discover how the differences and similarities in our bodies are reflected in our bones and tissues, and how they can tell a story of how someone lived…and died. Hear about new technologies being used to solve cold cases and identify missing persons throughout the nation, and what you can do to help.


*A note on the suggested cover: Nerd Nite is completely supported by money collected at the door. We are committed to offering education opportunities to adults who want to learn, so if $8 is a hardship for you, please come anyway and donate what you can.


Nerd Nite Vancouver is hosted by Via Productions
For more information, contact Amanda Thomas at [masked]

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  • Bridget B.

    So bummed I missed you!

    April 21, 2014

  • Dee

    Thanks Amanda. This was a great presentation. Ms. Vance was articulate and engaging. It says a lot about someone who can have a sense of humor when doing such morbid work.

    3 · April 9, 2014

  • Ruth

    Have you considered Mighty Bowl? There is always a huge line at Farmers Market for their food.

    1 · April 8, 2014

    • Barbara S.

      Mighty Bowl would be awesome! Great idea, Ruth :)

      April 8, 2014

  • Sumit

    Is anybody going from Hillsboro(near Intel Campus), I really wanna go...but I don't have a car yet....I recently moved to Hillsboro after getting a job....I will appreciate if somebody can give me a ride...I can pay your cover :)

    April 8, 2014

  • Barbara S.

    Still no vegan options for food? It would be really nice if you could consider that for the next Vancouver Nerd Night. Thanks!

    April 7, 2014

    • Amanda T.

      Hi Barbara, thanks for the feedback. We're trying to find the best combinations of food, vendor availability, and price, and I hope we'll be able to offer some vegan and gluten free options in the near future.

      1 · April 7, 2014

    • Barbara S.

      Thanks Amanda, That would be great!

      April 8, 2014

  • Casey O.

    I will, if I can...

    1 · April 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    is there an age restriction for this?

    April 7, 2014

    • John H.

      No one so old you have to dig them up? Joking aside I asked about bringing my daughter who is 10 to one of them and found out that it is OK.

      1 · April 7, 2014

    • Amanda T.

      Yep, John is right, it's an all-ages event. However, do keep in mind that this particular event will have some graphic images (i.e. a few pictures of dead bodies).

      4 · April 7, 2014

  • Amanda T.

    Hey everyone! Just a quick note to let you know that there will be food and drink available at this event. Gourmet Hot Dogs will be available from The Nomad food cart out front,, and pizza, beer, and wine will be available inside the theater.

    1 · April 7, 2014

  • Angelica C.

    Sorry, I have to pick up a friend at the airport.

    March 27, 2014

  • Sharon "Aurora" L.

    I have heard this talk before and it is really, really fascinating!

    2 · March 27, 2014

  • ChadorLisa V.

    I would love to attend but wed no good for us! Sounds really cool. No bones about it! :D

    March 20, 2014

  • Meredith


    March 8, 2014

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