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Science Cafe


The first science cafés (Café Scientifique) were started in Europe in the early 1990’s. The intent was to offer a relaxed public forum for the exchange of ideas (over coffee, beer, and food) in a friendly setting where anyone could come and sharpen their knowledge of the modern sciences. It was also a place where people could ask questions about the relevance, risk, and ethical concerns relating to a topic. Today, there are science cafés around the world. Cafés, pubs and restaurants serve as venues for scientists and other experts to give short public presentations on specific topics followed by Q&A and open discussion.

Each Science Café event includes a moderator who introduces 2-3 panelists addressing a monthly topic as it relates to his/her experience and expertise. After each speakers’ brief (10-15 minute) talk, the audience asks questions and discusses the topic. The moderator fills in the gaps and facilitates questions. The Science Café provides an opportunity for an interesting night out, a chance to meet new people, learn new things, and discuss current scientific research/applications in plain English.

Science Cafe in Little Rock is hosted by Vieux Carre/The Afterthought the 4th Tuesday of every month. Join your Freethinking friends for a fun and interesting evening! Get there early as seating is limited.


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  • A former member
    A former member

    I have a table in front if anyone want to sit with me.

    March 26, 2013

  • donna

    Inerita set in .

    March 26, 2013

  • Amber G.

    Random: is there anyone who shops at Walmart who would be willing to exchange $50 cash for a $50 gift card? I don't shop at Walmart but people won't stop giving me these things :\

    March 26, 2013

  • donna

    Thanks Kristin. I couldn't find it .

    March 26, 2013

  • donna

    Does anyone know what tne topic will be tonight ?

    March 26, 2013

  • Justin L.

    I'm new! This will be my first event, any tips, advice or info would b great!

    March 22, 2013

    • Laney

      Hi Justin! My advice for this event would be to arrive a bit early. Seating is limited, and it usually gets pretty full for Science Cafe. They have pretty good food -- you can eat while you wait for it to start at 7.

      March 26, 2013

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