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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.


*** This Months Topic***

You Are What You Eat: Food Chemistry

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  • Steve B.

    Dang, I just found out about the emergency below. Might have to go to that instead. Pretty ironic that a presentation on city planning conflicts with a vote to give away this city's unusually clean water....

    February 26, 2013

    • Amber G.

      Steve, I didn't know anything about this. Do you know what was decided?

      February 27, 2013

  • Paul C.

    me go.

    February 26, 2013

  • Steve B.

    "This Month's Topic" needs to be changed (beyond just including an apostrophe): I believe this tomorrow's cafe' is about city planning. Jus' sayin'

    1 · February 25, 2013

    • Laney

      Yeah I think they have a default topic in there that always shows up on the meetup page every month unless they go in and change it, because that's what it says every month, it seems. But on their website and FB page it says city planning is the topic.

      February 25, 2013

    • Paul C.

      i think im going. yall come find me i you go

      1 · February 26, 2013

  • Laney

    I have some dental work I'm getting done tomorrow afternoon so I may still be numb and drooling all over the place but I plan to be there anyway. :-)

    February 25, 2013

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