• L'art de la mémoire et de l'apprentissage - Atelier gratuit

    Pavillon Sherbrooke de l'UQAM

    Atelier gratuit sur le thème de "l'art de la mémoire et de l'apprentissage", à partir de 19h au local Sh-3620 du pavillon Sherbrooke de l’UQAM, au 200 Sherbrooke Ouest, près du métro Place-des-Arts. Saviez-vous qu’il est possible pour à peu près n’importe qui d’apprendre à utiliser ce qu’on appelle des “palais de mémoire” pour retenir d’énormes quantités d’information? Peut-être avez-vous entendu parler de ces études récentes qui ont fait le tour du monde: - https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/dont-forget-you-too-can-acquire-a-super-memory/ - http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/ancient-brain-training-can-boost-memory-180962465/ https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/mar/10/how-david-camerons-yellow-y-fronts-gave-me-an-astonishing-memory-palace-memrise-prize Ou peut-être avez-vous lu ce bref exposé du sujet https://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/24/upshot/an-ancient-and-proven-way-to-improve-memory-go-ahead-and-try-it.html ou visionné cet excellent reportage http://edition.cnn.com/videos/health/2017/06/22/vital-signs-memory-focus-training-hershey-pa-school-c.cnn et http://edition.cnn.com/videos/health/2017/06/22/vital-signs-alex-mullen-memory-world-record-holder-b.cnn . Il faut un certain entrainement pour atteindre des résultats spectaculaires, mais à partir du moment que l’on prend la peine de se familiariser avec les bonnes techniques, des gains très substantiels sont possibles pratiquement du jour au lendemain. Je m’appelle Francis Blondin et si vous cherchez mon nom sur Internet, vous allez voir que je suis le soi-disant “champion canadien de la mémoire”. Je suis plus ou moins à l’aise avec ce titre, mais bon, si c’est écrit sur Internet, c’est sûrement vrai ( : Dans cet atelier nous allons voir brièvement un peu tout ce que j’ai appris sur la mémoire et l’apprentissage au cours des deux dernières années. Je donnerais énormément pour avoir connu tout cela alors que j’étais encore étudiant. Que ce soit pour retenir le nom des gens que vous rencontrez, pour étudier, pour apprendre ou simplement pour le plaisir, je pense honnêtement que c’est dans votre intérêt de prendre la peine d’au moins vous familiariser avec ces techniques. L'art de la mémoire n'est pas une pilule magique qui va vous permettre de tout retenir sans faire d'effort, mais c'est certainement un outil extraordinaire qui mérite amplement d'être connu. N’hésitez pas à inviter des gens et à partager ce lien dans différents groupes Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/161126987780949 L’atelier est gratuit et je ne tenterai pas de vous vendre quoi que ce soit : )

  • High Score Con 2017

    Delta Montreal Hotel and Resort

    Hi :-D Is there anyone, who would like to join me and go to this event? Admission is only $5. http://www.gamerscanada.com/highscore/econvention.html https://www.facebook.com/events/1106634706107136/?active_tab=about

  • Parc at Midnight: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

    Lieu visible par les membres

    Hey Geeks! It's been a long time! Cinema du Parc is doing a series of classic nocturnal screenings that should be pretty awesome! Let's follow Raoul Duke and Dr. Gonzo in their 1998 classic, as they chase the American Dream through a drug-induced haze. https://www.youtube.com/embed/8m662obIvhY?rel=0&controls=0&showinfo=0 I didn't put a limit, as you need to buy tickets yourself from Cinema du Parc. Tickets can be bought at... https://omniwebticketing.com/cinemaduparc/?schdate=2017-06-16&perfix=16501 It's a 8 minute walk from Metro Place-des-Arts. P.s Just because this is a drug movie doesn't mean we need to be doing them. I will be drinking water and eating popcorn. "The possibility of physical and mental breakdown is now very real. No sympathy for the Devil, keep that in mind. Buy the ticket, take the ride." - Raoul Duke.

  • Archery Lessons

    Sports de Combats

    Archery is a great way to make friends - you can learn a new and unique skill while meeting new people! We know that it's difficult to pick up archery as a hobby, due to the equipment costs and finding a suitable range. We try to make it as easy as possible by providing all the necessary equipment as part of our lessons. These archery lessons are recommended for beginners who have not had any formal archery training or those who have not shot archery for a long period of time. There are no prerequisites - just show up and we will provide all the equipment. This is one 90-minute lesson, and you will finish the course with knowledge of basic safety concepts, basic archery form, and an understanding of the parts of the bow and equipment. The regular price is $40 per person, but I can host the meetup for $20 per person, paid at the door. https://sportsdecombats.com/archery-lessons-montreal

  • Apéro en Chocolat

    Marché Bonsecours

    HI Geeks :) I have organized a fun chocolate themed event that will take us on a tasting adventure. What is it like to pair dark chocolate with red wine? What about foie gras and Mexican chocolate or Ecuadorian chocolate and a sharp cheese? I have partnered with Chef Bobby Grégoire, Cocoa Barry and local winery Carone as well as other local producers to bring you this sensory experience! All in a stunning location in the Old Port. Discover, taste and mingle in the mezzanine of Marché Bonsecours with other social foodies, on Friday, February 10th between 6pm- 10pm. Part of the proceeds go to Slow Food, a citizen lead organization, working towards food that is good, clean and accessible to all. Tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance:https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/apero-en-chocolat-tickets-31523392315

  • Sugar & Spice, 15+ tastings, cocktail included

    Vous êtes invités/ You are invited! Pour une soirée 6 @ 9 découvertes et dégustations qui réunira une sélection des meilleurs produits et boissons locales. Apprenez à connaître les entrepreneurs derrière leurs marques, découvrez de nouvelles saveurs, aliments, boissons et rencontrer des gens partageants la même passion. Ce qui est inclus ? Un cocktail épicé et sucré, dégustations généreuses de produits sucrés et / ou épicés Nous aurons également des traiteurs et chefs proposants des bouchées thématiques : Sugar & Spice ! >>Billets doivent être achetés à l'avance: http://bit.ly/20np4QD This 6@9 discovery & tasting event will bring together some of Montréal's best local food/drink brands. Meet the entrepreneurs behind the brands, discover new flavours, foods, and drinks while meeting likeminded people. What's included? Sweet & spiced cocktail, generous tastings of sweet &/or spiced products, as well as caterers and chefs offering creative sweet/spicy/salty bouchées >>Tickets must be purchased in Advance: http://bit.ly/20np4QD Quand/When: Mercredi 18 novembre, de 18h-21h Lieu/Where: soupesoup : 649 rue Wellington, Vieux Montréal, H3C 1T3 Prix d’entrée/Price: $25 par personne (inclut l’entrée, dégustations de produits, nouvelles boissons et un cocktail surprise) "People who love to eat are always the best people." Julia Child Faites-vous partie de cette belle gang? Are you one of them? Commandez vos billets avant qu'il ne soit trop tard.// Space is limited! Get your tickets: http://bit.ly/20np4QD Qui/Who ? Chocolats Geneviève Grandbois, Pirate Jake, chef Ali from Restaurant La Selva, Storica, Hellvis - Sauce piquante houblonnée / Hoppy hot sauce, Maurin Cuisine, Orchid expression, Centrale culinaire, Le Domaine des 15 lots, @Gourmex-Inc, Essence Glacier, La Confiserie CandyLabs et plus!

  • Game On.

    Montreal Science Centre

    About: From Pong to Guitar Hero; the (not) Ontario Science Centre will host Game On 2.0 offering a hands-on exploration of video game history and culture. Visitors will experience more than 60 years of gaming entertainment and technology; from the very first commercial coin-operated game to the latest in virtual reality and 3D gaming. The world’s largest celebration of video games making its first Canadian appearance, Game On 2.0 features game design, development, and production including multiplayer games, handheld devices, original concept and character art, and the history’s most influential arcade machines. (On Twitter use #GameOnScience.) Game On 2.0 tracks the development of video games from the earliest computer games to arcade-era hits and the very latest from today’s multi-billion dollar industry with more than 125 playable games from across the history of the medium – including pinball games – as well as rarely-seen consoles, controllers and collectables. This new exhibition runs from March 9 to September 2, 2013 and is free with general admission. So let's check this out and maybe catch something to eat afterwards around Old Port. It's been a little while and there are a whole lot of new members joining, so it's about time something like this was scheduled. Get Your Tickets Here: http://www.montrealsciencecentre.com/tickets

  • Creature From the Black Lagoon in 3D!!!!

    Concordia VA 411

    The Montreal Film Society will be presenting a double feature the Creature From the Black Lagoon (1954) in 3D directed by Jack Arnold, followed by The Black Cat (1934) directed by Edgar Ulmer. Tickets: 8$/6$(student) Please note they only accept cash. For more info: http://www.cineclubfilmsociety.com/program/

  • Nerd Nite - Brain, Religion and Art

    theatre ste catherine

    Nerd Nite is like seeing three TED talks, except the talks are modest about being world-changing ideas and you may or may not be drinking beer. The franchise of Nerd Nite had its inception in New York City and has since spread to the order of one-hundred cities all over the world. Montreal was not one of them... until now! Nerd Nite will hopefully become a monthly event, but that's contingent upon the success of this premiere. The three speakers who will be kicking off Nerd Nite Montreal are Peter Hartman, who will be talking about how science isn't at conflict with religion like we think it is; Najmeh Khalili-Mahani, who will be talking about how our brains respond to stress; and Natalie Zina Walschots, who will be talking about the ways that video games resist critique as pieces of art. Between talks, meet fellow nerds and answer trivia questions!

  • BattleCom @ the Comedy Nest

    THE COMEDY NEST Forum de Montréal (3rd Floor)

    Take a large dose of “The Big Bang Theory”, a wallop of an “8 Mile” rap battle and stir in a dash of “Let’s Make a Deal” and you have an idea of what “Battle-COM” is. Check out the Comedy Nest's page for informations. (http://www.meetup.com/Young-Adults-Geeks-Social/events/209229552/) Sunday October 19th 2014 at 8:00 (doors open at 7:15) Admission $10, Students $6 CALL TO RESERVE: (514)[masked]