Come think and drink with Nerd Nite North Van, now hosted at the Museum of North Vancouver.
Nerd Nites feature speakers who deliver 15-minute talks on a range of complex subjects, but in simple, easy-to-understand terms. Each talk includes a fun, interactive question-and-answer period in a relaxed, pub-style atmosphere.
Celebrate Halloween early with a special booo-zy Nerd Nite North Van. Learn about a variety of festive topics like costumes, séances, and spiders!
Nerd Nite North Van on Thursday, October 26th
Join us at the Museum of North Vancouver (115 West Esplanade) on October 26th for a Halloween-themed Nerd Nite. Tickets include admission to the Museum’s Permanent and Feature Galleries, along with some entertainingly nerdy presentations.
Presentations run from 7:00 pm-9:00pm. The night includes 3 unique speakers, a short intermission, as well as a chance to win some trivia prizes. Dressing up in Halloween costumes is highly encouraged.
We strongly encourage you to come early, between 6:00 pm -6:30 pm to grab a drink, socialize, and visit the museum’s galleries.
Food and drink are not allowed in the galleries, but may be enjoyed in the lobby.
Science & Séance: All Things Halloween
Nerd Nite North Van invites historians, educators, and scientists who are nerding out about topics relevant to North Vancouver’s past, present, and future to share their work with the public in a setting that is more relaxed than a typical scientific lecture or talk. Visitors are invited to ask speakers questions while sharing drinks in this cozy pub environment.
About The Speakers
Dr Emily Vincent- Spirits and Séances on the North Shore and Beyond
Dr. Emily Vincent (she/her) is a Lecturer in English Literature and a keen ghost story researcher. Originally from the UK, Emily is a Vancouver newcomer (who has even been fortunate enough to have worked at MONOVA) and has been excited to learn more about the spectral side of the North Shore since she arrived.
Emily is a lifelong fan of literature about ghostly happenings and haunted houses. These interests have morphed into an academic passion with a PhD which focused on spiritualism and women’s ghost stories in the late nineteenth century.
Emily has a PhD from the University of Birmingham, an MSt from the University of Oxford, and a BA from the University of Warwick, all in English Literature. Emily is currently an Adjunct Lecturer in English for Corpus Christi College at the University of British Columbia and an Honorary Fellow at Durham University.
Taylor de Zilva- How to Stop Being Arachnophobic
Taylor de Zilva (she/they) is an amateur undergraduate biologist who has an acute interest in botany, entomology, arachnology, and physical geography. They have been a science communicator for well over 5 years in addition to working previously in the UBC Botanical Garden and the Vancouver Aquarium. She currently works in the biodiversity research center in a spider lab that aims to understand the ecology, biogeography, and social evolution of spiders.
As of now, she is currently working on a project about Amazonian beetles and how their shapes can correlate to where they may be located within a forest profile. She is highly determined to abolish the colonial roots in science to further scientific and social progress.
Sabrina Pollitt – Colours that go BUMP in the night
Sabrina Pollitt (Aka. Scarlet Delirium) has been a professional Costumer for Film, Burlesque and Theatre since 2014. Sabrina’s passion for Costuming has blossomed from simply trying to save money (by creating her own stage costumes) into a diverse career after graduating with distinction from Capilano University’s Costuming for Stage and Screen program.
From building apocalyptic looks for The 100, to setting the dark and dreary mood for Midnight Mass all the way to helping curate/create the fire suits for Gran Turismo – Sabrina truly enjoys diving into what makes a Character truly unique within the worlds we build.
Call for Speakers
Are you a fun, passionate nerd who loves public speaking? If you have a topic you love to talk about, come share what you’re ‘nerding out’ at Nerd Nite North Van!
We are seeking pitches from presenters who can deliver 15-20 minute talks on a subject of their choice.
Get in touch for more information and how to submit by emailing email@example.com or come talk to us after the show!
The North Vancouver Museum and Archives is a non-profit organization with core funding provided jointly by the City and District of North Vancouver and the B.C. Arts Council, as well as grants and donations from other sources.
Donations are accepted through the Friends of the North Vancouver Museum and Archives Society, Registered Charity No. 89031 1772 RR0001.
We respectfully acknowledge that MONOVA: Museum and Archives of North Vancouver is located on the traditional lands of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations, whose ancestors have lived here for countless generations. We are grateful for the opportunity to live, work and learn with them on unceded Coast Salish Territory.