What is Science On Tap?
Science On Tap is a place where, for the price of a beverage, anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology. Meetings take place outside a traditional academic context, in the Crown Room at the Schlafly Bottleworks in Maplewood, MO.
Science On Tap was inspired by Café Scientifique of England. The first Cafés were held in Leeds in 1998. Since then, Café Scientifiques have sprung up in Newcastle, Nottingham and Oxford and the network has now begun to expand to other cities in Europe and North America.
Science On Tap is a forum for debating science issues, not a shop window for science. We are committed to promoting public engagement with science and to making science accessible and accountable. The format is generally as follows: about 45 minutes of speaker presentation, followed by discussion until 8:30 PM.
All meetings are held on the last Wednesday of the month during the academic year, from 7:00 - 8:30 PM. Seating is limited to the first 100 people. No reservations accepted.
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