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Networking forum for nerds is ‘thirsty’ for conversation The Washington Post Capital Business
Learning and nightlife with a side of wine drive top progressives at Thirst DC The Pink Line Project
ThirstDC Ain’t Your Average Networking Event DCeventjunkie
Photos: thirstDC Brightest Young Things
Thirst, What’s Yours? Tittsworth
thirstDC: a sexy lecture I Spy Things DC 

Announcement 

THIRST DC EXPANDS NERDY SOCIAL EXPERIMENT & CONTRIBUTES TO LEADING SCIENCE BLOG

Washington, DC – September 14, 2011– DC's newest burgeoning intellectual forum and social experiment, thirst DC, is continuing its rapid growth in the arts & culture, scientific, technological, and political arenas by announcing becoming a guest contributer with the leading science and communication blog, The Intersection. Led by New York Times best-selling author and former thirst speaker, Chris Mooney, The Intersection will now feature short pieces that highlight thirst DC's unique implementation of science communication in the nation's capital.

"Contributing to The Intersection blog, known for witty and engaging discussions followed by thousands of online readers, will allow thirst DC to share its innovative brand and philosophy of nerdy communication, as well as engage a larger domestic and international audience," thirst DC co-founder Eric Schulze stated. "thirst attracts unique groups of both intelligent attendees and expert speakers, with each attendee expecting to be challenged intellectually -- all while lounging to the DJ, cocktail in-hand," Schulze explained.

ABOUT THIRST DC: thirst DC is about sharing your passions.  Whether it be for science, technology, arts & culture, or fashion, thirst is a place to indulge what motivates you. thirst is learning in a lounge, DJ spinning. It's a chance to meet people that don't do what you do, to interact with different people in different social circles, people who are utterly fascinating. Come listen to talks that run the gamut, or grab a drink and interact with others by the DJ booth. This is not networking for your job. This is a night for you to learn, meet, flirt, and share.

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Contact: Lori Noto ​ [email protected]


Press Release 

THIRST DC PROVIDES MODERN FORUM FOR YOUNG DC PROFESSIONALS TO SHARE IDEAS

Washington, DC –August 15, 2011– In a city where happy hours are just part of the job, thirst DC is a new recurring social concept that twists the typical bar experience and turns it into a "sexy nerd house party" where world-renown experts speak to inspire the attendees to create innovative connections, learn, flirt, drink, and dance while the DJ spins until 2 am. More simply, thirst DC is described as “learning in a sexy, nerdy lounge.” Thirst DC will host a wide range of accomplished speakers at their inaugural event at the Bier Baron Tavern on Thursday August 25th at 7 pm.

Confirmed speakers include: New York Times Best Selling Author and Blogger, Chris Mooney Technology and culture expert Melissa Pierce Smithsonian paleoanthropologist Briana Pobiner Documentary star and social media expert Shauna Dillavou Weather marketing expert Daniel Alexander …and the mood will be set by internationally-known DJ Neekola. In this non-typical lecture setting, surrounded by a DJ and happy hour drinks, thirst DC talks will be short and thought-provoking, with all efforts supporting the goal to spark fresh, interesting conversation among its attendees. Said founder and emcee Eric Schulze: “thirst DC is an unique opportunity for Washington’s brightest minds to get together to share ideas. Founded by an intrepid group of nerds, thirst DC creates the perfect environment for DC's nerdiest and sexiest that thirst for knowledge, a stiff drink, and some attractive company. Whether you work in politics or science, but really are passionate about fashion or food, all we ask is that our guests expect the topics to be a bit risque, and in return we ask that they be utterly fascinating.” Tickets are $20. Interested attendees can register at thirstdc.com or buy tickets directly at Ticketleap. Tweet @thirstdc or join the Facebook group to receive a discount code for your ticket. thirst DC is about sharing your passions, whether it be for science, technology, arts & culture, or fashion, thirst is a place to indulge what motivates you. thirst is learning in a lounge, cocktail in-hand. It's a chance to meet people that don't do what you do, to interact with different people in different social circles, people who are utterly fascinating. Come listen to talks that run the gamut, or grab a drink and interact with others by the DJ booth. This is not networking for your job. This is a night for you to learn, meet, flirt, and share.

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Contact: Lori Noto ​ [email protected]