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May 16th, 2013 @ Black Whiskey

Speaker Lineup

Jon Arroyo, Chief Mixologist, Founding Farmers- On crafting taste for the masses and massing taste for the crafty.

Tim Bailey, CFO, Yuri's Night- Making sure support staff make it into space along with hero astronauts, cuz someone's gotta tend bar or cut hair.

SM Shrake, Founder of Story LeagueThe science of the dark arts of the Garden Gnome

Kathryn Verona- Lady Gaga vs. the Peacock Shrimp

Darcy Gentleman, thirst. Director of Speaker Preparation- Science of sweet, love, & failure 


thirst. 2013 Kickoff

March 20, 2013  @ U st Music Hall

We're Back Nerds.

Speaker Lineup

Steve Davis, PhD - Thirst for aerospace

Eric Schulze, PhD - Thirst for creativity

Tom Di Liberto - Thirst for meteorology

[Featured Speaker] Joe Nadan - Thirst for innovation

Beats by The Clown Prince

Sponsored by the super-nerdy-cool MS-MOT program at NYU-Poly!

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thirst. goes to the Theatre

November 8th, 2012 - Woolly Mammoth Theatre

Song Byeok delivered an original thirst.-style talk about his transformation from propagandist to satirist at a special thirst. pre-show event, in partnership with Sandbrush, followed by a World Premier performance of Mia Chung's You For Me For You.


thirst. Smithsonian Spooktacular

October 25th, 2012 - 915 f st NW (No Kings Collective)

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It was scary good fun!

Speaker Line Up

Margaret Weitekamp - guns in space

Cedric Yeh - Chinese Food, American Style

Dr. Lars Krutak - Indigenous Tattooing

Dr. Patrick Russell - The colors of Mars

Rajshree Solanki - Indian Spiderman

Dr. Matt Carrano - DINOSAURS


thirst. One Year!

Aug. 30th , 2012 - Hosted at U Street Music Hall

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It's Been One Nerdy Year!

thirst. is one year old! One year of shameless desire to learn, flirt, and debauch your way into new friends and ideas! To celebrate, we gave you something off the wall, new, and nerdy, a breakdown of the super nerdy world of professional wrestling. Yeah, we thought so. Marissa Payne of Scoutmob DC and Victor Rortvedt suplexed knowledge on-stage at our one year anniversary blow out on August 30th at U Street Music Hall. We enjoyed delicious complimentary food from Chef Allison Sosna of Microgreens and beats by DJ Yorker.

The thirst. team thanks you for the nerdy community, you lovely smartie, have built in DC. HERE'S TO YEAR TWO!

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thirst. ROMP!

July 28th, 2012 - Hosted at VeraCruz Gallery 

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Speaker Line Up

Lauren Worley - thirst for AWESOME!

Karen Reilly - thirst for internet catz & potatoez

Hosan Lee - thirst for social experiments

Magic Performace By Benjamin Corey


thirst. Main Event

May 31st, 2012 - Hosted at The Bier Baron Tavern

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Speaker Line Up

Simon Owens - thirst for social science

Kate Warren - thirst for photography

Matthew Francis, PhD - thirst for the universe

Suprise Special Guest: Chris Mooney - thirst for communication


thirst. Smithsonian Edition

April 26th, 2012 - Hosted at The Bier Baron Tavern

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Speaker Line Up

Dr. Christopher Mah - National Museum of Natural History

Dr. Chris Meyer - National Museum of Natural History

Shannon Thomas Perich - National Museum of American History

Dr. William (Larry) Bird, Jr. - National Museum of American History

Dr. Patrick Russell - National Air and Space Museum

Craig Saffoe - National Zoo


thirst. ROMP!

March 25th, 2012 - Hosted at the vacant Singapore Bistro

Speakers Eric Schulze & Simon Owens

Artists Gregg Deal & Jason Edward Tucker

Music DJ Yorker

Food Grid Waffles food truck

Partner Uncurbed DC

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thirst. Main Event

Feb. 9th, 2012 - Hosted at The Bier Baron Tavern

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Speaker Line Up

Matthew Francis, PhD - thirst for the universe

Chris Mooney - thirst for communication

Benjamin Keep - thirst for knowledge

Steve Davis - thirst for the frozen (space or otherwise)

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thirst: Draft

Dec. 15th, 2011 - Hosted at The Bier Baron Tavern

Speaker

Lori Noto, thirst. Co-Founder - "The Physics of Santa"

thirst: Draft speakers

3 min. Stump speaches by attendees

Interactive Rubik's Cube game

100% of ticket sales went to Bread For the City through recoup


thirst. Main Event

Nov. 10th, 2011 - Hosted at The Bier Baron Tavern

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Speaker Line Up

Matthew Francis, PhD - thirst for the universe

Chris Mooney - thirst for communication

Marcus Dowling - thirst for information

Joseph Meyerowitz - thirst for engineering

DJ Dianamatic - thirst for records

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thirst. Main Event

Oct. 13th, 2011 - Hosted at The Bier Baron Tavern

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Speaker Line Up

Featured Speaker: Simon Owens - thirst for messages

Karen Reilly - thirst for information 

Danielle Ricks - thirst for technology 

Amos Snead - thirst for communication

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thirst. Inaugural Event

Aug. 25th, 2011 - Hosted at The Bier Baron Tavern

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Speaker Line Up

Featured Speaker: Chris Mooney - thirst for communication 

Daniel Alexander - thirst for weather

Melissa Pierce - thirst for technology 

Briana Pobiner - thirst for biology 

Shauna Dillavou - thirst for film 

DJ Neekola - thirst for music

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