This month Nerd Nite is partnering with the Lincoln Park Zoo for Adults Night Out!

To showcase Nerd Nite for this new audience, NN Chicago has lured/coerced/tricked some of our favorite veteran speakers in from New York, Toronto, and Chicago’s own Printer’s Row. Please join us Thursday, July 21st at the Lincoln Park Zoo to see this rockstar lineup!

Note: tickets are required for this event.

Alien Minds: Food for thought or thoughtful food?

cephlapods doing it


Octopus, squid, and cuttlefish are much more than seafood. These short-lived, anti-social, and occasionally cannibalistic invertebrates are making a name for themselves as highly intelligent beings, and we’ve only just scratched the surface of what they can do.

Lauren Shorser is a writer and co-boss of Nerd Nite Toronto. She is also a scuba diver with a deep love of cephalopods. She finds it unsettling to write about herself in the third person.



Anteaters are shady.

How to Cheat at Bikes.

No details about this talk will be available before assembling at the starting line. That would be cheating.

Michael H. Kirby is a scientist who sciences. On the regular.


godzilla warning

The flight ban over Monster Island remains in effect

Godzilla: History, Biology and Behavior of Hyper-Evolved Theropod Kaiju. 

Tsunami, earthquake,hurricane, and typhoon all rolled in one, Godzilla, “King of the Monsters,” has both plagued and benefited humanity for over half a century. By examining the origins and zoology of this force of nature, people and nations will be better equipped to deal with the awesome destructive power of our radioactive visitor from the Cretaceous.

Shyaporn Theerakulstit is an actor, writer, director and D-List YouTuber, where he posts videos about drug addicted Easter bunnies, unemployed Superfriends, and flying kittens. You can see examples of his internet hackery at