TEDxUniversityofNevada organizers have announced their seventh annual event will be Saturday, February 23, 2019 and the call for speakers will be open from June 1-July 6. Over the years, TEDxUniversityofNevada has become one of the most prominent TEDx events in the nation with videos reaching more than a combined 25 million views. The event has also brought some of the most well-known business trailblazers, influential media personalities and incredible performers to Reno, while also starting national dialogue and unveiling important issues in the community.
“When Nikki raised her hand, I said to myself, this is the right person to partner on,” Oster said in a phone interview with the NNBW. Six months later, Oster and McGuire are the founders of a newly opened coworking space in downtown Reno: Beacon CoWork.
If you’re lucky enough to be a Reno resident or student, you think of stunning Lake Tahoe, the Sierra Nevada mountains, the Truckee River running through downtown, the Reno Air Races, the Reno Rodeo, the “Spaghetti Bowl” traffic jam (5 minutes), our mild climate, and a beautiful place to live. If you like skiing, running, mountain biking, hiking the Tahoe Rim trail, and enjoying the outdoors, Reno is a gateway to all of these activities. The joke around town is that we don’t want to tell any more people how nice Reno is. Alchemy looked at four key factors in choosing Reno for its headquarters: talent, business climate, quality of life, and transportation alternatives.
University of Nevada, Reno College of Education Assistant Professor David R. Johnson has always been interested in finding out why people do the work that they do. A sociologist of work and organizations, Johnson spent eight years researching what the emergence of a profit motive in the production of knowledge means for the work of academic scientists.
David Audretsch, one of the most well-known entrepreneurship researchers in the world, will be giving a talk that is intended for students, entrepreneurs, and the general public on November 30, 2017 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on the University of Nevada, Reno campus. The title of Audretsch’s talk is, “Have We Oversold the Silicon Valley Model of Entrepreneurship?”
Julie Robinson is someone who really has her head in the clouds, or better yet even higher, the stars. She is the chief scientist for the International Space Station, a University of Nevada, Reno alumna and the next speaker for the Discover Science Lecture Series on Thursday, Nov. 9. This lecture is ideal for people who find themselves looking up into the stars, heading to a hospital or considering a career in public service.
New, existing and relocating technology companies are making Nevada home in both metro and rural areas, bringing innovation across the board. So far, specific technology clusters have not developed. Nevada is seeing everything from bioscience to construction and telecommunications to entertainment. “In a lot of cities you have a sector that’s doing well or a place where it’s mostly big companies or all start-ups,” said Dave Archer.