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RTP180 is heading into its 9th season! Over the years we have heard from hundreds of the brightest minds, greatest innovators and most engaging storytellers in our region. We call on them to not only share their industry with us, but also their passions and what gets them out of bed each morning.

While the topic changes each month, the mission of this series has always been the same: exposing North Carolinians to the greatness happening right in their backyard.

To all our RTP180 Alumni since 2013, we THANK YOU!

The Research Triangle Foundation and RTP180’s Presenting Sponsor, RTI International, are proud to announce our 2021 topic lineup. As we enter the New Year, we plan to keep this event virtual for the safety of our community. However, our hope is to return in person at either Frontier RTP or at the new Boxyard RTP development when it feels appropriate; we will keep you posted on any changes.

As for the format itself, things are staying the same. Five speakers, each with a five-minute talk followed by five minutes of Q&A.

While we are unable to provide craft brews and popcorn during this time of physical distancing, we hope you will bring that same festive energy viewing the show from your home. Mark your calendars and we look forward to seeing you next year!

January 21, 2021 | RTP180: Cleantech in Partnership with the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster February 18, 2021 | RTP180: Equity March 18, 2021 | RTP180: UX
April 15, 2021 | RTP180: Fighting Disease, Finding Cures
May 20, 2021 | RTP180: The Small Business Ecosystem*
June 17, 2021 | RTP180: Ecology*
July 15, 2021 | RTP180: AI*
August 19, 2021 | Digital Marketing*
September 16, 2021 | Food Science*
October 21, 2021 | Cybersecurity*
November 18, 2021 | Pay it Forward*

*We are still on the hunt for speakers for these topics.

Our criteria for a speaker: Someone that lives/works in The Triangle, relatable, engaging, and concise.

We also strive to have a diverse line up of speakers because everyone deserves a platform! Know someone who would be great or want to throw your own name in the hat?

Contact the Team at with your suggestions.