Jun 17 2021


6:00 pm - 7:00 pm



RTP180: Ecology



Innovation. Education. Industry. These are powerful angles—and what Research Triangle Park is known for. At RTP180, speakers from our founding Universities, Park companies and the North Carolina community at-large, are called upon to speak passionately and authentically about what matters to them. The twist? They must do it in 5 minutes or less!

We ask our speakers to be intentional with their 300 seconds up on the virtual stage. What perspective of their industry are they able to share? What are their passions? What would our community be surprised to learn? What case studies in North Carolina are cutting edge?

This month, the topic is Ecology. Ecology is the branch of biology that deals with the relations of organisms to one another and to their physical surroundings. You may attend this event thinking you know all there is to know about Ecology, but get ready to consider a different angle.

Our Experts

Anna Neale | EPA | Ecosystem Service

Falyn Owens | North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission | Conservation Everywhere: Engaging with the Ecosystem in Your Backyard

Leigh-Kathryn Bonner | Bee Downtown | Leadership Lessons from the Bees

Dr. Roland Kays | NC Museum of Natural Science and Research Professor at NCSU | The Internet of Animals

Mark Spizer | Gusto Global | TBD

Our Game Plan

Virtual doors open at 5:30 p.m. for the preshow slides. Show kicks off at 6:00 p.m., sharp!

The hashtag for this event is #RTP180. Get social with us by tagging @FrontierRTP.

Didn’t receive one of the 100 Zoom tickets? The event will be live streamed here on Facebook beginning at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, June 17.

Our Promise

Our team has been working behind the scenes to continue to bring RTP180 to you in the comfort of your homes. The mission of this event, telling the stories of innovations and talent in this region, remains as important as ever and the show must go on. The safety of our community is our top priority while we patiently wait to be together again soon.