Sep 17 2020


6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Signature Event



*Virtual* RTP180: Expressions of Color

September’s RTP180 Topic | Expressions of Color

Presented by RTI International

This topic was originally scheduled for February 2020 to honor Black History Month, but was postponed due to an ice storm the night of. So much has happened in our world since then. We are fortunate to be able to invite back all five of these powerhouse speakers to share with you their experiences, their culture and heritage, their successes, and their struggles.

Our team has been working behind the scenes to continue to bring you RTP180 in the comfort of your homes. This 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. This month you can join us via Zoom’s webinar feature. The first 100 folks to RSVP will receive a followup email with the Zoom link to participate in the session. If you are unable to secure a virtual Zoom ticket, never fear! We will be live-streaming this event on our Facebook Page and you can watch there, too, for free!


Pierce Freelon | Founder of Blackspace

Dasan Ahanu | Rothwell Mellon Program Director of Creative Futures, Carolina Performing Arts

Dr. Nehemiah Mabry | President of STEMedia

Zweli Williams | Owner of Zwelis Inc.

Angela Hollowell | Director of Photography at Ang H. Studio

About RTP180

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

Virtual doors open at 5:30 p.m. for the preshow slides. Show kicks off at 6:00pm, 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, September 17th.