Frontier RTP

What's it all about?

RTP180 is a lively speaker series that takes place once a quarter on the third Thursday of the month. Held at Frontier RTP’s 800 Building, Research Triangle Park’s innovation community, no two events are alike.

We choose a new topic to discover each event. Then, we find the brightest minds and best storytellers from the Triangle region to teach us more about it. We love seeing where our speakers (and audience) take things each month. Plus, special pop-up programming before the show starts!

Upcoming Shows:

AI and Automation | May 16, 2024
Color | August 15, 2024
History Behind It | November 21, 2024

RTP180 is presented by RTI International. We also are supported by our Contributing Partner, Zaremba Management Company

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How does it work?

The most unique thing about RTP180 is the format. We limit each speaker to 5 minutes, with another 5 minutes of Q&A. You, the audience, get the quick and dirty, and then have your chance to learn more about what interests you.

What’s new and exciting this year? Before our speakers take center stage, attendees can indulge in complimentary drinks, snacks and rotating pop-ups that are out-of-the-box, engaging and unique to the topic.

Here's what you can expect each show:

  • 5:00 pm: Doors open for beer, wine, snacks and a pop-up with a twist.
  • 6:00 pm: The show begins!
  • 7:00 ish: The show ends and the bar opens back up.
  • 7:45 pm: Everybody goes home!

Watch the live stream here.

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Want to attend virtually?

The event will be live streamed on PBS-NC beginning at 6:00 p.m. the day of the event, or you can watch individual speakers' talks on our YouTube channel about a week after the event.

Upcoming RTP180 Events

Our past events