Posted on | November 19, 2012 | No Comments
Content provided by City of Tempe staff
The City of Tempe and the Arizona SciTech Festival are once again partnering to celebrate the impact that science has on our daily lives – and on our community. This year, the Tempe Chamber of Commerce is joining in to show how science is vital to businesses.
About one in five Tempe businesses is technology-based. In hopes of continuing to grow our qualified workforce, the City of Tempe is hosting Geek Week and Geeks’ Night Out from Feb. 18 – 24, with a featured Third Thursday celebration on Mill Avenue near Tempe City Hall on Feb. 21 from 5 -10 p.m.
In Tempe, we think science is fun. Geeks’ Night Out is our ode to science, science fiction, pop culture, technology, math and more. Last year, about 3,000 people participated in the fun, which ranged from a LaunchSpot and ASU Venture Catalyst Rapid Pitch event for aspiring businesses, a Success Panel of some of the brightest tech CEOs, a Phoenix Comicon costume contest, graphic novel signings, sci fi book readings, music, booths and more.
This year, we’ve extended the fun to the entire week and your business is invited to join in. There’s science in practically everything we do. If you would like to open your door to the public to show how you use science, technology, mathematics or engineering in your work, the City of Tempe would like to list your company in our Geek Week directory.
Send an email to Kris_baxter@tempe.gov or Amanda_nelson@tempe.gov with the dates and times of your opportunity, your company name and address, your website and a short description what you’ll be showcasing and we will post it on the www.tempe.gov/geeks calendar, which will launch in January. The webpage for the event is up now.
The City of Tempe is also looking for businesses that would like to host a free booth at the Geeks’ Night Out event on Feb. 21. This is a BYOB opportunity – Bring Your Own Booth. We’ll provide the party – you provide your table, chairs and whatever you want to display. It’s free! Phoenix Comicon, Pop Culture Paradise, NASA and the Arizona Ghostbusters are already signed up, as are GameTruckParty, ASU, Rio Salado College and many more. We have about 20 booths from Tempe elementary and high schools, Boys and Girls Club and Kid Zone, too.