Science Café

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For over four years, Science Café has been the only place in South Carolina where for the price of a cup of coffee, a quality craft beer or a smooth glass of wine, anyone can come to explore the latest trends in science and technology.

We're a family that believes passionately that science embodies the power of ideas. We believe science changes attitudes, lives and ultimately the world. For over four years, we've built a community of individuals dedicated to discussing those issues in an open forum with some of the world's best experts. It’s free knowledge and inspiration from inspired thinkers and leaders.

We want curious souls to engage their ideas and each other. Science Café is a forum for debating science issues where we dive deep into the research, the philosophies and ethics, and the applications of cutting-edge research. This is not a windowshop for science. This is not an academic forum. These are not white papers or dry, academic panels. This is real discussion about real issues with real people.

We are committed to promoting public engagement with science, to learning and understanding our world around us and to making science accountable to solving the world's needs for energy, the environment, public health, technology, engineering and more. We want you to join our family of engaged, active and intellectually thirsty members. 

The Café meets the second Tuesday of every month to discuss the latest ideas in science and technology in a free-form, non-traditional academic context.  The program is a forum for the exchange of knowledge, heavy Q&A and debate in a safe, fun environment.  It is our hope that the Café will enlighten and inspire people to take an interest in the sciences.

Learn more about the format, location, code and general FAQs.

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2nd Tuesday each month
Delaney's SpeakEasy
711 Saluda Avenue
Columbia, SC 29205

*Please note that this event is for patrons 21+ as Speakeasy is a venue for those 21 and up.