There's business in science at Geek Week

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Geeks' Night Out logoThe 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. 15 – 24, with a featured evening 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 Phoenix Comicon costume contest and graphic novel signings to business booths and school experiments and more. Take a look at some of the fun we have lined up this year.

Host a booth at Geeks' Night Out
Booth space for Geeks' Night Out is free for companies who have interactive displays for STEM and SciFi/Pop Culture themed booths and activities. Last year, there were more than 40 free things to do. We want to top that. Email Kris_baxter@tempe.gov or Amanda_nelson@tempe.gov.

Present at a Tempe School
Some Tempe schools are looking for speakers to show students how important science has become. If you are interested, email parrish_spies@tempe.gov  

Sponsor Geek Week
There are many ways to sponsor Geek Week, from in-kind donations to paid opportunities. Check out the sponsorship information. Email kris_baxter@tempe.gov.