Dueling Conspiracies: Battle Royale of Obscurity!

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Dueling Conspiracies: Battle Royale of Obscurity!

October 6, 2016 @ 7:00 pm EDT

Is your conspiracy theory the one to rule them all? Dueling Conspiracies is an evening of Nerd Nite-style presentations and an open house of science fair-style projects on participants’ conspiracies of choice. The audience votes for their favorites, winner receives bragging rights and a tin foil hat. Whether serious and well-studied or tongue-in-cheek and up for fun, those interested in hidden agendas, open secrets, and the smoking guns that prove them are welcome to share their truth.
Deadline to register is Friday, September 30th at 11:59pm.
Register here: https://goo.gl/forms/Sp4bUuPwapO26PmE2
You have two ways of presenting your conspiracy!
A) Dueling Conspiracies Main Stage:
Duke it out by speaking on stage at Dueling Conspiracies, where you’ll be competing against other conspiracy theorists to sway a voting audience. Participants have 5 minutes to present their conspiracy. Use of slides is encouraged but not required. After the first round, the audience votes and the top 3 move to the final round where they have an additional 10 minutes to rant about their conspiracy, followed by a few minutes of Q&A with the audience. If you do not trust the internet, there are 5 day-of slots available for sign-up at the event, first come-first serve. (Day-of sign ups are not guaranteed to be able to use slides.) Please see all the rules below. Let the battle royale of obscurity begin!
B) Dueling Conspiracies Project Fair:
Create a science fair-style project where you explain and showcase your conspiracy one-on-one with attendees using any materials you like, including tri-fold science fair-style boards, human remains, glitter, etc. These presentations will not require speaking on stage or creating a PowerPoint presentation. Prizes and blue ribbons will be awarded for the best project. (Blue ribbons have been empirically proven to protect against mind control. You can thank us later.) Please see all rules below.
Event Rules:
Dueling Conspiracies Main Stage:
-Deadline to register is Friday, September 30th at 11:59pm. Register here: https://goo.gl/forms/Sp4bUuPwapO26PmE2
-Participants must prepare a 5 minute presentation that fully explains their conspiracy for the first round, as well as a 10 minute presentation that further explores their topic that will be presented on stage if they are one of the three finalists.
-Use of slides is strongly encouraged, though not required. Presentations MUST be in PowerPoint format.
-Copies of the PowerPoint presentations must be sent to event organizers by Sunday, October 2nd at 11:59pm. Submissions that are late or in the wrong format may not be available for presentation the day of the event.
-Participants must arrive at Gramps at 6pm the day of the event.
Dueling Conspiracies Project Fair:
-Deadline to register is Friday, September 30th at 11:59pm. Register here: https://goo.gl/forms/Sp4bUuPwapO26PmE2
-All materials must be at Gramps by 6pm the day of the event.
-Please include your name and phone number on the back of your presentation.
-You must take your presentation home with you at the end of the night (~10pm).

Details

Date:
October 6, 2016
Time:
7:00 pm
Website:
http://www.meetup.com/Nerd-Nite-Miami/events/234000891/

Organizer

Venue

Gramps Bar
176 Northwest 24th Street
Miami, FL 33137 United States
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