Nerd Nite NOLA goes to Washington!

$815 of $1,250 goal

Raised by 21 people in 45 months
Hi! I'm Champ. I am the sole Boss  of Nerd Nite NOLA .

I started Nerd Nite NOLA  in 2010. We were one of the first chapters in the United States and since then we've had all kinds of nerdy fun . I took a year off  to regroup and consider what kind of future Nerd Nite NOLA needed and whether I was the person to do it. I decided that New Orleans still needs Nerd Nite and I have renewed my dedication to building a great program.

In that time, Nerd Nite teamed with the Smithsonian to help host our own Global Fest and it was soon absorbed as a full day of programming in The Future is Here Festival held annually in Washington D.C.  Here is a link to Smithsonian Magazine's official program. 

My belief is that knowledge should be unreservedly distributed to all and information should be free, even through the most atypical of methods. Therefore, I have never charged to get into Nerd Nite and have never asked anything of an attendee. I have not made any profit in the 5 years I've been holding NNN events. Luckily, however, I have had some generous past sponsors who believed in the mission of Nerd Nite - to drink beer and learn stuff.

With this in mind, I come to you, the public, friends, strangers, supporters, anyone that just believes that we never stop learning, or anyone that understands I never want to stop helping others to learn or open their eyes to something new and different. I have been given this opportunity to attend a full weekend of informational programming but, more importantly to me, to network with other Nerd Nite bosses so that I may improve my program for New Orleans. 

I ask only for help with travel costs for the entire event, May 14 - 18  (itinerary). My goal is $1250, which I've estimated like so:

RT flight, NOLA to DC: $400
Lodging: $400
Transportation: $100
Meals: $200
Incidentals or unexpected costs: $150 

Anything I don't use or any extra donations will go straight into the Nerd Nite NOLA fund to be used for a much needed portable projector and screen, to make our nomadic learning event more self-sufficient.

I am always available for inquiries:

Email: champ at nerdnite dot com
Personal Twitter: @champsuperstar
NNN Twitter: @nerdnitenola

THANK YOU for your donation.

As ever, be there and be square, chere.
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GREAT NEWS: I made 65% of my goal, which was enough to secure travel and lodging for 5 days in D.C. I am extremely excited for this opportunity to see some great presentations and meet with other bosses so that my program will come back better and stronger. THANK YOU AGAIN to everyone who contributed. Every dollar REALLY TRULY COUNTED and I am surprised and humbled that you believe in me and support the organization. Anything I can do for you in the future, just ask. JUST ASK!
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I am now at 37% of my goal! If it goes no further, I have at least a plane ticket to The Future Is Here/Nerd Nite Global. Everyone that has contributed, I will be sending a note to get info so I can distribute rewards! Thank you THANK YOU A BILLION TRILLION THANK YOUS!!!!
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A big Nerd Nite salute to the first four donors! I'll be figuring out a clever way to give you your rewards, so don't fret if you don't see your name on our feeds just yet. $1100 to go! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU
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$815 of $1,250 goal

Raised by 21 people in 45 months
Created March 23, 2015
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I'm so glad I stopped being broke in time to contribute.

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