Quench your thirst—for knowledge and for beer—at Ideas on Tap, our monthly pub talk.


Join us at Viking Braggot Co. for great food and drink, and dig into a seasonal lineup of thought-provoking conversations. Talks happen at 6:00 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month, September through May.
Admission is free and space is limited. We recommend arriving early to secure a seat. Viking Braggot Company's Southtowne Pub is located at 2490 Willamette Street in Eugene.

Wednesday, September 4 | 6:00 p.m.

September IOT

Wildfires and Forest Management   

This month, join UO assistant research professor and director of the Institute for a Sustainable Environment Heidi Huber-Stearns for an up-close look at how prescribed fire and wildfire management can achieve natural resource objectives and reduce risks in forests.

Wednesday, October 2 | 6:00 p.m.

Private prisons talk

Private Prisons: Are they Constitutional?

Privately-owned, for-profit prisons raise a variety of conflicts in constitutional law. Join University of Oregon assistant law professor Angela Addae for a discussion of these issues and a look at how one court banned private prisons altogether.

Wednesday, November 6 | 6:00 p.m.

Town and Gown speakers

Town and Gown: A Brief History of the LGBTQ Community on Campus and in Eugene  

In November, we welcome Linda LongHarriet Merrick, Lynn Pinckney, and Judith Raiskin of the Eugene Lesbian Oral History Project for a discussion of local LGBTQ history with a particular focus on Eugene's lesbian community.

Wednesday, December 4 | 6:00 p.m.

IOT December

Representation in Storytelling

This month, University of Oregon journalism professor Torsten Kjellstrand delves into mainstream representations of Native people, discussing hazards that can arise when stories about Native communities are shaped by non-Native voices. 

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