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, January 1 | No Ideas on Tap

Happy New Year! There's no Ideas on Tap this January, in light of the holiday. Join us in February for a whole new lineup!

Wednesday, February 5 | 6:00 p.m.

IOT February - Debra Thompson

Return: Race, Democracy, and the Boundaries of Belonging in North America

This month, join University of Oregon political scientist Debra Thompson for Return: Race, Democracy, and the Boundaries of Belonging in North America. Drawing on her connections to Black America as well as Canada, where many enslaved Black Americans fled, Thompson will explore how time and geography influence our understandings of race, inviting us to reconsider ideas of home, belonging, diaspora, and democracy.

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

IOT March - Andy Karduna

Where is My Arm? How We Know Where We Are In Space

This month, join University of Oregon human physiology professor Andy Karduna for Where is My Arm?—a discussion about proprioception, or how we know where our body is in space. 

Wednesday, April 1 | 6:00 p.m.

IOT April - David Markowitz

The Truth About Dishonesty: The Role of Deception in Our Daily Lives

This month, join David Markowitz, assistant professor in the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication, for The Truth About Dishonesty, a discussion of how deception plays a fundamental role in our lives—from how we date to how we use language, and why detecting deception is such a challenge. 

Wednesday, May 6 | 6:00 p.m.

IOT May - Courtney Cox

Take That for Data: Advanced Analytics in Sports  

This month, join Courtney Cox, assistant professor of race and sport at the University of Oregon, for a look at the sports industry's use of quantitative data to predict and enhance athletic performance—and explore what it all means for athletes, from the weekend warrior to the Golden State Warriors. 

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