Nerdy Thursdays is a signature event that originated in New York City’s historic Seaport District in spring 2017 as a book club and after-work mixer. This series has evolved into a celebrated space for creative entrepreneurial nerds with established elements including a reading room, revolving DJs, curated panels, vibrant hosts, signature cocktails, and soulful bites. These events offer a variety of themes, such as Small Business Night, Cinema Night, Black Chef Night, and Hip Hop x Fashion Night. Join us for our next Nerdy Thursdays.


SXSW Edition

Nerdy Thursdays x SXSW

Black Gotham Experience (BGX) is teaming up with E4 Youth to produce a special edition of their Nerdy Thursdays event series for SXSWEdu + SXSW 2019.

Thursday March 7th 2019 // 701 Brazos St. Austin, TX // 5:30pm – 9pm

The theme for March 7th is Public Pedagogy. This evening is themed on the disparate players in the movement to reimagine and redesign the public square into an open, engaging, and inclusive space with an expansive set of historic narratives.

Join us for this exciting event featuring dynamic conversations, drinks, a live performances, music, and technology that celebrates the presence of the Black Diaspora.

5:30pm | Mingle (drinks)

6pm | Panel with Kamau Ware (Founder & Lead Creative, Black Gotham Experience) and Danei Cesario (architect)

7pm | Performance of Sugar.Water.Fire. by Berry (Performer and Storyteller, Black Gotham Experience)

8pm | VR Remix with the Digital Docents of E4 Youth + Music by GoodWill (Experience Curator, Black Gotham Experience)

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Thursday March 14th 2019 // 701 Brazos St. Austin, TX // 5:30pm – 9pm












The theme for March 14th is Black Futures on the intersection and interplay between Afrofuturism, Black capitalism, and Black geopolitics. The conversations on this night will investigate how creativity, entrepreneurship, and politics interact in visible and unseen ways to shape the future of Black people.

The panel will be a dialogue with Black Gotham Experience Founder & Lead Creative, Kamau Ware;  architect and curator, Sekou Cooke; and Austin-based artist, Dawn Okoro. The night will close out with a VR Remix Party and DJ set with William Ellis, co-curator of Nerdy Thursdays and Experience Curator for Black Gotham Experience.

5:30-6pm | Mixer

6-7:30pm | Black Futures Panel (Kamau Ware, Sekou Cooke, and Dawn Okoro)

7:30-9pm | VR Remix Party, Mingle, and DJ set with William “GoodWill” Ellis


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