Before we all head outside for the summer, come join us for the last Nerd Nite of the season!  We’ll enjoy some education, some drinks and some laughs.


June 12, 2024Doors open at 6:00 p.m., talks start at 7:00 p.m.

Dickens – 1000 9 Ave SW (map)

Tickets – $15 plus fees (buy tickets)

This is an 18+ event.

Order yourself a drink (or two) and some dinner (menu) while we teach you some cool stuff! Street parking is available in the area (free after 6 p.m.) as well as pay lots nearby. Dickens is also located two blocks from the downtown West-Kerby C-train station.

Dickens is a wheelchair accessible venue. If you require to use the elevator please notify us by email before the event so we can arrange for it to be used. Or you can call Dickens directly upon arrival at 403-233-7550.

Refund Notice

We have always tried to accommodate refunds as requested but it’s not always possible to accommodate last minute requests. To that end, refunds will only be issued by us 48 hours before the event and the Eventbrite fees have to be paid still. After that if tickets are not needed, the purchaser is responsible for finding a buyer.


A Bloody Nerd Nite Presentation

Adrian Schuster, Canadian Blood Services, Director – Associate, Integrated Supply Chain Planning – Plasma Protein Related Products (PPRP)

What happens to your blood, plasma or platelets after a donation? And recent changes to donor criteria and patient safety.

Adrian Schuster worked in pharmaceutical manufacturing and served as the Operations Manager at Alberta Distillers Limited before joining Canadian Blood Services in 2016. At Canadian Blood Services, he initially managed the processing and distribution of blood and blood products in Southern Alberta, and his role later expanded to oversee these functions across Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia. Currently, he is responsible for the national inventory and supply of medicines and therapies derived from plasma.

Ritual Re-imagined: Exploring the power of ceremony in everyday life

Sarah Kemmers

Sarah Kemmers is a certified Life-Cycle Celebrant with close to a decade of experience in facilitating meaningful ceremonies. With a deep passion for creating rituals that honor significant moments, Sarah has guided many individuals and communities through personalized celebrations that reflect diverse cultural and spiritual traditions. Drawing on a rich background in facilitation practices and ceremonial design, Sarah skillfully weaves together elements that foster connection, reflection, and transformation. Join us as Sarah shares insights and experiences from their journey, highlighting the profound impact that ritual and ceremony can have in our lives.

Digital Cosmos: Simulating Human Space Exploration

Bryan Verstreeg

Returning Nerd Nite alum, Bryan Versteeg talks about using the evolving set of tools in video game engines to further awareness and education regarding the science and technology of space exploration.

Bryan Versteeg is an award winning conceptual designer with a focus on space exploration, settlement, and the infrastructure that would support humans living away from the Earth.

He’s been in the design visualization industry for almost 30 years working with private space companies like Deep Space Industries and AXIOM, documentaries like “The Science of interstellar” by Warner Brothers, and over a hundred different publications worldwide including multiple spreads in National Geographic.