2016 was an incredible year for Raising the Bar!
Thousands of people showed up to our talks around the world to meet like-minded individuals and learn from professors, innovators, scientists, and countless other thought leaders. Everyone at Raising the Bar would like to wish you a very sweet new year full of laughter, learning, and inspiration! We have many exciting things happening for you in 2017, so be on the lookout for more information!
7 Days of Genius Festival
In March, we partnered with 92Y in NYC to bring you a special mini-series and celebrate the 7 Days of Genius Festival, together with 30 other cities around the world! All of the events were sold out and featured professors from Columbia, Cornell Tech, and Northwestern and more! Listen to podcasts from the event here.
Barnard X Raising the Bar
Later that month, we celebrated Women's History Month at Barnard College with a special event honoring the leadership in women's education and showcasing lectures by Barnard professors! Check out a recap here.
Cornell Tech X Raising the Bar
In May, we partnered with Cornell Tech for the first ever Cornell Tech X Raising the Bar event, featuring professors of Information Science. We learned how they plan to radically improve people’s lives through technology. Check out pictures from the event in our Facebook album.
The event went so well, that in September, we launched a second sold out Cornell Tech mini-series! In this series, we learned about the secret underground world of bitcoins and heard about some inspiring technological innovations.
Raising the Bar Sydney
In October, we headed to the land down under to hold our second annual #RTBSYD event in partnership with the University of Sydney! The sold out event included 20 professors from the university speaking at 20 different bars on a variety of topics including everything from sexting and fitness to innovation and murder! Listen to full-length podcasts from the event here.
Raising the Bar Melbourne
Finally, in November, we stayed in Australia and partnered with the City of Melbourne to launch the first ever #RTBMELB event! 20 professionals from all over the world, including a bestselling author, a world-renowned astronomer, and a director of a prestigious gallery came out and spoke at bars all around Melbourne. The talks were extremely fascinating, and the event featured the first ever pop-up bar in Raising the Bar history! We just released podcasts of all the talks, so make sure to listen to them here!