Ideas on Tap

Quench your thirst—for knowledge and for beer—at Ideas on Tap, our monthly pub talk. Join us at the new location, enjoy Viking Braggot's great food and drink menu, and delve into our winter 2019 lineup of thought-provoking conversations. 

Talks start at 6:00 p.m. on the first Wednesday of every month. Admission is free. We recommend arriving early to secure a seat.

Now served at:

Southtowne Plaza
2490 Willamette Street in Eugene 

Wednesday, January 2

DNA double helix

Who Am I? Our Stories in the Age of Genetic Testing

Join University of Oregon biologist Amy Connolly for a discussion about genetic testing and the philosophical and cultural questions it raises.


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Wednesday, February 6

 Bird fossil

Taking to the Sky: Mosaic Evolution and the Rise of Bird Flight
Join museum paleontologist Edward Davis as he unravels the complex evolutionary story behind bird flight.


Wednesday, March 6

People working on a habitat restoration project

Changing Landscapes, Evolving Practices

Join Middle Fork Willamette Watershed Council's Audrey Squires for an exploration of habitat restoration practices and innovative approaches to managing natural resources. Want to get involved with habitat restoration projects in our community? Audrey will also share information about upcoming volunteer opportunities.

Wednesday, April 3

Misty forest

Climate Action: Taking on the Government 

The Eugene-based nonprofit Our Children's Trust is addressing climate change through its groundbreaking lawsuit against the U.S. government. Join Kelsey Juliana, a plaintiff in the case, and University of Oregon law professor Mary Wood for an exploration of the case and the possibilities it holds for our future.