Cafe Scientifique Orlando is a gathering of scientifically-inclined people in Central Florida, who meet at a cafe, coffee house, pub, or nonacademic location to discuss events and ideas in the world of science. We enjoy beer and wine, and we use plain language to talk about extraordinary ideas.

Café Scientifique, or just Science Cafe, is a monthly gathering of scientific experts and interested lay community in a pub or other nonacademic setting. We explore the latest ideas in science and technology, using plain language. Admission is free, and you need no reservation—just come ready to listen and contribute. Please join us!

Let us keep you informed

The best way to keep track of us is to subscribe to our low-traffic announcements-only mailing list. We’ll send out a message about once per month with info about what’s coming up. Subscribe now! (Addresses are private. We will never spam you.)

Or, if you’re one of those crazy kids, follow “cafesciorl” on Twitter or point your calendaring program to our webcal feed. Or find CafeSci on Facebook or Google+.

General Schedule

Every month at each location, we meet to hear and talk about a specific topic in science or technology.

The longest-running location is Taste in the College Park part of Orlando at 7PM on the first Wednesday of each month. This is a tapas restaurant with full bar. There’s no age restriction, but it’s usually adults. A new (2013-02) location is the Orange County Public Library downtown, first floor. This cafe is aimed at middle-school and older kids and teens, and their families.

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Past Café Scientifique Events

Cloud Computing 13 May, 2014 - 18:30 downtown library
Nanoscience 8 April, 2014 - 18:30 downtown library
Fire Ants 11 March, 2014 - 18:30 downtown library
Food Preservation 5 March, 2014 - 19:00 Eden Bar at...
Marine Mammals 11 February, 2014 - 18:30 downtown library
Bees 14 January, 2014 - 18:30 downtown library
Frankenfood 10 December, 2013 - 18:30 downtown library
Global Elemental Cycles 4 December, 2013 - 19:00 Downtown Credo
Weather 12 November, 2013 - 18:00 downtown library
Medical Geography 6 November, 2013 - 19:00 Taste
3D Printing 8 October, 2013 - 18:00 downtown library
Brain on a Chip 2 October, 2013 - 19:00 Taste

Topics We'd Love to See

What are some topics you’d like to have? Tell us in your comments below. See our full schedule to know what we’ve had and plan to have, before adding something new.

Additionally, if you are a scientific expert interested in presenting a topic, please email us.