Science Pub Portland: Science Minded Life

FEB 4, 2020 | 7-9PM

There's still plenty of tickets to tonight's event, so come out and learn something!


Beyond the "Issues": Living A Science Minded Life

With Troy H. Campbell, Assistant Professor in Marketing Lundquist College of Business at the University of Oregon

February 4, 2020 | Doors Open @ 6PM | Theory will be open from 5-7PM


PLEASE NOTE: Science Pub at OMSI will now be the first Tuesday of the month.


$5 advance purchase for guaranteed seats; $5 suggested donation at the door. Tickets will be available online or at the OMSI front desk until 2pm the day of the event; see below for details.


“Being a science minded person is not just about correcting others and protesting for science, it is a daily and very personal thing,” Professor Troy Campbell explains. His talk will look beyond “the issues” at the rich beautiful existence of living a science minded life.


“Science mindness,” as he explains, “is an orientation toward the world, where you just keep asking intelligent and constructive questions and look for more detail.” Professor Campbell talks about how he is science minded everyday as an academic, a creative at Disney Imagineering and Netflix Insights, and as an inclusion scientist for Nike and Apple, but also when interacting with strangers, planning dinner parties, or making everyday choices.


The talk will also touch on how we sadly, just see science as for the serious or for the few and not for everyone. There will be lots of fun, interactivity, and lots of nuanced depth as Professor Campbell will touch on why we stop calling it “confirmation bias” and instead “confirmation process”.


In a science minded existence, he says one sees more of existence, because you are constantly asking what else is there. And yes, he says, some may perceive that their life is ‘full’ but we know that those people have seen only a few drops of reality. He will close with a call to show the world that science minded isn’t here to critique you but to offer a better and fuller existence.


Troy Campbell is an assistant professor in the Department of Marketing at the Lundquist College of Business. His expertise and research focus on consumer enjoyment, identity, goals, and overcoming resistance in communication. Campbell's classes cover topics including marketing, storytelling, scientific communication, the science of cool, and experiential design. He sums up his interests as, “I love using scientifically derived insights to make things awesome from experiences to art to social movements to business to education to just an afternoon with my family.” Campbell's work has been featured in journals such as the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Journal of Public Policy and Marketing, and Management Science.


Campbell received his PhD from Duke University. Before joining the Lundquist College, he worked for Disney Imagineering, Netflix, Apple, and Comic-Con; his academic research has influenced companies including Nike, Daimler, and United Health, as well as the biggest government entities.


OMSI Science Pub at the Empirical Theater is a ticketed event. To guarantee a seat at this event, please buy tickets online or at the OMSI front desk. Advanced tickets will be available for purchase until 2:00pm the day of the event. Please show your ticket at the theater entrance upon arrival.


If the event sells out, we will update the website and Facebook listings accordingly. If the event does not sell out in advance, attendance will be first-come, first-served at the door and at-the-door admission will remain a suggested donation.

Science Pub OMSI is a monthly event that is open to anyone and everyone – no scientific background required. Just bring your curiosity, sense of humor, and appetite for food, drinks and knowledge!


OMSI's restaurant, Theory will be open from 5-7pm. Enjoy wood-fired pizza, salad, ice cream plus draft beer and cider. The Empirical Cafe will also be open from 5-7:30pm with snacks, sandwiches, and bottled beer, wine and cider.


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