Raising the Bar is a worldwide initiative aimed at making education a part of a city’s popular culture. We create one of a kind, knowledge-driven events in unusual locations. Our goal is to raise the bar on the content people consume in their everyday lives.
We are citizens of New York City. We are aspiring actors, doctors, economists, writers, and bankers. Although we're all different, we share a passion for constant innovation and change. We want to always be learning. We want to constantly be inspired, inside and outside of the classroom. That's why we decided to bring the city's brightest minds to the last place you would expect them: in your neighborhood bar. So grab a beer and come learn how to build a spaceship. We are going to shake this city up, and we want you to join us.
We Raised the Bar! And it is all thanks to you. Over 6,000 people showed up last April to help Raising the Bar. You learned how to build spaceships, fight for Justice, or just enjoy the road, by listening to 50 world renowned professors talking at 50 different bars throughout the city.
BECOME A SPONSOR
Interested in sponsoring the event? shoot us an email to learn more about potential partnerships and our awesome sponsorship packages.
JOIN THE TEAM
Raising the Bar is looking for event volunteers - and if you're awesome you are welcome on board. We are currently on the lookout for Production fighters, PR wizards, photographers, designers, and techies.
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