Nerd Louisville’s mission is to make Louisville, Kentucky the most awesome nerd city in the universe by fostering a sense of community, providing a hub to connect local nerds, and by promoting Louisville as a nerd destination. We also seek to educate, inspire, and empower local youth.
Why Nerd Louisville?
We established Nerd Louisville because we found that there was a vibrant and active community of people interested in games and other nerdy activities within Louisville, but that many of those people were scattered throughout the city in disparate groups with little-to-no cross pollination between them.
We wanted to change that and make it easier for people to connect, become friends, and play games together. The larger our personal network of nerds in the city is, the easier it is to find a new group, replace a lost member, and share our passions with other people who reside in Louisville.
A new group wasn’t the solution to this problem. There are dozens of amazing and well-organized gaming and social groups in Louisville. Instead, we figured the best solution to this problem was to create a hub for these groups and individuals to connect, engage in social activities together, and stay informed of all the interesting events and activities happening in Louisville.
The goal with Nerd Louisville isn’t to supersede the already existent groups of nerds in Louisville, but to create a platform for all of those groups to connect and find new members in one location. This same platform will provide people new to Louisville and those wishing to form new groups to take advantage of an already existent base of friends and fellow nerds.
In the past two years, we have fostered a community, thrown a mini-convention (Nerdlouvia), and developed a charitable initiative to bring gaming supplies to the youth of today. In 2017, we hope to do even more. We can’t do that alone, so we hope you’ll help us.
For our third year, we’ve added several new members to our board of directors and hope to continue expanding and bringing fresh ideas to help us grow and make more of an impact. If you’re interested in helping us and getting involved, please consider a donation or volunteering with us. We look forward to adding more active volunteers and contributors to our board of directors.