Roy Place is Opening to the Community!

March 3, 2022
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It's been a long time coming, but Roy Place is finally opening for the Tucson community! We could not be more excited to finally bring you an array of events, all centered on collaboration and connections within Tucson's entrepreneurial ecosystem. Learn m


Thursday at Forge

Collide, interact and collaborate at Tucson's community 'soft workday.' It's not co-working. It's community.

In a September Atlantic piece contemplating the role of the office in the post-return to work era, Derek Thompson identified two distinct work states: hard work -- heads-down tasks requiring focus and minimized interruptions -- and soft work -- "the vague middle space of weekday activity that isn't hard work but also isn't not-work." He opined that the former can be done at home just as well as if not better than the office, whereas the latter can only be done at the office. We agree with Derek. The space at Roy Place is designed for human interactions, not spreadsheets.

Beginning on March 17, you are invited to join us for Thursdays at FORGE, Tucson's community 'soft workday' where we can maximize the collision, interaction, and collaboration that we have been missing in our home offices.

The day starts with coffee and conversation in our downstairs event space, then we'll move upstairs to FORGE's Hub, normally closed to the public. Arrive by noon for access to the building!

Where: FORGE at Roy Place, 44 N. Stone Avenue.
When: Every Thursday starting March 17, 8:30am - Noon



Lets Drink Coffee and Talk About... Tucson

Let's Drink Coffee and Talk About...
Community coffee and conversation at FORGE at Roy Place. Pop in for a quick cup or stay for Thursdays at FORGE!

To begin Thursdays at FORGE on a light, caffeinated note, we'll meet downstairs in Roy's Place for coffee and conversation. Each week, we'll set a broad topic and invite one or two guests who can lend special enthusiasm, experience or expertise.

Not interested in the topic? Pop in anyway! While we're on Stone, the topics aren't set in it. Also, if coffee isn't your thing, there will be tea.

Thursdays at FORGE will continue upstairs in the Hub. Come for the coffee, stay for the conversation.

Where: FORGE at Roy Place, 44 N. Stone Avenue.
When: Every Thursday starting March 17, 8:30am - 9:30am




St. Paddy's Day Mixer

St. Paddy's Day Mixer

Join Arizona FORGE, Startup Tucson and The New Pueblo for a St. Patrick's Day mixer for the record books.

This St. Patrick's Day, join Arizona FORGEStartup Tucson and The New Pueblo at Borderlands Brewing for a special gathering of founders, innovators, designers, technologists, movers, shakers, and makers of good trouble. If you've been looking for your tribe, you've found them.

Come and raise a glass to 2022, mix, mingle, and (re)connect.

Reserved space is outdoors. Based on current public health trends, masks are recommended but not required.

Where: Borderlands Brewing, 119 E Toole Avenue
When: Thursday, March 17, 3:30pm


Roy Place Presents

Roy Place Presents: OMG. It's Oscars Night

Did someone say Oscars night? Join FORGE in Roy's Place for a cinema-centric evening of campus and community connection.

Like movies? Like live theatre? Like showing off your wealth of random knowledge? Have we got an event for you.

Join us for a rollicking bunch of activities to celebrate the silver screen:

  • Live performances of movie scenes and monologues by campus and community thespians
  • Oscars-themed trivia
  • A public screening of the 94th Academy Awards

Interested in performing? Submit your video audition until March 13!

Admission is free, and all are welcome. Come and be part of something new.

Where: FORGE at Roy Place, 44 N. Stone Avenue.
When: Sunday, March 27, 3pm - 9pm



We look forward to seeing you at Roy Place soon!