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TEDx Talks Come to Campus July 6 through ISU-Space Studies Program

The university is hosting a free TEDx event July 6, from 9 a.m.-noon, at the Gleason Performing Arts Center. This will be the first joint TEDx event for International Space University (ISU), NASA’s Kennedy Space Center and Florida Tech.

The objective of TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design), a non-profit organization, is to bring together people and ideas from these three disciplines. During TEDxISU, leaders from the space community will address how the power of ideas in technology, entertainment and design influences and inspires their work in space. The event’s focus is on how space studies and accomplishments make life better here on Earth.

Invited speakers are: Peter Diamandis (ISU co-founder) on “Abundance;” ISU alumni Michael Potter on “Geeks without Frontiers and “80211s for Africa;” Brian Rishik on “iPhones in Space;” and NASA Astronaut Col. Ron Garan on “Fragile Oasis.” Also scheduled are musician Davy Knowles and Gia Forakis and Company, a theater arts group.

Additionally, the Florida Tech hosting organization seeks sponsorships to help underwrite the costs of bringing TEDx to campus. To support this effort and for more information, contact Delilah Caballero at dcaballe@fit.edu.

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