International Note — 09 July 2012
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ISU/SSP Ted Talks Draw Renowned Speakers

Gleason Performing Arts Center was filled to capacity.

The International Space University-Space Studies Program (ISU-SSP12) arrived at Florida Tech on June 4, bringing about 130 participants from 30 countries a unique education in STEM studies and space. The program, celebrating its 25th anniversary, is also held at Kennedy Space Center and continues through Aug. 4.

A highlight was TEDxISU, which was open to the public. “We are thrilled that TEDxISU has come here to offer what is probably the greatest gathering of international speakers for a single event that we have ever held on campus,” said Guy Boy, Florida Tech university professor and site chair of the International Space University-Space Studies Program (ISU-SSP12) Florida Tech-KSC local organizing committee.

At TEDxISU, held in the Gleason Performing Arts Center, thought leaders in technology, entertainment and design and the arts presented their visions of how the power of ideas influences and inspires their work in space. The event’s focus was on how space studies and accomplishments make life better here on Earth. This was the first joint TEDx event for ISU, NASA’s Kennedy Space Center and Florida Tech.

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