I want to dedicate this blog post to all of the volunteers, participants, supporters and sponsors of SpaceUP Houston. All of you have helped our organization grow and receive international PR and recognition because of your hard work and enthusiasm for space exploration. Thank you for your support!
About TEDx Events
I had the privilege of presenting a TEDx Talk on SpaceUP Houston and Spacepoints at this year’s first TEDx Sugarland event in August. If you haven’t attended or heard of TEDx events, I encourage you to look for the next one in your region and apply to attend.
TED is a nonprofit organization that began 25 years ago in California and invites the world’s leading thought leaders to speak on topics related the Technology, Entertainment, and Design. TEDx events began as a way to bring the same innovation and inspiration to local communities and are independently organized and run.
TEDx Houston has been bringing us a local TED event annually since 2009 and in 2011, TEDx Woodlands became the second Greater Houston Metro TED event. TEDx Sugarland joined the list this year in August bringing us “The Age of Wonderment“. and brought a diverse group of thought leaders and doers including artists, educators, nonprofit organizations and scientists.
The list of speakers included:
- Dr. Jacob Cohen, Chief Scientist at NASA Ames Research Center aerospace scientist,
- Dr. Bobo Richards, Co-founder of the the International Space University, Singularity University and Google Lunar X Prize, and
- Nicole Stott, aerospace engineer and NASA astronaut.
Just like SpaceUP Houston, TEDxSugarLand is not-for-profit event, organized entirely by local, unpaid volunteers.
SpaceUP Houston was invited to introduce our organization and our vision to the audience and inspire them to do something. This was a tall order and our team worked very hard on a presentation that best communicated our enthusiasm and passion for space exploration.
Here’s the video and presentation deck from the event, plus the photos and links to all of the TEDx Sugarland presentations. Please share these with your network of space enthusiasts, family and friends and join us at our next SpaceUP Houston unconference in February 2013.
I Dream of Space – TEDx Talk Video
Find all the TEDx Sugarland Videos on the event YouTube Playlist.
I Dream of Space Presentation
TEDx Sugarland Event Photos
Find all the photos from TEDx Sugarland online at http://www.flickr.com/photos/tedxsugarland/
We are looking for volunteers and sponsors to help us with SpaceUP Houston events in 2013. Contact us for more information.