NASA Invites Public To Tedxnasa@Siliconvalley 2011
The event is in the spirit of the TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) conferences that bring together leading thinkers to create a dialogue about important global challenges.
Speakers include an aeronautics researcher developing a silent, carbonless airplane; a tree geneticist cloning the world's largest trees; a fish-loving researcher creating the next biofuel from a salt-loving succulent; a computer that beats Jeopardy! Champions; and a Tony-winning street theater company. Each presentation on the theme "Extreme Green" will last 18 minutes or less.
"NASA is synonymous with taking big dreams and making them happen," said Pete Worden, director of NASA's Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, Calif. "TEDxNASA allows us to further explore the power of ideas and the potential to change life here on Earth."
The event is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required. Registration opens Friday, July 1, and seating is limited. Reporters interested in attending should contact Jessica Culler at firstname.lastname@example.org by Aug. 12. If unable to attend in person, the conference will be streamed live on the TEDxNASA website. For the stream and to register, visit.