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Theme: Open Source Space

This event occurred on
July 6, 2012
8:00am - 12:30pm CEST
(UTC +2hrs)
Melbourne, FL
United States

Like TED, ISU is committed to open ideas focusing on international, intercultural, and interdisciplinary thought from the world

Gleason Theatre for the Performing Arts
Florida Institute of Technology
150 W. University Blvd.
Melbourne, FL, 32901
United States
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Michael Potter

Michael Potter is the Founder of Geeks Without Frontiers and is a multi award winning producer and director (Orphans of Apollo), Michael is an ISU Alumni from the first ISU SSP in 1988.

Ron Garan

NASA Astronaut Col Ron Garan is a veteran of two space flights with over 100 days in orbit.

Brian Rishikof

Brian Rishikof is the CEO of Odyssey Space Research and an ISU Alumni.

Sarah Jane Pell

Dr. Sarah Jane Pell is an artist and a commercial diver, a TED Fellow and an Alumni of the ISU SSP (06).

Thomas Painter

Dr Thomas Painter is a leading Climatologist from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Davy Knowles

Rhythm & Blues guitarist extraordinaire

Joseph Ritter

Dr Joseph Ritter from the University of Hawaii's Institute for Astronomy

Brian Weeden

Brian Weeden is Technical Advisor for Secure World Foundation, and has fourteen years of professional experience in the national and international space security arena. His wealth of technical knowledge and expertise has established him as a thought leader for providing critical analysis that supports development of space policy on a global scale.

Jeff Manber

Jeff is the CEO of Nanoracks LLC. Jeffrey has three decades of experience in bringing innovative space projects to the marketplace, both in the manned and unmanned space exploration and utilization. His experience includes working as an adviser to the chairman of PanAmSat, the first privately owned international satellite venture, as the company raised its first outside rounds of financing.

Joe Ritter

Dr Joseph Ritter is a lead at the University of Hawaii's Institute for Astronomy.

Daniel Kraft

Daniel Kraft is a Stanford- and Harvard-trained physician-scientist with over 20 years of experience in clinical practice, biomedical research and innovation. Dr. Kraft chairs the Medicine track for Singularity University and is Executive Director and curator for the FutureMed, a program which explores convergent, exponentially developing technologies and their potential in biomedicine and healthcare.

Organizing team


Douglas, Isle of Man
  • Michael Potter
  • Adil Jafry