x = independently organized TED event

Theme: The Future of Aerospace

This event occurred on
October 15, 2011
9:00am - 5:00pm EDT
(UTC -4hrs)
Daytona Beach, FL
United States

It took thousands of people in the 1960s to put man on the moon, but merely a handful of people to build a spaceplane that would take common people to space for leisure. We are living in a world of breakthroughs, technology, and entrepreneurship. Of which have never before so harmoniously coexisted. This is the era of flying cars, private spaceships, space hotels, bio-inspired airplanes and space airliners. What will it be like in the next ten, twenty or fifty years? Will we see affordable space travel? Will we fly cars to go to work every day? Will humans go to Mars? What is the next giant leap for aerospace?

TEDxEmbryRiddle will bring all these breakthrough ideas together in one place and create an inspiring atmosphere enriched with innovation and entrepreneurship. TEDxEmbryRiddle aims to bring people together who have dreams of someday changing the world of aerospace and aviation through their ideas and work. The majority of today’s space entrepreneurs and scientists were born in the 1950s and 1960s and were deeply inspired by the Apollo missions. But now, that passion and thirst to explore, challenge, and push the human limits is not as seemingly prevalent. TEDxEmbryRiddle will feature students, scientists and aerospace entrepreneurs from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and around the nation to unveil some of the most fascinating ideas and work being conducted in the aerospace sector.

IC Auditorium
600 S Clyde Morris Boulevard
Daytona Beach, FL, 32114
United States
Event type:
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Organizing team


  • Prateek Jain
    Co-Organizer, Marketing and Sponsorship
  • Brian Rieger
  • Adam Keubler
    Marketing and Sponsorship
  • Cyrus Cempron
    Resources Management
  • Dr. Brian Butka
    Faculty Advisor
  • Dr. Geoffrey Kain
    Faculty Advisor, Sponsor - Honors Program @ ERAU