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Theme: Blue Skies

This event occurred on
July 5, 2014
10:00am - 5:00pm AEST
(UTC +10hrs)
Sydney, New South Wales

We have chosen the theme BLUE SKIES for TEDxPittwater. It references the innovative ideas that members of our local community contribute to the broader global community.

Mona Vale Town Hall
1 Park St
Mona Vale
Sydney, New South Wales, 2103
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Fred Watson

The turn of the millennium has brought a new dimension to the Space Age -one that was undreamed of only a few years ago. Thanks to a heady mix of new technology and visionary entrepreneurs, space tourism is now a reality that is set to take off dramatically in the near future. In this entertaining and fully-illustrated presentation, Newport's Fred Watson outlines what we might see as space tourism evolves into a mainstream branch of the industry. He argues that the new venture is not merely a fashionable diversion for the very rich, but a necessary step in humankind's emergence as a spacefaring species. He also sees environmental benefits for our own planet.

Organizing team


Sydney, Australia
  • Selena Griffith
    Curator / Producer
  • Dale Cohen