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5 speakers we’re excited to hear at TEDxPhiladelphia

TEDxPhiladelphia is sold out. But you can still catch speakers during the live webcast on March 28, free livestream viewing parties and a series of walks and tours. Find more information on those here.

With a talk on designing genomes for the next 500 years, Genspace does not disappoint.

In understanding our genes, could we build humans for survival beyond Earth? It's a question at the center of a fascinating-sounding talk later this month that Genspace will host in Downtown Brooklyn. Speaking will be Christopher Mason, an associate professor of computational genomics at Weill Cornell Medicine, and the founder of the Mason Lab, an organization working on how to keep people alive. "The Mason lab is discovering and designing genomes for Earth, Mars, and beyond," according to the event. "They are working on a ten-phase, 500-year plan for the survival of the human species on Earth, in space, and on other planets." The talk, "Genomics Lecture w/ Chris Mason: Designing genomes for Earth, Mars & beyond," will take place Thursday, Aug. 24 and costs $10 to attend. [link href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/genomics-lecture-w-chris-mason-designing-genomes-for-earth-mars-beyond-tickets-36557525543?mc_cid=22e1b24dea&mc_eid=65a7191140" text="Register"]

TEDxPhiladelphia is sold out.

But you can still catch speakers during the live webcast on March 28, free livestream viewing parties and a series of walks and tours. Find more information on those here.

Here’s who we’re excited to hear at Temple University’s Temple Performing Arts Center:

  • Nikki Adeli, junior at Science Leadership Academy
  • Genevieve Dion, director of the Shima Seiki Haute Technology Laboratory, Drexel University’s wearable technology lab
  • Brian McTear, founder of Weathervane Music and owner of Fishtown’s Miner Street Recordings (We saw him speak at the Junto last fall)
  • Sonia Sanchez, Philadelphia’s first poet laureate
  • Richard Vague, founder of venture capital firm Gabriel Investments and backer of projects like FringeArts and Penn cancer research

Find the full list here.

Companies: TED
People: Richard Vague
Projects: TEDxPhiladelphia
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