IPC Wants to Know ... What Sparks Your Eureka Moments?
- Exploring the depths and legends of the oceans?
- Bringing the fantastic worlds of science and theory to life?
- Bringing a world of fantasy and imagination to life?
- Exploring the mysteries and frontiers of our universe?
Who would be the perfect keynote speaker to kick off three days of inspiring information and knowledge? ... and to help nurture your next great idea?
IPC has identified four phenomenal individuals whose stories and experiences will captivate, motivate, entertain and excite you ... and blow your mind.
Cast your vote by June 22 and help pick the IPC APEX EXPO keynote speaker who will open the show on Tuesday, February 19!
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Among the most accomplished and well known of the world's deep-sea explorers, Dr. Robert Ballard is best known for his historic discovery of the RMS Titanic 12,000 feet/4,000 meters under the North Atlantic. During his long career, he has conducted more than 100 deep-sea expeditions using the latest in exploration technology.
A pioneer in the early use of deep diving submarines, he was on the first manned expedition of the largest mountain range on earth, the Mid-Ocean Ridge. Later he led an expedition off the Galapagos Islands that uncovered new life forms — a discovery that has revolutionized our understanding of the origin of life on our planet and increased the likelihood of discovering life elsewhere in the solar system. Following his discovery of the Titanic, he found other lost legends in the sea, including the German battleship Bismarck, the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown, and U.S. President Kennedy's PT-109. Dr. Ballard is an explorer-in-residence for the National Geographic Society, president of the Institute for Exploration, scientist emeritus from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and the director of the newly created Institute for Archaeological Oceanography at the University of Rhode Island where he is in search of ancient lost history in the depths of the deep sea.
Dr. Michio Kaku is an internationally recognized authority in two areas: Einstein's unified field theory which he is attempting to complete, and predicting trends affecting business, commerce, and finance based on the latest research in science. He is one of the most widely recognized figures in science in the world and a dynamic and thought-provoking speaker.
Dr. Kaku holds the Henry Semat Chair and Professorship in theoretical physics at the City University of New York. His goal is to complete Einstein's dream of a "theory of everything," to derive an equation, perhaps no more than one inch long, which will summarize all the physical laws of the universe. He is the co-founder of string field theory, a major branch of string theory, which is the leading candidate today for the theory of everything. He is the author of several international bestsellers, including Physics of the Future: How Science Will Change Daily Life by 2100. Dr. Kaku does considerable public speaking on international radio and TV, including 60 Minutes, PBS's Nova and many science documentaries. He has been a regular host on the Science Channel/Discovery Channel, hosting their Sunday line-up of shows. Dr. Kaku hosts his own national weekly radio program which airs in 130 cities in the U.S. and also the KU national satellite band and Internet, called "Science Fantastic." It is the largest nationally syndicated science radio show on commercial radio in the United States.
Academy Award®- and two-time Golden Globe®-winning producer Jon Landau produced the two highest grossing movies of all-time, Avatar and Titanic. Landau's thorough understanding of the most complex state-of-the-art visual effects technologies, his experience working hand-in-hand with the highest caliber of creative talent, and his ability to motivate people have all enabled him to play a significant role in numerous major motion pictures.
In addition to producing Avatar and Titanic, Landau produced Solaris and co-produced Dick Tracy and Honey, I Shrunk the Kids. Landau served as executive vice president of feature film production at Twentieth Century Fox where he supervised movie production for Die Hard 2, Mrs. Doubtfire, True Lies, Power Rangers, Aliens 3 and many more. In his engaging presentations, he not only shares insight into the film industry, but also discusses the broader perspective of business management, innovative marketing and motivational philosophies, encouraging audiences to be leaders — not just in their careers, but in their lives as well. His presentation is titled Braving a New World: The Innovations Behind Avatar & What Lies Ahead.
Neil deGrasse Tyson was educated in the New York public schools and went on to earn his B.A. in physics from Harvard and his Ph.D. in astrophysics from Columbia.
Dr. Tyson's professional research interests are broad, but include star formation, exploding stars, dwarf galaxies and the structure of our Milky Way. Dr. Tyson obtains his data from the Hubble Space Telescope, as well as from telescopes in California, New Mexico, Arizona, and in the Andes Mountains of Chile.
In 2004, Dr. Tyson was appointed by President Bush to serve on a nine-member commission on the Implementation of the United States Space Exploration Policy. In 2006, he was appointed to serve on NASA's prestigious Advisory Council which guides NASA through its perennial need to fit its ambitious vision into its restricted budget.
In addition to writing dozens of professional publications, Dr. Tyson has authored eight books. His most recent is Death By Black Hole and Other Cosmic Quandaries, a New York Times bestseller. Dr. Tyson appears as the on-camera host of NOVA ScienceNow, an accessible look at the frontier of all the science that shapes the understanding of our place in the universe.
The winner of the keynote voting will be announced in late August at www.ipcapexexpo.org!