Henry Wu

A young social entrepreneur on a mission to educate, engage and inspire the next generation of space pioneers in Australia.

With the recent establishment of the Australian Space Agency and the development of the Australian space industry and community, it is important to help Australians be aware of the importance of space. There are stereotypes of space that need to be deconstructed, such as ‘space is only for people who like STEM’ or ‘space is a waste of money’. It is usually seen to be a ‘complex’ scientific discipline that requires a high level of knowledge. I believe a fresh perspective in the midst of the ongoing development of space in Australia makes this topic unique.

Space is a multi-disciplinary field requiring many different professions, with a rising interest in the areas of space tourism and asteroid mining fuelling the idea.

We live in exciting times, where space is reachable for anyone.

This April, TEDxCasey will inspire you to believe in the impossible and delight you with stories of achievement on a local or global scale. Bolstered by a theme of community empowerment, emblazoned as ‘Two Hands’, those taking the stage will offer a unique tale of mammoth success (or failure) or a trend-setting idea poised to affect real, positive change. And audience members will be there to witness all of it. TEDxCasey will also be held over three sessions, one in the afternoon with a focus on youth, and two on the main stage later in the evening. To be held on 28 April 2019 in Bunjil Place’s magnificent theatre.

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