Do space technologies have the power to make the world a kinder place?

At TEDxTruro spacecraft engineer and COO of the Satellite Applications Catapult, Lucy Edge will show how we can use space technology to create connections and communities across any divide.

Lucy Edge

Ahead of the event, Lucy shares her thoughts on all things TEDx.

What is the big idea you will be sharing at TEDxTruro?

Using satellite thousands of kilometres away in space to bring us closer together on earth.

How is your idea going to change the way we look at the world?

It will make the world look smaller and more accessible to everyone I hope.

TEDxTruro’s theme this year is ‘Wonder’ – what inspires wonder in your life?

People with the drive to push themselves every single day, especially when facing big challenges.  

What is your favourite TED or TEDx talk?

Ken Robinson’s education talk, ‘Do schools kill creativity’. It’s been around for a while now but the message is so simple and clear.  

Who else are you excited to see at TEDxTruro 2018?

‘Graphene: The wonder material of the 21st century’, as it has application absolutely everywhere.

TEDxTruro 2018 takes place on 26 October at Truro & Penwith College. Exploring the theme ‘wonder’ our speakers will cover diverse topics including cyber security, antibiotics, psychedelics and cakes. Tickets are available here and are £50 each plus an admin fee of £3.