The second annual World Science Festival in New York City (June 10 – 14, 2009) has just posted its schedule of presentations and opened up for ticket sales. Unfortunately it looks like Disney’s participation is limited this year, but for the adults, WDI Chief Scientist Dr. Ben Schwegler will be part of a panel entitled WALL-E’s World: Designs for an Invisible Footprint.
The description for the panel is as follows:
Beneath WALL-E’s whimsical surface lies a grown up, cautionary tale about humanity’s relationship with the environment. In this program scientists reveal ingenious strategies for creating a sustainable future — from ‘carborexic’ cities made entirely from recycled trash to how the pursuit of “green” space exploration may one day help to revolutionize waste management here on Earth.
General admission for the event is $25 per person (no discounts apply). It will be held at the Museum of Arts and Design on Thursday, June 11, from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm.
Others participating in the panel include Time Magazine Invention of the Year (2007, stackable car) winner Mitchell Joachim and NASA research scientist Dr. Christopher McKay.
For more information and to purchase tickets for any of the events, visit the festival’s website at http://www.worldsciencefestival.com.