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Peter Diamandis & Seth Green

Tuesday Jul 15, 2014 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM This is a past program

For this program, Diamandis and Green discuss the possibilities of space tourism and its vital role in the future of human space exploration.

Dr. Peter Diamandis is the Chairman and CEO of XPRIZE, which leads the world in designing and launching large incentive prizes to drive radical breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity. Best known for the $10 million Ansari XPRIZE for private spaceflight and the $10 million Progressive Automotive XPRIZE for 100 mile-per-gallon equivalent cars, XPRIZE is now launching prizes in Exploration, Life Sciences, Energy, and Education. Diamandis is also an international leader in the commercial space arena, having founded and run many of the leading entrepreneurial companies in this sector including Zero Gravity Corporation, the Rocket Racing League and Space Adventures. As co-founder & chairman of the Singularity University, a Silicon Valley based institution partnered with NASA, Google, Autodesk and Nokia, Diamandis counsels the world’s top enterprises on how to utilize exponential technologies and incentivized innovation to dramatically accelerate their business objectives. Dr. Diamandis attended the MIT where he received his degrees in molecular genetics and aerospace engineering, as well as Harvard Medical School where he received his M.D. 

Seth Green has starred in numerous films and  television series including all three Austin Powers films, The Italian Job, Party MonsterWithout a PaddleCan’t Hardly WaitOld Dogs and dozens more, including starring roles in 2013's Sexy Evil Genius and The Story of Luke and the upcoming features, The Identical and Yellowbird. He's the co-creator/executive producer/writer/ director and primary voice talent on Robot Chicken, 2010 Emmy winner for Outstanding Short Format Animation Program. Green has voiced Chris Griffin on Family Guy since the series' inception and voices A-Bomb on Disney XD's Marvel's Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.

Green has been singled out for many Emmy voiceover nominations for Adult Swim's Robot Chicken. The show, the network's highest-rated original program, has won numerous Annie Awards for writing and producing, including one for Green for directing. In 2012, Green and his Stoopid Monkey Productions' partner Matthew Senreich teamed with Buddy System's Eric Towner and John Harvatine IV to jointly open Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, a full-service animation studio with many other shows in production.


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