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ACS WA Gala Dinner 2018 - Dream, Reach & Innovate

Sponsored by CDM Australia and Featuring Keynote, Physicist and Comedian, Josh Richards - Becoming Martian

Registration End Date: Fri, 01 Jun, 06:30 PM

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  • where

  • Pan Pacific Perth
    207 Adelaide Terrace
    Perth WA 6000
  • when

  • Event Start: Fri, 01 Jun, 06:30 PM
    Event Finish: Fri, 01 Jun, 10:30 PM
  • event price

  • Member: $150.00
  • Member-Concessional: $150.00
  • Non-Member: $150.00

  • * Your price may vary on registration depending on your membership type.

<img alt="Josh Richards Astronaut" src="https://id.acs.org.au/servlet/servlet.ImageServer?id=0159000000FVFyJ&amp;oid=00D90000000o5NE&amp;lastMod=1517216779000"></img><br><br><b>Join physicist, comedian and Mars One astronaut candidate Josh Richards on a humorous and informative journey to the red planet inspired by his new book, Becoming Martian.</b><br><br>Short-listed as a candidate to Mars One’s 2031 mission to send humans one-way to Mars, Josh blends science, engineering and ethics with comedy to look at how colonising Mars will change humans in body, mind and soul.<br><br>How will our bodies adapt to life in 38% gravity? How will having no hope of return to Earth affect the colonist’s minds? How will becoming a dual-planet species forever change how we see ourselves and our place in the universe?<br> <br>Josh will follow his keynote with a Q&amp;A session on all things Mars, and limited numbers of Josh&#39;s book will also be available for purchase &amp; signing on the night.<br><br><b>About Josh</b><br><br>Physicist, Explosives Engineer, Soldier, Comedian, Astronaut Candidate – one thing Josh Richards can never be accused of is being boring. After a decade of picking up booby traps with the Australian Army, slogging through mud with British Commandos, being science adviser to the richest artist in the world, and performing comedy wearing a koala suit to confused audiences around the world, Josh finally found his true calling when he discovered the Mars One project.<br> <br>Selected from over 200,000 applicants, Josh is one of 100 astronaut candidates short-listed for a one-way mission to Mars in 2031. As an in-demand speaker his storytelling makes for compelling &amp; entertaining keynotes on the challenges of life in space, and with a talent for explaining science through comedy he’s become a passionate ambassador for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) education who reminds people of all ages that the sky is not the limit.<br><br><b>This event will be Hosted by MC, Charlie Gunningham, Commercialisation Adviser; Department of Industry, Innovation &amp; Science</b> <div style="text-align: center;"> </div> Charlie is an active speaker, mentor and adviser among Perth&#39;s tech startup community, and sits on the advisory boards of TEDxPerth, WAITTA, WA Leaders, the Perth Symphony Orchestra, ECU School of Business &amp; Law, Startup News, the Chief Scientist&#39;s STEM Panel and the Royal Perth Hospital Medical Research Fund marketing committee.<br>  <div style="text-align: center;"><b>This Event is Proudly Sponsored by</b></div> <div style="text-align: center;"><img alt="CDM Logo" src="https://id.acs.org.au/servlet/servlet.ImageServer?id=0159000000EiLuL&amp;oid=00D90000000o5NE&amp;lastMod=1508473502000"></img></div>

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This ticket only includes entry to the Dinner only , should you wish to also attend the Conference and/or Masterclasses held earlier in the day (same venue), different fees apply.

If you are a business and wish to book multiple staff to this session, please contact alexandra.mollo@acs.org.au, we are happy to issue invoices upon request (multiple bookings only).

Your co-operation in notifying us if you are unable to attend is appreciated as ACS incur costs for non-attendance. A cancellation refund will only be considered provided that notice is sent to alexandra.mollo@acs.org.au no later than 5 working days prior to the event.

Please note:  Attendance is conditional to your online registration.

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Josh Richards

Josh Richards

Physicist, Explosives Engineer, Soldier, Comedian, Astronaut Candidate – one thing Josh Richards can never be accused of is being boring. After a decade of picking up booby traps with the Australian Army, slogging through mud with British Commandos, being science adviser to the richest artist in the world, and performing comedy wearing a koala suit to confused audiences around the world, Josh finally found his true calling when he discovered the Mars One project.
 
Selected from over 200,000 applicants, Josh is one of 100 astronaut candidates short-listed for a one-way mission to Mars in 2031. As an in-demand speaker his storytelling makes for compelling & entertaining keynotes on the challenges of life in space, and with a talent for explaining science through comedy he’s become a passionate ambassador for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) education who reminds people of all ages that the sky is not the limit.
 

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Charlie Gunningham

Charlie Gunningham

As a Commercialisation Adviser on the ‘Accelerating Commercialisation’, Charlie provides commercial advice and matching grants of up to $1 million to innovative companies looking to commercialise their novel IP.

Originally from the UK, via Singapore, Charlie Gunningham landed in Perth in 1997 to do an MBA at UWA. Graduating as top student in 1999 he set up aussiehome.com, an online real estate business, running it for 10 years before selling to REIWA, whereupon he ran reiwa.com. He then moved to Business News to lead their digital transformation as GM of Digital, then as CEO.

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207 Adelaide Terrace,Perth,WA,Australia

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