We are super-excited to announce that TV legend James Burke will be joining our feature session marking the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landings.
James – who began working onTomorrow’s World in 1965 – was the main presenter of the BBC’s landmark coverage of the historic Apollo 11 landing in 1969. At New Horizons, the DTG Summit on 8 May, James will tell session host Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE how the BBC told the momentous story, and how tension in the studio built ahead of the ‘giant leap’.
For more than 40 years James produced, directed, wrote and presented award-winning television series on the BBC, PBS, Discovery Channel and The Learning Channel. These include historical series, such as Connections (aired in 1979, it achieved the highest-ever documentary audience); The Day the Universe Changed; Connections 2 and Connections 3.
A bestselling author, James’ publications include:Tomorrow’s World, Tomorrow’s World II, Connections, The Day the Universe Changed, Chances, The Axemaker’s Gift (with Robert Ornstein),The Pinball Effect, The Knowledge Web, Circles, and American Connections.
James is a frequent keynote speaker on the subject of technology and social change to audiences such as NASA, MIT, IBM, Microsoft, US government agencies and the World Affairs Council. His latest project is an online interactive knowledge-mapping system (the ‘knowledge web’:www.k-web.org) to be used as a teaching aid, a management tool and a predictor. His next book,The Culture of Scarcity, will be published in 2020.
If you don’t want to miss out on what James has to share with us, please register for your ticket now to avoid disappointment.
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