Kris Kimel is President and a founder of the Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation (KSTC), an independent non-profit company with a reputation for designing and executing ambitious and diverse initiatives in science, technology, entrepreneurship and disruptive innovation. He is also a founder of two subsidiary companies...Kentucky Space (nonprofit company) and Space Tango LLC (for-profit enterprise); both focus on the design and development of entrepreneurial space solutions involving applications and novel space platforms (particularly in the field of exomedicine) for the International Space Station (ISS) and small high value satellites. Kris is also the founder of the IdeaFestival, an international event centering on innovation, discovery and creative thinking across different disciplines. Kris, originally from Miami, Florida, holds Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the University of Kentucky and was the 1974 recipient of the University of Kentucky's Sullivan Medallion.
Session: IF Early-Start: Next Gen ... S P A C E
Friday, October 2
8:00 AM - 8:45 AM
Bomhard Theater, Kentucky Center
Each year IdeaFestival asks our presenters to submit a list of books that they are currently reading or any book(s) they have read in the past or at any stage of their lives that have had a major influence on their thinking.