Devon Island Expedition

Devon Island Expedition
This blog features educational updates on my Devon Island Expedition of July 14-20, 2007. Other sites:,

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Risk Symposium Coming Soon to LSU

I am co-chairing a symposium on risk and exploration, which will be held at Louisiana State University from October 28-30 this year. Admission is free and open to the general public. This will be a follow-on conference to the one held by NASA in September 2004. We will have a wide range of explorers from mountain climbers to deep sea divers to endurance sailors to astronauts.

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See you in Cajun Country!

Leroy Chiao

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Renaissance Weekend Conference

I just finished my first Renaissance Weekend conference. This is an organization that was started and run by Phil and Linda Lader. Phil is a former US Ambassador to the UK. They put on five conferences a year in different locations across the US. Invited folks include politicos, Nobel Laureates, scientists, engineers, business leaders, professors, you get the idea. Very interesting sessions and discussions. Most everyone is quite impressive and has done much with their lives.

Discussions ranged from how the US might get out of Iraq to how to balance career and family. I was impressed with the folks who came here.

All this against the beautiful backdrop of Monterey Bay. Hard to beat!

Leroy Chiao