Dr. Sian Proctor Keynote- Space2Inspire: Fostering an Open, Creative, and JEDI space!

Dr. Sian Proctor will engage in a thought-provoking and inspiring discussion on how we are currently writing the narrative of human spaceflight and how that has implications for the future of education.

You can watch the YouTube version of the Dr Sian Proctor’s speech below:

In this motivating keynote, she breaks down how Open Educational Resources and the evolving Web3 space are rapidly transforming the way we learn, live, work, and play as we extend humanity to the Moon, Mars, and beyond. We will look at how Web3 is creating communities, distributing knowledge, spearheading policy, and incentivizing creativity. Together, we will dive into redefining ownership on the blockchain and the implications for creating a just, equitable, diverse, and inclusive space (a J.E.D.I. space) both on Earth and within the Metaverse.

About Dr Sian Proctor

Dr. Sian Proctor is a geoscientist, explorer, space artist, and astronaut. She was the mission pilot for the SpaceX Inspiration4 all-civilian orbital mission. She is the first black female to pilot a spacecraft and the first black commercial astronaut. She is also one of The Explorer’s Club 50: Fifty People Changing the World. Her motto is called Space2inspire where she encourages people to use their unique, one-of-a-kind strengths, and passion to inspire those within their reach and beyond. She believes that we need to actively strive for a J.E.D.I. space: a just, equitable, diverse, and inclusive space as we advance human spaceflight.

She uses her afrofuturism space art to encourage conversations about women of color in the space industry. She believes that when we solve for space, we also solve issues on Earth, and she promotes the adoption of space technology to issues such as food waste and climate change.

Dr. Proctor spent 21 years as a professor teaching geology, sustainability, and planetary science at South Mountain Community College, in Phoenix, Arizona. She is currently the director of the Global Futures Institute for the Maricopa Community College District.

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If you are inspired (and we think you will be), please post questions or comments below. Dr Proctor has been here in OEG Connect before @SianProctor so she will see replies especially if you @ mention her.

What are your thoughts about web3, the metaverse, J.E.D.I. and what it means for open education? Or just ask about her experience of seeing earth from space.


Accidentally deleted my first post! Calling all my colleagues that are “Not in Nantes” to join me for this keynote. 8:00am Eastern; 5:00am PST (sorry Vancouverites) It’s going to be fantastic and I’d love to watch it with you!

@tannismorgan; @rjhangiani; @DebJArnold; @cable; @actualham; @JaneF; @wanhsu1234; @Katsu; @wfvanvalkenburg; @zemmouri; ++++

Only 10 mentions per post so please add more!

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Uh oh we had a typo in time (blame Alan). It’s not so friendly at all.

Stay tuned as we are trying to plan a re-watch/tweet along event in a much friendlier time.

Ooohhh, so it’s 4:00am Eastern, 1:00am Pacific! If we could set up a watch party for something a little less red eye that would be marvellous!

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Definitely, I am in!

We had to wait on finding out when the keynote recording will be available- it will take 24 hours.

So the keynote rewatch party is being planned for North/South America friendly times the day after (Tuesday) 2022-05-24T19:00:00Z (your local time).

Sign up to watch together

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awesome thanks @cogdog! It’s in the calendar :slight_smile:

A very warm welcome from Doctor Carine Bernault, President of the University of Nantes, right now articulating how the alignment of open education, science, and government is critical to our complex world and diverse cultures today. Embracing diversity is essential to sharing and supporting dialogues across borders and disciplines.

I am fortunate to have known Sian since being colleagues and friends when I worked at Maricopa Community Colleges … So proud that she made her dream happen

Sian’s Cooler Than You Look flickr photo by cogdogblog shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license

Here is her video that she made to apply for the Space2Inspire program


Amazing video shared by @SianProctor of the view opening up from the forward hatch as the cupola (largest window ever flown in space) was revealed to show Earth in all its beauty. Incredible! Thank you for sharing!

So much agree, I never even heard of “earth light”!

You can find more of Sian’s videos in her YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/c/drsianproctor

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Notes and links from the Keynote Rewatch

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JEDI has landed in a new role at Arizona State University- congrats @SianProctor