Matt’s Talking about Space at TEDx UTSC

Hey Chasers! A quick update to let you know that I’m giving a talk at TEDx University of Toronto Scarborough this weekend. What’s the topic? SPAAAAACE! (of course). More specifically, the theme of this TEDx is “Converging Realities.” They are looking for speakers who could bridge two fields/concepts/ideas that might seem otherwise unrelated. In my other life, I help run …

Headed to FanExpo Vancouver

Hey Chasers, Quick update. Tomorrow is Vancouver’s first ever FanExpo. Typically FanExpo is centered in Toronto. The convention marks one of my favorite times of the year. As someone keen on community building, it is harder to find a more diverse, welcoming, passionate and engaging community than at the Toronto FanExpo. Having now become a permanent Vancouver resident, I was disappointed I …

Headed to Africa

Hey Chasers, Paul and I are off to Africa working on another project for Esther’s Echo (www.esthersecho.org). Development is my field of study and I’m really excited about the opportunity get abroad and start the first community project for our organization. It’s been a few years in the making! Below is the IndieGoGo project profile for the trip if you’d …

Liftoff! And Happily Ever After

Hey chasers! Without me having to post you know by now that the final shuttle launch has been completed successfully. Beside me, thousands gathered on the shores of Titusville to bear witness; each grasping at this moment in history; an attempt to possess a moment in time and preserve it within a chalice of memories. The countdown roared across the …