Trek Talks Mae Jemison

Contest: Attend Astronaut Mae Jemison’s TIFF Trek Talk!

On December 5th, TIFF will present the final Trek Talks event as part of its months long celebration of the 50th anniversary of Star Trek.

Astronaut, physician, and chemical engineer Dr. Mae Jemison (STS-47) will deliver a keynote address on the interplay between arts and science, and how sci-fi as a genre can carve out a space for often-excluded voices.

Dr. Jemison has the distinction of being the first African-American woman to travel into space when she flew on the Space Shuttle Endeavour in 1992, and also happens to be the first real astronaut ever to appear on Star Trek. She played Lieutenant Palmer in the episode “Second Chances” in season six of Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Dr. Mae Jemison

In addition to being a passionate advocate of science and technology education since leaving NASA, Jemison was recently involved in the 100 Year Starship study, a project designed to help foster the research needed for a manned interstellar mission.

It’s going to be a truly fascinating evening – and that’s one of the reasons why Dork Shelf and TIFF want to give you the chance to attend Dr. Jemison’s Trek Talk next week. Fill out the form below for your chance to win!

For additional chances to win, head on over to Twitter and tweet: “I want @DorkShelf to send me to see Dr. @MaeJemison at ! #contest”

TIFF’s 50 Years of Star Trek programme runs from September 24 – December 30, 2016 at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. Find out more about TIFF’s Star Trek celebrations here.


Deadline is Saturday December 3rd at 11:59pm  ET for all entries.

Winners will be chosen at random and notified via e-mail.
Multiple entries will be disqualified.
Contest is open to Canadian residents only.