YOU ARE HEREBY INVITED TO HELP CREATE THE FUTURE
Within 25 years the first colonists will arrive at the New Worlds of space.
How will they survive?
How will they thrive?
For two days this fall, world class scientists, experts and engineers will join some of the newest minds and future leaders to explain, discuss and debate the challenges and solutions facing those who will go out there.
Old ideas will be challenged.
New ideas will be presented for the first time.
Government explorers will tell us their plans.
Entrepreneurs and financial experts will talk about new businesses and ways to pay for these new communities.
Over 500 high school kids will design their own cities to be built on the Moon and Mars.
Makers will show us how they will make what we need to live.
Artists will show us what it will be like.
And then we celebrate!
New Worlds are about to open.
Space Settlement Symposium
HACK THE FRONTIER!
We have 20 years to put together the technologies and systems we will need to survive and thrive beyond Earth.
A limited attendance academic event featuring the latest breakthroughs and ideas by some of the brightest minds on the planet to solve the challenges of life on the Moon, Mars and the Free Space between.
We want you!
Dr. Mary Lynne DittmarExecutive Director of the Coalition for Deep Space Exploration
Pete WordenChairman, Breakthrough Prize Foundation, Former Director of NASA's Ames Research Center
Phil MetzgerPlanetary Physicist, Co-Founder of Kennedy Space Center Swamp Works
William H. GerstenmaierNASA Associate Administrator for the Human Exploration and Operations Directorate
Gabriel RothblattPresident of the Florida Space Development Council
Sagi KfirGeneral Counsel at Deep Space Industries
Dr. John LewisProfessor Emeritus of Planetary Sciences, Univ. of Arizona
Bernard FoingChief Scientist of the European Space Agency
Dr. Jim LoganFormer NASA Senior Flight Surgeon, CEO, Space Enterprise Institute
Alvin YewNIAC Program Manager, NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts
John CarricoAstrogator at Google Terra Bella
The Case For The Moon
Bob RichardsCEO/Co-founder, Moon Express
The Case For Mars
Robert ZubrinPresident at Pioneer Energy, President at the Mars Society
The Case For Space Solar Power
Dr. John MankinsFounder at Mankins Space Technology, Space Solar Power Expert
Lt. Col. Pete GarretsonUSAF, Space Power Strategist at Air University
Citizens are going into space. Who has the right to do what and where out there? How do we avoid the mistakes made on Earth, yet encourage the harvest of space resources that might save the planet? How do we make sure no one grabs the solar system yet enable regular people to dream they might own a house on the Moon or homestead Mars?
The idea of an exotic liaison in space is always hanging “out there”, and some believe it has already happened. But what of reproduction? What happens to embryos in different gravities, or levels of radiation? Will those who grow up on Mars, the Moon or floating in space be a new species?
The longest time a person has been in space is 437.7 days. Given we are going out there to live, what have we learned? How do we deal with radiation? Or different gravities? What about emergencies? What is different about each location? Can we build colonies that protect us from these issues, do we pop a pill, or do we engineer ourselves into something new?
Napoleon said an army lives on its stomach. The same thing applies in space, where we will have to grow or make our own food. Learn about the amazing work now underway to develop high output agriculture and how these lessons can be applied to space, and how breakthroughs in space agriculture can help feed the Earth.
Without the ability to use space resources there can be no frontier. We simply can’t bring everything we need from the Earth. From asteroid mining, to making propellant from the Martian atmosphere, we must learn to live off the land wherever we are in the Solar System. So how do we find and harvest those resources?
If you’re a million miles from Earth it makes sense to be able to make what you need to do the job where you are. From additive manufacturing to smelting steel and iron, or even growing biological constructs, we must be able to make what we need to build our new civilization.
In space the sun shines 24/7/365. So how do we capture that energy and turn it into the power we need to build a new space civilization? Equally important, how can we send some of that power back to the Earth to help save the planet? And is it worth it?
While the rocketeers get us out of the gravity well, once we are in space we still need to get around. From solar sails to nuclear rockets and space elevators, low cost dependable transportation is what will knit together the frontier and leverage the new civilization of space.
While we have flown several space stations, no one has ever built a colony in space, and certainly not on the Moon or Mars. What kinds of construction techniques can we use in each of these locations? What kind of facilities and homes can we build?
Be it the Pilgrim’s Massachusetts Bay Company or the colonies of ancient Greece, the financing of space colonies has to come from somewhere. How will colonists pay for their investments? What models do we have? Do we start our investment accounts now?
Space/Science Technology Art and Research
Open the air lock and blow your mind talks by leading edge thinkers about frontiers, the future and the fantastic.
In 17 minutes you will be beamed into new realms of thought and imagination. From space art to life on other worlds, trans-humanism to interstellar transport your picture of the world of tomorrow will change forever.
S.T.A.R. Talks Speakers
Janet IveyFounder & CEO, Janet's Planet, Inc
Michael LaineCEO at Liftport
Dr. Sara LangstonPrinciple Consultant, Senmurv Consulting
Jeff GreasonCo-Founder and CEO, Agile Aero
Thomas OlsonFounder at Esprit Data and CMD Services
Jason AspiotisFounder & CEO at Finsophy Inc
Dr. Michael WaltematheSenior lecturer in the Department of Protestant Theology at Ruhr-University Bochum
James PeyerManaging Partner at Apollo Ventures
Dr. Margaret RaceSenior Scientist at SETI Institute
Cities in Space 2016 Competition
S.T.E.A.M. Space Student Design Workshop and Contest
New Worlds believes the first space citizens are alive right now.
An all day educational event where imaginations and creativity meet science and engineering to showcase the next generation’s ideas for the cities of tomorrow on the worlds of the frontier.
Let’s Do Launch
Share a meal with the leaders of the companies who will carry us to the frontier.
"A hundred miles up and you’re halfway to anywhere."
An exclusive private luncheon with someone who is blazing the first part of the trail to the Frontier.
These limited seating events will support New Worlds global outreach projects, education and research.
First Annual SPACE COWBOY GALA and BALL
S.T.E.A.M. SPACE Education FUNDRAISER
It’s 2116. You’re invited to a formal affair at a space colony on the Moon or Mars.
What on Earth (or space) will you wear?
The dress code is Future/Frontier or Formal.
The first ever of its kind Must Attend event of the space year. FireFly, BladeRunner, Star Wars or perhaps something a little more STEAM Punk…or Old West...(toga?)
We will honour the Space Cowboys of the Past, the Present and the Future.
COME AND SUPPORT SPACE EDUCATION.
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Symposium Abbreviated Agenda
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FRIDAY – November 4th
|9:30||Plenary Keynote – THE CASE FOR THE MOON
Bob Richards, CEO Moon Express
|10:00||Paper Session – SPACE HIGHWAYS: INTER-SOLAR TRANSPORTATION
Chair: John Carrico – Chief Astrogator, Google Bella Terra
|11:15||S.T.A.R. TALK #1 – AN ELEVATOR TO HEAVEN: THE REALITY OF SPACE ELEVATORS
|11:30||Paper Session – SPACE MAKERS: MANUFACTURING IN SPACE
Chair: Dr. Alvin Yew – Manager, NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts Program
|12:30||Plenary Keynote – THE CASE FOR FREE SPACE
Dr. Al Globus, Senior Research Associate for San Jose State University
|13:00||VIP Luncheon – LET’S DO LAUNCH
Bill Gerstenmaier – NASA Associate Administrator - Human Exploration and Operations Directorate
Host – Mary Lynne Dittmar
|14:30||Discussion – HOW TO BUY A DRAGON: FINANCING SPACE COLONIES
Tom Olson – Chair, Center for Space Commerce & Finance
Jason Aspiotis – Founder SpaceVault
Dan Cruz – CEO Orbit Muse
|15:30||Paper Session – SPACE RESOURCES: MINING THE SKY
Chair: Dr. John Lewis – Chief Scientist, Deep Space Industries
|16:45||S.T.A.R. TALK #2 – GIRL POWER IN SPACE
Jennifer Lopez, Center For Advancing Science In Space
|17:00||Discussion – WHO OWNS SPACE? PROPERTY RIGHTS ON THE FRONTIER
Chair: Sagi Kfir, VP Policy – Deep Space Industries
|18:00||S.T.A.R. Talk #3 – LIVE LONG AND PROSPER: EXTENDING LIFE IN SPACE AND ON EARTH
James Peyer, Apollo Ventures
|18:15||Closing of Day 1
Rick Tumlinson – Founder, New Worlds
|19:30||FIRST COLONY ASSEMBLY|
SATURDAY, November 5th
|8:00||Conference Registration Opens|
|9:15||Plenary Keynote – THE CASE FOR MARS 2.0
Bob Zubrin – Founder, The Mars Society
|9:45||S.T.A.R. Talk #4 – RELIGION AND SPACE
Dr. Michael Waltemathe – Theological Faculty, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany
|10:00||Discussion – BIONEERING: STAYING HEALTHY IN SPACE
Chair: (Coming Soon)
|11:15||S.T.A.R. Talk #4 – PROTECTING THE PLANETS
Dr. Margaret Race, SETI Institute
|11:30||Paper Session – FARMERS IN THE SKY: FOOD AND AGRICULTURE IN SPACE|
|12:30||VIP Luncheon – LET’S DO LAUNCH
Guest Speaker: Dr. Pete Worden: How to Build a Star Ship – Project “Star Shot”
|14:00||Paper Session - HOME SWEET HOME – SPACE HABITATS|
|15:00||Plenary Keynote: THE CASE FOR SPACE SOLAR POWER
Col. Pete Garretson & Dr. John Mankins
|16:15||Discussion Session – SEX IN SPACE: REPRODUCTION BEYOND EARTH
Chair: Dr. James Logan, The Space Enterprise Institute
|17:15||Awards for Best Paper Presentations
Host - Tina Marie Jones
Rick Tumlinson – Founder, New Worlds
Space Cowboy Gala – SATURDAY November 5th
|19:00||Reception – Exhibits Area|
|20:00||Space Cowboy Gala and Ball|