Day 1
29 Oct 2015

Registration Opens

Registration Opens California Ballroom Registration Desk 100 Year Starship Store (Store opens at 7:30 AM) Participant Assistance Local Area Tours and Outings Will be announced October 20 for sign up.
12:00

100YSS Lunch

Opening Reception

Meeting and greet with speakers, track chairs and other attendees in the first of many networking sessions.
Day 2
30 Oct 2015

100YSS Classes – 100YSS

100YSS Classes-100YSS Salons 1-3 Classes focus on fundamental principles of disciplines that underlie the capabilities of interstellar flight. The classes help attendees build a greater understanding and appreciation of the...
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Registration Open

100 Year Starship Store  (Store opens at 7:30 AM) Participant Assistance

Opening Plenary

Finding Earth 2.0: Evolutionary Step or Societal Imperative Mae Jemison, M.D., Principal 100YSS, Physician, Engineer, Educator, Entrepreneur and Former astronaut Technical Track Show & Tell Pam Contag, Ph.D., 100YSS Technical...
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Dr. Mae C. Jemison
Pamela Reilly Contag, PhD

Technical Tracks Session A

• Becoming an Interstellar Civilization • Designing for Interstellar • Space, Stars and Destinations • Life Sciences  
11:45 - 12:45

Luncheon: Playing with the Stars

Luncheon: Playing with the Stars

Playing with the Stars: Realities of Human and Childhood Education Development in Finding Another Earth. Moderator, Kathleen Toerpe, Ph.D. An exploration of human learning, creativity, achievement, play and mental health....
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Pat Murphy, PhD
Kathleen Toerpe, PhD

Technical Tracks Sessions B

• Becoming an Interstellar Civilization • Propulsion and Energy • Data & Communications • Life Sciences    

Technical Tracks Sessions C

• Becoming an Interstellar Civilization • Designing for Interstellar    

Plenary: “The Data Must Flow” : Really Big Data, IT and Communications in Finding Earth 2.0

Ron Cole, Moderator. Prof. Michael Flynn, (Stanford Univ. & Maxeler Dataflow): Robust techniques for Massive Data Handling Mmboneni Muofhe (Deputy Director General, Dept of Science & Tech- South Africa)- Discussion...
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Mmboneni Muofhe
Ron Cole

Poster Session Reception

Hosted session for Technical Track poster submissions. Sedona Room Hosted by Timothy Meehan, PhD Poster Session Chair Strolling Dinner
Timothy Meehan, PhD

Special Event: 100YSS Canopus Awards

100YSS celebrates the Inaugural year of our Canopus Awards for Writing. Meet the finalists in the Original Fiction and Non-Fiction writing and Previously Published Original Fiction and Non-Fiction categories. We...
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Science Fiction Stories Night, Canopus Awards for Excellence in Interstellar Writing, & Author Book signing hosted by Borderlands Bookstore

(Open to the Public- Tickets Available) Science fiction frequently leads to science fact. And the extremes of scientific discovery today fuel the imagination and possibilities that science fiction writers catapult...
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Day 3
31 Oct 2015

Registration Open

100 Year Starship Store  (Store opens at 7:30 AM) Participant Assistance

100YSS Classes – 100YSS

100YSS Classes-100YSS Salons 1-3 Classes focus on fundamental principles of disciplines that underlie the capabilities of interstellar flight. The classes help attendees build a greater understanding and appreciation of the...
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8:00 - 9:00

Continental Breakfast

State of the Universe Plenary

Facilitated by Jill Tarter, PhD (Astronomer and Co-founder, SETI Institute) this is a discussion where are we on the road to Earth 2.0? of the latest finds in astronomy and...
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Jill Tarter, PhD

Trending Now Plenary

Conversations facilitated by Hakeem Oluseyi, PhD (Chief Science Officer, Discovery Channel, Astrophysicist and Professor Florida of Technology, TED Fellow), focus on current issues or trends in science, engineering, economics, human...
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Hakeem Oluseyi, PhD

Luncheon: Purposeful Inclusion

Amy Millman, Moderator Purposeful Inclusion: The Key to Achieving Radical Leaps in Technology and Enhancing Life on Earth • Marianne Caponnetto – Digital • Ronke Olabisi, PhD – Professor Bioengineering,...
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Marianne Caponnetto
Ronke Olabisi, PhD
12:15 - 13:30

Luncheon: Purposeful Inclusion

Plenary: What’s Just Right for Life?

Don’t (Just) Follow the Water: Report from Keck Institute Study Morgan L. Cable, Ph.D. Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Dr. Morgan L. Cable

Plenary: Design 2.0

3D Space Construction with In Situ Materials. Scott Howe, PhD Jet Propulsion Laboratory  
Scott Howe

Plenary: Radical Leaps

These are the researchers, technologies and systems pushing the very sharp edge of knowledge, engineering and capabilities. Stroll through an overview of the tech and then take a Deep Dive...
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Seth Shostak
Phillip Lubin
Peter Swan, Ph.D.

Deep Dives

Independent two-hour workshops making deep dives into subject matter from the symposium—Space Law and Policy Talks; Relativistic Speeds; Communicating Science

Accelerating Creativity: Reception

Program: Artificial Intelligence & Seeking New Worlds: Mickey Fisher, creator of the CBS space drama series EXTANT, in conversation with Dr. Mae Jemison and Dr. Karl Aspelund consider the potential...
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Dr. Mae C. Jemison
Mickey Fisher
Karl Aspelund, PhD

Halo Lounge

 A meeting and networking place for symposium attendees. Open throughout the day
Day 4
01 Nov 2015
8:00 - 8:30

Continental Breakfast

Track Chair Summary

Discussion of the papers and ideas that emerged from the Technical Track presentations.

PLENARY: Who’s Got Next

The Ideas, people and organizations set to continue the journey  Virgin Galactic CEO George Whitesides and South Africa’s Deputy Director General for Science and Technology Mmbonene Muofhe will discuss the...
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George Whitesides
Mmboneni Muofhe

Plenary : Who Goes, Who Decides, Why?

Moderator:  Karl Aspelund, Ph.D., Anthropologist, Industrial Design, Asst. Prof Textile & Design, Univ. of Rhode Island Lt. General Patrick O’Reilly, Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council; Louis Friedman, PhD, Author and Co-founder,...
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Patrick O’Reilly
Louis Friedman, PhD
Karl Aspelund, PhD

Closing & 100YSS: The Year Ahead

Closing & 100YSS: The Year Ahead Discussion on the next year and beyond. 2014 Symposium Close