Speakers

Special Guests

Dr. Mae C. Jemison

Founder of the technology consulting firm, The Jemison Group, Inc.

Mickey Fisher

Creator of the CBS sci-fi event series EXTANT

Pat Murphy, PhD

Writer, Scientist, Entreprenuer

George Whitesides

CEO and President of Virgin Galactic

Mmboneni Muofhe

DDG Technology for Republic Of South Africa

Louis Friedman, PhD

Co-Founder of The Planetary Society, Author, Human Space Flight: From Mars to the Stars

J. Daniel Batt

Science Fiction Author

Plenary Speakers

Michael Flynn

Chairman of the Board and Senior Advisor at Maxeler Technologies (London and Palo Alto)

Claudio Maccone

SETI astronomer, space scientist and mathematician

Seth Shostak

Senior Astronomer

Dr. S. Pete Worden (Brig. Gen., USAF, ret.)

NASA Ames Research Center Director

Peter Swan, Ph.D.

President International Space Elevator Consortium

Dr. Morgan L. Cable

a Research Scientist in the Instrument Systems Implementation and Concepts Section at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California.

Patrick O’Reilly

Lieutenant General, US Army (retired)

George Whitesides

CEO and President of Virgin Galactic

Mmboneni Muofhe

DDG Technology for Republic Of South Africa

Jill Tarter, PhD

State of the Universe with Jill Tarter

Track Chairs

Rev. Dr. Derek Austin

Director of Clergy Development Programming for Chautauqua Institution in Western N.Y.

Pamela Reilly Contag, PhD

Overall Technical Track Chair

Kathleen Toerpe, PhD

Co-Chair, Becoming an Interstellar Civilization Track

Maggie Turnbull, PhD

Chair, Interstellar Space, Stars & Destination

Terry Mulligan, MD

Chair, Life in Space

Timothy Meehan, PhD

Chair, Poster Sessions

Hakeem Oluseyi, PhD

Chair, Propulsion & Energy Track

Ron Cole

Chair, Data, Communications, and Information Technology Track

Karl Aspelund, PhD

Chair, Designing for Interstellar Track

Science Fiction Stories/Canopus Award

Jacob Weissman

Editor and Publisher at Tachyon Publications

Pat Murphy, PhD

Writer, Scientist, Entreprenuer

Juliette Wade, PhD

Writer, Science Fiction Stories Night

Luncheon Speakers

Marianne Caponnetto

Founder & President of MCW Group, Inc.