THE ONLY SPACE EVENT WHERE YOU ARE PART OF THE ACTION

Imagine, over two dozen high level papers on topics like farming on Mars and building colonies on the Moon, along with business plans for tomorrow’s new space companies. Then the sharks go in, and you decide who wins the cash prizes.

For two days this fall,  world class scientists, experts and engineers will join entrepreneurs, investors and some of the newest minds and future leaders to explain, discuss and debate the challenges and solutions facing those who will go to new worlds.

Old ideas will be challenged.  New ideas will be presented for the first time. And YOU will vote for the best.

Along the way, entrepreneurs and financial experts will talk about new businesses and ways to pay for these new communities. Astronauts will tell us what it is like out there. Artists will show us what it will be like tomorrow. Makers will show us how they will make what we need to live. And in the room next door, over 750 high school kids will design their own cities to be built on the Moon and Mars.

…and then, to wrap it all up, the coolest space costume ball on the planet!

New Worlds 2017 – Nov. 10-11 2017, Austin, TX

NEW WORLDS CONFERENCE CO-CHAIRS

LAETITIA GARRIOTT de CAYEUX

LAETITIA GARRIOTT de CAYEUX

Co-Founder Escape Dynamics, Truman National Security Fellow

RICHARD GARRIOTT

RICHARD GARRIOTT

Private Astronaut, Entrepreneur, Video Game Developer, Author

DYLAN TAYLOR

DYLAN TAYLOR

Global business executive and investor, Founder-Space for Humanity, Founding Partner of Space Angels Network

NEW WORLDS SPECIAL GUESTS

Bill Gerstenmaier

Bill Gerstenmaier

NASA Associate Administrator, Human Exploration and Operations

Dr. PETE WORDEN

Dr. PETE WORDEN

Chairman, Breakthrough Prize Foundation, Former Director of NASA's Ames Research Center

ETIENNE SCHNEIDER

ETIENNE SCHNEIDER

Deputy Prime Minister of Luxembourg

AUBREY DE GREY

AUBREY DE GREY

Chief Science Officer of the SENS Research Foundation, Crusader Against Aging

Martine Rothblatt

Martine Rothblatt

American lawyer, author, and entrepreneur. Founder of Sirius XM

SYMPOSIUM SPEAKERS AND CHAIRS

JOHN CARRICO

JOHN CARRICO

Astrogator at Google Terra Bella

Dr. SHAWNA PANDYA

Dr. SHAWNA PANDYA

Physician, Citizen-Scientist Astronaut & Aquanaut

Dr. BERNARD FOING

Dr. BERNARD FOING

Chief Scientist of the European Space Agency

Dr. JIM LOGAN

Dr. JIM LOGAN

Former NASA Senior Flight Surgeon, CEO, Space Enterprise Institute

Dr. JOHN LEWIS

Dr. JOHN LEWIS

Professor Emeritus of Planetary Sciences, Univ. of Arizona, Author-Mining the Sky

JANCY MCPHEE

JANCY MCPHEE

NASA Art in Space

JEFF MANBER

JEFF MANBER

Managing Director, NanoRacks/The Space Station Company

VIKRAM GANDHI

VIKRAM GANDHI

Film Producer / VICE

BOB RICHARDS

BOB RICHARDS

CEO Moon Express, Co-Founder International Space University

DENNIS STONE

DENNIS STONE

Executive, NASA Commercial Space Office

MEAGAN CRAWFORD

MEAGAN CRAWFORD

Managing Partner, Brand Delta-V and Board Director, NewSpace Business Plan Competition

JOHN MANKINS

JOHN MANKINS

President of Artemis Innovation Management Solutions, Space Solar Power Expert

ARMIN ELLIS

ARMIN ELLIS

Founder - Space Exploration Institute, Former Strategist-JPL

GRANT BONIN

GRANT BONIN

Chief Engineer, Deep Space Industries

DENNIS WINGO

DENNIS WINGO

Author, "Moonrush: Improving Life on Earth with the Moon's Resources."

MARY LYNNE DITTMAR

MARY LYNNE DITTMAR

President & CEO - Coalition for Deep Space Exploration

Brad Henderson

Brad Henderson

Magician, Entertainer

Sagi Kfir

Sagi Kfir

Space Policy Expert

Gabriel Rothblatt

Gabriel Rothblatt

VP and Pastor, Terasem Movement

NEW WORLDS CONFERENCE HOSTS

Dr PHILIP METZGER

Dr PHILIP METZGER

Co-Founder NASA KSC SwampWorks, Planetary scientist at UCF Florida Space Institute

HOLLY MELEAR

HOLLY MELEAR

Educator, Director of STEAMSPACE Education / New Worlds

RICK TUMLINSON

RICK TUMLINSON

Founder-New Worlds, Deep Space Industries, Co-Founder-Space Frontier Foundation

New Worlds 2017 – Nov. 10-11 2017, Austin, TX

THE SPACE SETTLEMENT SYMPOSIUM

PAPER SESSIONS

SKY FARMERS

Food and Agriculture

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 new worlds, and how breakthroughs in space agriculture can help feed the Earth.

SPACE MINERS

Harvesting Resources

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 as we settle new worlds. So how do we find and harvest those resources?

SPACE MAKERS

Manufacturing In Space

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.

BIONEERING

How We Will Survive And Thrive In Space

The longest time a person has been in space is 437.7 days. Given we are going out there to settle new worlds, what have we learned? How do we deal with radiation, gravities, emergencies? Can we build colonies that protect us from these issues, do we pop a pill, or do we engineer ourselves into something new?

TRANSPORTERS

Solar System Highways

While the rocketeers get us out of the gravity well, once we are in space we still need to get around and move between our new worlds. 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.

ARCHITECTS

Space Habitats And Colonies

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 new worlds? What kind of facilities and homes can we build?

Do you have an idea worth sharing?

If you think you might have an idea that will help us on our path to human settlement, and fits into one of the above categories, let us know! Click through to learn how to submit a paper, and see the papers from last years’ Space Settlement Symposium.

Submit a Paper

The deadline for submissions will be on October 1, 2017, 11:59 pm (Central Time).

DISCUSSIONS

HOW TO BUY A DRAGON

Financing Space Colonies

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?

WHO OWNS SPACE

Freedom and enterprise on the Frontier

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 avoid solar system “”land” grabs yet enable regular people to dream they might own a house on the Moon or homestead Mars?

SEX IN SPACE

Reproduction Beyond Earth

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?

New Worlds 2017 – Nov. 10-11 2017, Austin, TX

SPECIAL EVENT

SHARKS IN SPACE

NewSpace Business Plan Competition

The most exciting space startup companies will pitch their business to a panel of investors for the chance to win cash prizes. This is your chance to be a “shark” and help determine which business models should be funded.

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New Worlds 2017 – Nov. 10-11 2017, Austin, TX

CITIES IN SPACE

STEAMSPACE Student Conference and Competition

New Worlds believes the first space citizens are alive right now. So why are they are just sitting in classrooms?

700+ students from around the world gather for a one day one of a kind 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.

The SPACE COWBOY BALL

A STEAMSPACE 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 first ever of its kind was a rousing success. The second edition will be a must-attend event of the space year. The dress code is Future/Frontier or Formal.

Wear what fits you, be your own star from The Expanse, FireFly, BladeRunner, Star Wars or perhaps something a little more STEAM Punk… or Old West…or a toga or black tie. It’s your future, so create it!

First we feast, then we honor the heroes who are teaching our kids about the frontier. Next, we celebrate the Space Cowboys (and Cowgirls) who are opening that frontier today.

And then we dance like there’s no tomorrow!  Come and support Space Education.

Location

Location

New Worlds 2017
Renaissance Austin Hotel
9721 Arboretum Boulevard
Austin, Texas
78759 – USA

info@newworlds2017.space

Renaissance Austin Marriott Hotel

New Worlds 2017 – Nov. 10-11 2017, Austin, TX

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For the second year, all New Worlds conference events will be held at the Renaissance Austin Marriott Hotel – a renowned and luxurious hotel in the Austin Arboretum surrounded by restaurants and shops, close to the Austin city center and the famous Domain commercial district.

With buses to and from the airport, this means no driving or traffic to get to the conference. Or rent a car and see the sights – The Renaissance offers free parking for hotel guests.

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COLLEGE STUDENT POVERTY RATES

We understand if you are a college student and have no money left after paying for your Spotify, pizza and beer. We also know that you are the ones who will help create the future. If you have a student ID, you can attend New Worlds for as low as $15 a day (or the cost of three iced lattes!)

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WHO IS NEW WORLDS?

New Worlds, New Worlds Institute and the STEAM Space Education project are part of the EarthLight Foundation, an international 501c3 charitable education and research organization registered with the IRS and the Texas Secretary of State. EarthLight and its affiliates and DBAs do not participate in lobbying or any political or direct advocacy or other policy activities.

Our Mission is to catalyze, faciitate, enable and help lead the human settlement of space.

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