To all the science fans among our readership:
October 4th – 6th 2017
Downtown Embassy Suites
The Tennessee Valley Interstellar Workshop, in partnership with Starship Century and Tau Zero Foundation, proudly announces that registration to the October 4-6, 2017 symposium is now open! We will also have exciting pre-symposium events on October 3rd if you are able to come early.
Their Registrar says:
We hold symposia every 18 months, and have been doing so since 2011. The next symposium will be in Huntsville, AL, October 3-6. We have a strong schedule of scientific papers being presented, seminars on various topics, panel discussions, and interactive working track investigations. We’re partnering with Starship Century and the Tau Zero Foundation to present detailed, accurate, and up-to-date looks at all aspects of interstellar investigation.
The first day of our symposium will be opened by Pete Worden, the Executive Director of the Breakthrough Initiatives, and will feature the first (I believe) detailed public description of the Breakthrough efforts, by the Breakthrough investigators themselves.
The second day will be opened by Mark Millis, the founder of the Tau Zero Foundation, and will include talks about their efforts as well as papers from other researchers from around the world.
The third day will be organized by TVIW ourselves, and will include papers from NASA researchers as well as a briefing from Rep. John Culberson of Texas, chair of the House Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies (CJS) Appropriations Subcommittee, which funds NASA.
We would welcome your participation, and certainly would look forward to seeing you! If you know of anyone else for which this symposium would be a good fit, please forward this invitation to them also. (I really am trying to get to everyone!)
To register or learn more about their Pre-Symposium Seminars and Tour, visit their page.