2013 Tennessee Valley Interstellar Workshop

The Tennessee Valley Interstellar Workshop is an opportunity for relaxed sharing of ideas in directions that will stimulate and encourage Interstellar exploration including propulsion, communications, and research.

The ‘Workshop’ theme suggests that the direction should go beyond that of a ‘conference’.  Attendees are encouraged to not only present intellectual concepts but to develop these concepts to suggest projects, collaboration, active research and mission planning.

It should be a time for engaging discussions, thought-provoking ideas, and boundless optimism contemplating a future that may one day be within the reach of humanity.

Hotel: Huntsville Holiday Inn, Research Park, 5903 University Drive • Huntsville, Alabama 35806, USA.

Workshop Rate:  $89.00

Call hotel directly or book online under the name TN Valley Interstellar Workshop or code STR

Confirmed attendees include:

Bill Cress, Icarus Interstellar

Dr. Jan Davis, NASA Astronaut / Vice President, Jacobs Engineering Group

Stephen Fleming, Vice-President at Georgia Institute of Technology

Paul Gilster, Author and Curator of the Centauri Dreams Website

Sarah Hoyt, Award Winning Science Fiction Author

Les Johnson, Deputy Manager of NASA MSFC’s Advanced Concepts Office / Author

Dr. Robert Lightfoot, Associate Professor of Sociology, Waycross College

Kelvin Long, Editor, Journal of the British Interplanetary Society, Executive Director The Institute for Interstellar Studies

Dr. Claudio Maccone, IAA Technical Director and Chair, SETI Permanent Committee

Richard Obousy, President, Icarus Interstellar

Stephanie Osborn, Author

Toni Weisskopf, Publisher, Baen Books

Gordon Woodcock, National Space Society (former NSS Director)

as well as scientists, engineers, authors, anthropologists, sociologists and others from the Tennessee Valley and elsewhere.

Be sociable; support the BIS!