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
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.