TVIW will present its sixth interstellar symposium on November 10-13, 2019, in Wichita, Kansas, hosted jointly by Wichita State University and Ad Astra Kansas Foundation.  A Cosmosphere tour will be available on November 14.

We have added a photo gallery with pictures from the 2016 and 2017 symposia.  We haven’t organized the photos or applied keywords to them, so if you’d like to help with that task please send a message to to volunteer.  Otherwise, take a look at the photos, comment if you like, and enjoy!

Information about our 2018 Scholarship Program is now available.  If you know any undergrads or grad students who are interested about interstellar exploration, pass the word on!

We’ve introduced a new feature!  The Updates entry on our menu will now have daily or near-daily listings of new scientific papers, speculations, and other items of interest to the interstellar exploration community.  Please take a look at them, and keep coming back for more!

The Board of Directors has just approved a new Statement of Purpose for TVIW.  Now you can learn what we’re really about.

TVIW in the Media has been updated with numerous new articles referring to our organization.  Check them out!

The latest edition of our Newsletter, “Have Starship, Will Travel,” is here.  If you weren’t able to attend our most recent symposium, now you can read all about it!

The “Proceedings of TVIW 2017” publication is currently being assembled and edited, but the “Proceedings of TVIW 2016” document has now been made available for your reading pleasure.  Please enjoy!

2017 Symposium Sponsors

We would like to proudly thank our most generous sponsors of the 2017 Symposium. We could not have done it without you all!


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