We have added a new feature, the Soapbox.  The Soapbox is a section of our website where anyone can post content of general interest to the interstellar advocacy community.  Check it out!

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 info@tviw.us 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.

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!


The Tennessee Valley Interstellar Workshop (TVIW) is a non-profit scientific, educational corporation in the state of Tennessee. For U.S. tax purposes, TVIW is a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) educational, non-profit corporation. All donations to TVIW are fully tax deductible (as allowed by your local laws). Any donations are deeply appreciated!