The presentation videos from last year’s special symposium, “The Power of Synergy,” are now online!  You can view them all here.

Our vlog, From Here to the Stars, will resume shortly after a hiatus.  In the meantime, please visit the link here to see all the previous episodes!

Our second Soapbox post, “Space: The Power of the Purchase,” has just been added.  Take a look!

The 16th edition of our newsletter, Have Starship, Will Travel, has just been published! It contains a detailed report on our “The Power of Synergy” special symposium, held last October–you can read it here.

Applications for our 2019 Scholarships are now open!  Please go to the 2019 Scholarship page to learn more and to get an application.

Our 6th Interstellar Symposium, in Wichita, KS, November 10-15, 2019, will include a special two and a half day NASA Propulsion Workshop focusing on Beamed Energy Propulsion and Highly Energetic Nuclear Processes for Propulsion (Fusion and Antimatter).  More information will be posted here as it becomes available.

The Call for Papers for the 2019 Interstellar Symposium in Wichita, KS is now open.  If you are interested in giving a presentation at the symposium, please let us know immediately!

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!

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!