Our 6th Interstellar Symposium, in Wichita, KS, November 10-15, 2018, 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!

Tennessee Valley Interstellar Workshop (TVIW) is proud to announce the winners of the 2018 Scholarship Program!

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!

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!

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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