TVIW 2016 Agenda

Sunday, 28 February 2016
TimeTitle
9:00 AM – 12:00 PMTerraforming 102” taught by Ken Roy PE/TVIW
Conflict in Space” taught by MAJ Brent Ziarnick/USAF
12:00 PM – 1:00 PMPizza lunch and drinks sponsored by The Ultimax Group, Inc.
1:00 PM - 4:00 PMGeoengineering 101” taught by Robert G. Kennedy III, PE/Ultimax Group Inc.
Space Propulsion 101” taught by Les Johnson/TVIW/author
5:00 PM - 9:00 PMSunday Night Reception by Baen Books

Monday, 29 February 2016
TimeTitle
7:00 AM - 8:00 AMContinental breakfast
7:30 AMRegistration opens in Gallery Foyer
8:00 AMIntroduction and Orientation by General Chair, Les Johnson/TVIW/author

Keynote Speaker: “Cutting the Umbilical Cord to Earth” (Dr. John Lewis/University of Arizona, Deep Space Industries)
9:00 AMPropulsion Technology Assessment: Science and Enabling Technologies to Explore the Interstellar Medium” (Ben Beers/NASA MSFC)
9:30 AMAdvanced Ion Propulsion Systems for Interstellar Precursor Probes” (Angelo Genovese/I4IS)
9:55 AM - 10:25 AMCoffee Break
10:25 AMInvited Remarks Concerning America’s Far Future in Deep Space” (Lt.-General Steven L. Kwast, commander & president, Air University, Maxwell AFB, AL)
10:55 AMConceptual Filters in Space Exploration: Rethinking the Rationale for Planetary Protection” (Dr. James Schwartz/Wichita Univ)
11:25 AMA Lunar Settlement as a Prototype for Eventual Interstellar Settlements” (Ken Roy, PE/TVIW)
11:55 PMPower Beaming Leakage Radiation as a SETI Observable” (Dr. Jim Benford/100 YSS & Microwave Sciences)
12:20 PM - 1:20 PMBuffet Lunch
1:20 PMHuman Health in Space: What’s Being Done? What Needs to be Done?” (Dr. Robert Hampson/Wake Forest Med School)
1:40 PMAn Adaptive Framework for Permanent Human Space Settlement” (Dr. Cameron Smith/Portland State University)
2:00 PMIn-space Manufacturing: Pioneering the Next Frontier” (Niki Werkheiser/NASA MSFC)
2:30 PMProton Beam Reduction – Primary Extraction from Generic Asteroid Material” (Eric Hughes/TVIW & Narthex Enterprises)
2:55 PM - 3:20 PMCoffee Break
3:20 - 6:00 PMParallel events commence: Working Tracks and Kaffeeklatsches

Homo Stellaris (co-leaders: Dr. Robert Hampson, Wake Forest Med School, dep. Cathe Smith, moderated by Sandra Medlock)
Life System Engineering in the Worldship (leader: Cassidy Cobbs/Sloan-Kettering Memorial, moderated by Michel Lamontagne, P.Eng./Icarus Interstellar)
Space Solar Power & Orbital Industry (leader/moderator: LTC Pete Garretson/Air University-USAF & deputy Robert G Kennedy III, PE/TVIW & Ultimax Group)
Space Mining: Primary Processing of Olivine-based Asteroidal Material (co-leaders: Eric Hughes/TVIW & Narthex & Matt Ernst)
Kaffeeklatsches
6:00 PM - 8:00 PMBanquet sponsored by Digital Oilfield Solutions

dinner presentation:

SETI, Interstellar Diffusion & Stability Equilibrium Hypothesis in Galactic Civilizations” (Kelvin Long, Executive Director, Initiative for Interstellar Studies, United Kingdom)
8:00 PM - 11:00 PMParallel Birds-of-a-Feather (BoF) Sessions

BoF for Homo Stellaris
BoF for Life System Engineering in the Worldship
BoF for Space Solar Power and Orbital Industry
BoF for Space Mining: Primary Processing of Olivine-based Asteroidal Material
Kaffeeklatsches

Tuesday, 01 March 2016
TimeTitle
7:00 AM - 8:00 AMContinental breakfast
8:00 AM2nd day Greetings by General Chair, Les Johnson/TVIW/author

Electric Sail Propulsion to Enable Quick Heliopause and Beyond Scientific Missions of Discovery” (Bruce Weigmann/NASA MSFC)
8:40 AMProgress in Fusion Propulsion Research at the University of Alabama in Huntsville” (Jason Cassibry, UAH)
9:10 AMMatter-Antimatter Propulsion via QFT Effects from Parallel Electric and Magnetic Fields” (Dr. Gerald Cleaver, Baylor)
9:35 AM - 10:05 AMCoffee Break
10:05 AMThe Laser Powered Interstellar Ramjet (LPIR) revisited” (Dr. Al Jackson/NASA JSC ret’d)
10:35 AMThe LightSail Program: Solar Sailing from a CubeSat Platform” (Rex Ridenoure/Ecliptic Enterprises)
11:05 AMInterplanetary Exploration: Application of the Solar Sail and Falcon Heavy” (Dr. Greg Matloff/CUNY)
11:30 AM - 12:30 PMBuffet Lunch
12:30 PM - 3:10 PMParallel events: Working Tracks and KaffeeKlatsches

Homo Stellaris (co-leaders: Dr. Robert Hampson, Wake Forest Med School, dep. Cathe Smith, moderated by Sandra Medlock)
Life System Engineering in the Worldship (leader: Cassidy Cobbs/Sloan-Kettering Memorial, moderated by Michel Lamontagne, P.Eng./Icarus Interstellar)
Space Solar Power and Orbital Industry (leader/moderator: COL Pete Garretson/Air University-USAF & deputy Robert G Kennedy III, PE/TVIW & Ultimax)
Space Mining: Primary Processing of Olivine-based Asteroidal Material (co-leaders: Eric Hughes/TVIW/Narthex & Matt Ernst/WSU)
Kaffeeklatsches
3:10 PM - 3:35 PMCoffee Break
3:35 PM - 4:15 PMParallel Working Tracks Report to full audience
4:15 PM - 5:00 PMRoadmap to Interstellar Flight” (Dr. Philip Lubin/UCSB)

closing remarks and announcements for TVIW 2017 by Les Johnson.
5:00 PM - 7:00 PMDinner on your own, or just meet and snack in the Consuite, potent potables sponsored by The Ultimax Group, Inc.
7:00 PM - 9:00 PMOffsite Public Event

SF Authors & Publishers Panel

Book Fair by Barnes & Noble

welcome remarks by Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke,

panel moderated by Toni Weisskopf, publisher, Baen Books;

authors: Les Johnson, (Rescue Mode, Going Interstellar), Gregory Benford (Bowl of Heaven, Shipstar), Charles Gannon (Trial By Fire, Raising Caine), Sarah Hoyt (Darkship Thieves, Darkship Renegades), Geoff Landis, Jack McDevitt (Thunderbird, Coming Home)

Wednesday, 02 March 2016
TimeTitle
9:00 AM - 11:00 AMFeedback Breakfast on your own. Meet the OrgComm and tell them what you think about TVIW-2016.
11:00 AM - 3:00 PMlocal tours of Tennessee Aquarium, Chattanooga Whiskey distillery across the street, Rock City, etc.
11:00 AM - 3:00 PMLunch on your own, or just meet and snack in the Consuite, potent potables sponsored by The Ultimax Group, Inc.
3:00 PM - till ?Dead Dog Session still in the Consuite, potent potables sponsored by The Ultimax Group, Inc.