TVIW 2017 Agenda

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 TVIW
TimeTitle
8:30 AMSeminar Registration
On 2nd Floor
9:00 AM - 12:00 PMMorning Seminar
Conflict in Space
Morning Seminar
Laser Propulsion
12:00 PM - 1:00 PMLunch
Consuite will be Open
1:00 PM - 4:00 PMAfternoon Seminar
Humans in Space
ULA Tour
(pre-registered guests only)
4:00 PM - 5:00 PMConference Registration
In ballroom lobby
(hospitality suite open)
5:00 PM - 9:00 PMBaen Reception
Hotel Ballroom
(hors d'oeuvres included)

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 Starship Century
TimeTitle
8:00 AMWelcome: Les Johnson, General Chair
8:15 AMWelcome: Jim Benford, Starship Century
8:30 AM - 9:15 AMPete Klupar - Are We Alone?
9:15 AM - 10:00 AMKevin Parkin - Breakthrough Star Shot System Model and Trade Studies
10:00 AM - 10:30 AMCoffee Break
10:30 AM - 11:15 AMRobert Fugate - Starshot Laser Driver
11:1 AM - 12:00 PMJim Benford - Our First Starships
12:00 PM - 12:45 PMDavid Messerschmitt - Data Return from Star Shot Probes
12:45 PM - 1:45 PMLunch
(provided, in atrium dining area)
1:45 PM - 2:15 PMAl Jackson - Wafersat TrajectoriesR. London & J. Early - Dust Impact Hazard
2:15 PM - 2:45 PMBenjamin Diedrich - NEA GuidanceStacy Weinstein-Weiss - Exoplanet Mission Concept
2:45 PM - 3:15 PMCoffee Break
3:15 PM - 5:00 PMWorking Tracks

First Contact/SETI
Security & Intel in Space
Step by Step to the Stars
Sagan Meeting
Likelihood of Biosignature Detection in the Spectra of Exoplanets
(Gilster, J. Benford, Tanner)
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Break (dinner on your own)
7:00 PM - 9:00 PMArt Show & Reception
Marshall Room
(hors d'oeuvres included)

Thursday, October 5, 2017 Tau Zero Foundation
TimeTitle
8:00 AMWelcome: Les Johnson, General Chair
8:15 AM - 9:00 AMMark Millis - About the Grant
9:00 AM - 9:30 AMJonathan Barr - Transportation Supporting a Self-Sustaining Space Economy
9:30 AM - 10:00 AMJeff Greason - Missions Enabled by Plasma Magnet Sails
10:00 AM - 10:30 AMCoffee Break
10:30 AM - 11:00 AMMarc Weber - Trapping Charged Particles
11:00 AM - 11:30 AMGerald Jackson - Antimatter Fuel Production
11:30 AM - 12:00 PMGeorge Hathaway - Measurements and Methods
12:00 PM - 1:00 PMLunch
(provided, in atrium dining area)
1:00 PM - 1:30 PMPauli Laine - Fission Fragment RocketsKen Roy - Problem of Alien Life
1:30 PM - 2:00 PMGary Pajer - Direct Fusion DriveOre Koren - Worldship Conflict
2:00 PM - 2:30 PMBrent Ziarnick - Nuclear LessonsGiancarlo Genta - Preliminary Analysis of the Deformed Shape of an Inflated Light Sail
2:30 PM - 3:00 PMCoffee Break
3:00 PM - 5:30 PMWorking Tracks

First Contact/SETI
Security & Intel in Space
Step by Step to the Stars
Sagan Meeting
Flyby vs. Deceleration for Interstellar Missions
(Weiss, Messerschmidt, G. Jackson)
5:30 PM - 6:00 PMBreak
6:00 PM - 9:00 PMSymposium Event
U. S. Space and Rocket Center Biergarten
(opens at 4:30 PM)
(dinner on your own)

7:00 PM - Pass the Torch talk: The Search for Ourselves Among the Stars, Andrew Siemion, UC Berkeley

(must leave by 9:00 PM)

Friday, October 6, 2017 TVIW
TimeTitle
8:00 AMWelcome: Les Johnson, General Chair
8:15 AM - 9:30 AMLeadership Panel

Breakthrough Star Shot Engineering Dir. Pete Klupar
Congressman John Culberson (R- TX)
Congressman Mo Brooks (R-AL)
Lt. General Steven Kwast, Air University, MAFB
NASA MSFC Assoc. Dir. Dr. Paul McConnaughey
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM Philip Lubin - Enabling Interstellar Missions
10:00 AM - 10:30 AMCoffee Break
10:30 AM - 11:00 AMSlava Turyshev - Direct Exoplanet Imaging via Solar Gravity Lens
11:00 AM - 11:30 AMGeoffrey Landis - Solar Gravity Lens Critique
11:30 AM - 12:00 PMPontus Brandt - Interstellar Precursors
12:00 PM - 1:00 PMLunch
(on your own)
1:00 PM - 1:20 PMOlga Starinova - Interstellar Solar SailingAngelle Tanner - Exoplanets
1:20 PM - 1:40 PMSandy Montgomery - Space Tow SailsJames Schwartz - Worldship Ethics 101
1:40 PM - 2:00 PMGrover Schwartzlander - Diffractive SailsTracy Prater - In-Space Manufacture
2:00 PM - 2:20 PMJason Cassibry - Pulsed Magnetic NozzleKelly Smith - METI
2:20 PM - 3:00 PMCoffee Break
3:00 PM - 5:00 PMWorking Tracks

First Contact/SETI
Security & Intel in Space
Step by Step to the Stars
Sagan Meeting
550 AU FOCAL Missions: Arguments for and Against
(Matloff, Landis, Turyshev, Brandt)
5:00 PM - 5:30 PMWorking Tracks - Concluding Reports
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM Paul Gilster
Meeting Summary & Closure
6:00 PM - 8:00 PMInformal Social
in Hospitality Suite
(dinner on your own)
8:00 PM - 10:00 PMSF Writers Panel

Larry Niven
Allen Steele
Greg Benford
James Cambias
Geoff Landis