We are in the process of inviting the speakers (listed as TBD) for each particular topic.  These are experts in the relevant fields and should provide succinct and stimulating presentations that will provide the motivation for our call to action.  If you would like to be considered for one of these slots, please contact Dr. Rather with your name, CV, proposed title, and an abstract.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - The Power of Synergy, TVIW 2018
TimeSpeakerTitle
9:00 AM - 9:05 AMDean S. Hartley III, PhDAdministrivia
9:05 AM - 9:13 AMJohn D. G. Rather, PhDSymposium Welcome
9:13 AM - 9:18 AMEdward "Sandy" MontgomeryTVIW Welcome
9:18 AM - 9:39 AMMorgan SmithY-12 Keynote Address
9:39 AM - 10:00 AMJohn VonglisARPA-E Keynote Address
10:00 AM - 10:10 AMJohn D. G. Rather, PhDThe Power of Synergy
THEME #1: Enabling Large-Scale Space Development & Human Expansion
10:10 AM - 10:36 AMJohn MankinsRealizing the Development and Settlement of Space: the Moon as the Stepping Stone
10:36 AM - 11:06 AMBreak & Topical Tables
11:06 AM - 11:31 AMFranklin Chang Diaz, PhDLiving and Working in Space, an Astronaut’s Perspective
11:31 AM - 11:56 AMJames Powell, PhD (presented by John Rather and John Mankins)A Celebration of James Powell, Creator of Particle Bed Reactors and Superconducting Maglev
11:56 AM - 12:56 PMLunch
12:56 PM - 1:21 PMMichael Houts, PhDEnabling Advanced Exploration with Nuclear Thermal Propulsion (NTP)
1:21 PM - 1:46 PMJoel Sercel, PhDCapture & Uses of Small Asteroids
1:46 PM - 2:11 PMJohn R. AdamsWhat We Know About Closed Human Ecosystems
2:11 PM - 2:41 PMBreak & Topical Tables
2:41 PM - 3:21 PMTheme 1 Sagan Discussion
THEME #2: Catalytic & Affordable Synergistic Breakthrough Concepts & Technologies
3:21 PM - 3:47 PMJason DerlethNASA Innovative Advanced Concepts Program
3:47 PM - 4:12 PMJonathan K. Witter, PhDParticle Bed Reactor Nuclear Thermal Propulsion & Power
4:12 PM - 4:37 PMRoger LenardTimberwind PM Remarks
4:37 PM - 5:02 PMPhilip Lubin, PhDDirected Energy Propulsion & Power Beaming
5:02 PM - 5:27 PMRobert BagdigianEnvironmental Control & Life Support
5:27 PM - 6:27 PMReception@ New Hope Center
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - The Power of Synergy, TVIW 2018
TimeSpeakerTitle
8:00 AM - 9:00 AMPre-Meeting Tour
9:00 AM - 9:05 AM Dean S. Hartley III, PhDAdministrivia
9:05 AM - 9:26 AMAlan Icenhour, PhDORNL Keynote Address
9:26 AM - 9:52 AMWilliam Peter, PhDLarge-scale 3D Printing & Complex Structures
9:52 AM - 10:17 AMJeffrey SlostadPersistent Space Platforms and Bootstrapping an In-Space Economy
10:17 AM - 10:47 AMBreak & Topical Tables
10:47 AM - 11:12 AMMark D. Carter, PhDVASIMR Plasma Propulsion
11:12 AM - 11:37 AMKen RoyThe Problem of Low Gravity and Human Physiology: One Possible Solution
11:37 AM - 12:02 PMSiegfried Janson, PhDSmall Satellite Concepts at The Aerospace Corporation
12:02 PM - 1:02 PMLunch
1:02 PM - 1:42 PMTheme 2 Sagan Discussion
THEME #3: Transformative Decadal Plan
1:42 PM - 2:08 PMMatt HollingsworthMaking Big Ideas a Reality
2:08 PM - 2:33 PMJames T. Early, PhDTransformative Decadal Plan
2:33 PM - 3:03 PMBreak & Topical Tables
3:03 PM - 3:28 PMJohn D. G. Rather, PhDCapture and Industrialization of Small Near Earth Asteroids – A Major Key to Affordable Human Space Development
3:28 PM - 3:53 PM John MankinsThe Critical Importance of Affordable & Abundant Solar Energy
3:53 PM - 4:18 PMDean S. Hartley III, PhDHow To Integrate It?
4:18 PM - 4:43 PMTheme 3 Sagan Discussion
4:43 PM - 5:43 PMReception@ New Hope Center
Thursday, October 25, 2018 - The Power of Synergy, TVIW 2018
TimeSpeakerTitle
9:00 AM - 9:05 AMDean S. Hartley III, PhDAdminisitrivia
9:05 AM - 9:46 AMMark UhranKeynote - Enabling the Future of Human Space Flight
THEME #4: Ultimate Paths to the Future (Science Fiction to Fact Relationships)
9:46 AM - 10:12 AMCatherine Asaro, PhDUltimate Paths to the Future (Science Fiction to Fact Relationships)
10:12 AM - 10:37 AMMarc MillisSustaining Progress Beyond the Obvious
10:37 AM - 11:07 AMBreak & Topical Tables
11:07 AM - 11:32 AMDavid Brin, PhDUltimate Paths to the Future
11:32 AM - 11:57 AMArlan Andrews, Sr., PhDCARPE:DIEM (Captured Asteroid Re-Purposing Experiment --  Developing Interior Environmental Modules)
11:57 AM - 12:57 PMLunch
12:57 PM - 1:22 PMRuth Kastner, PhDQuantum Universe Properties?
1:22 PM - 1:47 PMBuck FieldFaster than Light Synergies
1:47 PM - 2:12 PMAllen SteeleThe Evolution of Starships in Science Fiction
2:12 PM - 2:42 PMBreak & Topical Tables
2:42 PM - 2:52 PMCatherine Asaro, PhDStudent Award
2:52 PM - 3:32 PMTheme 4 Sagan Discussion
Wrapup
3:32 PM - 4:12 PMDean S. Hartley III, PhDSymposium Synthesis
4:12 PM - 4:22 PMEdward "Sandy" MontgomeryTVIW Futures
4:22 PM - 5:07 PMJohn D. G. Rather, PhDAppraisal
5:07 PM - 6:07 PMReception@ New Hope Center