This agenda will be filled in as speakers and presentations are confirmed. Check back regularly to see who else will be speaking!

Sunday, November 10, 2019 TVIW Seminars
8:30 AMRegistration opens in lobby
9:00 AMMorning Seminar
Life in Space, People of the Stars
Morning Seminar
Preparing for First Contact: Protocols and Implications
12:00 PMLunch (on your own)
1:00 PMAfternoon Seminar
In-Space Manufacturing: The Gateway to the High Frontier and an Enabling Technology for Human Space Exploration
Afternoon Seminar
Space Law: An Overview, Past, Present, and Future
4:00 PMRegistration moves to lobby
4:30 PMHospitality Suite open
7:00 PMOpening Reception
Monday, November 11, 2019 TVIW 6th Interstellar Symposium
8:00 AMWelcome Remarks (Nick)
8:30 AMGreg Matloff - Starflight Review
9:30 AMMarc Millis - Breakthrough Propulsion Study: Assessing Interstellar Flight Challenges and Prospects
10:30 AMCoffee Break
11:00 AMGeoff Landis - Power System for Miniature Interstellar Flyby Probe
11:30 AMDavid Messerschmitt - Some Challenges in Low-Mass Interstellar Probe Communication Downlinks
12:00 PMLunch at Distillery 244
1:00 PMPete Klupar - Breakthrough Starshot
1:30 PMDeana Weibel - Inevitability, Adaptability, Destiny: Religious and Non-Religious Arguments for a Human Future in Outer Space
2:00 PMKelly Smith - Can A Complex Universe Provide a Religious Inspiration Without Religion?
2:30 PMDavid Burke - Human-Machine Ethics: Experiments in Moral Responsibility
3:00 PMBreak
3:30 PMMichael Massa - Securing the Stars: The Security Implications of Human Culture for Crewed Interstellar Flight
4:00 PMAlexander Cohen - Damage to Relativistic Interstellar Spacecraft by ISM Impact Gas Accumulation
4:30 PMAndrew Higgins - Strategies for Mitigation of Dust and Charged Ion Impact on Laser-Driven Lightsails
5:00 PMAdjourn
7:00 PMBanquet at Hotel
8:30 PMWorking Track on Terraforming, Simmons Room
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 TVIW 6th Interstellar Symposium
8:00 AMWelcome Remarks (Nick)
8:15 AMJoel Mozer - Perspectives from the USAF
9:15 AMGeoffrey Landis - The Physics of Negative Mass: Applications for Propulsion and Interstellar Travel
9:45 AMGerald Cleaver - Calculation and Analysis of the Curvature Invariants for Transversable Lorentzian Wormholes and for Warp Metrics
10:15 AMCoffee Break
10:45 AMBrian McConnell - The Spacecoach
11:15 AMCathe Smith - Farmers in the Sky
11:45 AMLunch at Distillery 244
12:45 PMTimothy Swindle - Interstellar Material Within the Solar System
1:15 PMJames Schwartz - Near-Earth Resources: Short-Term Limitations with Interstellar Consequences
1:45 PMKenneth Roy - Terraforming Venus, and Similar Planets, using a Pneumatically Supported Shell
2:15 PMKatelyn Greene - Assessing Crewmember Musculoskeletal Health with Long-Duration Spaceflight
2:45 PMBreak
3:15 PMJeffrey Greason - A Reaction Drive Powered by External Dynamic Pressure as a Second Stage for Interstellar Flight
3:45 PMAlex Ellery - Will Self-Replication Technology Precede Interstellar Propulsion Technology? The Prospects for Interstellar Self-Replicating Probes and a Human Type III Civilization
4:15 PMJamey Jacob - Inflatable Technologies for Interstellar Missions: Bounce House to the Stars
4:45 PMAdjourn
7:00 PMSagan Meeting

(Working Track on Terraforming, Simmons Room)
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 TVIW 6th Interstellar Symposium
8:00 AMWelcome Remarks (Nick)
8:15 AMSteve Durst - An Interstellar University in the Ad Astra State
8:45 AMGerald Jackson - Antimatter-Based Interstellar Propulsion
9:15 AMArtur Davoyan - Light Sails for Interstellar Travel
9:45 AMCoffee Break
10:15 AMJacob Erlikhman - Analysis of Light Sail Geometries and Stability for Directed Energy Interstellar Propulsion
10:45 AMJoseph Meany - Metamaterial-Enhanced Graphene as a Beamed Energy Sail for Interstellar Probes
11:15 AMReport from the Working Track: Terraforming

(After: Group Photo)
11:30 AMLunch at Distillery 244
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 NASA Propulsion Workshop
1:00 PMWelcome Remarks
1:30 PMAndrew Higgins - Overview of Directed Energy Propulsion
2:00 PMJason Cassibry - Reaching the Stars Utilizing Fission and Fusion Power
2:30 PMAdjourn
4:00 PMDepart for Cosmosphere Tour and Dinner
10:00 PMReturn to the hotel
Thursday, November 14 2019 NASA Propulsion Workshop 
8:00 AMWelcome Remarks (together)
Parallel Session A (Keen Kutter A & B)Parallel Session B (Keen Kutter C & D)
8:15 AMPhilip Lubin - Overview of Directed Energy for Relativistic Flight8:15 AMIntroductory comments
8:20 AMJason Cassibry - The ALPHA Plasma Liner Experiment (PLX) - First Steps towards a Plasma Jet Driven Magneto-Inertial Fusion Reactor
8:45 AMPrashant Srinivasan, Peter Krogen - Directed Energy - Sources (moderator: Philip Lubin)9:00 AMTheodore Mouratidis - QUELLER drive: Q Uranium Enhanced Linear Long Endurance and Range Drive
9:30 AMWill Hettel, Jon Suen - Directed Energy - Beam Control (moderator: Philip Lubin)9:40 AMUri Shumlak - Fusion space propulsion system based on the sheared flow stabilized Z pinch
10:20 AMCoffee Break10:20 AMCoffee Break
11:00 AMGrover Swartzlander, Artur Davoyan, Geoffrey Landis, James Pearson - Reflectors and Spacecraft (moderator: Jon Suen)10:50 AMHafiz ur Rahman - Staged Z-pinch: a target for fusion and a possible source for interstellar propulsion
11:30 AMCharles Swanson - Beyond Pluto: Status of Direct Fusion Drive
12:00 NoonLunch at Distillery 24412:10 PMLunch at Distillery 244
1:00 PMJames Early, John Brophy, Andrew Higgins, Alexander Cohen, Chris Limbach - Intermediate Steps and Milestones and Hazards (moderator: Geoffrey Landis)1:10 PMThomas McGuire - Overview of the Lockheed Martin Compact Fusion Reactor (CFR) Project
1:50 PMRyan Weed - Fusion and Antimatter: A Hybrid Approach to Reaching 0.1c
2:30 PMRob Adams - State of Research in a Pulsed Hybrid Nuclear Propulsion Engine
3:00 PMBreak3:10 PMBreak
3:30 PMJeff Sheehy, Les Johnson, Ron Litchford - Panel: Roadmap and needed NASA and other agency Support (moderator: Philip Lubin)3:40 PMRay Sedwick - Direct Drive Fusion Propulsion with Centrifugal Plasma Confinement
4:30 PMAdjourn4:20 PMAdjourn
7:00 PMScience Fiction Author's Panel -
Public Outreach Night
Friday, November 15, 2019 NASA Propulsion Workshop
8:00 AMWelcome Remarks (together)
Parallel Session A (Keen Kutter A & B)Parallel Session B (Keen Kutter C & D)
8:15 AMDeveloping the Directed Energy Roadmap - Open Discussion with Directed Energy group (moderator: Andrew Higgins)Highly Energetic Nuclear Processes Roadmap Development
10:30 AMCoffee Break
11:00 AMDeveloping the Directed Energy Roadmap - Open Discussion with Directed Energy group (moderator: Grover Swartzlander)Highly Energetic Nuclear Processes Roadmap Development
12:00 PMLunch at Hotel
1:00 PMDirected Energy Roadmap Presentation (moderator: Philip Lubin) (together)
2:30 PMBreak
3:00 PMHighly Energetic Nuclear Processes Roadmap presentation (moderator: Ray Sedwick) (together)
4:30 PMClosing Remarks
5:00 PMAdjourn