New Worlds 2018 – Nov. 9-10 2018, Austin, TX

“THE BEST SPACE SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE ON EARTH”

 

The Spacer Tribe gathers in Austin again this fall.

Amazing talks by amazing people

 

ASTRONAUTS to ARTISTS

ENGINEERS to ENTREPRENEURS

NASA to NEWSPACE

NEW WORLDS BLOWS OUT THE AIRLOCK

 

– 20+ leading edge papers

– 12 space business  plans 

YOUR VOTE decides who wins

At New Worlds there is no audience – YOU are part of the action!

  

And in the next room, over 500 high school kids will design their own cities on the Moon and Mars..

NEW WORLDS CONFERENCE CO-CHAIRS

LAETITIA GARRIOTT de CAYEUX

LAETITIA GARRIOTT de CAYEUX

Cofounder, Global Space Ventures and Escape Dynamics, Truman National Security Fellow

DR. PHILIP METZGER

DR. PHILIP METZGER

Co-Founder NASA KSC SwampWorks, Planetary scientist at UCF Florida Space Institute

 

RICHARD GARRIOTT

RICHARD GARRIOTT

Private Astronaut, Entrepreneur, Video Game Developer, Author

 

DR. NOAH RAFORD

DR. NOAH RAFORD

COO/Futurist in Chief, Dubai Future Foundation

 

NEW WORLDS CONFERENCE HOSTS

RICK TUMLINSON

RICK TUMLINSON

Founder-New Worlds, Deep Space Industries, Co-Founder-Space Frontier Foundation

HOLLY MELEAR

HOLLY MELEAR

Educator, Director of STEAMSPACE Education / New Worlds

NEW WORLDS SPECIAL GUEST

Bill Gerstenmaier

Bill Gerstenmaier

NASA Associate Administrator, Human Exploration and Operations

NEW WORLDS SPEAKERS

(More coming soon!)

DR. NOAH RAFORD

DR. NOAH RAFORD

COO/Futurist in Chief, Dubai Future Foundation

GABRIEL ROTHBLATT

GABRIEL ROTHBLATT

VP and Pastor, Terasem Movement

JOE QUIRK

JOE QUIRK

Sea Steading Institute

DR. ROBERT ZUBRIN

DR. ROBERT ZUBRIN

Mars Society

MEAGAN CRAWFORD

MEAGAN CRAWFORD

Star Century Partners

DR. JAMES LOGAN

DR. JAMES LOGAN

Former NASA Senior Flight Surgeon, CEO, Space Enterprise Institute

OLGA STELMAKH-DRESCHER

OLGA STELMAKH-DRESCHER

International Institute of Space Commerce

JOHN MANKINS

JOHN MANKINS

Founder & President, Mankins Space Technology, Inc.

ALEXANDER MACDONALD

ALEXANDER MACDONALD

NASA Senior Economic Advisor, Office of the Administrator

RICHARD CITRON

RICHARD CITRON

Senior Partner, Citron and Deutsch

MICHELLE HANLON

MICHELLE HANLON

Co-Founder For All Moonkind, Inc.

New Worlds 2018 – Nov. 9-10 2018, Austin, TX

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: HERE IS WHAT HAPPENED LAST YEAR

THE SPACE SETTLEMENT SYMPOSIUM

PAPER SESSIONS

Do you have an idea worth sharing?

If you think you might have an idea that will help us on our path to human settlement, and fits into one of the above categories, let us know! Click through to learn how to submit a paper, and see the papers from last years’ Space Settlement Symposium.

The deadline for submissions will be on September 28, 2018, 11:59 pm (Central Time).

BIONEERING

Survive And Thrive In Space

The longest time a person has been in space is 437.7 days. Given we are going out there to settle new worlds, what have we learned? How do we deal with radiation, gravities, emergencies? Can we build colonies that protect us from these issues, do we pop a pill, or do we engineer ourselves into something new?

SPACE MINERS

Harvesting Resources

Without the ability to use space resources there can be no frontier. We simply can’t bring everything we need from the Earth. From asteroid mining, to making propellant from the Martian atmosphere, we must learn to live off the land as we settle new worlds. So how do we find and harvest those resources?

SPACE MAKERS

Manufacturing In Space

If you’re a million miles from Earth it makes sense to be able to make what you need to do the job where you are. From additive manufacturing to smelting steel and iron, or even growing biological constructs, we must be able to make what we need to build our new civilization.

TRANSPORTERS

Solar System Highways

While the rocketeers get us out of the gravity well, once we are in space we still need to get around and move between our new worlds. From solar sails to nuclear rockets and space elevators, low cost dependable transportation is what will knit together the frontier and leverage the new civilization of space.

 

ARCHITECTS

Space Habitats And Colonies

While we have flown several space stations, no one has ever built a colony in space, and certainly not on the Moon or Mars. What kinds of construction techniques can we use in each of these new worlds? What kind of facilities and homes can we build?

 

Farmers in the Sky

Agriculture and Space

While we have flown several space stations, no one has ever built a colony in space, and certainly not on the Moon or Mars. What kinds of construction techniques can we use in each of these new worlds? What kind of facilities and homes can we build?

 

DISCUSSIONS

HOW TO BUY A DRAGON

Financing Space Colonies

Be it the Pilgrim’s Massachusetts Bay Company or the colonies of ancient Greece, the financing of space colonies has to come from somewhere. How will colonists pay for their investments? What models do we have? Do we start our investment accounts now?

WHO OWNS SPACE

Freedom and enterprise on the Frontier

Who has the right to do what and where out there? How do we avoid the mistakes made on Earth, yet encourage the harvest of space resources that might save the planet? How do we avoid solar system “”land” grabs yet enable regular people to dream they might own a house on the Moon or homestead Mars?

SEX IN SPACE

Reproduction Beyond Earth

The idea of an exotic liaison in space is always hanging “out there”, and some believe it has already happened. But what of reproduction? What happens to embryos in different gravities, or levels of radiation? Will those who grow up on Mars, the Moon or floating in space be a new species?

SPECIAL EVENT

SHARKS IN SPACE

NewSpace Business Plan Competition

The most exciting space startup companies will pitch their business to a panel of investors for the chance to win cash prizes. This is your chance to be a “shark” and help determine which business models should be funded.

CITIES IN SPACE

STEAMSPACE Student Conference and Competition

New Worlds believes the first space citizens are alive right now. So why are they are just sitting in classrooms?

700+ students from around the world gather for a one day one of a kind educational event where imaginations and creativity meet science and engineering to showcase the next generation’s ideas for the cities of tomorrow on the worlds of the frontier.

The SPACE COWBOY BALL

A STEAMSPACE EDUCATION FUNDRAISER

It’s 2118. You’re invited to a formal affair at a space colony on the Moon or Mars. What on Earth (or space) will you wear? The first ever of its kind was a rousing success. The second edition will be a must-attend event of the space year. The dress code is Future/Frontier or Formal. Wear what fits you, be your own star from The Expanse, FireFly, BladeRunner, Star Wars or perhaps something a little more STEAM Punk… or Old West…or a toga or black tie. It’s your future, so create it! First we feast, then we honor the heroes who are teaching our kids about the frontier. Next, we celebrate the Space Cowboys (and Cowgirls) who are opening that frontier today. And then we dance like there’s no tomorrow!  Come and support Space Education.

Countdown to New Worlds 2018

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Venue & Acommodation

BOOK YOUR HOTEL ROOM NOW!

AT&T Hotel and Conference Center
The University of Texas at Austin

1900 University Ave, Austin, TX 78705, USA

Phone: +1 512-404-1900

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NEW WORLDS REGISTRATION

Tickets price range from $75 for just one day to $300 for the two days, plus two VIP lunches, and a ticket to the VIP Gala.
CONFERENCE 2018
Nov 09, 2018 8:00 AM – Nov 10, 2018 6:00 PM CST
AT&T Hotel and Conference Center – The University of Texas at Austin, Austin
 
“THE BEST SPACE SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE ON EARTH” The Spacer Tribe gathers in Austin again this fall.Amazing talks by amazing people ASTRONAUTS to ARTISTS, ENGINEERS to ENTREPRENEURS, NASA to NEWSPACE, NEW WORLDS BLOWS OUT THE AIRLOCK– 20+ leading edge papers– 12 space business plans. YOUR VOTE decides who wins. At New Worlds there is no audience – YOU are part of the action!

 

SPACE COWBOY BALL 2018
Nov 10, 2018 8:00 PM – Nov 11, 2018 1:00 AM CST
AT&T Hotel and Conference Center – The University of Texas at Austin, Austin
 
SUPER HIP Costume Dinner/Awards/Dance Party supporting space education. VIP guests, live music, amazing acts/characters from the future! Imagine a high-end party on a frontier world of tomorrow. It’s time to dress up, show off and be your own hero. Be it a simple 20th century (retro) suit, Texas tuxedo, top hat and tails, a waistcoat or sci fi inspired gown, the SCB is designed to put the cool into space, and the Texas into Tomorrow. After all, this is Austin, whereweird meets wonderful and the Wild West meets New Worlds!

COLLEGE STUDENT RATES

We understand if you are a college student and have no money left after paying for your Spotify, pizza and beer. We also know that you are the ones who will help create the future. If you have a student ID, you can attend New Worlds for as low as $15 a day (or the cost of three iced lattes!)

 

NEW WORLDS 2018 SPONSORS

NEW WORLDS PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS

NEW WORLDS SUPPORTING ORGANIZATIONS

 

 

WHO IS NEW WORLDS?

New Worlds, New Worlds Institute and the STEAM Space Education project are part of the EarthLight Foundation, an international 501c3 charitable education and research organization registered with the IRS and the Texas Secretary of State. EarthLight and its affiliates and DBAs do not participate in lobbying or any political or direct advocacy or other policy activities.

Our Mission is to catalyze, facilitate, enable and help lead the human settlement of space.

Press contact: media@newworlds.space