“The Best Space Settlement Conference on Earth”
New Worlds 2018
November 9 – 10
The Spacer Tribe gathers in Austin again this fall.
Join us for amazing talks by amazing people:
ASTRONAUTS to ARTISTS
ENGINEERS to ENTREPRENEURS
NASA to NEWSPACE
250 space science, business, engineering and policy leaders will discuss plans to settle space and Return to the Moon.
8 New Visionaries will present leading edge scientific papers on how to settle Mars and Free Space
6 Space Entrepreneurs will present their ideas for the next space blockbuster business
YOUR VOTE decides who wins THE PRIZE.
At New Worlds there is no “audience” – YOU are part of the action!
In the next room, over 500 school children will design their own cities on the Moon and Mars.
And through it all will be the music, art, and culture of space, culminating in the awesome Space Cowboy Ball.
New Worlds Conference Co-Chairs
Laetitia Garriott de Cayeux
Dr. Philip Metzger
New Worlds Conference Hosts
New Worlds Special Guests
Dr. Noah Raford
New Worlds Speakers
Lena De Winne, PhD
Dr. James Logan
NASA Senior Economic Advisor, Office of the Administrator
Dr. Robert Zubrin
Space Settlement Paper Sessions
Do you have an idea worth sharing?
SERIOUS ACADEMIC LEVEL PRESENTATIONS ARE INVITED!
WE WANT YOUR IDEAS. WE HAVE CASH PRIZES!
Four papers about each of the two locations will be accepted (Mars/Free Space). Winners will be selected by the Chairs and attendees.
Papers will be published in a known/respected forum/publication.
Click below 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).
Commercial Lunar Missions
Women 2.0 - Astronauts to Entrepreneurs
Farmers in the Sky -Agriculture and Space
Financing Space - Nobody Stays Until Somebody Pays
Who Owns the Moon? Law and Policy on the Frontier
Sex in Space - Reproduction Beyond Earth
Sharks in Space
Six of the most exciting space startup companies will pitch their business plans to a panel of judges for the chance to win cash prizes. This is your chance to be a “shark” and help determine which business models should be funded.
Startups who are interested in competing can learn more here.
Cities in Space
Student Conference and Competition
New Worlds believes the first space citizens are alive right now. So why are they are just sitting in classrooms?
500+ 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.
This exclusive conference occurs concurrently with New Worlds, allowing attendees to interact with the students and view their projects.
Brought to you by:
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 two Space Cowboy Balls were a rousing success. The third 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.
Venue & Acommodation
New Worlds RegistrationTickets 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.
New Worlds Conference 2018
Choose this option if you’d like to register for the conference. You’ll be able to select the custom ticketing package that’s right for you, including admission to both days of programming (November 9 – 10), as well as lunches, and the Space Cowboy Ball on Saturday evening.
Space Cowboy Ball
Choose this option if you’d like to register for the Space Cowboy Ball only, on Saturday night. Tickets can be purchased individually, or by the table (8 seats). Corporate sponsorships are also available.
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!)
Countdown to New Worlds 2018
November 9th and 10th
New Worlds 2018 Sponsors
Questions? Comments? Want to Volunteer? Use the form below to send us an email and we’ll get right back to you.
Press Passes and Media Inquiries
Are you a member of the media and interested in attending the New Worlds Conference? Click here to email us about a FREE press pass or to learn more about the event.
WHO IS NEW WORLDS?
New Worlds Conference and New Worlds Institute 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.
WHAT IS CITIES IN SPACE?
The Cities in Space Student Conference and Competition is an initiative of STEAMSPACE Education Outreach®. STEAMSPACE is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization which supports inclusive best practices for all youth globally and the integration of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math, and Space Education. The STEAMSPACE Education Fund is a component fund of the Austin Community Foundation, a 501(c)3 public charitable organization. For more information about STEAMSPACE and Cities in Space, please visit our website at www.steam-space.org.