Icarus Interstellar Starship Congress 2013

Dates: August 15 – 18, 2013
Location: Dallas, Texas

Icarus Interstellar is pleased to announce our first public international conference, titled “Starship Congress”. Starship Congress will be held at the Anatole Hilton in Dallas, Texas August 15-18, 2013. We would like to invite you to attend this exciting event where you’ll get to hear some of the world’s experts on travel to the stars speak.

We are offering 25 tickets to this event at a 25% discount, and we would like to include you in this special offer.

The goal of Starship Congress 2013 is to bring the interstellar community together to foster discussion and generate tangible action. Our ambition is to move humanity toward becoming an interstellar civilization, with a broad campaign of exploration and colonization to begin by the year 2100.

This event will be split into three days, with each day focusing on the near-term, medium-term and long-term focus necessary for the realization of this ambition.

Day 1 – Near Future (The next 20 years)

Focus on what can be feasibly realized over the next two decades. This includes interstellar precursor missions, fission-based energy generation and propulsion technology, the robotic and manned exploration of and expansion into our solar system, and the necessary social and economic blocks to see us move toward becoming an interstellar civilization. Other technologies to be discussed include solar sails, beamed energy systems, nuclear fission-based systems and novel earth-to-orbit launch systems.

Day 2 – Mid-Future Interstellar Flight (20 -50 years)

Focus on what can be accomplished on a timescale to begin 20 years from now, out to the next 50 years. Areas of interest will include fusion rockets, antimatter rockets, future economics, colonization of the solar system, asteroid mining, and commercialization of space.

Day 3 – Deep Future Interstellar Flight (50 years +)

Focus on what we can accomplish on very long timescales beginning 50 years from now and extending out to the next 500 years. Areas of interest to include the exploration and colonization of nearby star systems, the ethics of colonization, SETI and first contact scenarios, exotic propulsion, warp drives, wormholes, vacuum energy, worldships, hibernation ships and humanity’s expansion into the galaxy.

Day 4: Starship Congress—AM ceremony

Bring to closing Starship Congress 2013; final announcements, thanks, & Congress re-cap.