A WISC Fellows Presentation

"My WISC project is a book called Engineered for Greatness, about Raye J. Montague, a "hidden figure" of the Navy. Montague is unique in her achievements in a male dominated field. When she graduated high school in the 1950’s, minorities were not allowed to study engineering at the University of Arkansas. After graduation from college […]

The Breakthrough Initiatives: Search for Life in the Universe

At the Royal Society in London on July 20, 2015, Yuri Milner, Stephen Hawking and Lord Martin Rees announced a set of initiatives — a scientific programme aimed at finding evidence of technological life beyond Earth entitled ‘Breakthrough Listen. In addition, atop the One World Trade Center in New York on April 20, 2016, Breakthrough […]

Lunar Bases: Past & Future

Presented by Rutgers University's Haym Benaroya What might a habitat on the Moon look like? Even though we are a couple of decades from a permanent settlement on the Moon, we have been considering and studying what the habitats might look like since before the Apollo era. Initially, they will be pressurized cylinders, like the […]

The Future of Human Exploration on Mars

The presentation “The Future of Human Exploration on Mars” will outline the current strategies and mission architecture for future human exploration of Mars using two NASA-recognized exploration zones: Mesopotamia and Protonilus Mensae (Gallegos and Newsom, 2015).

Blue Frontiers: Creating Sustainable Floating Islands with Unique Governing Frameworks

Seasteading provides solutions to challenging global problems in the realms of governance, economics, sustainability, engineering, and society. The Seasteads we develop will create much needed competition in governance, use blockchain technology for more transparent interactions, and bring thousands of jobs and millions of dollars of investment into their local regions. Seasteading is one of the […]

Opening Remarks

With InterPlanetary Festival Director Caitlin McShea and Santa Fe Institute President David Krakauer.

Microbes Create the Information Superhighway for Agriculture

Ellen Jorgensen, CSO of Carverr, Inc., will be speaking about the future of food traceability by integrating digital and natural worlds. What if we could use microbes as small tracking and sensing devices to learn where our food goes and what happens to it along the way?

Oceans First, Space Second

Zero-gravity environments. Alien intelligence. Sustainable algae-based food. The next universe is the ocean. In fact settling the oceans is the best way to save this planet, and the best way to save us from ourselves. The sustainability department at NASA Ames watched The Eight Great Moral Imperatives of Seasteading video series and invited Joe Quirk […]

Overview Effect

“All these things that may seem big and impossible … We can do this. Peace on Earth — No problem. It gives people that type of energy … that type of power, and I have experienced that.” - Anousheh Ansari, one of the earliest space tourists in history.   Seeing the earth from space is one of the most […]

Carolyn Porco Keynote: Cassini to Saturn:  The Journey, the Legacy, the Future

SITE Santa Fe 1606 Paseo De Peralta, Santa Fe, NM 87501, Santa Fe, NM

Dario Robleto introduces Carolyn Porco's Keynote: Cassini to Saturn:  The Journey, the Legacy, the Future. Thirty-two years ago, the United States and Europe joined together to undertake a mission to the outer solar system.  It was named Cassini and called for a 7-year trek across the solar system and entry into orbit around the planet […]