PRELIMINARY CONTACT 2018 Schedule



Speakers and time slots are subject to change as the program evolves.

TIME FRIDAY, APRIL6 PRESENTATIONS
9:30 Welcome: Jim Funaro
CHRIS McKAY Introductions
10:00 HARRY BUTOWSKY National Historic Landmarks for the Apollo Missions
10:30 JAY COLE Is it Time for A National Historic Park for Radio Astronomy?
11:00 CHRIS McKAY Earth as Our Training Ground for the Search For Life Elsewhere
11:30 DAVID MORRISON A Real Interstellar Visitor
12:00 Lunch
The Sciences & the Arts
1:30 PENNY BOSTON Chasing the Elusive, a Lifetime on the Hunt
2:00 JOEL HAGEN Art and Science, Ghosts Nudging the Mind and Hand
2:30 JIM FUNARO CONTACT: The Big Two-Hearted Conference
3:00 Break
3:30 KIM STANLEY ROBINSON How Science Fiction Works as an Art Form
4:00 TBD
4:30 CHRIS FORD A Future Vision For The Public Astronomical Experience
5:00 TBD
5:30 Art Gallery Opening & Reception
6:00 Dinner on your own
8:30 Gathering in the Peak Room REMEMBRANCES: DeVita, Finney, Jackson, LeGuin, Pournelle
9:00 NORA BATESON A Film: An Ecology of Mind
9:30 Gathering in the Hospitality Suite
TIME SATURDAY, APRIL 7
9:00 DAVID MILLER Driving around the Moon using very poor video
9:30 BILL CLANCEY The Okeanos Explorer: How robotically mediated undersea field science compares to roving on Mars
10:00 MICHAEL SIMS Cheap Robots for Space
10:30 GERALD NORDLEY Are Dyson Spheres Legal?
11:00 DOUG RAYBECK The Ubiquity of Reciprocity
11:30 KELLY SMITH Social and Conceptual Issues in Astrobiology
12:00 Lunch
1:30 NORA BATESON The Legacy of Gregory Bateson - An Ecology of Mind
2:30 BRUCE DAMER The Hot Spring Origin of Life Hypothesis
3:00 ZAC ZIMMER Rewriting the Conquest of the Americas in SF
3:30 BOB TYZZER Metalaw 2018: Current Status in Anthropology and Cultural Futures
4:00 SETH SHOSTAK Great Filters: Why We Don't Have Any Cosmic Company?
4:30 STEVE McDANIEL Cheap Deep Wide & Fast: Canvasing The Solar System for Earth-Like Microbial Life
5:00 Art Show (all day)
7:00 Banquet
8:00 Keynote ?
9:00 Gathering in the Hospitality Suite
TIME SUNDAY, APRIL 8
10:00 JEROEN LAPRÉ Arthur C. Clarke's Maelstrom II: A Work in Progress & the Coral Reef Dome at the Academy of Science
10:30 GUS FREDERICK Hungry Dragons: Waiting for the Moon Shadow
11:00 JIM PASS & MICHAEL WALTEMATHE The Astrosociology Research Institute (ARI) Celebrates Its Tenth Anniversary
11:30 Check-out Time
12:00 Lunch
1:00 COTI FOR US: Panel Teams Alpha & Team Omega and the Rogue Planet
2:00 ISRAEL ZUCKERMAN: Coordinator Contact!
3:00 Closing Remarks: Jim Funaro Discussion
4:00-5:00 Vacate Peak, Art Show