Icarus Interstellar

making Interstellar flight a reality

Program
ProgramSan Diego, CA / September 13th, 2019

Space Exploration Industry Keynote Talks

Day 1 - Great ideas

September 13th, 2019

Time

Speaker

Title

8:30 AMRegistration Opens | Coffee
8:45 AMAndreas Tziolas (Chair)About Day 1
9:00 AMMat Kaplan (Keynote)The Planetary Society's LightSail 2: Sailing on the Light of a Star
10:00 AMJohn HunterGreen Launch, a Hydrogen Impulse Launcher to reduce space access to $100/lb
10:40 AMBREAK
10:50 AMMichael LaineGrand Architecture – Impacting Earth & Opening the Solar System (and beyond!) with the Lunar Space Elevator Infrastructure
11:30 AMDaniel SheehanHeat Recyclers for Interstellar Missions
12:10 PMKeith HensonDesign of low mass, low temperature and low-pressure radiators for use in space.
12:50 PMLUNCH
13:50 PMMikhail Kokorich (Keynote)Water Will Power a Newspace Goldrush
14:50 PMAlysson MuotriDevelopment of human brain organoids in microgravity
15:30 PMPierre WenselClosed-Loop Photosynthetic Cultivation System
16:10 PMChristoph LahtzBiochemistry of Aliens
16:30 PMBREAK
16:40 PMNathan MorrisonRapid Prototyping - The Development of the Exoskeletal Gauntlet Platform
17:00 PMRichard ObousyStarship Hacking: Balancing Faster-than-Light Aspirations with the Realities of Life/Career
17:40 PMJohn BothaThe BOT Drive
18:20 PMRobert Buckalew Microbots – The Seeds of Interstellar Colonization
18:40 PMConference Close

Day 2 - Incubators, Business and Product Developers

September 14th, 2019

Time

Speaker

Title

8:30 AMRegistration Opens | Coffee
8:55 AMNathan Morrison (Chair)About Day 2
9:00 AMKeith Henson (Keynote)On the Development of Power Satellites at 2000 km
10:00 AMRandy ChungBusiness Plans for Satellites and Space Manufacturing
10:40 AMBREAK
10:50 AMGiorgio GaviraghiInterstellar travel disruptive technologies whose development can start immediately
11:30 AMAndreas TziolasThe Minimum Viable Starship
12:10 PMNick Nielsen (Keynote)Futurism for Financiers
12:50 PMLUNCH
13:50 PMJoe CarrollRecycling Beyond Earth
14:50 PMDavid BrinOpportunities, dangers and destiny in the Solar System... and beyond
15:30 PMDavid BrinClosed-Loop Photosynthetic Cultivation System
16:30 PMBREAK
16:40 PMVenture Capital Panel II
17:40 PMTyler SuardMature Artificial Intelligence Solving Interstellar Exploration Solutions
18:20 PMMichael LaineIdea Factory – an Incubator with a Purpose
18:40 PMConference Close

Day 3 - Funding Groups

September 15th, 2019

Time

Speaker

Title

8:30 AMRegistration Opens | Coffee
9:00 AMAndreas Tziolas (Chair)About Day 3
9:05 AMBEND METAL HACKATHONTBD
12:05 PMMichael LaineNoumenia Process – a Framework for How to get ‘There’ from ‘Here (business strategy development)
12:35 PMMichael LaineNoumenia Process – a Framework for How to get ‘There’ from ‘Here (business strategy development)