EarthLight Foundation

“To carry the light of life to places now dark, the seeds of life to places now dead, and the eyes, hands and minds of humanity to places yet untouched and unexplored.”
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EarthLighters believe the purpose of living is to treasure and celebrate life, to explore everywhere that we can, to always push beyond what is known, to seek, to learn, to carry life with us where it does not exist, and to experience all that can be seen, touched and known of this incredible universe.

We believe in a future of unlimited possibility and abundance created by the human imagination, powered by the resources of space, and made real using principles of democratic free enterprise.


Space Conference, Symposium,  and Ball

November 5 – 7, 2020

The Space Cowboy Ball

Saturday, November 16,2019 @ 7 PM

In 2019, the award was presented to Dr. “Buzz” Aldrin, member of the Apollo mission to the Moon, and longtime activist for the human exploration and settlement of space. Who will win this year?

Join us and find out!

The previous year, we honoured Jeff Bezos and his team at Blue Origin on developing space infrastructure, with past winners including: Etienne Schneider, the Deputy Prime Minister of Luxembourg for his support of space resource development, including a $200 million investment fund, and the first non-US space resource national policy; and Dr. Pete Worden of the Breakthrough Prize Foundation for his lifelong work on space projects, ranging from one of the first missions to find water on the Moon to the DC-X re–usable rocket and many others.

It’s 2120. 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 three Space Cowboy Balls were a rousing success. The fourth edition will be a must-attend event of both the space and Austin celebrity year.
Space has been too boring for too long. We are committed to both the technology and culture of tomorrow. From tux to tech, all are welcome to our celebration of the future. It’s a little like a second Halloween, this time for grown ups, space geeks and cos play gamers. From the Expanse to Serenity, Star Wars to Star Trek, and all the best science fiction futures in between, come join us on a micro-Burning Man rocket ride. We’ll give out some awards, eat some great barbeque and then we Party!

Events Registration

You are invited to the movement, see our events below and join a community of explorers.

New Worlds 2020

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 5 – 7, 2020), 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 (10 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.

Contact Us

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.