Space Settlement Conference
ASTRONAUTS to ARTISTS
ENGINEERS to ENTREPRENEURS
NASA to NEWSPACE
New Worlds Conference Co-Chairs
Dr. Philip Metzger
Co-Founder, NASA KSC SwampWorks/Planetary Scientist, UCF Florida Space Institute
Actor, Co-Star Amazon's "The Expanse" (Alex Kamal, Pilot, Rocinante)
New Worlds Conference Hosts
Founder, Earthlight Foundation/New Worlds Institute/SpaceFund
Managing Partner, SpaceFund, Host, "Mission Eve" Podcast
Executive Director, EarthLight Foundation/New Worlds Institute
Dr. Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin
New Worlds Speakers
Commercialization Manager, DARPA
Dr. Lamont Colucci
Associate Professor of Politics and Government, Ripon College
Curator, Bullock Texas State History Museum
Lorna Jean Edmonds
Vice Provost, Global Affairs and International Studies, Ohio University
Vice President Product/Business Development, Momentus Space
Chair, Startup Societies Foundation
New Worlds Institute
William "Whurley" Hurley
Founder, StrangeWorks, Honest Dollar
Lieutenant Colonel, USAF, Retired/Director, Space Horizons Task Force, USAF Air Command and Staff College
Dr. Namrata Goswami
Senior Analyst, Goswami, Namrata/Subject Matter Expert, Futures Laboratory
Dr. Robert Zubrin
Founder, Mars Society/Author, Mars Direct
Loretta Hidalgo Whitesides
Author/Founder Astronaut, Virgin Galactic/Co-Creator, Yuri's Night
Vice President, Advanced Programs & Concepts, Made in Space, Inc.
General Steven L. Kwast
Commander, Air Education/Training Command, USAF ("Top Gun")
CEO, Aquarian Devices
Adjunct Professor, James Madison University
Dr. James Logan
Former NASA Senior Flight Surgeon/CEO, Space Enterprise Institute
Executive Director, Space for Humanity
Managing Partner, IBM Business Consulting
Founder, Firefly Aerospace
Co-Founder/Chief Decentralization Officer, DecentraNet
Jancy McPhee, PhD
Space Educator/Executive Director, SciArt Exchange
Founder & Chief Architect DesignArt, Turkey
Founder/CEO, Moon Express
Business Development Director, Bradford Space Inc.
Founder, International MoonBase Alliance
CEO, HyperSciences, Inc.
Founding Partner, Space Hero Limited
Owner, Art by Quest Skinner
Founder, Voyager Space Holdings Inc.
Founder, Grow Mars
Sloan Joie Trugman
Executive Director/Founder, UPDATAD Project/Advisory Board Member, CyberSat Summit
Exponential Technologies Advisor/Founder, d.Cent Labs & New Orbit Ventures
Founder/CEO, Empowering a Billion Women by 2020 (EBW2020)
Professor Robert C. Wolcott
Co-Founder, TWIN Global LLC
CEO, Eden Growth Systems
Emily Grace Clark
SPACE SETTLEMENT SYMPOSIUM
The Space Papers: The Moon and Beyond
Space Governance Models
Women in Space
Military in Space
Farmers in the Sky
Maps & Gaps
NewSpace Business Plan Competition
presented by The Center for Space Commerce and Finance
Special Evening Event
The Space Cowboy Ball
SPACE PARTY- AWARDS
Sat. Nov. 16, 2019 @ 7 PM, Bullock Texas State History Museum
Join us as we and our Celebrity Master of Ceremonies Cas Anvar (Captain of the Rocinante on “the Expanse”) honour the year’s best science fiction movies and TV shows at a cool and very special event, featuring artists, musicians, food and dance. We will also honour one of Texas’s top space educators and have a very special guest TBA (last year it was Jeff Bezos!)
It’s 2119. 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 2019 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!
Venue and Location
The Bullock Texas State History Museum
We’re thrilled to be holding this year’s events at the Bullock Texas State History Museum, an amazing venue that will surely elevate the event to new levels. It is a legendary icon, with three stories of galleries, a spiral staircase, and a Grand Lobby for the Space Cowboy Ball, an IMAX theater, and many other amenities and event spaces. During our events, the museum will also be featuring two highly relevant exhibits, Beyond Planet Earth and Cowboys in Space.
BOOK YOUR HOTEL ROOM TODAY
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Austin
The Austin DoubleTree is an all-suite hotel in the downtown business district, just minutes from all the city has to offer. The hotel will provide an on-demand shuttle for guests attending the New Worlds Conference, taking them from the hotel to the conference venue, at the Bullock Texas State History Museum. Please click here to reserve your discounted hotel room today. If you prefer to make reservations over the phone, mention the Group Code EFN.
Phone: +1 800-222-8733
303 W. 15th Street, Austin, Texas 78701-1692, USA
Countdown to New Worlds 2019
November 15th and 16th
New Worlds Registration
Tickets price range from $75 for just one day to $300 for the two days, plus two VIP lunches, and a ticket to the VIP Gala.
New Worlds Conference 2019
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 15 – 16), as well as lunches, 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. If you have a student ID, you can attend New Worlds for as low as $45 a day!
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.
WHO IS NEW WORLDS?
New Worlds Conference and New Worlds Institute are part of the EarthLight Foundation, an international 501c3 charitable education and research organization registered with the IRS and the Texas Secretary of State. EarthLight and its affiliates and DBAs do not participate in lobbying or any political or direct advocacy or other policy activities. Our Mission is to catalyze, facilitate, enable and help lead the human settlement of space.