Calling all Space Cowboys (or Girls)
The Austin Event of the Fall.
A SUPER HIP Costume Awards/Dance Party supporting STEAM space education.
VIP guests, live music, amazing acts/characters from the future!
Imagine a high-end party on a frontier world of tomorrow. It’s time to dress up, show off and be your own hero. Be it a simple 20th century (retro) suit, Texas tuxedo, top hat and tails, a waistcoat or sci fi inspired gown, the SCB is designed to put the cool into space, and the Texas into Tomorrow.
After all, this is Austin, where weird meets wonderful and the Wild West meets New Worlds!
Previous events featured Jeff Bezos, film director Robert Rodriguez, Richard and Laetitia Garriott, Luxembourg Deputy Prime Minister Etienne Schneider, Pete Worden, stars from the television show The Expanse and more.
Come help us support the education our children will need to help open the space frontier.
We will honor the Space Cowboys of the Past, the Present and the Future, and the educators who will inspire the next generation to reach for the stars.
Celebrating the heroes of yesterday.
Recognizing the heroes of today.
Inspiring the heroes of tomorrow.
THEN WE PARTY!
What is a Space Cowboy?
Heroes of Yesterday
Heroes of Today
Heroes of Tomorrow
Space Cowboy Award
Given to a person/organization who made a major contribution to the opening of space to human beings.
“The Space Cowboy Award is presented to that person who has ridden out ahead of their field or community and made significant contributions to the opening of the frontier. Their work, spirit and legacy have helped tame technologies, broken down the risks or driven forward the culture or community in the name of settlement. They are an individual, sometimes a loner, always a leader, always ranging far ahead of their peers, calling out challenges and drawing on their imaginations, talent and grit to blaze a trail into the future.”
Permission to Dream Award
Given to a person or project who has contributed significantly to the inspiration and education of children using or in the name of space exploration and/or settlement.
“The Permission to Dream award is presented to educators or inspirers who have shown an ability to break down the barriers of limits in the minds of children and give them permission to dream and achieve their goals in space and life as they reach for the stars. The award is presented annually by the Space Education Project of the New Worlds organization.”
The Odyssey Award
Given to a fictional internet, film or television production that portrays the New Worlds of space in a manner that is inspiring and realistic.
“The Odyssey Award is presented to those who paint the stories of tomorrow on the imaginations of today. It is named after those who pioneer the future in fiction, from Homer’s legendary tale to Stanley Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey”, which stands as a landmark intersection of science and the art of film. The Odyssey is given to those who, while focused on telling a good story using the art of the moving picture, keep an eye on projecting what is possible, probable and based on the science of today while exploring what might happen tomorrow. This award is presented by the Executive Committee and Members of New Worlds.”
What to Wear in 2119?
It’s a hundred years in future and you’ve been invited to a formal party on Mars. Think FireFly, Expanse, Kill Joys, BladeRunner, Star Wars, STEAM Punk, Old West…(toga?)
Imagine a high-end party on a frontier world of tomorrow. It’s time to dress up, show off and be your own hero. Be it a simple 20th century (retro) suit, Texas tuxedo, top hat and tails, a waistcoat or sci fi inspired gown, the SCG is designed to put the cool into space, and the Texas into tomorrow. After all, this is Austin, where weird meets wonderful and the Wild West meets New Worlds!
So We Took Some Pictures…
New Worlds Conference
You’ve heard about the rockets. Now come hear about where they’re going, why they’re gong and who will ride them to New Worlds. Nov. 6-7 in Austin, Texas, world class scientists, experts and engineers will join the newest minds and future leaders to explain, discuss and debate the challenges and solutions we face in space. Entrepreneurs and financial experts will talk about new businesses and ways to pay for these new communities. Astronauts will tell us what it is like out there. Artists will show us what it will be like tomorrow. Makers will show us how they will make what we need to live.
New Worlds is the only space event where YOU are part of the action. Imagine high level papers on topics like farming on Mars and building colonies on the Moon, along with business plans for tomorrow’s new space companies. Then the sharks go in, and you decide who wins the cash prizes. Old ideas will be challenged. New ideas will be presented. And YOU will vote for the best. And then, to wrap it all up, the coolest space costume ball on the planet!
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Space Cowboy Ball
Space Cowboy Ball only, on Saturday night. Tickets can be purchased individually, or by the table (8 seats). Corporate sponsorships are also available (and include tables).
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.