SETIcon 2 (2012) Sessions Available on DVD

SETIcon 2 (2012) Sessions Available on DVD

Did you miss SETIcon? Maybe you just want to experience again your favorite panel, fireside chat, or lunch and banquet presentation? Or share them with a friend. No problem. The entire proceedings are available for purchase on DVD.

Linguist Paul Frommer

Linguist Paul Frommer

Paul Frommer – Paul Frommer, the linguist who developed the Na’vi language for James Cameron’s film Avatar, is Professor Emeritus of Clinical Management Communication and former Director of the Center for Management Communication at USC’s Marshall School of Business. Prior to joining Marshall, he lived and taught in Malaysia and Iran and spent ten years in […]

Physicist and Author Leonard Mlodinow

Physicist and Author Leonard Mlodinow

Leonard Mlodinow – Leonard Mlodinow received his PhD in theoretical physics from the University of California at Berkeley and now teaches at Caltech. He has written for numerous scientific journals, as well as for the popular press, including Nature, The New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal. He is also the author of several best-sellers […]

Planetary Scientist Alan Stern

Planetary Scientist Alan Stern

Alan Stern – a planetary scientist, space program executive, aerospace consultant, and author. For the last three years, he’s been an Associate Vice President at the Southwest Research Institute, and since 2008 has had his own aerospace consulting practice. Alan was also recently appointed as Director of the Florida Space Institute. In 2007 and 2008, Alan […]

NASA Astronaut Tom Jones

NASA Astronaut Tom Jones

Tom Jones - Thomas D. Jones, PhD is a planetary scientist, author, and veteran NASA astronaut. On the last of his four space shuttle missions, Dr. Jones led three spacewalks to install the centerpiece of the International Space Station, the American Destiny laboratory. His current interests include asteroid exploration, the use of space resources, and planetary […]


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Earth Wind and Fire Star Sheldon Reynolds to Perform at Jill Tarter Gala

Earth Wind and Fire Star Sheldon Reynolds to Perform at Jill Tarter Gala

Sheldon Reynolds, a star of the band Earth, Wind and Fire, will perform his hit, “Shining Star,” for Jill Tarter’s Gala on Saturday, June 23rd.

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Fireside Chats

Fireside Chats

Fireside chats will provide an intimate setting for an in-depth conversation with our speakers and participants. Each chat will last 30 minutes, and provide about 15 minutes for questions from the audience with the speakers. The interviews include Jill Tarter, Kevin Grazier, Alex Filippenko, Mae Jemison, Andre Bormanis, Robert Picardo and many many more.

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The First Artist In Residence at SETI Institute Charles Lindsay

The First Artist In Residence at SETI Institute Charles Lindsay

Charles Lindsay - He photographs at the interface between nature and culture. It is his fascination with our relationship to the earth which connects all of his work – living with a rain forest tribe, traveling with turtle hunters, looking at his own experience of fly fishing or the culture of golf and it’ s relationship […]

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Space Telescope Astrophysicist Frank Summers

Space Telescope Astrophysicist Frank Summers

Frank Summers – Dr. Frank Summers is an astrophysicist at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, MD. He received his undergraduate degree in Physics from Virginia Tech, and his Masters and Ph.D in Astronomy from the University of California at Berkeley. After achieving his degrees, he did research on cosmology and galaxy formation at Princeton […]

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Pulitzer Prize Winner Richard Rhodes

Pulitzer Prize Winner Richard Rhodes

Richard Rhodes – the author or editor of twenty-four books including The Making of the Atomic Bomb, which won a Pulitzer Prize in Nonfiction, a National Book Award and a National Book Critics Circle Award; Dark Sun: The Making of the Hydrogen Bomb, which was shortlisted for a Pulitzer Prize in History; and four novels. He […]

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Pixar RenderMan’s Chris Ford

Pixar RenderMan’s Chris Ford

 Chris Ford – Chris Ford is currently RenderMan Business Director at Pixar Animation Studios with over 20 years experience in computer graphics software development and media production technology. Formerly at Autodesk, Alias, Silicon Graphics, and Wavefront Technologies, Chris has been the Product Manager for most of the modeling, animation, and rendering software tools used in professional […]

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Panel Moderators

Panel Moderators

Moderators include SETI Institute Trustees John Gertz, Andrew Fraknoi, Linda Bernardi, Dane Glasgow, Russ Holdstein(pictured), Michael Moradzadeh

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Best Selling Author Mary Roach

Best Selling Author Mary Roach

Mary Roach – Mary Roach has written best-selling books about such things as dead bodies, ghosts, and life in space. Her work is distinctive and engaging. Her first book, Stiff, was an offshoot of a column she wrote for Salon.com. Her other books include Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife, Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and […]

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Hunter of the Runaway Universe Alex Filippenko

Hunter of the Runaway Universe Alex Filippenko

Alex Filippenko – Alex is the Richard & Rhoda Goldman Distinguished Professor in the Physical Sciences at UC Berkeley. An elected member of the National Academy of Sciences, he is one of the world’s most highly cited astronomers and has received numerous prizes for his research. His primary areas of research are supernovae (exploding stars), active […]

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Extreme Explorer Nathalie A. Cabrol

Extreme Explorer Nathalie A. Cabrol

Nathalie A. Cabrol – Exploration, whatever its focus, is limitless, multi-facetted, and exquisitely complex. The understanding of how and why planets evolve, whether they could have hosted habitats for life, how climate change impacts their habitability – and for Earth, its biodiversity – are questions that need to be addressed through a synergetic approach by looking […]

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