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.
Are you curious about life in the universe? What would happen if a virus from another planet was somehow introduced here on earth? Just when will you be able to purchase a ticket to the moon? These questions, and many others, will be debated, deliberated, and discussed at SETIcon II. Check out our Program of Events to see what we’ve got in store!
Start the SETIcon weekend with a blast! Join us on Friday, June 22 @ 7:00pm to kick off SETIcon with Alan Stern and Mae Jemison, SETI Institute scientist lightning talks, live music by The Kepler Mission, and more!
First-Time Screening of Excerpts from the upcoming Feature-length Documentary SHUTTLE 3D & The New Pioneers. Come see and hear technologist-turned-filmmaker David Knight and his colleagues as they present never-before-seen clips.
Bill Nye the Science Guy will kick off our Luncheon with Scientists on Saturday. This is your chance to get up close and personal with the a SETI Institute’s outstanding scientist! Discuss hot topics, ask your burning questions, find out what new and exciting cutting edge research they are working on.
An exciting opportunity to hear from the father of the modern science of SETI. Join other SETI fans over brunch for Frank Drake in conversation with astronomy professor and radio commentator Andrew Fraknoi.
Don’t miss the SETIcon Gala Banquet Honoring Dr. Jill Tarter: Celebrating 35 Years of the Search. Dine with scientists and SETI fans and dance to the Ames Jazz Band. Learn about and celebrate the career of a true pioneer in the hunt for signs of sentient beings elsewhere in the universe.