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Friday June 22nd

3:30 pm

to 8:00 pm

Registration

Lobby West

4:30 pm

to 7:00 pm

Exhibits, Vendors, and Artists Showcase

Ballroom D - F

5:30 pm

to 6:45 pm

VIP Reception

Private

7:00 pm

to 7:20 pm

SETI Institute Update: John Gertz, David Morrison, Edna DeVore, and Gerry Harp

Ballroom A - C

7:20 pm

to 7:40 pm

From Microscope to Telescope: Lightning Talks by SETI Scientists

Ballroom A - C

7:40 pm

to 8:20 pm

Future of Space Exploration: Friday Night Kick-Off with Mae Jemison and Alan Stern

Ballroom A - C

8:20 pm

to 9:00 pm

Sneak Preview: SHUTTLE3D & The New Pioneers with Producer David Knight

Ballroom A - C

9:00 pm

to 11:00 pm

Friday Night Launch Party: Music by the Kepler Mission Band

Ballroom A - C

11:00 pm

to 12:30 am

After-hours: Music for Astrobiologists (Live) with Charles Lindsay, SETI Institute's Artist in Residence

Ballroom A - C

Saturday June 23rd

8:00 am

to 5:30 pm

Registration

Lobby West

9:00 am

to 7:30 pm

Exhibits, Vendors, and Artists Showcase

Ballroom D - F

 

Track I

Track II

Track III

Fireside Chats

Media Track

Book Signings

 

Ballroom A

Ballroom B

Ballroom C

Magnolia

Cypress

Bookstore

9:30 am

to 10:30 am

A1. When Can I Buy My Ticket To The Moon?

  • Alan Stern
  • Alex Hall
  • Bob Richards
  • Darlene Lim
  • Moderator:
    Adrian Brown

B1. The Next Big Science Revolution

  • Neil Jacobstein
  • Alex Filippenko
  • Ariel Waldman
  • Moderator:
    Pierre Schwob

C1. Asteroids: Junkpiles or Resources for the Next Generation?

  • Franck Marchis
  • Tom Jones
  • Peter Jenniskens
  • Dave Morrison
  • Moderator:
    Edna DeVore

Eric Hanson interview by Charles Lindsay 9:30am - 10:00am

Rosaly Lopes interview by Mat Kaplan 10:00am - 10:30am

Hubble 3D Production with Frank Summers 42 minutes

 

10:30 am

to 11:00 am

BREAK: Mix, mingle, and meander through the exhibit and vendor tables

11:00 am

to 12:00 pm

A2. Cosmophobia: Doomsday 2012 and Other Fiction Science

  • Seth Shostak
  • Andrew Fraknoi
  • Leonard Mlodinow
  • Dave Morrison
  • Moderator:
    Edna DeVore

B2. Commercial Space and Suborbital Science -The Wave of the Future

  • Alan Stern
  • Peter Jenniskens
  • Ariel Waldman
  • David Knight
  • Moderator:
    Franck Marchis

C2. How to Survive Your Trip to Mars

  • Tom Jones
  • Nathalie Cabrol
  • Pascal Lee
  • Moderator:
    John Gertz

Kevin Grazier interview by Lisa Grossman 11:00am - 11:30am

Alex Filippenko interview by Robert Irion 11:30am - 12:00pm

Shuttle 3D Production with Buzz Hayes 45 minutes

 

12:00 pm

to 1:30 pm

Luncheon with Scientists - with Keynote Speaker Bill Nye

Santa Clara Ballroom

1:30 pm

to 2:30 pm

A3. All Aboard the 100 Year Starship!

  • Mae Jemison
  • Richard Rhodes
  • Bill Nye
  • Dana Backman
  • Moderator:
    Adrian Brown

B4. Mars – Why Is It So Cool to Be Red?

  • Richard Quinn
  • Mary Roach
  • Scott Hubbard
  • Moderator:
    Dane Glasgow

C3. Exoplanets – What Can SETI Learn from Kepler?

  • Geoff Marcy
  • Seth Shostak
  • Martin Still
  • Doug Caldwell
  • Moderator:
    Andrew Fraknoi

Jill Tarter interview by Robert Irion 1:30pm - 2:00pm

Tom Jones interview by Mat Kaplan 2:00pm - 2:30pm

Saving Hubble: Sneak preview of a new documentary film; post-film conversation with director David Gaynes, 90 minutes

 

2:30 pm

to 3:00 pm

BREAK: Mix, mingle, and meander through the exhibit and vendor tables

3:00 pm

to 4:00 pm

A4. The Race to Find Alien Life

  • Robert Picardo
  • Richard Quinn
  • Scott Hubbard
  • Moderator:
    Cynthia Phillips

B4. Visioning the Cosmos: An Artist's Perspective

  • Charles Lindsay
  • Lynette Cook
  • Rosaly Lopes
  • Moderator:
    Gabriel Alvarado-Marin

B4. Black Holes in Space – Hearts of Darkness

  • Robert J.Sawyer
  • Andre Bormanis
  • Alex Filippenko
  • Leonard Mlodinow
  • Moderator:
    Andrew Fraknoi

Mary Roach interview by Seth Shostak 3:00pm - 3:30pm

Richard Rhodes interview by Edna Devore 3:30pm - 4:00pm

Lifted by Pixar 5 min

Sci-Fi Short by Kevin Grazier 12 min

 

4:00 pm

to 4:15 pm

BREAK: Mix, mingle, and meander through the exhibit and vendor tables

4:15 pm

to 5:15 pm

A5. Did the Big Bang Require a Divine Spark?

  • Alex Filippenko
  • Seth Shostak
  • Richard Rhodes
  • Marc Okrand
  • Moderator:
    Pierre Schwob

B5. Exploring Earth for Extreme Life

  • Darlene Lim
  • Nathalie Cabrol
  • Dale Andersen
  • Pascal Lee
  • Moderator:
    Edna DeVore

C5. Do You Need Good Science to Have Good Science Fiction?

  • Andrew Fraknoi
  • Robert J.Sawyer
  • Frank Summers
  • Paul Frommer
  • Kevin Grazier
  • Moderator:
    Russell Holdstein

Andre Bormanis interview by Lisa Grossman 4:15pm - 4:45pm

Mae Jemison interview by Mat Kaplan 4:45pm - 5:15pm

Meet a Meteor with Peter Jenniskens 30 min plus Q&A

 

5:30 pm

to 7:30 pm

Auction & Cocktail Reception

Exhibit Floor & Foyer

7:30 pm

to 9:00 pm

Gala Dinner Honoring Jill Tarter

Ballroom A - C

9:00 pm

to 9:30 pm

BYOT Star Party and Short Break

SCCC Roundabout

9:30 pm

to 11:00 pm

After Dinner Entertainment by the Ames Jazz Band

Ballroom A-C

Sunday June 24th

8:00 am

to 3:30 pm

Registration

Lobby West

9:00 am

to 4:15 pm

Exhibits, Vendors, and Artists Showcase

Ballroom D - F

 

Track I

Track II

Track III

Fireside Chats

Media Track

Book Signings

 

Ballroom A

Ballroom B

Ballroom C

Magnolia

Cypress

Bookstore

9:30 am

to 10:30 am

A6. Do Any Exoplanets Have Intelligent Occupants?

  • Jon Jenkins
  • Jill Tarter
  • Margaret Turnbull
  • Dan Wertheimer
  • Moderator:
    Gerry Harp

B6. TNG and Battlestar Galactica: How Does Science Get Into a Television Screenplay?

  • Andre Bormanis
  • Marc Okrand
  • Kevin Grazier
  • Moderator:
    Adrian Brown

C6. How to Survive an Alien Infection: Protecting the Planet from Extreme Biology

  • Margaret Race
  • Oana Marcu
  • Dale Andersen
  • Moderator:
    Pierre Schwob

Chris Ford interview by Frank Summers 9:30am - 10:00am

Paul Frommer interview by Doug Vakoch 10:00am - 10:30am

 

 

10:30 am

to 11:00 am

BREAK: Mix, mingle, and meander through the exhibit and vendor tables - Ballroom D - F

11:00 am

to 12:00pm

A7. Do We Need a Jupiter to Get an Earth?

  • Kevin Grazier
  • Rosaly Lopes
  • Martin Still
  • Dave Summers
  • Moderator:
    Rob French

B7. Imagineering Science: Making Space Cooler Than 3 Kelvin

  • Frank Summers
  • Jonathan Fay
  • Chris Ford
  • Eric Hanson
  • Moderator:
    John Gertz

C7. Humans vs. Robots: Who Should Explore Space?

  • Bob Richards
  • Tom Jones
  • Cynthia Phillips
  • Robert Picardo
  • Moderator:
    Dale Andersen

Marc Okrand interview by Adrian Brown 11:00am - 11:30am

Debra Fischer interview by Franck Marchis 11:30am - 12:00pm

Shuttle 3D Production with Buzz Hayes 45 minutes

 

12:00 pm

to 1:30 pm

Brunch: A Conversation with Frank Drake - interviewed by Andrew Fraknoi

Santa Clara Ballroom

1:30 pm

to 2:30 pm

A8. Would Discovering ET Destroy Earth’s Religions?

  • Doug Vakoch
  • Robert J.Sawyer
  • Seth Shostak
  • Bob Richards
  • Moderator:
    Andre Bormanis

B8. Artists Imaging Exoworlds: Getting it Right

  • Lynette Cook
  • Danielle Futselaar
  • Eric Hanson
  • Mark Showalter
  • Moderator:
    Franck Marchis

C8. Citizen Science: Can Science Harness the Power of 7 Billion?

  • Debra Fischer
  • Jon Richards
  • Alex Hall
  • Dan Wertheimer
  • Ariel Waldman
  • Moderator:
    Dane Glasgow

Fireside Chat Hypothetical: How would you respond to a Martian emergency? Moderator: Margaret Race 1:30pm - 2:00pm

Robert Picardo interview by Adrian Brown 2:00pm - 2:30pm

Hubble 3D Production with Frank Summers - 42 minutes plus Q&A

 

2:30 pm

to 3:00 pm

BREAK: Mix, mingle, and meander through the exhibit and vendor tables - Ballroom D - F

3:00 pm

to 4:00 pm

A9. How Do You Invent an Alien Language?

  • Doug Vakoch
  • Paul Frommer
  • Marc Okrand
  • Frank Drake
  • Moderator:
    Pierre Schwob

B9. The Magnificence and Majesty of the Outer Solar System

  • Cynthia Phillips
  • Mark Showalter
  • Charles Lindsay
  • Moderator:
    Rob French

C9. ET Biology: How Often Does Hollywood Get It Right?

  • Oana Marcu
  • Seth Shostak
  • Margaret Race
  • Moderator:
    Edna DeVore

Jonathan Fay interview by Adrian Brown 3:00pm - 3:30pm

Rober J. Sawyer interview by Andre Bormanis 3:30pm - 4:00pm

 

 

4:00 pm

to 4:15 pm

BREAK: Mix, mingle, and meander through the exhibit and vendor tables. Exhibit Hall closes at 4:15pm.

4:15 pm

to 5:15 pm

A10. What’s the Future of the Allen Telescope Array?

  • Jack Welch
  • Jill Tarter
  • Gerry Harp
  • Moderator:
    John Gertz

B10. Gaming the Future: Science and Video Games

  • Gabriel Alvarado-Marin
  • Jon Richards
  • Jonathan Fay
  • Chris Ford
  • Moderator: Rob French

C10. The Kepler Mission: Revolutionizing Astronomy for the 21st Century

  • Doug Caldwell
  • Debra Fischer
  • Jon Jenkins
  • Martin Still
  • Moderator:
    Dana Backman

Bob Richards interview by Adrian Brown 4:15pm - 4:45pm

Dale Andersen interview by Adrian Brown 4:45pm - 5:15pm