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2016 Space Elevator Conference Technical Program  

A tentative presentation agenda will be available in May 2016 once abstracts for papers have been received and approved.  Here the paper titles (with primary authors) accepted for the conference so far.

A Multi-Stage Elevator - John Knapman
Mission Plan and Development of Space Orbital Elevator Demonstration Satellite SATRS-E - Masahiro Nohmi
Design Characteristics of a Space Elevator Earth Port - Vernon Hall
Introduction to a Collaborative Computational Modeling Platform for the Space Elevator - Paul Roubekas
Space Elevator Sequences and Initial Operations Capability - Michael Fitzgerald
Earth Port Location Criteria - Vernon Hall
Biomimicry & Motion Capture - Annemarie Heijna
Modalities of a Modular Tether - Annemarie Heijna
Patent Enforcement on the International Space Elevator - Donald Lewis
Status of the Space Elevator Concept During the Summer of 2016 - Peter Swan
A Proposal of Ground Power Operated Gondola Type Space Elevator - Hidemi Sasaki
Space Elevator Operational Concepts - Joseph Finkiewicz


Day 1 - Friday, August 19, 2016

8:30am Check in begins - Skyline Room
9:00am Conference Opening and Welcome - David Horn
9:15am Space Elevator System Overview - Dr. Bryan Laubscher
9:45am ISEC Officers Report - Dr. Pete Swan
10:00am Keynote presentation 
10:45am 15-minute break
11:00am TBD
11:30am TBD
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Mini Workshop

3:30pm 15-minute break
3:45pm TBD
4:15pm TBD
5:15pm Evening Mixer (Red Barn room at the Museum of Flight)
7:00pm End of Day 1  


Day 2 - Saturday, August 20, 2016

8:30am Check in begins - Skyline Room
9:00am TBD
9:30am TBD
10:00am TBD
10:30am 15-minute break
10:45am TBD
11:30am TBD
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Mini Workshop

3:30pm Family Science Fest/Youth Robotics Competition Finals/Explore Museum of Flight/Mingle and Collaborate
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM - Pre-Dinner Happy Hour in the Skyline Room
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM - Dinner Banquet in the Skyline Room at the Museum of Flight (dinner banquet included with paid 3-day registration, additional banquet tickets available)
7:00pm End of Day 2 


Day 3 - Sunday, August 21, 2016

8:30am Check in begins - Skyline
9:00am TBD
9:45am TBD
10:30am 15-minute break
10:45am  TBD
11:15am TBD
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm TBD
1:45pm TBD
2:30pm 15-minute break
2:45pm Shotgun Science Session (open to all to present a Space Elevator-related idea or concept in 5 minutes or less)
4:00pm 2017 Conference Theme and Conference Wrap Up - David Horn
5:00pm End of Conference