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2016 Space Elevator Conference Technical Program  

Here is the preliminary presentation agenda for this years conference.  The Saturday workshop details will be coming soon.  Some presentations may shift around before being finalized by mid-July.


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 - Vernon Hall - How to Execute Transportation Infrastructure Development
10:45am 15-minute break
11:00am Status of the Space Elevator Concept During the Summer of 2016 - Dr. Peter Swan
11:30am A Proposal of Ground Power Operated Gondola Type Space Elevator - Hidemi Sasaki
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Mini Workshop - 2016 ISEC Study "Design Considerations for GEO Node, Apex Anchor, and Comm. Architecture"
 - Intro and Kick Off (15 min)
 - Break Out Sessions (75 min)
 - Summaries (30 min)
3:15pm 15-minute break
3:30pm Mission Plan and Development of Space Orbital Elevator Demonstration Satellite SATRS-E - Masahiro Nohmi
4:15pm Free Atom Carbon Nanotube Synthesis - Dr. Bryan Laubscher
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 Space Elevator Operational Concepts- Joseph Finkiewicz
9:30am Space Elevator Sequences and Initial Operations Capability - Michael Fitzgerald
10:00am Earth Port Location Criteria - Vernon Hall
10:30am 15-minute break
10:45am Patent Enforcement on the International Space Elevator - Donald Lewis
11:30am The UN Space Treaty and the US Space Act of 2015 - Sunao Kai
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Mini Workshop - Topic TBD
 - Intro and Kick Off (15 min)
 - Break Out Sessions (75 min)
 - Summaries (30 min)
3:30pm Explore Museum of Flight and the "Future of Flight" Smithsonian Exhibit
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 Design Characteristics of a Space Elevator Earth Port - Vernon Hall
9:45am A Multi-Stage Elevator - John Knapman
10:30am 15-minute break
10:45am  Modalities of a Modular Tether - Annemarie Heijna
11:15am Introduction to a Collaborative Computational Modeling Platform for the Space Elevator - Paul Roubekas
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Biomimicry & Motion Capture - Annemarie Heijna
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