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2014 Space Elevator Conference Technical Program  

The 2015 technical program details are still being determined.

Below is the daily schedule for the technical program of the 2014 conference.   

Day 1 - Friday, August 22

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 - Leonard David
10:45am 15-minute break
11:00am ISEC History Committee Report - Dr. Pete Swan, Mark Dodrill, Nick Martin
11:45am Space Elevator Speech Competition Announcement - Peter Robinson
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Space Elevator Climber Operational Phases - Robert "Skip" Penny
1:30pm Loop Technology - Increasing Throughput, Decreasing Radiation - Keith Lofstrom
2:15pm Space Elevator Simulation Validation and Metrology - Peter Robinson
3:00pm 15-minute break
3:15pm The Space Elevator in the Earth’s Atmosphere - John Knapman
4:00pm Weather Support to the Space Elevator Program - Winifred Crawford
5:15pm Evening Mixer (Red Barn room at the Museum of Flight)
6:45pm End of Day 1 

Day 2 - Saturday, August 23

8:30am Check in begins - Skyline Room
9:00am For space elevator rope: Production of exfoliated graphene and high surface charged-cellulose nanocrystals as stabilizer synthesized by lyophilized acidic hydrolysis - Sherif Hindi
9:45am CNT Technology Progress at Odysseus Technologies - Dr. Bryan Laubscher
10:30am 15-minute break
10:45am Space Elevator Challenge in Japan - Shuichi Ohno
11:30am JSEA Outreach efforts and potential Business collaboration - Devin Jacobson
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm “Road to Space Elevator Era”, IAA New Study Group Creation, as a preparation of Space Elevator Permanent Committee creation in IAA (International Academy of Astronautics) - Akira Tsuchida (co-author Dr. Pete Swan)
1:30pm Mini-Workshop:  Research Activities and Global Cooperation - John Knapman and Martin Lades
3:30pm Family Science Fest/Youth Robotics Competition Finals/Explore Museum of Flight/Mingle and Collaborate
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM - Pre-Dinner Happy Hour in the Skyline Room
5:30 PM - 7:00 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 24

8:30am Check in begins - Skyline
9:00am Philanthropy vs. Investment Starting a Space Elevator Institute - Dr. Pete Swan
9:30am Living on Cloud 9: Or What We Could Do With A Lunar Space Elevator! - Paul Wieland
10:00am 15-minute break
10:15am Mini-Workshop:  Marine Node Design Concepts – Dr. Pete Swan
11:30am Space Elevator Speech Competition
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Mini-Workshop:  Space Elevator Architectures and Roadmaps - Michael Fitzgerald
3:00pm 15-minute break
3:15pm Shotgun Science Session (open to all to present an idea or concept in 5 minutes)
4:30pm 2015 Conference Theme and Conference Wrap Up - David Horn
5:00pm End of Conference