Space Exploration and Human Imagination: Space Futures
WHEN: April 11 – 12, 2013
WHERE: International Conference Center, Baker Institute of Public Policy, Rice University
We hope you will join the Rice Space Institute and Rice University Scientia for a conference exploring the impact of space exploration on humanity’s self-perception. This conference will examine how our growing understanding of the Universe is changing our perceptions of humanity, what the societal and cultural implications are of the expansion of human presence in space, and how the culture of space exploration is changing. Leading experts will discuss these aspects through a series of lectures and Q&A.
While the conference is FREE registration IS required. Please REGISTER here.
- PRESENTATIONS NOW AVAILABLE
- Space Conference PROGRAM
- RSI and Scientia Student Video Competition 2
- WINNERS: Zach Bielak (Creator, Director), Jarvis Miller (Narrator) - Winning Video can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRJtLcp20-A.
- Thematic Structure
Conference Organizing Committee
David Alexander (Chair, Director, Rice Space Institute)
George Abbey (Baker Botts Fellow, Baker Institute of Public Policy)
Dan Carson (Dean, Wiess School of Natural Sciences)
Jeff Kripal (J. Newton Rayzor Professor, Chair Dept. of Religious Studies)
Gene Levy (Andrew Hayes Buchanan Professor of Astrophysics)
Mike Massimino (Executive Director , Rice Space Institute)
Cyrus Mody (Assistant Professor, History)
Lisa Ross (Program Coordinator, Scientia Institute)
Umbe Cantú (RSI Administrator)
For more information contact:
Tel: (713) 348-4939