FRIDAY · 3/10


9:30-10:00 Welcome and Introductions - Jim Funaro


10:00-Noon SYMPOSIUM 1: "Exploration of the Universe: Status Report"

Chair: Chris McKay

Dave Morrison - Science: What do we know about where we're going?

Larry Lemke: Technology: How do we get there, what is possible, when?

Mal Cohen - Human: Human survival and adaptation in space

Jim Funaro : Culture: How far have we come, how far do we have to go?


10:00-11:30 : WORKSHOP: COTI Mundi - Epona Today

Martyn Fogg on Planetology

Wolf Read on Biology


12:00-1:00 WORKSHOP : COTI Mundi


1:00-2:30 SYMPOSIUM 2: "Contact" (1)

Al Harrison: Human Response To ET Contact: Lessons From History

Ctein: Confounding Questions About Contact

Dick Haines: A Review of Multiple Aerial Phenonema Cases


2:30-4:00 SYMPOSIUM 3: Contact (2)

Bruce Damer: Our Contact with Soft Life, the First "Exo-Terrestrials"

Keith Ferrell: Making CONTACT With Non-CONTACT Audiences

Don Marshall - Marines in Space: The Role of the Military in Contact


2:30-4:30 WORKSHOP : COTI Mundi


4:00-5:30 WORKSHOP: Virtual Board Critiques & Tweaks SolSys Timeline


4:00-4:45 REPORT: Cultures of the Imagination


4:45-5:30 REPORT: COTI Mundi





Richard Johnson: Space Colonies, Twenty Years and Still Holdling

Joel Hagen: Deutschland to Disneyland: En route to Mars

Takashi Nakamura: Report on Contact Japan 1




9:00-10:30 SYMPOSIUM 4: "What Does It Mean To Be Human" Part II

Paul Bohannan - Drive and Overdrive

Dennis Rohatyn - So Inhuman an Animal

Lyn Miles & Rob Schumaker - What Is A Person?

Discussants: Phil DeVita, Keith Ferrell, Jim Funaro, Jim Moore


10:30-Noon SYMPOSIUM 5: "What Does It Mean To Be Human" Part II

Michael Sims - Intelligence in humans, robots, etc. part II

Chris McKay - Will there be intelligence on other worlds

Seth Shostak - The Search for Intelligence on Earth and Elsewhere

Discussants: Phil DeVita, Keith Ferrell, Jim Funaro, Jim Moore


9:00-12:00 WORKSHOP : COTI Mundi


1:00-2:30 SYMPOSIUM 6: "Humans in Space"

Ken Koenig - We Are Never Alone: New Approaches to Human Motivation

Doug Raybeck - Weightlessness, Stress And Calcium Deficiency

Don Scott - Science And Myth


1:30 - 4:30 - WORKSHOP : COTI Mundi


2:30-4:00 SYMPOSIUM 7: "Educating for the Future"

Chair: Reed Riner

Elizabeth Viau & Christian Jones: World Builders--Hands-on Planet Design

Wendy Schultz: Creating Alternative Futures: Workshop Scenario-Building


4:00-5:30 - WORKSHOP : Creating Scenarios for Human Futures

Panel: Chris Jones, Reed Riner, Jim Dator, Wendy Schultz


4:00-4:45 REPORT: Cultures of the Imagination


4:45-5:30 REPORT: COTI Mundi


7:00-8:30 Banquet & "Veteran of CONTACT" Address - Larry Niven


8:30-11:00 Entertainment on the 12-String Guitar - Paul Butler


SUNDAY · 3/12


9:30-10:30 SYMPOSIUM 8: Worlds Real and Imagined

Steve Gillett: Worldbuilding: How an Earthlike planet works.

Gerald Nordley: Surface Gravity: Implications for Habitability and Evolution


10:30-Noon COTI Mundi


1:00-3:00 COTI Team: Cultures of the Imagination Final Session



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