Friday 7 March


10:00-10:30 Welcome, Introductions and Previews - Jim Funaro


10:30-12:00 SYMPOSIUM 1 - "SolSys:Tweaking & Critiquing the Timeline"

Reed Riner (Chair) - The SolSysters and the Board of Virtual Consultants


1:00-2:30 SYMPOSIUM 2 - "The Future of Culture: I"

Tim Wolf - Forging Complementarity between Science and Literature

Doug Raybeck - Literacy Lost: A Fall From Space

Charles Ostman - Synthetic Sentience and the Boundaries of Consciouness


2:30-3:30 COTI MUNDI - Aliens from Epona


3:30-5:00 SYMPOSIUM 3 - "First Contact With An Alien Computer"

Panel: Allen Tough (Chair), Ben Finney, Carol Oliver, Sheth Shostak,

Gerald Nordley, Al Harrison and Chris Jones


7:00-8:00 Welcoming Old Friends And New: No Host Bar


8:00-10:00 ART AND SCIENCE

Joel Hagen, Ron Holtuysen, "BJ" Johnson, David Palermo &Marin van Dijn


10:00-??? Hospitality


Saturday 8 March


9:00-10:30 SYMPOSIUM 4 - "Future of Commmunities I: Theory and Method"

Jim Funaro - The Past, Present and Future of Human Communities

Reed Riner - SolSysSim: An Ongoing Community In Space

Jen Clodius - Ethnography On The Net: Communities In Cyber Space

Jan English-Lueck - Juggling Digital Devices In Silicon Valley


10:30-12:00 SYMPOSIUM 5 - "Future of Communities II: Demonstrations"

Bruce Damer & Maclen Marvit - Live Tours through Virtual Communities


1:00-2:00 COTI MUNDI - Humans from Earth


2:00-3:30 SYMPOSIUM 6 - "Microbial Life on Mars I: The Effect On Us"

Chris McKay (Chair) - Moderator

Joel Hagen - A Historical Context for the Announcement

Al Harrison - Human Respones And Attitudes To Life Beyond Earth

Gerald Nordley - Mars, Life And Ethics: A Summary Of An Email Forum

Discussants: Ben Finney, Jim Funaro, Carol Oliver


3:30-5:00 SYMPOSIUM 7 - "Microbial Life on Mars II: The Effect On Mars"

Chris McKay (Chair) - Moderator

Michael Sims - Generalizing Environmental Ethics Issues From Earth

Mark Lupisella- Don't Tread On Me: Preserving Possible Martian Life

Kim Stanley Robinson - The Ethical Debate About Terraforming Mars

Discussants: Jim Funaro, Carol Oliver, Doug Raybeck


7:00-10:00 BANQUET and KEYNOTE ADRESS: Kim Stanley Robinson


10:00-??? Hospitality


Sunday 9 March


10:00-11:00 SYMPOSIUM 8 - "The Future of Culture: II"

Steve Gillett - From Paleotechnolgy to Nanotechnology

Charlotte Brassard - Political Support as NASA Enters the 21st Century


11:00-12:30 COTI MUNDI - Contact!



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