Friday 9-5 Exploring the Copernican Principle (Chairs, McKay & Sims) - NASA Ames

Andrei Linde - Multiple universes? Are the law of physics the same everywhere?

Paul Davies - Biological Determinism: Is life written into the laws of physics?

Hy Hartman - Life and Biochemistry. Is life a common phenomenon?

Chris McKay - The story of life on earth. Is the story repeatable?

Michael Sims - Intelligence: Animal, machine, human and ET?

Steve Pinker - Is language a universal prerequisite for intelligence?

Al Harrison - Is there a universal psychology?

Jim Funaro - Galactic Club or Local Pub: Is intelligence universal or unique?

Joel Hagen -What about Art: Animal, human, machine, and ETI?

Robert John Russell - Does intelligence imply morality? Is evil universal?

Dennis Rohatyn - Pilate's Error: The Ptolemaic Revolution in Philosophy




Friday 8-9 CONTACT Banquet

Friday 8:30-9:30 Keynote Speaker, Greg Bear

Friday 9:30 on - Opening of the Art Gallery and Festivities



Saturday 9-12 Education for the Future (Chairs, Scott & Riner)

Larry Payne & the Oroville Teachers - Developing a Coti Hi Curriculum

Marc Siegel - NASA Quest: connecting students to NASA

Don Scott & Gabriel Rshaid - Academy for Mars: Remote Report from Argentina

Reed Riner - SolSys 2000: Vintage Simulation in a New Keg


Saturday 1-2:30 Symposium (Chair, Harrison)

Elizabeth Viau - To Boldly Go -- and Teach World Building!

Richard Zimmer - Mars in the College Classroom

Gerald Nordley - The Fuzzy Logic of Contact


Saturday 2:30- 4 Symposium (Chair, Raybeck)

Poul and Karen Anderson - Report on Contact Japan 3

Lara Battles - Multiple Personality Disorder: Intraterrestrial Contact

Doug Raybeck - A Systems Approach to Future Studies


Saturday 4-5:30 Symposium (Chair, Funaro)

Greg Benford - A SETI Radial Search Strategy

Allen Tough - Are Aliens Older and Smarter than Humans?

Bruce Damer - Contact Consortium: Report from Virtual Spaces


Saturday Evening - Festivities in the Hospitality Room



Sunday 10-12 Symposium (Chair, Hagen)

Seth Shostak - EQ Pegasi: First Contact or Just a Prank?

Ken Musgrave - Creating a Virtual World for Alife

Charles Ostman - Developing Communication Protocols with Synthetic Sentients


Sunday 1-3 Coti Hi -- Live!


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