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Contact 2009

March 31st, 2009 · No Comments

Friday, April 3 – Sunday, April 5
25th Annual CONTACT Conference 2009

Come join an interdisciplinary gathering of scientists, artists and writers as they explore human futures in fact and fiction at the annual CONTACT conference. CONTACT is a unique interdisciplinary conference which brings together some of the foremost international social and space scientists, science fiction writers and artists to exchange ideas, stimulate new perspectives and encourage serious, creative speculation about humanity’s future … onworld and offworld. Each year we meet to promote the integration of human factors into space age research and policy, emphasize the interaction of the Arts and Sciences and their technologies, and develop ethical approaches in cross-cultural contact, whenever and wherever it occurs.

2009 Guests include authors Karen Anderson, Larry Niven, Kim Stanley Robinson, SETI Institute official spokesman Seth Shostak, and includes a panel on “Robert Heinlein and Us: Fictional Future Histories,” among many other interesting offerings. Conference costs, directions, and program details are available online.

NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Building 943 (to the right, just outside the main gate), Mountain View.

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