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Planning for the 2014 ISEC Space Elevator Conference is underway!  The dates of the Conference are set as Friday, August 22nd, through Sunday, August 24th.  The venue will be the same as the past two years; Seattle's Museum of Flight.  This is a wonderful facility, well-suited for a conference such as ours and a great place to tour and visit. 

Check the agenda details posted on the Conference website for the technical presentations.  The featured speaker is Mr. Leonard David, a renown space journalist who will “tell it like it is!”  In addition, there will be two mini-workshops, lectures on basic space elevators, and as always – one of the highlights of the weekend – LEGO based tether climber races at the Family Science Fest.

Mark your calendars and register now!

Man speaking to 4 people graphicThe 'Early Bird' rates for the 2015 ISEC Space Elevator Conference end on Sunday, July 5th, 2015 at 12midnight, US Pacific Time.  After that, you can still register for the conference but the rates will increase to their full price.

It's going to be a great conference; a keynote speech on the state of the art of advanced materials, workshops, presentations, a Family Science Fest day and more.

A synopsis of the Keynote speech:

Advanced Materials are critical for the development of the Space Elevator. Most prominently,  the elevator cable will require a material with a much greater tensile strength than current materials. Carbon nanotubes are an exciting material for this purpose, showing high tensile strength at the nanoscale. Despite this promise, they have not yet achieved the needed strength. Nonetheless, meaningful progress has been made.
 
In this presentation, we will consider the recent progress in high strength materials; focusing on carbon nanotubes, but also considering other materials. We will also consider the progress in other properties of these materials, such as conductivity. While these properties are not directly related to the development of the Space Elevator Tether, they are likely to be important in the design and development of other elevator technologies. Further, demand for these properties in other sectors will drive broader material development, making them important in enabling technologies.

There are two themes for the conference this year; Carbon Nanotube Tensile Strength Progress and Marine Node Design Characteristics.

Click here to access the Conference website, including the Registration Page.

If you are interested in this most-magnificent Engineering project, this is a conference you'll surely want to attend - see you there!

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2017 ISEC Space Elevator Conference, Seattle, WA, August 25-27, 2017 at the Museum of Flight.  Click 2017 ISEC Space Elevator Conference page for more info.

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