Here is the technical program agenda for the 2019 space elevator conference.  There may be a few small changes between now and the conference.

Day 1 – Friday, August 16, 2019

8:30am Check in begins – Skyline Room

9:00am Conference Opening and Welcome – David Horn 

9:15am ISEC President’s Welcome – Dr. Pete Swan

9:30am Space Elevator Baseline System Overview – Dr. Dennis Wright

10:15am 15-minute break

10:30am Keynote Presentation – Space Elevator Pathway to Technology Maturity … and Beyond, From Fountains to Tech Ready – Michael Fitzgerald

11:15am  – Apex Anchor Fast Transit to Mars – Dr. Pete Swan

12:00pm Lunch

1:00pm A Scalable Carbon Nanotube Cable Strengthening Method – Peter Renteln

1:45pm Update on Graphene as a Tether Material Adrian Nixon

2:30pm Pathway Chronicles – Some Anecdotes, Architecture Notes as a Diary  – Michael Fitzgerald

3:00pm 15-minute break

3:15pm Mini Workshop – ISEC Outreach and Reference – led by Dr. Pete Swan

  • Intro and Kick Off (15 min)
  • Break Out Sessions (75 min)
  • Present Summaries (30 min)

5:15pm Evening Mixer (Skyline room at the Museum of Flight)

6:30pm End of Day 1 

Day 2 – Saturday, August 17, 2019

8:30am Check in begins – Skyline Room

9:00am ISEC Intern Presentations 

  • Methodologies for Mitigating Risk to the Lower Reaches of the Future Space ElevatorsSophia Lee Roberts
  • An Instrumented, Balloon-supported Tether for Early Space Elevator Research and RevenueJoshua Bernard-Cooper

9:30am  The Gamification of Space Elevator Technology – Dr. Erland Wittkotter

10:15am 15-minute break

10:30am The Dionysus Program: 99942 Apophis: Trans-Mars Injection and Space Lift Construction (AT-MIASLC) – Winston Sanks

11:15am Space Elevator Climber : Tether Interface, Reliability and Other Considerations Peter Robinson

12:00pm Lunch

1:00pm  Mini Workshop – Interplanetary Mission Support – led by Dr. Pete Swan

  • Intro and Kick Off (15 min)
  • Break Out Sessions (75 min)
  • Present Summaries (30 min)

3:00pm Explore Museum of Flight

5:00pm End of Day 2


Day 3 – Sunday, August 18, 2019

8:30am Check in begins – Skyline Room

9:00am The Multi-Stage Elevator:  2019 Update – John Knapman

10:00am Mini WorkshopGreening of the Earth via Space Elevators – led by Pete Swan

  • Introduction (5 min)
  • Break-outs (20 min)
  • Present summaries (5 min)

10:30am 15-minute break

10:45am The Tethered Ring Concept – Improving Economic Feasibility with a Multi-Use Infrastructure – Phil Swan and Ceana Prado Nickel

11:15am The Space Conveyor Could Revolutionize Space Travel – Stanley Korn

12:00pm Lunch

1:00pm Myths Busted:  The Real Reason Launch Costs are High and How Space Access Infrastructure Can Reduce Launch Costs to LEO – Phil Swan

1:30pm Topic Analysis Breakouts

  • Space Elevator Simulations
  • Marketing and Advertising Space Elevator Events
  • Utilizing Web and Social Media Presence to Get the Word Out

3:00pm 15-minute break

3:15pm Shotgun Science Session (open to all to present a Space Elevator-related idea or concept in 5 minutes or less)

4:15pm Conference Wrap Up and 2020 Conference Planning – David Horn 

5:00pm End of Day 3