IPNSIG Presents: Space Technology Innovations Conference
Friday, January 24, 2014 from 8:30 AM to 7:00 PM (PST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The InterPlanetary Networking Special Interest Group (IPNSIG—www.ipnsig.org) will be hosting a one-day conference entitled "Space Technology Innovation: Enabling Exploration Above—Improving Life Below" at Google HQ in Mountain View on January 14th, 2014, from 8:30 a.m. through 5 p.m. A beer and wine reception will follow the scheduled speakers, concluding at 7 p.m.
The event will also be webcast-- it is not necessary to register for the event in order to watch the webcast. Please register only if you plan on physically attending the event. A link to the webcast channel will be posted on www.ipnsig.org..
Confirmed speakers include:
Vint Cerf—VP & Internet Evangelist at Google—on the history and future of interplanetary networking
David Brin—Physicist, futurist and major science fiction writer—on the paths that space technology innovations might take in the next 10 - 100 years.
Maria Uden—Lulea Technical University, Sweden—on the application of Delay & Disruption Tolerant Networking technologies (which were originally developed to enable interplanetary data communications) to solve connectivity problems for remote and disconnected communities here on earth
Michael Cassidy—Director of Google X Lab’s “Project Loon—on Project Loon: GoogleX Lab's project to bring internet to the world via high altitude balloons
Scott Burleigh—JPL's chief architect for Delay & Disruption Tolerant Networking—on the Ring Road Architecture (a proposal to provide basic network services to any geographical region through a constellation of nanosatellites using Delay & Disruption Tolerant Networking)
Paco Ragageles—founder of Campus Party—the largest technology festival organizer in the world—on engaging youth to participate in technology
Dr. Frederick Mednick—founder of Teachers without Borders (TWB)—on TWB’s work to improve teaching skills and outcomes for students around the globe—and opportunities to use Delay & Disruption Tolerant Networking to deliver TWB content to teachers and students in remote areas
Chris Carberry—Executive Director of Explore Mars, Inc. —on: when will humans step foot on Mars
Boeing/NASA’s team managing DTN deployments on the International Space Station—on recent and planned uses of DTN on ISS
Admission is free. Continental breakfast will be provided. Lunch will be served at Google’s famous cafeteria (which has been featured on bonappetitt.com and foodrepupblic.com). The event will conclude with a reception immediately following the scheduled speakers. Finger foods, beer and wine will be served at the reception. Attendance is limited to 100 people. For more information, go to www.ipnsig.org. The event will also be webcast on LiveStream.