You could stay Home...
And miss the best, most interesting, most informative, irreverent, challenging, inclusive & unconventional space event on this world.
You can join the astronauts, engineers, artists, writers, musicians, entrepreneurs, and people just like you, who are part of the Space Revolution, as we gather and share our ideas, information, opinions, business plans, papers, tales, talents, and technologies at what has been called: "The BEST little space conference on Earth!"
AT&T Hotel and Conference Center
1900 University Avenue
Austin, Texas 78742
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Date & Time
October 28-29, 2022
8:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Or....Join us as we
create the future
Spacers Gather Here
Look, we know there are a lot of great events out there. But from the moment you walk into the room, you will know New Worlds is different. We are not fans. We are Spacers. People getting it done. People making things happen. Leaders of the Space Revolution.
We combine hardcore real-world science, engineering, policy, and facts with art, music, culture, and storytelling by some of the best speakers in the Solar System. We include a wide variety of voices as well.
Left, right, center - doesn't matter to us.
After all, we are opening New Worlds for everyone!
Your Hosts
Leaders from three generations and three organizations join forces to curate and guide you through two days of exciting presentations and conversations.
Kim Macharia
Chair - space frontier foundation
"I am the future." Executive Director, the Space Prize. Leading voice for inclusion in the space industry.
Rick Tumlinson
EarthLight FOundation
"Space Pirate." Thought leader, a founder of the NewSpace Revolution of Musk & Bezos with 35 years of experience in the field.
Tim Chrisman
FOunder - Foundation for the Future
"Beltway Buccaneer." Army vet, former CIA agent, special Advisor to the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
"Launch" Speakers
Our two VIP "Launch" (Luncheon) keynote speakers are space heroes - each in their own way. One cleared the way for private sector companies like SpaceX to survive and thrive at NASA. The other launched the most innovative Earth observation satellite fleet ever, whose images you see on the news almost daily.
Lori Garver
Frmr Dep Admin, NASA Author, "Escaping gravity"
The "Pirate Queen."  Washington insider who took on the aerospace establishment so SpaceX & others could service the ISS.
Dr. Chris Boshuizen
Private Astronaut, Co-Founder Planet LAbs
"Eye in the Sky." Started the world's largest fleet of Earth observing satellites, then flew on Blue to get a look himself.
Power Speakers Share their Wisdom
New Worlds breaks the mold when it comes to who and what we put on stage. Our speakers are not only the best on the planet in their fields, they know how to share and engage you with their ideas. We curate two days of presentations designed to break down traditional barriers, challenge "standard" beliefs, and sometimes even throw together people and ideas that normally would not be on the same stage. Be it a keynote, one of our "mike-drop" S.T.A.R. Talks, a freewheeling discussion, or a deep dive "fireside" chat, our guests are encouraged to let it all out, speak their passion, and blow your mind!

Dr. Greg Autry
Prof., ThunderBird School of GLobal management
"Show me the Money." Space finance expert. Former NASA CFO nominee, White House Liaison.
Jane Pointer
Co-founder, space perspective
"The Aeronaut." Biosphere vet offers edge of space balloon flights for those who might not like rockets.
Kevin O'Connell
Frmr Dir., US Office of Space commerce
"It's the Space Economy Stupid!" Founder & CEO of Space Economy Rising, top expert & leader in USG space & security.
Dr. Moriba Jah
U. of TExas Space Engineering
"One Earth - One Spirit." Leading space environmentalist and influencer. Champion for cleaning up orbital debris.
Dr. Robert Zubrin
pres., MArs Society- Author, "case for Mars"
"Red Team Leader." Author "Case for Mars." Influenced Elon's plans to settle Mars, leading space activist, inventor.
Dan Curry
Emmy Award Winning Visual Effects Sprvsr, STar Trek
"World Builder." Created the look of Star Trek Next Generation, DS9, Voyager, Enterprise. Author: "Star Trek: The Art of Dan Curry"
Dr. Michelle Hanlon
Pres. NAtional Space Society
"The Law." Founder, For All MoonKind. Responsible use of space, including preservation of historic sites on the Moon.
Dr. Phil Metzger
GeophysicisT, U. of Central Florida
"The Professor." Founder of the NASA KSC "SwampWorks lab. World top level geophysicist focused on space resources.
Mark Russell
CEO, HyperSciences
"Down is Up!" Frmr lead eng. Blue Origin capsule. Hyperspeed drilling &  launch systems.
Sean Graham
MArketing Dir., Creator UP
"The Commoner." Commons-based communications expert. E.L.F. First circle.
Irina Litchfield
CEo, Rizon LAbs Inc. Crypto investor
""Crypto Maven." A force of nature at the intersection of crypto, space and society.
Meagan Crawford
Co-FoundeR, SpaceFund
"Empress of Entrepreneurs." Founded oldest space business competition, host - "Mission Eve" podcast.
Sagi Kfir
Frmr ChieF counsel, Blue Origin
"Just the facts." Globally respected expert in space resource policy & general space law.
Cameo Lance
COO, Rhea Space Activity
"Its Physics!" Cameo & Rhea are changing Solar System navigation, freeing "space" from GPS.
Bart Womack
founder, eden grow systems
"Mr. GreenThumb." EGS aeroponic systems can feed you in space or at home in the apocalypse.
Chris Carberry
FOunder - Humans to MArs, Author, "Alcohol in Space"
"Happy Martian." Serious Mars advocate and policy expert who also appreciates the "finer" things.
Dr. Namrata Goswami
Co-Author: "Scramble for the Sky"
"China Watcher." Top expert on China in space. Respected academic space analyst.
Col. Pete Garretson, Ret.
Co-Author: "Scramble for the SkY"
"Starship Trooper." Futurist, military space visionary & geopolitical strategy expert.
Inara Tabir
Chair, GaAays in spaAAce
"I AM." Gender inclusion leader for space. Host of "Cosmosapiens." E.L.F. First Circle.
Dan Faber
The "GasMan." International space resource expert. OrbitFab's launching the first fuel depots in space.
Space is about more than engineering and science. Think about it. Have you Ever seen a space conference website with live music & entertainment? The Ball and conference are about synergy, ideas, and modes of mind and spirit. This is just the start. More and big headliners to come.
Emily Grace-Clark
"Song Weaver." Amazing singer, rising out of the Austin blues-rock-folk tradition.
Aaron Hermes
"Spacejammer." A master of sitar and synth, getting us into the "space" of space.
New Worlds is about new ideas, new visions, new possibilities.

Butterflies on the Moon, trees on Mars, and Earth as a wildlife preserve. Possible? Probable?
Who Owns the Moon?
Everyone or no one? Some say Property Rights are the key to opening the Frontier.

Sex in Space
Humans will be humans. Question is - can we make more up there? Do we want to?
War & Peace in Space
Russia, America & China. Do we compete or fight? Unite or split the heavens?
The out of this world biz plan competition. One-day workshop with contestants (Oct. 27) then live presentations at New Worlds. Expert real investor judges AND our attendees vote too!
We have limited "space," so get us your plan ASAP to be selected. Airlock for submissions closes Sept. 15. Winner get cash prize and private follow-up meetings with judges and SpaceFund investment team.

Presented by:
The Space Cowboy Ball
Friday Night October 28
The time has come for space to be fun! The Space Cowboy Ball is an awards ceremony, live music concert, masquerade ball, and a dance party - all in one.  We recognize the best space educators and inspirers, the best of Hollywood and sci-fi, and leaders who are Opening the Frontier. Proceeds go to EarthLight's "Permission to Dream" project to support STEAM space education for members of under-included groups. (Just think, you can wear that Halloween costume you're making twice!)

Get your Space On!
(It's Austin. Wear what you Feel!)
The question: What will you wear to a party on Mars in 100 years?
(Tux & jeans are fine, just call it retro!)
Limited tickets 
Buy alone, or as part of the New Worlds 2022 package.
Who will win this year?
(Jeff Bezos - Winner, 2018)
We may or may not announce the winner before the Ball.
(We didn't announce this guy.)
Book Your Room Now!
We have a limited number of rooms available.
We Rise Together!
New Worlds is Presented by:
New Worlds is one of the first space conferences and events to bring together groups who would normally hold their own conferences. Space must be open to all for all and by all - so we start down here.
Dedicated to creating the economic, industrial policies to enable humanity to open the Frontier.
Dedicated to evolving humanity, saving the Earth & carrying her seeds to places now dead.
Members of these organizations get 20% off registration (including the Space Cowboy Ball if bought as part of a package.)
Want to join this amazing line-up of supporters? 
Become a New Worlds sponsor today!
What is the EarthLight Foundation?
New Worlds 2022, The Space Cowboy Ball, Permission to Dream, and the New Worlds Institute are part of the EarthLight Foundation, an international 501c3 charitable education and research organization registered with the IRS and the Texas Secretary of State. EarthLight and its affiliates and DBAs do not participate in lobbying, nor do we have any political affiliations.

What do we Believe?
The EarthLight Foundation is built around the idea that humanity is here for a grand and exciting Purpose. The New Worlds Institute is focused on space policies and ideas, and "Permission to Dream" is being formed as a stand-alone endowment to support research and education - focusing on under-included groups. While the other sites are currently under construction, you can read more about EarthLight philosophy on our website here:
Our Policies
Inclusion & Diversity
By the very nature of our core beliefs and the work in which we are engaged, EarthLight and its affiliated organizations are a celebration of humanity in all its forms. The achievement of our goals is based on all who support or join us taking a stand that we must all Rise together, and that the airlock to the Frontier must be opened by all for all.
Earth and the Environment
As above, EarthLight itself stands for a new and dramatically increased awareness of, and change in, how we understand and care for our MotherWorld. It is central to us that life is to be treasured, no matter where we find it, and that as the stewards of this tiny bubble, it is our job to utilize our knowledge and space technology to both help heal her, even as we carry her seeds to worlds now dead.
Spaceship Earth is infected with a virus. As a science-based community, EarthLight Foundation and our partners are aware of and support the guidance of the U.S. CDC. However, we also realize that the invader is changing in form, and other ways, resulting in shifting recommendations from our government. We STRONGLY urge you to get your vaccinations prior to attending New Worlds and the Space Cowboy Ball. However, unless there is a Major shift in current guidelines based on an upswing, we will not require masks - although masks will be available. We also urge attendees to respect our shipmates and follow the by-now well-known recommendations of our medical and scientific experts at all times.
We cannot assure you will not contract Covid-19 or any other infectious disease by attending our event.
By registering for New Worlds 2022, the Space Cowboy Ball, and our other affiliated events you voluntarily assume all risks associated with possible exposure to the disease.

The EarthLight Mission
To carry the Seeds of Life to places now Dead
The Light of Love to Places now Dark
And the eyes, hands, and imaginations of humanity
To Places Unseen, Untouched, and Unexplored.
We Are EarthLight!
We are Here...
To go There!

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