Global Conference 2017

After nearly 200 panels that took attendees around the world, the Global Conference's closing panel takes them out of this world--to the realm of interplanetary and interstellar exploration. Focusing on the limitless possibilities that emerge when dreamers and doers work together, we'll consider:

  • Are plans to use massive lasers that blast tiny spacecraft to Alpha Centauri at one-fifth the speed of light realistic?
  • How soon will humans walk on Mars?
  • Do science-fiction films accurately depict space travel?
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Michael Milken

Chairman, Milken Institute


Buzz Aldrin

Astronaut; CEO, Buzz Aldrin Enterprises, Inc.

Daniel Goldin

Former NASA Administrator

Mae Jemison

Astronaut; Principal, 100 Year Starship

Yuri Milner

Founder, DST Global; Founder, Breakthrough Starshot Initiative

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