CONTACT XXVII
March 30-April 1, 2012 The SETI Intitute, Mountain View, CA and the Domain Hotel, Sunnyvale, CA

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- FRIDAY, MARCH 30 - The SETI Institute


08:30    Registration
09:30    Welcomes - Jim Funaro, Seth Shostak, Israel Zuckerman
10:00    Robert McCann - "Kepler Report - Habitable Planets"
10:30    Chris Ford - "Watch the Skies: How Technology and Media are
              Revolutionizing Amateur Astronomy"
11:00    Jill Tarter - "Getting Earthlings on this World to Help with our
              Searches of the Kepler Worlds"
11:30    Gerald Nordley- "Interstellar Commerce"
12:00    Lunch
1:00     Donna Duerk - "Concepts for Moon Habitats"
1:30     Bruce Damer - "The EvoGrid and ChemoGrid: Genesis Engines
              Driving to a New Origin of Life"
2:00     Randall Hayes - "Preview of Alife 13"
2:30     Break
3:00     Al Harrison: - "American Cosmism"
3:30     Kathryn Denning - "If You Love This Solar System"
4:00     Michael Shermer - "UFOs, UAPs, and CRAPs"
4:30     COTI CLASSIC - Reports from the Teams
5:00     Closing Remarks
6:00 (approx) Dinner - On Your Own
9:00 on - Gathering at Domain Hotel

- SATURDAY, MARCH 31 Domain Hotel-

09:00    Seth Shostak - "Broadcasting Into Space: Recipe for Catastrophe?"
09:30    Penny Boston - "The Persistence of Microbial Life in Geological Materials:
              Implications for Evolutionary Biology on Earth and Astrobiology"
10:00    David Morrison - "The 2012 doomsday prophesy"
10:30    Melanie Swan - "Human Body 2.0: Redesign, Democracy, and
             Next-Generation Intelligence"
11:00    Douglas Raybeck - "Sex and the Spanning Spacefarer"
11:30    Jim Funaro – "What’s In A Game?"
12:00    Lunch, Board Meeting (Summit Room)
1:30     Bill Clancey - "Belief Systems and Cross-Cultural Communication"
2:00     Roberta Goodman - Learning Cetacean Languages
2:30     Peter Sugarman – "DNA Code Principles for
             Two-Way Communication with Extra-terrestrials"
3:00     Gus Frederick - "Graphics of the Gilded Age: The Original Steam Punk Art"
3:30     David Sanborn Scott- "Always Begin with the End in Mind: Hydricity"
4:00     COTI CLASSIC - Reports from the Teams
5:00     Art Show & Reception
6:30     Banquet In Memoriam: Ted Everts
8:00     Keynote Speaker: Frank Drake - "Optical SETI, Gravitational
              Lens Telescopes and the Current Status of Radio SETI"

10:00 on - Gathering at Domain Hotel

- SUNDAY, APRIL 1 -Domain Hotel
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10:00    Jim Pass - "Medical Astrosociology: A Combination of Space Medicine and
              Social Science"
10:30    Chad Rohrbacher - "Curriculum Guide for Using SF to Teach Science"
11:00    Dennis Etler - "China's Vision of the Future"
11:30    Jeroen Lapré - "Arthur C. Clarke's Maelstrom II: A Case Study for
              Digital Production in the Cloud"
12:00    Lunch
1:30     COTI CLASSIC - Contact!
3:00     Closing Remarks - Jim Funaro


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