International Space Development Conference 1984

The L5 4th annual Space Development Conference was held in San Francisco, California on April 19-22,1984. The following is an extract of the conference brochure.

SATURDAY, APRIL 21

CONFERENCE OPENING—WELCOME
Dr. Philip K. Chapman, L5 President
Maxwell W. Hunter, Honorary Co-Chairman
Tim Kyger, Co-Chairman
Jim Baen, Guest of Honor
Dr. Jerry Pournelle, L5 Director
Hon. Edward Finch, L5 Director
Mark Hopkins, L5 Director

SPACE RESOURCES: THE MOON, THE ASTEROIDS, OR BOTH?
Chair: Richard E. Gertsch, Earth Mechanics Institute, Colorado School of Mines
K. Eric Drexler, Space Systems Lab, MIT
Brian O’Leary, Science Applications, Inc.
Andy Cutler, Dept. of Chemistry, IJCSD
Randal Barnes, Colorado School of Mines

PLANETARY DEFENSE: DEFENDING THE NATION AND THE WORLD FROM SPACE
Chair: Philip K. Chapman, Arthur D. Little, Inc.
Participants: Jerry Pournelle, Keith Henson and a representative from High Frontier

LUNCH

SPACE COMMERCE
Chair: Gary C. Hudson, Pacific American Launch Systems, Inc.
Participants: Robert Cornog, James Ransom, Tom Brosz

THE SPACE STATION
Chair: J. Peter Vajk, Science Applications, Inc.
Participants: Brian O’Leary (NASA Space Station Task Force), Michael Martin-Smith (ESA Perspective), A Space Industries, Inc. representative, J. Peter Vajk (Alternative Financing)

FUTURE SCENARIOS FOR SPACE DEVELOPMENT
Chair: G. Harry Stine, Author
Dr. William M. Brown, Director, Energy & Technological Studies, The Hudson Institute

SOLAR SYSTEM TRANSPORTATION
Chair: Dr. Robert W. Bussard, President, INESCO, Inc.
“Solar System Spaceships”—Maxwell W. Hunter, Il
“Interplanetary Transport Economics and Technologies”—Gary C. Hudson
“Controlled Fusion for Spaceships”— Robert W. Bussard
“Anti-Matter Propulsion; Prospects and Potential”— Robert Salkeld
“Solar-System Based Industry”—Dr. David Criswell

California Wine and Cheese Reception in the Ralston Room; Open: 6:30 PM to 10:30 PM, Friday

Banquet Speaker—Congressman George Brown; BANQUET is held in the GARDEN COURT at 7:30 PM, Saturday

RECEPTION is held in the Ralston Room at 6:30 PM, Saturday

James Muncy Luncheon is at Noon, Saturday in the GARDEN COURT
“Why Washington DC Doesn’t Understand Space”

SUNDAY, APRIL 22

SPACE POLITICS
Chair: Mark Hopkins
Participants: David Brandt-Ericksen, Sandy Adamson, Gary Olsen, Ken Sweezy, Hubert Daugherty, Scott Pace

SPACE LAW AND POLICY
Chair: Arthur M. Dula, Attorney at Law
Participants: Jim Meyers, Nathan Goldman

ASTRONOMY FROM SPACE
Chair: Dr. Andrew Fraknoi, Executive Officer, Astronomical Society of the Pacific
“Missions to the Planets: The New Solar System”—Sherwood Harrington, Astronomy Dept., City College of San Francisco
“Black Holes: The Science Behind the Science Fiction”—Andrew Fraknoi
“The SpaceLab Missions: Science from the Shuttle”—Michael Lampton, NASA Payload Specialist, Shuttle-SpaceLab Program

LUNCH

CONDOMINIUMS IN SPACE
Speaker: Dr. T. A. Heppenheimer, Center for Space Science

TETHERS IN SPACE
Speaker: Joe Carroll, CalSpace, University of California

MACHINE INTELLIGENCE IN SPACE
Chair: Dr. Michael Hyson, JPL-CalTech
Participants: Conrad Schneiker, Dr. James R. Grote, Kevin Corker

THE RETURN TO THE MOON
Chair: Dr. Jerry Pournelle
Participants: Larry Niven,. Richard Gertsch, Philip K. Chapman, Stefa Possony

CONFERENCE PROGRAM NOTES
Space Activist Guest of Honor: James Baen
Professional Guest of Honor: Dr. Hermann Oberth (via video tape to be shown at the Banquet Reception)
Registration is in the Ralston Room; Open: 6 PM to 11 PM, Friday; 8 AM to 6:30 PM Saturday
Trading/Exhibit Floor will be in the French Parlor; Open: 8 AM to 6:30 PM, Saturday; 8 AM to PM, Sunday
Conference Hospitality Suite Location posted in Registration Area; Open: 10:30 PM, Saturday
Child Care Room is the Royal Suite; Open: 6 PM to 10 PM, Friday; 8 AM to 10:30 PM, sat.; 8 AM to 4:30 PM, Sunday
Video Lounge is the Ralston Room (NASA and Space video); Open: Noon to 4:30 PM, Saturday; 8 AM to 6:30 PM, Sunday

OTHER PROGRAMMING

CALIFORNIA/ ENGLISH ROOM—Political Track SATURDAY, APRIL 21
1:30 PM: “‘Building a Pro-Space America”—A Comprehensive Political Training Workshop
I. “Building a National Pro-Space Network, Gary Oleson, Washington DC Representative, L5 Society. A) Recruiting and Training Good Political People, B) Networking Inside Your Organization, C) Networking with Other Space Organizations.
II. “Asking Washington DC to Represent Pro-Space Americans, ” Joe Hopkins, President, Washington Citizens for Space. A) Lobbying Your Congressman at Home, B) Working with Your Congressman’s District Staff, C) Contacting Your Congressman’s Washington DC Office, D) Visiting Your Congressman.
III. “Helping Our Friends and Punishing Our Enemies,” Sandy Adamson, Presidential Campaign Coordinator, SpacePac. A) Rating Candidates and Using the Media, B) Political Fundraising: PACS and Direct Contributions, C) Campaigning, D) Independent Political Activity.
IV. “Building a Pro-Space Majority in America,” James Muncy, President, Using Space for America. A) Why We Need to Market Space, Not Sell It, B) Making Your Non-Space Organization Pro-Space, C) Knitting Together the Pro-Space Majority: Using Space for America, D) Workshop Summary and Valedictory.

Chapters Track Schedule
Saturday—California English Room
10 AM to Noon: Volunteer Management, Brian Vale, Boy Scouts of America. Fundraising, R. J. McRostie, CFRE-FRA, Inc. Consultants and Campaign Services
Sunday—California English Room
10 AM: Media and Press Relations, Joe Hopkins; 1 1 AM: Services Available from L5 National; 1 PM: Chapter Organization, Joe Hopkins;
2 PM: Chapter Speakers, Joe Hopkins
Sunday—Ralston Room
1 PM: “‘Space Economy: Integrated Technology and Social Science for Development and Employment in the 1990’s,” Dr. Stewart Whitney
2 PM: “‘Fusion Rockets,” Dr. Rod Hyde

Narrow Bandpass Room—Regency Room B
Saturday
10 AM: Real Property Rights in Space, Wayne White
11 AM: FORT: The L5 Society’s First Rocket Flight—Doug Frost
1 PM: Space Resort Project—Charles Carr
2 PM: American Space Foundation
3:30PM: Woman’s Networking—Mickey Farrance
4:30 PM: Do Women Have a Place in the L5—Mickey Farrance
Sunday
9 AM: Computers and the L5 Society
10 AM: If We’re Going to Walk, We’d Better Start Now—Ed Coliainni, Space Activist News
11 AM: Update on the California Aerospace Museum—Charles Carr
1 PM: Contributing to the L5 News: Writing, Photography and Artwork—Chris Peterson, Editor
2:30 PM: What’s Right With the L5 Society; What’s Wrong and What Can WE Do About It?—Tim Kyger, L5 Board of Directors
(Session Should End About 4 PM.)

Conference Committee: Tim Kyger (Co-Chairman), Maxwell Hunter (Honorary Co-Chairman), Thia Kellner Hill (Vice Chair), Gary C. Hudson (Major Track Programming), Charles Curley (Coordinating Chair), Larry T. D. Fontane (Operations), Bill Patterson (Hotel Liaison), Tom Wadlow (Audio Visual), Ron Todd (Future Media-Audio Visual), John Ellis (Future Media-Audio Visual), Peggy Watt (Print Media), Brooke Graves (Media), Bill Dale (Chapter’s Track), Joe Hopkins (Chapter’s Track), Jim Muncy (Political Track), Gary Oleson (Political Track), Sharon and Gerold Durand (Special Events), Gail Kolthoff (Bookkeeping), Carol Ellis (Treasury), Loyd Case (Registration), Cathy Brown (Staff Manager), Laurinda Rohn (Trading/Exhibit Floor), Chris Meek (California Wine and Cheese Reception), Dr. Betty Walton (Emergency Medical), Jim Harding (Transportation), George Gaboury (Groups Liaison), Karl Phillips (Concessions), Donald Robertson (Book Sales).

 

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