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Guests: Aggie Kobrin and Rod Pyle: Topics: We talked about the upcoming ISDC 2023: A New Space Age, May 25-28, Dallas-Frisco, Texas. Check out their website at https://isdc2023.nss.org.
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We welcomed both Aggie and Rod back to the program to talk about this year's upcoming ISDC 2023 to be held later in May at the Dallas-Frisco Embassy Suites hotel and adjoining conference center. For more information about the event, speaker and track information, meals and keynotes, visit the website at https://isdc2023.nss.org. Through the website you can make all your conference and hotel reservations, dinner and lunch reservations and more. Note there are different categories pertaining to registration so select the one appropriate for you.
Aggie led off with a general discussion of this year's ISDC, keynote speakers, important schedule changes including one for the Saturday night dinner, plus she highlighted a few of the terrific keynote speakers for both lunches and dinners. We also talked about Early Bird reservation cutoff dates, hotel availability and other key logistic information. Aggie was asked about live streaming of any of the events but as you will hear, that won't happen this year.
A few listeners sent in emails asking about the various tracks, even wondering if there was still time to submit an abstract to a specific track. As we heard, perhaps there was one track still available to receive abstracts, "Many Roads To Space." If interested please contact the leader of that tract from the website or you can send a note to Aggie as she provided contact information at the end of the program. Additional short comments included noting that the 2024 ISDC would be in Los Angeles at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel. For 2025, it would be at the Hyatt Regency in Washington, DC and for 2026 it would be in Orlando, FL.
We talked about the Living in Space Track with Dr. Sherry Bell who called into the show. I will be presenting in that track as will Dr. Zubrin and Dr. Pascal Lee. This specific track will be on both Friday and the last conference day, Sunday. Check out the full schedule for it on the ISDC schedule on the website.
Listener Charles from Chicago called into inquire about Happy Hour and for more info on networking opportunities. Our guests said every day there would be a Happy Hour like period from 6-7 PM plus after the Saturday night dinner there would be a special evening party. It was also stressed multiple times during the program that all attendees, even the speakers, were easily accessible for networking. NSS membership came up regarding conference registration. Check out all of what Aggie said about it but it seems it is more advantageous to join NSS and register than to register without being a member.
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