Registration opens May 2014 for the 2014 100YSS Public Symposium. Held 18 - 21 September, in Houston, Texas. Pre-register now to get priority listing for 100YSS Classes. Scroll down page for images from 2013 Symposium.

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Registration is now open for the 100YSS 2014 Public Symposium. Early Registration Ends 31 July!

Check back often for updates on special events and activities.

Hilton Hotel Reservation Link

Hilton of the Americas Special Hotel Rate

Special rates are available at the Hilton of the Americas, the official symposium hotel. The hotel is connected via walkway to the George R. Brown convention center and is part of the downtown Houston landscape. Click here for online reservations. As an alternative, you can call in your reservation at 1-800- HILTONS (445-8667). Provide special rate code: 1YS

Registration Fees

Symposium Fees

100YSS Members (Standard, Prime, and Professional) receive discounts off of symposium fees.   Early Registration ends 31 July

Attendee: $300.00

Regular Registration ends 17 September. 

Attendee: $325.00

Student Fees

Students must present ID at time of registration. When registering, use the code “STUDENT” in the ID field. Early Registration ends 31 July

Student: $150.00

Regular Registration ends 17 September. 

Student: $175.00

100YSS is introducing Student Sponsorship packages – recognizing the importance of capturing and promoting the involvement of younger members and reinforcing 100YSS’s central principle of inclusion. We would like to extend a special offer to colleges and universities to assist their students in attending the 100 Year Starship 2014 Public Symposium in Houston, Texas. This year’s symposiumfocuses on emerging and cutting edge topics and mechanisms for deep dives in topics like – expanding our view of design, creating new pathways in education, understanding of human behavior and psychology, and cutting edge transportation. All of which lead to radical leaps in technology essential for not just interstellar travel, but life here on earth. Each package includes discounted pricing for registration, hotel, certain meals, Sci-Fi Night and the premier & screening of MAKERS: Women In Space. Package Pricing

  • 6 Student Package: $5,000
  • 10 Student Package: $7,000
  • 14 Student Package: $10,000

For more information, contact Ms. Alires Almon, Symposium Organizer at [email protected]


Symposium Day Passes

If you can’t attend the whole symposium weekend, select a day pass option!   Click Here to register for one of these passes.  

Friday Day Pass: $239.00

Includes Friday Symposium Activities – Technical Tracks, 100YSS Opening Plenary, Friday Luncheon, Sci-Fi Night.  

Saturday Day Pass: $239.00

Includes Saturday Symposium Activities  – State of the Universe Panel, Trending Now Panel, 100YSS Classes, Radical Leaps, and Deep Dive Session, Saturday Luncheon.  (does not include Accelerating Creativity event)

Sunday Day Pass: $120.00

Includes Symposium Activities – 100YSS Classes, Evolution to Interstellar Civilization Plenary, and final plenary. 

Tickets and Special Offers

Public Purchase of Special Event Tickets

The public is welcome to attend special events at the 2014 Public Symposium. Symposium registrants can purchase tickets through registration tool.

Friday, 19 September  

Perils of Futuring Workshop Luncheon Tickets


Experts from disparate fields discuss the problems of creating and maintaining a future vision. Identifying current and potential areas of inadequate knowledge, errors, blind spots, fixed beliefs, and shifting ground from a historical perspective sheds light on the path ahead for 100YSS. Space exploration and science/technology  projects will be considered through the lens of Robert K. Merton’s “Unanticipated Consequences of Purposive Social Action” Moderated by Dr. Karl Aspelund.

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Public/Guest Tickets for Science Fiction Stories Night (free for Symposium registrants)

$24 pre-order ($40 at the door)

Science Fiction Authors Panel and screening of movie classic “The Day the Earth Stood Still” (Original 1957).”  Moderated by Jason D. Batt, four award winning authors discuss context, story and technology motivation. Featuring award-winning authors—Yoon Ha Lee, Les Johnson, Nisi Shawl, and Edward M. Lerner—book signings and a special screening of the originalThe Day the Earth Stood Still. Explore how science fiction helps researchers, engineers and society imagine radical leaps in technology and work through social crises. Noted authors, scientists and the audience discuss the importance of telling a compelling story as we create humanity’s future. The authors’ books will be available for purchase and signing courtesy of River Oaks Bookstore of Houston. Then grab some popcorn (or choose from the many hors d’oeuvres available) and enjoy a special screening of the original The Day the Earth Stood Still that tells the haunting story of humanity’s first contact with extraterrestrial life when a visitor from the stars comes to Earth with a warning. The film is listed in many top films lists and the American Film Institute has placed it in the top ten films of all time.


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Saturday, 20 September  

Keynote Public Luncheon: Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth


Sid Meier’s Civilization is one of the most celebrated gaming franchises in the history of gaming. The latest instalment, Civilization: Beyond Earth explores all the aspects of intersteallar space travel – capability, morality, culture, and explores the idea of Plan B. Join the creators  and developers of the next installment of this award-winning game Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth. Interact with the team as they share the challenges of building a game for interstellar missions, exploration and colonization. 

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Accelerating Creativity MAKERS: Women in Space Premier and Screening

A spectacular evening to celebrate the intersection of art and science centered around a premiere screening of the documentary MAKERS: Women In Space narrated by Jodie Foster and panel discussion documentary Director Michael Epstein with women pioneers in space and featuring Nichelle Nichols and , M.D.. It includes dinner, classical guitarist and dancing. Hosted by KUHT Executive Director and General Manager Lisa Shumate and moderated by Linda Lorelle.

$150 Accelerator Tickets

Includes event registration, special reception, and sponsorship of screening tickets for youth attendees.

$75 Event Registration Tickets

Includes documentary screening, dinner, and panel discussion.

$25 Young Adult Tickets (20 and under)

Only available with the purchase of an adult ticket.

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Supershuttle Transportation Offer


To & from George Bush Intercontinental Airport and William P. Hobby Airport


Hilton Americas and Surrounding Hotels.


Discount Valid Between: September 16th –September 22nd 2014

$2 OFF One way and $4 OFF roundtrip on share rides
$5 OFF One way and $10 OFF roundtrip on luxury vehicles
SuperShuttle if you book online!!

To book online go to: and enter your discount


Use Code: X7JK8

Discount valid online only. GRATUITY NOT INCLUDED

NOTE: $2.00 BOOKING FEE will apply to reservations that are booked by a SuperShuttle agent.

  • Symposium Hotel


    Hilton of the Americas
    1600 Lamar Street
    Houston, Texas, 77010
    United States

    The Hilton Americas-Houston hotel is a AAA Four-diamond hotel is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Houston and connected to the George R. Brown Convention Center via two indoor skywalks. It is the first Green Seal certified hotel in Texas. Click  here for online reservations.

  • Symposium Location


    George R. Brown Convention Center
    1001 Avendia de la Americas
    Houston, Texas, 77010
    United States

    The center was named for the prominent Houstonian George R. Brown, an entrepreneur, civic leader, and philanthropist.

  • About Houston


    Alive with energy and rich in diversity, Houston is a dynamic mix of imagination, talent and first-class attractions that makes it a world-class city. Home to a vibrant economy, beautiful surroundings and a population full of optimism and spirit, it’s no wonder that Houston is a popular international destination. It is the 4th largest city in the United States. Known as the “Space city”, Houston is the home base for the launch of the modern space era. [link to: Learn more about the city of Houston here }