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    IAC-19 — 70th International Astronautical Congress

    A4. 48th IAA SYMPOSIUM ON THE SEARCH FOR EXTRATERRESTRIAL INTELLIGENCE (SETI) – The Next Steps

    This symposium, organized by the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), deals with the scientific, technical and interdisciplinary aspects of the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI) including a discussion of all kinds of contacts. The technical side is not limited to the microwave window, but includes also optical and any kinds of radiation. The interdisciplinary aspects include all societal implications, risk communication and philosophical considerations of any kind of discovery or contact.

    Coordinator

    Claudio Maccone
    International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) and Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF)Italy

    A4.1. SETI 1: SETI Science and Technology

    All technical aspects involved in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, including current and future search strategies.

    Co-Chair

    Michael Albert Garrett
    University of ManchesterUnited Kingdom

    Bill Diamond
    SETI InstituteUnited States

    Rapporteur

    Andrew Siemion
    Univerisity of CaliforniaUnited States

    A4.2. SETI 2: SETI and Society

    All aspects concerning the societal implications of extraterrestrial intelligence are considered, including public reaction to a discovery, risk communication and the possible impacts on society.

    Co-Chair

    John Elliott
    Leeds Beckett UniversityUnited Kingdom

    Michael A.G. Michaud
    International Academy of AstronauticsUnited States

    Rapporteur

    J. Emilio Enriquez
    UC Berkeley / Radboud University NijmegenUnited States

    A4.IP. Interactive Presentations - 48th IAA SYMPOSIUM ON THE SEARCH FOR EXTRATERRESTRIAL INTELLIGENCE (SETI) – The Next Steps

    This session offers a unique opportunity to deliver your key messages in an interactive presentation on any of the subjects of SETI addressed in the classic Sessions. The presentation will be displayed on a digital screen in a dedicated location and available for view by all Congress attendees for the entire Congress week. In addition, one afternoon is dedicated exclusively for the attendees to view the Interactive Presentations, and the author will be assigned a specific ten minute slot to personally present the topic and interact with the attendees present. The Interactive Presentation may take advantage of all electronic display capabilities, such as: PowerPoint charts, embedded hot links, pictures, audio and video clips etc. An award will also be presented to the author of the best Interactive Presentation in the A Category at a special ceremony. An Abstract that follows the standard format must be submitted by the deadline for standard IAC abstracts.

    Co-Chair

    Claudio Maccone
    International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) and Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF)Italy