Conferences and Meetings

CONTACT Conference 2009

By Keith Cowing
February 7, 2009

Come join an interdisciplinary gathering of scientists, artists and writers as they explore human futures in fact and fiction at the annual CONTACT conference.

WHERE: NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif., Building 943 located at the main gate. To reach NASA Ames, take U.S. Highway 101 to the Moffett Field, NASA Parkway exit and drive east on Moffett Boulevard towards the main gate and bear right into the parking lot. Building 943 is located across the street from the large white dome.

WHEN: Friday, April 3, 2009 to Sunday, April 5, 2009

The CONTACT Conference features

Art exhibits, symposia, social gatherings and presentations from renowned scientists, including:
– Bill Clancey, chief scientist for Human-Centered Computing in the Intelligent Systems Division at NASA Ames Research Center;
– Michael Sims, senior researcher in the Intelligent Systems Division at NASA Ames Research Center, and
– Carol Stoker, a scientist in the Space Sciences Division at the NASA Ames Research Center and a lead scientist on NASA’s Phoenix mission.

Fore more information about CONTACT, and to register, visit

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