InterPlanetary Festival

June 7-8 @ the Santa Fe Railyard | 1607 Paseo De Peralta, Santa Fe, NM
Hours | 12pm – 10:30p
all events are free to the public

The first annual InterPlanetary Festival, presented by the world-renowned Santa Fe Institute, will draw space enthusiasts to Santa Fe, New Mexico from around the world for a two-day celebration of human ingenuity. The festival will transform the Railyard District in downtown Santa Fe with an expo showcasing innovation and technology for space exploration. Concurrent with the expo, participants can enjoy open-air concerts, maker spaces, lectures, panel discussions, food, beer, immersive art installations, and citizen science projects and games centered around InterPlanetary topics. 

Event Highlights

  • The InterPlanetary Festival | Thursday, June 7 and 8 | 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. (both days)| Santa Fe Railyard
  • Sandboxes to Think and Play with | Thursday, June 7th at 12:50 pm – featuring Chaim Gingold (SIMS, Spore, Earth Primer) and Shawn Douglas (biophysicist, ULSF)
  • Time Design Panel | Thursday, June 7th – 5:10 pm | featuring Martine Rothblatt (founder, Sirius XM radio, CEO United Therapeutics), Stefani Crabtree (Archaeologist and Human Culturalist) and Van Savage (biologist, physicist, cosmologist, SFI and UCLA)
  • Keynote: Pete Worden | Thursday June 7th at 6:30 pm | Worden, former head of NASA Ames, Director of the Breakthrough Initiative – to talk on the search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence in the Universe.
  • Ozomatli Concert (Presented by the Santa Fe Institute and AMP Concerts) I Thursday, June 7 | 8:30 p.m. | Santa Fe Railyard Plaza* 
  • Living in Space panel | Friday, June 8th – 11:00 am | featuring Ashton Eaton (2x olympic gold decathlete, future Martian), Haym Benaroya (Architect – Lunar settlements), Nina Lanza (Lead operator of the CHEMCAM tool on the Mars Rover, LANL) and Brian Ferguson (former Navy SEAL, special ops, CEO Arena Labs)
  • Visualization and Designing the Impossible | Friday, June 8th at 6:00 pm | featuring Scott Ross (founder, Digital Domain, CEO Virtuosity VR), Sasha Samochina (Head Virtualist, NASA Jet Propulsion Lab), Doug Church (Designer, Developer Looking Glass Studio), and Seamus Blackley (father of the Xbox)
  • Max Cooper Concert | Friday, June 8 | 8:30pm | Santa Fe Railyard Plaza*

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