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First Announcement

Meeting Location and Dates

We are happy to announce the NASA Technosignatures Workshop (NTW18) scheduled for September 26–28, 2018 at the Lunar and Planetary Institute, 3600 Bay Area Blvd., Houston, Texas.

Purpose and Scope

This workshop has four main goals:

  1. Define the current state of the technosignature field. What experiments have occurred? What is the state-of-the-art for technosignature detection? What limits do we currently have on technosignatures?  
  2. Understand the advances coming near-term in the technosignature field. What assets are in place that can be applied to the search for technosignatures? What planned and funded projects will advance the state-of-the-art in future years, and what is the nature of that advancement?
  3. Understand the future potential of the technosignature field. What new surveys, new instruments, technology development, new data-mining algorithms, new theory and modeling, etc., would be important for future advances in the field?
  4. What role can NASA partnerships with the private sector and philanthropic organizations play in advancing our understanding of the technosignatures field?


If you are interested in attending, please complete and submit the statement of expected contribution form, which includes a brief description of your relevant expertise. Also, please submit an indication of interest to receive further workshop updates.

In-person participation will be on a first-come, first-served basis limited to 50 people who demonstrate expertise relevant to technosignature research and the specific goals of the workshop.

The statement of expected contribution will be evaluated, and a response will be sent within 1–2 weeks of submission. The form will close on July 30, 2018, so be sure to fill out and submit the form prior to that date.

Note: All electronic submission forms are part of the Meeting Portal, which requires users to set up a personal profile to access our electronic forms (setting up a profile is quick and easy, requiring only a few minutes of your time).