Saturday July 15 and Sunday July 16, 2023
“Short-term needs and Long-term goals”
The Moon Society’s Lunar Development Conference 2023 – Brought to you by Moonbase Lappträsk Foundation and Lunar Homestead
The 2023 Lunar Development Conference (LDC) will bring together speakers from science, business, space policy, advocacy, and academia who will present their research and ideas for the human future of Luna. The theme for this year’s conference is “Short-term needs and Long-term goals”. What do we need to do and develop NOW to get Lunar settlement moving forward? And what kinds of Lunar settlements do we want to see in the future?
This event will follow up on our successful 2020, 2021, and 2022 Lunar Development Conferences which brought together over three hundred attendees and over sixty speakers including CEOs, professors, business professionals, legal and policy experts, and a wide range of ideas and opinions. All sessions from the 2020, 2021, and 2022 LDCs are available for on-demand viewing on our YouTube channel.
The organizers for the 2023 Lunar Development Conference are Niklas Jarvstrat (Conference Organizer), founder of the Moonbase Lappträsk Foundation and Ben Smith (Scientific Program Chair), founder of Lunar Homestead.
- Saturday July 15 and Sunday July 16, 2023
- 8am – 2pm Pacific / 5pm – 11pm CEST (NOT CET)
- WorldTimeBuddy (worldtimebuddy.com) is an easy way to figure out times across multiple time zones.
- Virtual Only – Moon Society members will be emailed links to attend the conference along with complete instructions.
- No registration necessary. Simply join the Moon Society and you will be emailed all the information you need.
This year, the price of admission to the 2023 Lunar Development Conference is the same as the membership price.
This means that the conference is free to members!
Not a member but want to attend the conference? No problem! Simply Join the Moon Society and enjoy free access to LDC 2023 as well as many other benefits.
Become a member today and get all the updates about LDC and Moon Society activities.
|Ulf E. Andersson||President, Swedish Space Society||Sustainability, new technologies and smart systems thinking on the Moon – and on Earth|
|Dr. Haym Benaroya||Rutgers – Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering||An Overview of Lunar Habitat Concepts and Environment|
|Brian Dunn||Author of “Tube Town – Frontier”||Lunar Long-Term Goals: Sub-surface Moon Base|
|Madison Feehan||Space Copy and NASA||Space Copy: Developing Infrastructure in Space Using ISRU|
|Carl Greenbaum||Microwaving Regolith for Dust and Radiation Protection and Resource Acquisition|
|Dr. Niklas Jarvstrat||Moonbase Lappträsk||First Steps of a Lunar Settlement Analog|
|Manny Pimenta||Virtual Moon||Beyond Lunar Bases and Outposts|
|Doug Plata, MD||The Space Development Network||Why Lunar Settlement will Happen First|
|Dr. Dumitru-Dorin Prunariu||Moon Village Association||Recommended Framework and Key Elements for Peaceful and Sustainable Lunar Activities|
|Dr. Aled Roberts||Future Biomanufacturing Research Hub||Regolith biocomposites for off-world construction|
|Vince Roux||Off Planet Research||Progressive stages of establishing an enduring and thriving human presence on the Moon|
|Matthew Shaw||CSIRO – Mineral Resources||Astrometallurgy and its relevance for future lunar settlements|
|Ben Smith||Lunar Homestead||Lunar Frontier-Enabling Tech|
|Victor Tenorio||Department of Mining and Geological Engineering – The University of Arizona||Conceptual Layout of a Supervisory System for Moon Mine Production Monitoring and Data Analytics|
|Madhu Thangavelu||Department of Astronautical Engineering, Viterbi School of Engineering, University of Southern California||BuzzCraft: Evolution of A Cislunar Cycler|
Architecture for Permanent Lunar
|Dr. Y. Cengiz Toklu||Beykent University, Civil Eng. Dept.||Lunar Regolith, Simulants, and Their Use in Lunar Constructions|
|Brendon Traxler||Aquanaut | Designing and building an underwater future||Inner Space and Outer Space and Their Symbiotic Relationship|
|Adam Williams||Off Earth Agriculture Company/University of Minnesota||Transformation of Lunar Regolith into Soils|
July 15 – Saturday
|8:00 am Pacific/5:00 pm CEST||Welcome|
|8:15 am Pacific/5:15 pm CEST||Recommended Framework and Key Elements for Peaceful and Sustainable Lunar Activities||Dr. Dumitru-Dorin Prunari|
|9:00 am Pacific/6:00 pm CEST||Lunar Frontier-Enabling Tech||Ben Smith|
|9:30 am Pacific/6:30 pm CEST||First Steps of a Lunar Settlement Analog||Niklas Jarvstrat|
|10:00 am Pacific/7:00 pm CEST||Conceptual Layout of a Supervisory System for Moon Mine Production Monitoring and Data Analytics||Victor Tenorio|
|10:30 am Pacific/7:30 pm CEST||Lunar Regolith, Simulants, and Their Use in Lunar Constructions||Dr. Y. Cengiz Toklu|
|11:00 am Pacific/8:00 pm CEST||Moon Society Information||Niklas Jarvstrat / Ben Smith|
|11:30 am Pacific/8:30 pm CEST||Astrometallurgy and its relevance for future lunar settlements||Matthew Shaw|
|12:00 pm Pacific/9:00 pm CEST||An Overview of Lunar Habitat Concepts and Environment||Dr. Haym Benaroya|
|12:30 pm Pacific/9:30 pm CEST||BuzzCraft: Evolution of A Cislunar Cycler Architecture for Permanent Lunar Settlement Logistics||Madhu Thangavelu|
|1:00 pm Pacific/10:00 pm CEST||Panel – What is the most important technology for Lunar settlement?|
|2:00 pm Pacific/11:00 pm CEST||Wrap-up/Thank you|
July 16 – Sunday
|7:45 am Pacific/4:45 pm CEST||Welcome|
|8:00 am Pacific/5:00 pm CEST||Microwaving Regolith for Dust and Radiation Protection and Resource Acquisition||Carl Greenbaum|
|8:30 am Pacific/5:30 pm CEST||Regolith biocomposites for off-world construction||Dr Aled Roberts|
|9:00 am Pacific/6:00 pm CEST||Transformation of Lunar Regolith into Soils||Adam Williams|
|9:30 am Pacific/6:30 pm CEST||Beyond Lunar Bases and Outposts||Manny Pimenta|
|10:00 am Pacific/7:00 pm CEST||Space Copy: Developing Infrastructure in Space Using ISRU||Madison Feehan|
|10:30 am Pacific/7:30 pm CEST||Lunar Long-Term Goals: Sub-surface Moon Base||Brian Dunn|
|11:00 am Pacific/8:00 pm CEST||Inner Space and Outer Space and Their Symbiotic Relationship||Brendon Traxler|
|11:30 am Pacific/8:30 pm CEST||Why Lunar settlement will happen first||Doug Plata, MD|
|12:00 pm Pacific/9:00 pm CEST||Sustainability, new technologies and smart systems thinking on the Moon – and on Earth||Ulf E. Andersson|
|12:30 pm Pacific/9:30 pm CEST||Progressive stages of establishing an enduring and thriving human presence on the Moon||Vince Roux|
|1:00 pm Pacific/10:00 pm CEST||Panel – What is the most important criterion for a Lunar settlement location?|
|2:00 pm Pacific/11:00 pm CEST||Wrap-up/Thank you|
Call for Abstracts
DEADLINE: June 14, 2023
Want to present your idea at the 2023 Lunar Development Conference? Great!
All submissions are welcome. However, all submissions will be screened to make sure they are appropriate for the conference theme and meet our quality standards.
Please email all abstract (and ONLY abstract) submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Please do not send your entire presentation. We are only requesting abstracts at this time.
- Your name
- Your organization (if applicable)
- Contact email
- Title of Presentation
- Paragraph (or two) about your idea/what you want to present
- You will be contacted by email if we require more information, select you to speak, or select your presentation for the Poster Room (see below).
- Presentations are 30 minutes in length
- Your presentation should be 22-25 minutes long
- This allows for 5-8 minutes of Q&A
- Presentations MUST have a visual component. Preferably a PowerPoint presentation.
- Presenters must have a suitable web cam and microphone. NO presentations from cell phones please.
- Presenters will be provided with full access to the conference, even if they are not Moon Society members. However, we’d like you to join us!
Want to present but need a topic? Here are a few ideas that may help.
- Short-term Needs
- Initial settlement technology and techniques
- Settlement installation
- Logistics / Order of settlement construction
- In-Situ Resource Utilization
- Habitat construction
- Settlement financing
- Initial agriculture and food supply
- Energy production, transmission, and storage
- Long-term Goals
- Long-term self-sufficiency technology and techniques
- Building a Cis-Lunar economy
- Preserving the Lunar ice
- Low-gravity reproduction research
- Off-world biodiversity and ecological research
- Large-scale agriculture, aquaculture, and husbandry