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9th Annual Kistler Prize

September 11, 2020

“Anthropogenic Climate Destabilization: A Worst-case Scenario” Humanity 3000 Workshop

September 12–14, 2008



“Future of Planet Earth” FFF/UNESCO Joint Sponsored Seminar

June 2008

“Think Globally, Act Locally” Humanity 3000 Seminar

April 2008

Walter P. Kistler Book Award

March 2008

Walter P. Kistler Science Teacher Award

November 2007



2009 Kistler Prize
Call for Nominations

Deadline: Sept. 30, 2008


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Foundation For the Future 10th Anniversary

Where Does Humanity Go from Here?

Cosmic Origins: From Big Bang to Humankind


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Foundation Newsletter

Winter 2007/2008
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“Energy Challenges” Executive Summary

“Energy Challenges” Workshop Proceedings

[34.9 MB PDF]

“Humanity and the Biosphere” Seminar Proceedings

[8.7 MB PDF]

“Crossroads for Planet Earth” Seminar Proceedings

[16 MB PDF]









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Workshop 4

“Energy Challenges: The Next Thousand Years”

March 30 – April 1, 2020 | The Westin Bellevue, Bellevue, Washington



Thursday, March 29
7:00–9:00 p.m. Walter P. Kistler Book Award Ceremony – Open to the Public
Venue: University of Washington, Kane Hall, Room 130


Friday, March 30
“Energy Challenges” Workshop, Day 1 – Participation by Invitation
Venue: The Westin Bellevue, Bellevue, Washington

9:00–9:20 a.m. Opening Remarks

9:20–9:40 a.m. Self-Introductions

9:40–10:00 a.m. Cosmic Origins: From Big Bang to Humankind – Video Presentation

10:15–10:35 a.m. Energy Overview Presentation
Bob Citron, “Human Energy Use – Past, Present, and Near Future”

10:35–10:55 a.m. Keynote Speech 
Dr. Jerome C. Glenn, “State of the Future: Energy”

11:10 a.m.–12:50 p.m. Panel Presentations: Energy and the Near Future 
Walter P. Kistler, “A Very Large Potential Clean Energy Source”
Gustav R. Grob, “Hydrogen”
Martin I. Hoffert, “Bio-Geo-Chemical Energy and Beyond"
Crispin Tickell, “Energy in the New Future”

12:50–1:10 p.m. Panel Discussion moderated by Eric J. Chaisson

1:55–3:35 p.m. Panel Presentations: Energy and the Medium-term Future 
Dennis M. Bushnell, “Sources, Observations, Mitigations, and Limitations”
Feng Hsu, “Space Solar Power”
Thorsten Ludwig, “Zero Point Energy and Innovative Energy Technology”
John C. Mankins, “Space Solar Power: Reaching Realism”
Darel Preble, “The Clean and Natural Baseload Energy Solution”

3:35–3.55 p.m. Panel Discussion moderated by Howard Bloom

Evening Keynote Speech
Sir Crispin Tickell, “Energy Challenges: The Next Thousand Years”


Saturday, March 31
“Energy Challenges” Workshop, Day 2 – Participation by Invitation

9:10–9:30 a.m.  Keynote Speech
Dr. Gustav R. Grob, “Energy Technologies: Near, Medium, and Far Future”

9:45–11:40 a.m. Panel Presentations: Energy and the Far Future 
Eric J. Chaisson, “Energy, Ethics, and the Far Future”
Russ George, “Frontier Energy Physics”
Fabrizio Pinto, “Quantum Vacuum”
Thomas F. Valone, “Future Energy Technologies”
George E. Mueller, “The Moon and Helium”

11:40 a.m.–Noon. Panel Discussion moderated by Jerome C. Glenn 

12:45–2:00 p.m. Small-group Discussions
Critical Issues, Challenges, or Potentials Pertaining to the Future of Humanity and Energy 

2:15–3:45 p.m. Presentation of Small-Group Findings to Plenary 


Sunday, April 1
“Energy Challenges” Workshop, Day 3 – Participation by Invitation

10:10 a.m.–12:35 p.m. Fishbowl Conversations
Three Most Critical Energy Challenges for the Thousand-Year Future