New Worlds 2022

Austin, Texas Oct. 28-29
Early Bird (SAVE!)Agenda




The Only space event where you are part of the action.

New Worlds is like Nothing else on this world!

Musical Guests

Audio Telepathy

Fort Never


The Space Papers: The Moon and Beyond





Space Governance Models

Women in Space

Military in Space

Farmers in the Sky

Maps & Gaps

Special Event

NewSpace Business Plan Competition

presented by The Center for Space Commerce and Finance

Up to 8 of the most exciting space startup companies will pitch their business plans to a panel of judges for the chance to win cash prizes. This is your chance to be a “shark” and help determine which business models should be funded.

Startups who are interested in competing can learn more here. 

Special Evening Event

The Space Cowboy Ball


Sat. Nov. 16, 2019 @ 7 PM, Bullock Texas State History Museum

Join us as we and our Celebrity Master of Ceremonies Cas Anvar (Captain of the Rocinante on “the Expanse”) honour the year’s best science fiction movies and TV shows at a cool and very special event, featuring artists, musicians, food and dance. We will also honour one of Texas’s top space educators and have a very special guest TBA (last year it was Jeff Bezos!)

It’s 2119. You’re invited to a formal affair at a space colony on the Moon or Mars. What on Earth (or space) will you wear? The first three Space Cowboy Balls were a rousing success. The 2019 edition will be a must-attend event of both the space and Austin celebrity year.

Space has been too boring for too long. We are committed to both the technology and culture of tomorrow. From tux to tech, all are welcome to our celebration of the future. It’s a little like a second Halloween, this time for grown ups, space geeks and cos play gamers. From the Expanse to Serenity, Star Wars to Star Trek, and all the best science fiction futures in between, come join us on a micro-Burning Man rocket ride. We’ll give out some awards, eat some great barbeque and then we Party!

Venue and Location

The Bullock Texas State History Museum

We’re thrilled to be holding this year’s events at the Bullock Texas State History Museum, an amazing venue that will surely elevate the event to new levels. It is a legendary icon, with three stories of galleries, a spiral staircase, and a Grand Lobby for the Space Cowboy Ball, an IMAX theater, and many other amenities and event spaces. During our events, the museum will also be featuring two highly relevant exhibits, Beyond Planet Earth and Cowboys in Space.



AT&T Conference Center
The Austin DoubleTree is an all-suite hotel in the downtown business district, just minutes from all the city has to offer. The hotel will provide an on-demand shuttle for guests attending the New Worlds Conference, taking them from the hotel to the conference venue, at the Bullock Texas State History Museum. Please click here to reserve your discounted hotel room today. If you prefer to make reservations over the phone, mention the Group Code EFN.

Phone: +1 800-222-8733

303 W. 15th Street, Austin, Texas 78701-1692, USA

Countdown to New Worlds 2019

November 15th and 16th








New Worlds Registration

Tickets price range from $75 for just one day to $300 for the two days, plus two VIP lunches, and a ticket to the VIP Gala.

New Worlds Conference 2019

Choose this option if you’d like to register for the conference. You’ll be able to select the custom ticketing package that’s right for you, including admission to both days of programming (November 15 – 16), as well as lunches, and the Space Cowboy Ball on Saturday evening.

Space Cowboy Ball

Choose this option if you’d like to register for the Space Cowboy Ball only, on Saturday night. Tickets can be purchased individually, or by the table (10 seats). Corporate sponsorships are also available.

College Student Rates

We understand if you are a college student and have no money left after paying for your Spotify, pizza and beer. We also know that you are the ones who will help create the future. If you have a student ID, you can attend New Worlds for as low as $45 a day!

New Worlds 2019 Sponsors

New Worlds 2019 Partners

Contact Us

Questions? Comments? Want to Volunteer? Use the form below to send us an email and we’ll get right back to you.

Press Passes and Media Inquiries

Are you a member of the media and interested in attending the New Worlds Conference? Click here to email us about a FREE press pass or to learn more about the event.


New Worlds Conference and New Worlds Institute are part of the EarthLight Foundation, an international 501c3 charitable education and research organization registered with the IRS and the Texas Secretary of State. EarthLight and its affiliates and DBAs do not participate in lobbying or any political or direct advocacy or other policy activities. Our Mission is to catalyze, facilitate, enable and help lead the human settlement of space.

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