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Space Exploration Initiative

Beyond the Cradle 2024

MIT Media Lab
Building E14, 6th Floor

Beyond the Cradle
Thursday, April 4, 2024
In-person with livestream

This event will be livestreamed starting at 8:45am ET on Thursday April 4. Bookmark this page and mark your calendars!

This year at our eighth annual Beyond the Cradle event, co-presented by Aurelia Institute and the MIT Media Lab's Space Exploration Initiative (SEI), our theme as we emerge from a remarkable year of advancements made in space exploration will focus on The Eclipse: Aligning Earth and Space. 

Mark your calendars and join us virtually or in-person as we investigate and design new dimensions to interplanetary life with experts from the space industry, scientists, designers, engineers, artists, authors, and more. 

Beyond the Cradle 2024 will be a day-long event with multiple networking breaks, plenary talks and panel discussions, breakout sessions, and workshops. 

Keep your eye on our Program as we update with Panels, Speakers, and Workshops!

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

8:00 AM     Breakfast and registration

8:45 AM     We are go for launch | Opening Remarks

9:00 AM     Keynote

9:40 AM     Break

9:50 AM     Our Sci-Fi Space Future panel

10:30 AM     Democratizing Access to Space panel

11:15 AM      Space Architecture

12:00 PM     Lunch

1:00 PM     Future Worlds

1:45 PM     Space and the Arts panel

2:30 PM     Breakout Workshops


4:15 PM     Astronaut Augury Fireside Chat

5:00 PM     Closing remarks

5:30 PM     Reception 


Please contact beyondthecradle@media.mit.edu if you have questions, or are interested in attending but have not received an in-person invitation.

Check out our 2023 event here.

Past years Beyond the Cradle archive here.

Follow @Aurelia_Labs,  @ExploreSpace_ML, @ariel_ekblaw, and @medialab on Twitter for photos and quotes from the day! #BeyondTheCradle #SpaceExploration