2019 will be the fiftieth anniversary of Neil Armstrong's walking on the moon. For over thirty years after the moon landing the only superpowers big enough to be contenders in the space race were the USA and the USSR. In the past ten years, however, much has changed in the space environment – specifically there has been an exponential increase in the number of countries and companies now operating there. What was considered science fiction only twenty years ago is now close to being a reality. As our reliance on space through the use of satellites has increased, so too has the risk of conflict in space.
The US Pentagon plans to launch Space Force as its sixth separate military service. As a developing war-fighting domain, Space Warfare needs to be treated with the same ethical scrutiny as all other domains of conflict, and the new Space Force needs to be subjected to the same scrutiny as the Navy, Army, Air Force, Marines, or Coast Guard. This conference offers an opportunity to bring together ethicists from around the world to debate questions about space warfare and its interaction with military ethics.
CONFERENCE HOTEL The Academy Hotel, 8110 N. Academy Road, Colorado Springs CO 80920 Rooms available now through April 26, 2019 at $119 per night (2 Adults). Tel. 800-766-8524 Please ask for ISME rate prior to making the reservations. You can go online to their site: http://www.theacademyhotel.com/ but cannot get the reduced rate online. You can also fax your reservation request: 719-598-3434 Bus transport will be provided between the Academy Hotel and the Conference Center Colorado Springs is served by its own airport with major airlines (e.g. United, Delta) servicing this airport from major hubs. Denver International airport is approximately 90 minutes from the Hotel, and is serviced by direct bus service from airport to the hotel at a cost of $50 one-way. Reservations for airport/hotel transfer may be made at the "Colorado Shuttle" website:
Meeting Registration will be available at this website location starting February 25 2019 via the button below. Advance reservations may be made at $175/person [$90 for students and retirees]. The registration fee includes the Saturday banquet and reception, and a Friday night welcome reception at the hotel, along with coffee breaks and refreshments during the meeting sessions.
On-site reservations can be completed Saturday morning at a cost of $200/person, with the banquet included if space is available.
Colorado Springs is a marvelous family vacation destination, featuring famed "Pike's Peak," the "Garden of the Gods," and the U.S. Air Force Academy among its many popular destination sites. This is also a great opportunity to explore the Rockies, visit Dinosaur National Monument, New Mexico (Taos, Santa Fe.....or Roswell, perhaps?) or the Utah canyon lands following the meeting.