Nexus Nairobi 2023

January 31 – February 4, 2023

NAIROBI, KENYA

when SPACE, PURPOSE, & CULTURE Collide . . .

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Celebrating its 10th Anniversary…

100 YEAR STARSHIP WILL HOST “NEXUS” MARQUEE PUBLIC EVENT IN NAIROBI 2023

The People’s Interstellar Meet-Up to Premiere in the Cradle of Humanity

HOUSTON/NAIROBI, November 21, 2022 – “Who owns space?”  That will be the overarching question as 100 Year Starship® (100YSS®) marks its 10th anniversary by hosting Nexus 2023 — the hybrid space gathering designed for people from all walks of life — in Nairobi, Kenya from January 31-February 4, 2023 at the Trademark Hotel.

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NEXUS™ is THE space gathering to experience, connect, contribute to, envision, inspire & be inspired, create, share, explore, learn and foster an extraordinary future to build a better world, here and now.

LIVE in-PERSON & ONLINE

Keynotes, Plenaries, & Panels

100YSS exclusive programs to enlighten, inspire and motivate achieving the extraordinary!

Thought Pools

Got Ideas? Want to Share?

5 Speakers + 5 Slides + 5 Minutes

Deep dive together!

 HAPPENING AT NEXUS™ NAIROBI 2023

Canopus Awards™

The Canopus Awards recognizes the finest fiction and non-fiction works that expand our understanding of the challenges, opportunities, pitfalls, and rewards of interstellar space exploration. As a key program of 100YSS™ the awards supports the long-term international initiative to ensure that the capabilities for human interstellar travel, beyond our solar system to another star, exist within the next 100 years. The Canopus Award’s namesake is the second brightest star in the night sky.

For more on Canopus Awards, visit CanopusAwards.org

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Look Up: One Sky™

LOOK UP™ is a global movement with the mission to promote a collective understanding that we are all members of the human race and we all go throughout our days under the same sky.

One Sky. One Earth. One Humanity.

This year during Nexus™ 2023 we invite the world to participate by coming together with family, friends, and community to create a Sky Tapestry™ woven from what we see, feel, think, love, fear, offer, need, fret & hope when we look up at the sky.

Look Up One Sky™ is a Global Event hosted from Nairobi, Kenya!

 

Science Fiction Stories Night

Explore how science fiction helps researchers, engineers and society imagine radical leaps in technology and work through social crises. Noted authors, scientists and the audience discuss the importance of telling a compelling story as we create humanity’s future.

Evening Under the Stars with the Traveling Telescope in Karura Forest

Karura Forest in an urban forest in the middle of Nairobi, Kenya. Join us for a night unlike any other, under the stars, with Kenya’s own Traveling Telescope.

GOT IDEAS? WANT TO SHARE?Thought Pools

Got ideas? Want to share your thoughts and explore other people’s concepts of the universe of possibilities needed to achieve a human journey beyond our solar system?

Think . . . food, arts & culture, communication, medicine, exotic energy, financial investments now, potential interstellar commerce, astronomy, education, exoplanetology, exobiology, human behavior, politics, astrophysics, IT, clothing, civilizations + . . . all aspects of the journey.

How will such innovations, knowledge and capabilities be achieved or applied right here on Earth?

Whether you want to take a deep dive or just paddle leisurely around on the surface, 100YSS Nexus has the perfect opportunity…

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Bobby Farlice-Rubio

Member Elect, Vermont House of Representatives

Ariel Waldman

Antarctic Explorer + Creative Director | National Geographic

Dr. Karl Aspelund

Associate Professor, Department Chair | Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design University of Rhode Island

Dr. Ronke Olabisi

Associate Professor | Biomedical Engineering | UCI Samueli, School of Engineering; University of California, Irvine

Dr. Mae Jemison

Principal, 100 Year Starship

Jennie Yeung

President, UN Education Science Cultural Health Advancement Foundation

Todd Walton

Co-Founder, Signal Hill Road

Susan Murabana

CEO, The Travelling Telescope

Jason D. Batt

Founder, Canopus Awards

Shadia Saddaqa

Director of Communications, Rivet Education

Daniel Chu Owen

Director, The Travelling Telescope

We exist to make the capability of human travel beyond our solar system a reality within the next 100 years. We unreservedly dedicate ourselves to identifying and pushing the radical leaps in knowledge and technology needed to achieve interstellar flight, while pioneering and transforming breakthrough applications that enhance the quality of life for all on Earth.

We actively seek to include the broadest swath of people and human experience in understanding, shaping, and implementing this global aspiration.

Taking up this task ignites not only our imagination, but the undeniable human need to push ourselves to accomplishments greater than any single individual.

NEXUS™ NAIROBI 2023

100 Year Starship™ Annual Marquee Public Happening

January 31 – February 4, 2023 

Nairobi, Kenya

Hosted by
Dr. Mae Jemison
Principal, 100 Year Starship™

First Woman of Color in Space, Dancer, Physician, Entrepeneur

We believe that pursuing an extraordinary tomorrow will build a better world today.