June 22 -24, 2012 Hyatt Regency, Santa Clara, California, USA

SETIcon IISETIcon, envisioned and organized by the SETI Institute, is a unique, entertaining and enlightening public event where science and imagination meet. SETIcon brings together innovative scientists, science fiction authors, space and science artists, space lovers, and the curious and adventurous everywhere for a 3-day public celebration and exploration of space, real science, technology, imagination, and science education.

There is no other event in the world like SETIcon that explores space and the human imagination through the lens of real science, attracting global interest and participation. This is not a science conference with technical lectures (SETI Institute scientists lecture all over the world), nor Comic-Con, or another Star Trek type conventions. SETIcon will create a new channel of discussion between Earthlings where real science and imagination will meet.

SETIcon II includes:

Friday Night Launch Party with live entertainment
Panels with Q&A, “fireside” chats, and talks
Luncheon with Scientists
SETIcon Awards Gala
Keynote Brunch
Silent, Live and Online Auction
Interactive Exhibit Hall
Space/Science Artist Showcase