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30th Space Symposium
May 19-22, 2014 · Colorado Springs, Colorado USA

New Generation Space Leaders Program

For young space professionals age 35 and under...

During the 30th Space Symposium, the Space Foundation will help participants gain visibility and exposure to senior leaders while getting advice and insight on career development. The multi-dimensional New Generation Space Leaders Program features speed mentoring, workshop sessions, keynotes, Q&A sessions, interactivity, social networking, receptions and exposure for some members as part of the Space Symposium agenda.

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Who Should Attend New Generation Space Leader Events?

Young space professionals who:

  • Are looking to advance their careers
  • Want to create new contacts and gain visibility
  • Are eager to learn more about their chosen career field
  • Want to help set the direction for the future of the space industry

Agenda: New Generation Space Leaders Program

Monday, May 19, 2014

New Generation Space Leaders
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Location: Broadmoor Main Ballroom

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Senior Mentors:

Cary C. Chun (Brigadier General, USAF, Ret.)

Senior Vice President & General Manager, Defense Programs
ASRC Federal

BG Timothy R. Coffin, USA

Deputy Commander, JFCC SPACE
USSTRATCOM

Pamela Drew, Ph.D.

Executive Vice President and President of Information Systems
Exelis Inc.

Richard Godwin

President and Chief Executive Officer
Zero Gravity Solutions, Inc.

John M. Grunsfeld, Ph.D.

Associate Administrator for the Science Mission Directorate
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Philippe Hazane

Space Attaché and CNES Representative
Embassy of France to the United States of America

Shawn Linam

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Qwaltec, Inc.

William "Bill" Mackey

Counselor, Space Affairs
Embassy of Canada

Glenn Mahone

Vice President, Communications
Aerojet Rocketdyne

Jim Maser

Board Member
Space Foundation

Jody Merritt

Vice President, Business Development
Scitor Corporation

Andrew Nelson

Chief Operating Officer
XCOR

P.J. O'Rourke

Space Foundation Board Member
Author of 12 best-selling books.

Charles "Charlie" Precourt

Vice President and General Manager
ATK

Mark Valerio

Vice President and General Manager, Military Space
Lockheed Martin

Deborah Westphal

Managing Director
Toffler Associates
New Generation Space Leaders
Separate Reg. or Purchase
By Invite Only
Location: Broadmoor Main: Pompeiian Room

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Co-sponsor:

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

New Generation Space Leaders
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Location: Broadmoor West: West Ballroom
Moderator:

Jeff Carr

Senior Vice President, Aerospace
Griffin Communications Group
Panelists:

Myron Fletcher

Rocket Propulsion Engineer
The Boeing Company

Tom Martin

Project Manager for Advanced Space & Launch Strategy
Aerojet Rocketdyne

Heather McKay

Propulsion Engineer
Lockheed Martin

Jeremy Redden

Systems Integration Project Engineer
ATK
New Generation Space Leaders
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Location: Broadmoor Golf Club: Dining Room

See what happens when we put a handful of space enthusiasts together to compete for your applause! The SpaceSLAM will consist of several 10-minute scientific talks in front of a non-expert audience. The focus lies on an entertaining presentation. The medium of presentation can range from a traditional talk to dance choreography, a stage play or a self-composed song. The audience is the jury and elects the winner! Join fellow New Generation Space Leaders and special guest Bill Nye, CEO, The Planetary Society, for an evening of entertainment and science. Interested in presenting? Contact [email protected] for more information!

Master of Ceremonies:

Hans Davies

Senior Associate
Toffler Associates
Co-sponsor:

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

New Generation Space Leaders
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Location: Broadmoor West: West Ballroom
Corporate Host:

John T. Sheridan (Lieutenant General, USAF, Ret.)

Vice President of National Security Space
The SI Organization, Inc
Featured Speaker:

Larry D. James (Lieutenant General, USAF, Ret.)

Deputy Director
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Co-sponsor:
New Generation Space Leaders
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Location: Broadmoor West: West Ballroom Foyer

A casual social gathering for coffee and conversation.

Co-sponsor:
New Generation Space Leaders
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Location: Broadmoor West: West Ballroom

What does it take to make non-traditional companies and ideas successful? Are there specific skills and abilities required to take a “leap of faith” in the space industry? Specifically considering NEW SPACE business, this panel will focus on tried-and-true techniques and strategies used by industry leaders to break into new markets and gain the necessary support from the science and engineering community. Hear suggestions on how to convince federal, state and local officials to support a ‘futuristic’ proposal. Learn ways to generate government support and funding, and find out how to attract investors. Listen to stories about what it takes to succeed, how to acquire the tools, systems, people, and processes that are need to work together in order to support a new company, and ultimately find out - If You Build It, Will They Come?

Moderator:

Phil Larson

Senior Advisor for Space and Innovation
Office of Science and Technology Policy
Panelists:

Richard Godwin

President and Chief Executive Officer
Zero Gravity Solutions, Inc.

Robert Jacobson

Principal
Space Angels Network

Les Kovacs

Director, Executive Branch
United Launch Alliance

Sean Mahoney

Chief Executive Officer
Masten Space Systems

Richard Phillips

Founder and President
Phillips & Company
New Generation Space Leaders
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Location: Broadmoor West: West Ballroom Foyer
Co-sponsor:
Tech Track
New Generation Space Leaders
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Location: Broadmoor West: Rocky Mountain Ballroom C & D
Corporate Host:

Michael Kostelnik (Major General, USAF, Ret.)

Vice President, Space
Airbus Group
Featured Speaker:

Richard DalBello

Assistant Director, Space and Aeronautics
Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President
Co-sponsor:
New Generation Space Leaders
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Location: Broadmoor West: West Ballroom Foyer

The briefing will provide an overview of global trends in space workforce and STEM education. Understanding these trends provides insight into the current and future health of the space industry.

Featured Speaker:

Mariel Borowitz, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at Georgia Tech
Co-sponsor:
New Generation Space Leaders
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Location: Broadmoor West: West Ballroom
Moderator:

Nicole Robinson

Corporate Vice President, Communications and Government Affairs
SES Government Solutions
Panelists:

Adam Gorski

Manager, Field Engineering and Corporate Events
Analytical Graphics, Inc.

CAPT Kathryn P. Hire, USN

Space Advisor
Deputy Under Secretary of the Navy for Plans, Policy, Oversight, and Integration

Richard Pournelle

Senior Vice President of Business Development
NanoRacks

Robert Richards, Ph.D.

President and Chief Executive Officer
Moon Express, Inc.

Clinton West

Director, Office of Strategic Communications
National Reconnaissance Office

Thursday, May 22, 2014

General Program
New Generation Space Leaders
Location: Broadmoor Main Ballroom
Co-sponsor:

New Generation Space Leaders Program Co-sponsors

New Generation Space Leaders Program

Commemorative Golden Bee, Networking Reception for New Generation Space Leaders and Mentors & Senior Executives Forum

New Generation Space Leaders Luncheon & New Generation Space Leaders Program

Cyber 1.4 Luncheon, New Generation Space Leaders Program & Speaker Support Center

New Generation Space Leaders Program

New Generation Space Leaders Program

New Generation Space Leaders Program

Media Partner, New Generation Space Leaders Program & Refreshment Breaks

New Generation Only SpaceSLAM

Reception in Celebration of the New Generation Space Leaders

New Generation Space Leaders Program

New Generation Space Leaders Breakfast

New Generation Space Leaders Refreshment Break, New Generation Space Leaders Program and The Space Warfighters Luncheon

New Generation Space Leaders Program