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April 13-16, 2015 · Colorado Springs, Colorado USA

New Generation Space Leaders Program

For young space professionals age 35 and under...

During the 31st 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.

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

New Generation Space Leaders Program Agenda

 

Sunday, April 12, 2015
2:00 p.m. to
6:00 p.m.:
Space Generation Fusion Forum 2015
Affiliated Event
Separate Reg. or Purchase
New Generation Space Leaders
Location: Cheyenne Lodge

The Space Generation Fusion Forum, held in conjunction with the Space Symposium, aims to gather a selected group of up to 50 top university students and young professionals from various areas of space – government, industry, and academia. The event comprises of interactive panel discussions moderated by today's international space sector leaders to serve as a platform to gather the perspectives of tomorrow's space leaders on today's key space issues. Attendees also have the opportunity to meet many high-level international space leaders through networking events and experience the opening of the 31st Space Symposium. 

The event is held by the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) in support of the United Nations Programme on Space Applications. SGAC is a non-governmental organisation, which aims to represent students and young space professionals to the United Nations, industry, agencies and academia.

Monday, April 13, 2015
8:00 a.m. to
2:00 p.m.:
Space Generation Fusion Forum 2015
Affiliated Event
Separate Reg. or Purchase
New Generation Space Leaders
Location: Cheyenne Lodge

The Space Generation Fusion Forum, held in conjunction with the Space Symposium, aims to gather a selected group of up to 50 top university students and young professionals from various areas of space – government, industry, and academia. The event comprises of interactive panel discussions moderated by today's international space sector leaders to serve as a platform to gather the perspectives of tomorrow's space leaders on today's key space issues. Attendees also have the opportunity to meet many high-level international space leaders through networking events and experience the opening of the 31st Space Symposium. 

The event is held by the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) in support of the United Nations Programme on Space Applications. SGAC is a non-governmental organisation, which aims to represent students and young space professionals to the United Nations, industry, agencies and academia.

3:00 p.m. to
4:30 p.m.:
New Generation Leadership Exchange: Speed Mentoring
New Generation Space Leaders
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Location: Broadmoor Main Ballroom
Senior Mentors:

Amir R. Blachman

Managing Director
Space Angels Network

Rick Byrens

President
Alliance Spacesystems

BG Timothy R. Coffin

Commanding General
White Sands Missile Range

Dan Collins

Chief Operating Officer
United Launch Alliance

Laetitia Garriott de Cayeux

President and COO
Escape Dynamics Inc.

Sandy Johnson

President and CEO
Barrios Technology

Gregory Johnson

President & Executive Director
Center for the Advancement of Science in Space

Janet Nickloy

Vice President, National Strategy & Business Development
Harris Corporation

Dara A. Panahy

Partner
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy

John Williams

President & CEO
Universal Space Network
4:30 p.m. to
5:30 p.m.:
New Generation Networking with Mentors
New Generation Space Leaders
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Location: Broadmoor Main: Pompeiian Room
Co-sponsor:
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
7:00 p.m. to
8:30 p.m.:
New Gen View of Space -Open Mic Night
New Generation Space Leaders
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Location: Broadmoor Golf Club: Donald Ross Room

Special Guest:

Bill Nye

Executive Director
The Planetary Society
Co-sponsor:
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
7:30 a.m.:
New Generation Space Leaders Program
New Generation Space Leaders
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Location: Broadmoor West: West Ballroom

New Generation Space Leaders ProgramDuring the 31st 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.

7:30 a.m. to
8:45 a.m.:
New Generation Space Leaders Breakfast
New Generation Space Leaders
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Location: Rocky Mountain Ballroom
Co-sponsor:
9:00 a.m. to
10:30 a.m.:
Panel: Implications of a Revolution: Smallsats, Cubesats and Constellations
New Generation Space Leaders
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Location: West Ballroom
10:30 a.m. to
10:45 a.m.:
Coffee Break
New Generation Space Leaders
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Co-sponsor:
2:00 p.m. to
3:30 p.m.:
Panel: Making Your Way to the Top: The Good, Bad and Ugly
New Generation Space Leaders
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Location: West Ballroom
Moderator:

Jillianne Pierce

Government Affairs Associate
Space Foundation
Panelists:

Debra Facktor Lepore

Vice President and General Manager, Strategic Operations
Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.

RADM Victor See (Ret)

Senior Vice President
Integrity Applications Incorporated

Deborah L. Westphal

Managing Director
Toffler Associates
3:30 p.m. to
3:45 p.m.:
Coffee Break
New Generation Space Leaders
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Co-sponsor:
3:45 p.m. to
5:00 p.m.:
Panel: How New Gens can make the Case for Space: Enhancing Global Awareness
New Generation Space Leaders
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Location: West Ballroom
Moderator:

Kevin Cook

Vice President - Marketing and Communications
Space Foundation
Panelists:

Jeffrey Carr

President
Griffin Communications

Don Kempf

President
Giant Screen Films
5:30 p.m.:
Journey to Space: Movie Screening
New Generation Space Leaders
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Location: Broadmoor Theater

For New Generation Space Leaders Program badges only.

Co-sponsor:
Thursday, April 16, 2015
12:30 p.m. to
1:45 p.m.:
New Generation Space Leaders Luncheon
New Generation Space Leaders
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Location: Broadmoor West: West Ballroom
Featured Speaker:

Dr. Ellen Ochoa

Director
Johnson Space Center
Co-sponsor:
9:00 p.m.:
Reception in Celebration of the New Generation Space Leaders
New Generation Space Leaders
Symposium Program
Location: Broadmoor Main: Ballroom

Open to all

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