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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

 

Monday, April 13, 2015
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

Brig. Gen. Cary Chun, USAF (Ret.)

Senior Vice President Client Relations
ASRC Federal

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.

Michael C. Gass

Former President and Chief Executive Officer
United Launch Alliance (ULA)

Philippe Hazane

Space attaché & CNES Representative
Embassy of France

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

Chirag Parikh

Director of Space Policy
National Security Council, The White House

The Honorable Patricia Grace Smith

Former FAA Associate Administrator, Commercial Space Transportation
Principal, Patti Grace Smith Consulting, L.L.C.

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

Come share your skills – with a play on space! Perform your favorite space-themed song, read your favorite space-themed poem, share a three minute summary regarding an interesting space fact, try out some new jokes, or show us something completely unexpected. If you don’t have anything prepared, come along anyway to enjoy some of the space industry’s budding talent. Prizes and accolades will be determined by audience applause.

Admission, appetizers and 2 drink tickets are free for New Generation Space Leaders attendees. Special guest, Bill Nye, will preside.

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 Breakfast - A Fireside Chat: Silicon Valley Meets New Space - an Interview with Peter Beck, CEO, Rocket Lab
New Generation Space Leaders
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Location: Broadmoor West: Rocky Mountain Ballroom
Featured Speaker:

Peter Beck

CEO
Rocket Lab USA

Sunil Nagaraj

Vice President
Bessemer Venture Partners
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

Considering the rapid growth in the number of smallsats/cubesats launched over the past several years, and the fact that more than 140 satellites with masses less than 10kg were launched in 2014, it is clear that this segment of the space industry is attracting a great deal of interest. This panel will address the past successes and shortfalls of design, development, and implementation, as well as looming opportunities, technical challenges, and future implications of launching smallsats.

Moderator:

Micah Walter-Range

Director - Research and Analysis
Space Foundation
Panelists:

Jenny Barna

Launch Manager
Spire

Clayton Mowry

President
Arianespace, Inc.

Dr. John Paffett

Chief Executive Officer
Surrey Satellite Technology US LLC

Shey Sabripour

Chief Technical Officer
Firefly Space Systems, Inc.

LTC Dennis Wille

Space Operations Military Planner
SMDC/ARSTRAT
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

Leaders from industry, defense and civil space will draw on successes and obstacles in their own careers to advise New Gen professionals about how to get ahead and which key attributes and skills are needed for the next generation of space professionals to be successful leaders.

Moderator:

Jillianne Pierce

Government Affairs Associate
Space Foundation
Panelists:

Col. Robert D. Cabana, USMC (Ret)

Director
Kennedy Space Center

Debra Facktor Lepore

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

RADM Victor See, USN (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

Does the new generation of space leaders have an expectation, a responsibility, an obligation even, to not only  promote space awareness but redefine the public’s image of space exploration? This panel will examine the influence of public relations campaigns, social media, documentaries/films and other forms of communications on shaping global public opinion about the space industry.

Moderator:

Kevin Cook

Vice President - Marketing and Communications
Space Foundation
Panelists:

Jeffrey Carr

President
Griffin Communications

Dr. Leroy Chiao

Special Advisor - Human Space Flight
Space Foundation

Don Kempf

President
Giant Screen Films

Daniel Lockney

Technology Transfer Program Executive
NASA Headquarters
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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