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April 11-14, 2016 · Colorado Springs, Colorado USA

New Generation Space Leaders Program

For young space professionals age 35 and under...

During the 32nd 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

Attendance at New Generational Space Leaders Program requires Space Symposium registration.

New Generation Space Leaders Program Agenda

 

Monday, April 11, 2016
12:30 p.m. to
2:00 p.m.:
New Generation Space Leaders Welcome Luncheon
New Generation Space Leaders
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Co-sponsor:
2:00 p.m. to
3:00 p.m.:
New Generation Space Leaders Program Kickoff
New Generation Space Leaders
Separate Reg. or Purchase
3:00 p.m. to
4:30 p.m.:
New Generation Leadership Exchange: Speed Mentoring
New Generation Space Leaders
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Senior Mentors:

Chad Anderson

Managing Director
Space Angels Network

Col. DeAnna Burt

Commander of the 50th Space Wing
U.S. Air Force

Carissa Bryce Christensen

Managing Partner
The Tauri Group

Hoyt Davidson

Founder and Managing Member
Near Earth LLC

John Elbon

Vice President and General Manager
Boeing

Jay Falker, Ph.D

Early Stage Portfolio Executive, Space Technology
NASA

Donald James

Associate Administrator
NASA Office of Education

Donald G. James

Associate Administrator for Education
NASA

Lon Levin

President
SkySevenVentures

Shawn Linam

CEO
Qwaltech

Lt. Col. Terrill McCall

Commander of 22nd Space Operations
U.S. Air Force

Clayton Mowry

President
Arianespace, Inc.

Chirag Parikh

Director of Space Policy
National Security Council

Tom Pirrone

Executive Vice President and General Manager for the Americas
Swedish Space Corporation

Ben Roberts

Assistant Director, Civil and Commercial Space
White House Office of Science & Technology Policy

The Honorable Patti Grace Smith

Former Associate Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration
Principal of Patti Grace Smith Consulting, LLC

TBA

Participant(s)
To Be Announced
4:30 p.m. to
5:30 p.m.:
New Generation Networking with Mentors
New Generation Space Leaders
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Co-sponsor:
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
7:00 p.m. to
8:30 p.m.:
International Star Party
New Generation Space Leaders
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Location: Cheyenne Lodge
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
7:30 a.m. to
8:45 a.m.:
New Generation Space Leaders Breakfast: Space Mining
New Generation Space Leaders
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Featured Speaker:

TBA

Participant(s)
To Be Announced
Co-sponsor:
9:00 a.m. to
10:30 a.m.:
Panel: Innovative Space Policy
New Generation Space Leaders
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Moderator:

Brendan W. Curry

Vice President - Washington Operations
Space Foundation
Panelists:

Jay Falker, Ph.D

Early Stage Portfolio Executive, Space Technology
NASA

Christopher Ingraham

Senior Legislative Assistant
Office of U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine

Ben Roberts

Assistant Director, Civil and Commercial Space
White House Office of Science & Technology Policy

Tommy Sanford

Director
Commercial Spaceflight Federation
10:30 a.m. to
10:45 a.m.:
Coffee Break
New Generation Space Leaders
Separate Reg. or Purchase
2:00 p.m. to
3:30 p.m.:
Panel: The Future of Human Spaceflight
New Generation Space Leaders
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Moderator:

Dr. Leroy Chiao

Special Advisor - Human Spaceflight
Space Foundation
Panelists:

George Whitesides

Chief Executive Officer
Virgin Galactic

Additional Panelists TBA

Additional Panelists
To Be Announced
3:30 p.m. to
3:45 p.m.:
Coffee Break
New Generation Space Leaders
Separate Reg. or Purchase
3:45 p.m. to
5:00 p.m.:
Panel: Nontraditional Advances in Satellite Technology
New Generation Space Leaders
Separate Reg. or Purchase
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