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SAVE THE DATE: 33rd Space Symposium: April 3 - 6, 2017
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
1:45 p.m.:
New Generation Space Leaders Welcome Luncheon
New Generation Space Leaders
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Location: Colorado Hall
Corporate Host:

Salvatore T. "Tory" Bruno

President and Chief Executive Officer
United Launch Alliance (ULA)
Co-sponsor:
2:00 p.m. to
2:45 p.m.:
New Generation Space Leaders Program Kickoff
New Generation Space Leaders
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Co-sponsor:
3:00 p.m. to
4:30 p.m.:
New Generation Leadership Exchange: Speed Mentoring
New Generation Space Leaders
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Location: Colorado Hall
Senior Mentors:

Chad Anderson

Managing Director
Space Angels Network

Alice Bunn

Director of Policy
UK Space Agency

Joe Cassady

Executive Director for Space, Washington Operations
Aerojet Rocketdyne

Carissa Bryce Christensen

Managing Partner
The Tauri Group

Brig. Gen. Cary Chun (Ret.)

Senior Vice President, Client Relations Executive.
ASRC Federal

Suzy Cunningham

Strategy and Integration Manager
NASA Kennedy Space Center

Robert Curbeam

Vice President and Deputy of Space Systems
Raytheon

John Elbon

Vice President and General Manager, Space Exploration
Boeing

Jay Falker, Ph.D

Early Stage Portfolio Executive, Space Technology
NASA

Professor Bernard H. Foing

Chair, ESTEC Staff Association Committee & Senior Scientist
European Space Agency

Kristina Harrington

Director of Signals Intelligence Directorate
National Reconnaissance Office

Michael Hawes

Vice President and Orion Program Manager
Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company

Donald G. James

Associate Administrator for Education
NASA

Lon Levin

President and Chief Executive Officer
GEOshare

Shawn Linam

CEO
Qwaltec

Laura Maginnis

Vice President of the Custom Services Organization
United Launch Alliance

Lt. Col. Terrill McCall

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

Clayton Mowry

President
Arianespace, Inc.

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 and Technology Policy

Damon Wells

Director, Office of Policy and Strategy
National Reconnaissance Office

TBA

Participant(s)
To Be Announced
4:30 p.m. to
5:30 p.m.:
New Generation Networking Reception with Mentors
New Generation Space Leaders
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Location: Colorado Hall
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: West Tower Lobby
Co-sponsor:
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
Moderator:

Sunil Nagaraj

Vice President
Bessemer Venture Partners
Panelists:

Daniel Faber

Chief Executive Officer
Deep Space Industries

Takeshi Hakamada

Founder and CEO
iSpace Technologies, Inc.

Peter Marquez

Vice President, Global Engagement
Planetary Resources
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 and Technology Policy

Tommy Sanford

Director
Commercial Spaceflight Federation
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:

John Elbon

Vice President and General Manager, Space Exploration
Boeing

William H. Gerstenmaier

Administrator, Human Exploration and Operations
NASA

Hans Koenigsmann, Ph.D

Vice President of Flight Reliability
SpaceX

Laurence A. Price

Orion Deputy Program Manager
Lockheed Martin

George Whitesides

Chief Executive Officer
Virgin Galactic

Johann-Dietrich Wörner

Director General
European Space Agency (ESA)
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.:
Beyond Pixels: Non-Traditional Applications of Satellite Data
New Generation Space Leaders
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Moderator:

Carissa Bryce Christensen

Managing Partner
The Tauri Group
Panelists:

Victoria Alonsoperez

Founder, Chipsafer, and Chair
Former Space Generation Advisory Council

Kevin Lausten

Director - Geospatial Big Data
DigitalGlobe

Rich Leshner

Director of Government Affairs
Planet Labs

Isaac Zaworski

Vice President
VRICON
Thursday, April 14, 2016
10:30 a.m. to
11:30 a.m.:
Careers at the NRO
New Generation Space Leaders
Featured Speaker:

Kristina Harrington

Director of Signals Intelligence Directorate
National Reconnaissance Office

Damon Wells

Director, Office of Policy and Strategy
National Reconnaissance Office
9:00 p.m. to
12:00 a.m.:
Reception in Honor of New Generation Space Leaders
Symposium Program
New Generation Space Leaders
Co-sponsor:
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