SPACE SYMPOSIUM AGENDA

Full Agenda

* All Times are Mountain Time (MT)

Saturday, April 6, 2024

Saturday, April 6, 2024

9:00 am - 6:15 pm

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Location: Cheyenne Lodge

Space Generation Fusion Forum 2024

Space Generation Fusion Forum 2024 (SGFF 2024) is the premier next-generation space leadership event for students and young professionals, held over three days prior to Space Symposium. Scheduled for April 5-8, 2024 in Colorado Springs, CO, this conference features expert panels and lightning talks, as well as collaborative “break out” sessions focused on pressing industry trends and developments. Findings from this conference are reported at the annual United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOUS) General Assembly. Previous speakers include RocketLab CEO Peter Beck, industry juggernaut Lori Garver, heads of international space agencies, and more! 

The Space Generation Advisory Council is a volunteer-based, global non-governmental, non-profit organization and network which aims to represent university students and young space professionals ages 18-35 to the United Nations, space agencies, industry, and academia. The SGAC network of volunteers and alumni has over 27,000 members representing more than 165 countries.

More information can be found here: https://spacegeneration.org/sgff-2024.

Space Generation Fusion Forum is restricted to registered delegates and invited speakers. It is closed to media and other affiliated press.

Separate Registration or Purchase Required

Sunday, April 7, 2024

Sunday, April 7, 2024

8:00 am - 6:45 pm

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Location: Cheyenne Lodge

Space Generation Fusion Forum 2024

Space Generation Fusion Forum 2024 (SGFF 2024) is the premier next-generation space leadership event for students and young professionals, held over three days prior to Space Symposium. Scheduled for April 5-8, 2024 in Colorado Springs, CO, this conference features expert panels and lightning talks, as well as collaborative “break out” sessions focused on pressing industry trends and developments. Findings from this conference are reported at the annual United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOUS) General Assembly. Previous speakers include RocketLab CEO Peter Beck, industry juggernaut Lori Garver, heads of international space agencies, and more! 

The Space Generation Advisory Council is a volunteer-based, global non-governmental, non-profit organization and network which aims to represent university students and young space professionals ages 18-35 to the United Nations, space agencies, industry, and academia. The SGAC network of volunteers and alumni has over 27,000 members representing more than 165 countries.

More information can be found here: https://spacegeneration.org/sgff-2024.

Space Generation Fusion Forum is restricted to registered delegates and invited speakers. It is closed to media and other affiliated press.

Separate Registration or Purchase Required

Sunday, April 7, 2024

5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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Location: Cheyenne Mountain Resort

Space Foundation Yuri’s Night

You are invited to the ultimate space party in Colorado Springs – Yuri’s Night! On the eve of the Total Solar Eclipse, immerse yourself in an atmosphere of out-of-this world excitement marking space milestones being celebrated around the globe. While renovations are being made at Space Foundation Discovery Center, Yuri’s Night will take a field trip to the beautiful Cheyenne Mountain Resort! This special event benefits science and space education for thousands of students and teachers. 

Your support of our “field trip” will enable students to take actual field trips to discover the wonders of science and space, and their place in it. Yuri’s Night will feature new interactive space activities, astronaut meet and greets, amazing food, silent auction, specialty cocktails, and so much more – including an exclusive VIP option. Your ticket includes all activities and food plus your first drink is on us. Or upgrade to the VIP Experience and enjoy complimentary drinks all evening plus more exclusive benefits.  
 
This event is for ages 21+ only. All proceeds benefit Space Foundation’s STEAM education programs that support the next generation of innovators.  Don your best space-themed outfit and join the fun!  

Tickets can be purchased with your Symposium registration.  For more information visit www.GoYurisNight.com.

Separate Registration or Purchase Required

Monday, April 8, 2024

Monday, April 8, 2024

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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International Teacher Liaison Workshop

Space Symposium Teacher Liaison workshop provides educators the opportunity to immerse themselves in space-themed, hands-on training designed to enrich their classrooms and engage students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). This year’s workshop includes breakout sessions led by Space Foundation International Teacher Liaisons and is sponsored by Booz Allen Hamilton and Maxar Space Systems. This is an in-person event and will not be livestreamed. 

This event is open to Space Foundation Teacher Liaisons ONLY.

Separate Registration or Purchase Required

 

Co-Sponsor

Maxar Space Systems

Monday, April 8, 2024

8:00 am - 11:30 am

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Location: Cheyenne Lodge

Space Generation Fusion Forum 2024

Space Generation Fusion Forum 2024 (SGFF 2024) is the premier next-generation space leadership event for students and young professionals, held over three days prior to Space Symposium. Scheduled for April 5-8, 2024 in Colorado Springs, CO, this conference features expert panels and lightning talks, as well as collaborative “break out” sessions focused on pressing industry trends and developments. Findings from this conference are reported at the annual United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOUS) General Assembly. Previous speakers include RocketLab CEO Peter Beck, industry juggernaut Lori Garver, heads of international space agencies, and more! 

The Space Generation Advisory Council is a volunteer-based, global non-governmental, non-profit organization and network which aims to represent university students and young space professionals ages 18-35 to the United Nations, space agencies, industry, and academia. The SGAC network of volunteers and alumni has over 27,000 members representing more than 165 countries.

More information can be found here: https://spacegeneration.org/sgff-2024.

Space Generation Fusion Forum is restricted to registered delegates and invited speakers. It is closed to media and other affiliated press.

Separate Registration or Purchase Required

Monday, April 8, 2024

9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Location: Cheyenne Mountain Resort

Space Law and Regulation Track

Presented in Association with the International Institute of Space Law (IISL) and Greenberg Traurig

The Space Law and Regulation Track will address pressing issues of space law and regulation impacting commercial space activities.  Featuring government and industry leaders addressing a range of current issues.

The track will again feature the signature General Counsels Forum and will include a reception hosted by Greenberg Traurig to provide an opportunity for attendees to network.    

CLE credit will be provided. 

9:30am – Welcome Remarks

    • Milton “Skip” Smith, Greenberg Traurig 
    • Prof. Dr. Kai-Uwe Schrogl, IISL

9:40am – Regulatory Update

    • Audrey Allison, The Aerospace Corporation – Moderator 
    • Sabrina Jawed, FAA
    • Julie Kearney, FCC
    • Glenn Tallia, NOAA
    • Janice Starzyk, Department of Commerce
    • Industry Comments: Caryn Schenewerk, CS Consulting

11:10am – Break

11:20am – Update on the 2023 WRC and Impacts on Satellite Systems 

    • Ethan Lucarelli, FCC

11:45am –  The Legal and Regulatory Landscape for Novel Space Activities

    • Richard DalBello, Department of Commerce 

12:10pm – Lunch

1:00pm – Legal and Policy Challenges to In-Space Commercial Activities 

    • Gabriel Swiney, OSC – Moderator
    • Ian Christensen, Secure World Foundation
    • Prof. Kai-Uwe Schrogl, IISL

1:45pm – IP Strategy for Emerging Space Domains

    • Janna Lewis, BAE Systems – Moderator
    • Dr. Debra Emmons, The Aerospace Corporation

2:25pm – Break 

2:40pm – General Counsel Forum 

    • Thomas Ayres, Voyager Space
    • Hon. Peter Beshar, USAF
    • Arjun Kampani, Rocket Lab
    • Iris Lan, NASA
    • Jessica Noble, ispace inc. 
    • Nathan O’Konek, Redwire Space
    • Monica Palko, York Space 
    • Robin Ricketts, Lockheed Martin
    • National Security & Commercial Space: 
      • Mira Ricardel, The Chertoff Group – Moderator 
      • Dennis Burnett, Hawkeye360
      • Matthew Linton, True Anomaly

 5:00pm – Space Law and Regulation Track Reception sponsored by Greenberg Traurig and Hawkeye 360.

Separate Registration or Purchase Required

Co-Sponsor

Greenberg Traurig

Monday, April 8, 2024

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

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Location: Colorado Hall

New Generation Space Leaders: Luncheon

The New Generation Space Leaders program fosters meaningful, long-term peer relationships by providing access to top space leaders through program opportunities at Space Symposium and throughout the year. Our goal is to fuel the future for young professionals and be the driving force in helping them launch their careers further.

Separate Registration or Purchase Required

Co-Sponsor

Monday, April 8, 2024

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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Location: Colorado Hall

Monday, April 8, 2024

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

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Location: The Broadmoor Hotel

New Generation Space Leaders: Networking Reception

This reception is only open to New Generation Space Leaders Registrants and Mentors participating in the Leadership Exchange.

By Invitation Only

Monday, April 8, 2024

4:45 pm - 6:00 pm

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Location: The Broadmoor Hotel

Pre-Ceremony Space Foundation Speaker Reception

By Invitation Only

Co-Sponsor

Monday, April 8, 2024

4:45 pm - 6:00 pm

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Location: The Broadmoor Hotel

Government Affairs Social

By Invitation Only

Co-Sponsor

Monday, April 8, 2024

5:15 pm - 6:00 pm

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Location: International Center: Outside

Welcome Reception

Co-Sponsor

Monday, April 8, 2024

6:30 pm - 7:15 pm

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Location: International Center

Opening Ceremony

The Opening Ceremony celebrates the official start of the annual Space Symposium.  Space Foundation honors outstanding individuals and organizations at several Symposium events, to highlight the best of the best in the space community.  

Registrant Badge or Separate Ticket Required

Co-Sponsor

RTX

Monday, April 8, 2024

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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Location: Northrop Grumman Exhibit Center

Monday, April 8, 2024

7:45 pm - 9:15 pm

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Location: The Broadmoor Hotel

Heads of Agency Reception

By Invitation Only

Co-Sponsor

Vast

Monday, April 8, 2024

8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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Location: Lake Terrace Dining Room

Monday, April 8, 2024

9:00 pm - 9:10 pm

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Location: Lakeside Lobby & Terrace

Opening Night Fireworks Show

Fireworks viewing outside at the lake at 9:00pm.

Co-Sponsor

MDA

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

7:15 am - 8:30 am

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Location: The Broadmoor Hotel

Salon Breakfast: Amazon Web Services

If interested in being invited, contact [email protected], and we will forward your request to the sponsor.

By Invitation Only

Co-Sponsor

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

7:15 am - 8:30 am

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Location: Colorado Hall

Government Affairs Breakfast

The Government Affairs Breakfast is a unique opportunity for attendees to enhance their networking opportunities by engaging with government, military, and industry representatives on public policy issues. Discussion focuses on topics critical to the government affairs community with a senior official as featured speaker.

Separate Registration or Purchase Required

Co-Sponsor

Maxar Intelligence

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

7:15 am - 8:30 am

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Location: The Broadmoor Hotel

Salon Breakfast: International Astronautical Federation

If interested in being invited, contact [email protected], and we will forward your request to the sponsor.

By Invitation Only

Co-Sponsor

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

8:45 am - 9:05 am

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Location: International Center

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

9:10 am - 9:30 am

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Location: International Center

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

9:35 am - 9:55 am

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Location: International Center

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

10:00 am - 10:20 am

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Location: International Center

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Location: Cheyenne Mountain Resort

Space Science Track

Presented in Association with the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory 

The Space Science track allows for in-depth discussions of a range of space science and research matters. Government and industry speakers will address the NASA science roadmap, Earth and climate science, advanced rockets, exploration initiatives, and space weather.

10:00am – Welcome Remarks 

    • Dipak Srinivasan, JHU APL

10:05am – Astrobiology 

    • Dr. Alexandra Pontefract, JHU APL

10:35am – Climate and Earth Science

    • Alicia Carey, JHU APL – Moderator

11:20am – Doing Science with Samples from Space

    • Dr. Nancy Chabot, JHU APL – Moderator
    • Dr. Masaki Fujimoto, JAXA
    • Dr. Yang Liu, NASA’s JPL 
    • Dr. Kathleen Vander Kaaden, NASA

12:00pm – Lunch

1:05pm – Welcome Back Remarks 

1:10pm – Helio Big Year

    • Dr. Jim Kinnison, JHU APL – Moderator
    • Joe Westlake, NASA

1:35pm – Habitable Worlds

    • Dr. Jason Kalirai, JHU APL – Moderator
    • Dr. Mark Clampin, NASA
    • Lee Feinberg, NASA
    • Martin Frederick, Northrop Grumman 
    • Sara Seager, MIT
    • Tiffany Wong Hall, Blue Origin

2:20pm – Uranus 

    • Michael Amato, NASA

3:05pm – Break

3:40pm – Are We Ready for Space Weather?

    • John Hicks, JHU APL – Moderator
    • Lt. Col. Haley Homan, USSF

4:10pm – Conversation with NASA’s Science Mission Directorate Associate Administrator

    • Dr. Nicola Fox, NASA

Separate Registration or Purchase Required

Co-Sponsor

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Location: Cheyenne Mountain Resort

Space Investment Track

The Space Investment Track will take a dynamic look at the myriad of factors affecting the current and future market for commercial investment in space.

Separate Registration or Purchase Required

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

10:20 am - 10:30 am

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Location: The Broadmoor Hotel

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

10:30 am - 10:50 am

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Location: International Center

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

10:50 am - 11:10 am

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Location: International Center

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

11:10 am - 11:30 am

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Location: International Center

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

11:30 am - 11:50 am

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Location: International Center

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

11:50 am - 12:00 pm

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Location: International Center

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

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Location: The Broadmoor Hotel

Senior Executives’ Forum & Luncheon

By Invitation Only

Co-Sponsor

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

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Location: Colorado Hall

Acquisition Luncheon

The popular Acquisition Luncheon provides a networking experience and an opportunity to hear a senior official address key issues related to government space acquisition.  

Separate Registration or Purchase Required

Co-Sponsor

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

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Location: The Broadmoor Hotel

Salon Luncheon: Deloitte

From Outer Space to Cyber Space: Incubating Solutions for the Final Frontier

Join Deloitte  for a panel discussion about how   Artificial Intelligence and cyber technologies may  impact policy and process challenges and advancements. This conversation will explore   how to advance early-stage concepts into the next generation of tools for the space domain, what is needed to succeed, and   why it is important to focus on   correct implementation and protocol within the industry.

If interested in being invited, contact [email protected], and we will forward your request to the sponsor.

By Invitation Only

Speaker

Co-Sponsor

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

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Location: The Broadmoor Hotel

Salon Luncheon: Jacobs

If interested in being invited, contact [email protected], and we will forward your request to the sponsor.

By Invitation Only

Co-Sponsor

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

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Location: Cheyenne Mountain Resort

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

Track:

Location: The Broadmoor Hotel

Salon Luncheon: Bank of America

If interested in being invited, contact [email protected], and we will forward your request to the sponsor.

By Invitation Only

Co-Sponsor

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

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Location: International Center

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

2:50 pm - 3:10 pm

Track:

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

3:15 pm - 3:35 pm

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Location: International Center

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

3:35 pm - 3:45 pm

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Location: The Broadmoor Hotel

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

3:45 pm - 4:05 pm

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Location: International Center

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

4:10 pm - 4:30 pm

Track:

Location: International Center

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

4:35 pm - 4:55 pm

Track:

Location: International Center

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

5:00 pm - 6:15 pm

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Location: The Broadmoor Hotel

International Military Leaders Reception

By Invitation Only

Co-Sponsor

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

5:15 pm - 7:15 pm

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Location: The Broadmoor Hotel

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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My Teacher in Space Film Preview

Join your fellow Teacher Liaisons for an exclusive film preview of My Teacher in Space followed by a panel discussion. 

Film Synopsis: In a Wisconsin Title 1 school known for its diversity, teacher Lalitha Murali guides her middle school students in designing, building and flying microgravity experiments aboard the ZERO-G parabolic aircraft. This film captures Mrs. Murali’s year-long journey in preparing her students for the unique challenges of weightlessness and showcasing educators’ use of remarkable programs for authentic learning experiences across diverse backgrounds. This is an in-person event and will not be livestreamed.  

This event is open to Space Foundation Teacher Liaisons ONLY.   

Separate Registration or Purchase Required. 

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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Location: International Center

Corporate Partnership Dinner

At the Corporate Partnership Dinner, we salute all the companies that support Space Foundation throughout the year. Their donations, in-kind contributions, and voluntary efforts are essential to the success of Space Foundation’s programs. The financial backing and on-going participation by corporate members in Space Foundation programs have helped us grow into the leading organization we are today.

Corporate membership is an investment in the future of our industry, the returns are endless. Learn more about Corporate Membership.

Separate Registration or Purchase Required

Co-Sponsor

RTX

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

7:15 am - 8:30 am

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Location: Colorado Hall

Satellite Forum Breakfast

Commercial space companies are sending more satellites into orbit than ever before, providing a constant stream of data, images and communications capability. This breakfast provides an opportunity to hear key insights for satellite manufacturers, launchers and operators.

Separate Registration or Purchase Required

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

7:15 am - 8:30 am

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Location: The Broadmoor Hotel

Salon Breakfast: Hawkeye 360

If interested in being invited, contact [email protected], and we will forward your request to the sponsor.

By Invitation Only

Co-Sponsor

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

7:15 am - 8:30 am

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Location: The Broadmoor Hotel

Salon Breakfast: McKinsey & Company

If interested in being invited, contact [email protected], and we will forward your request to the sponsor.

By Invitation Only

Co-Sponsor

McKinsey & Company

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

7:15 am - 8:30 am

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Location: The Broadmoor Hotel

Salon Breakfast: Oklahoma

If interested in being invited, contact [email protected], and we will forward your request to the sponsor.

By Invitation Only

Co-Sponsor

Oklahoma

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

7:30 am - 8:30 am

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Location: Broadmoor West: Ballroom

New Generation Space Leaders: Breakfast

The New Generation Space Leaders program fosters meaningful, long-term peer relationships by providing access to top space leaders through program opportunities at Space Symposium and throughout the year. Our goal is to fuel the future for young professionals and be the driving force in helping them launch their careers further.

Separate Registration or Purchase Required

Co-Sponsor

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

7:30 am - 9:00 am

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Location: The Broadmoor Hotel

Exhibitor Breakfast

By Invitation Only

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

7:30 am - 8:45 am

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Location: The Broadmoor Hotel

Astronaut Reunion Breakfast

By Invitation Only

Co-Sponsor

Collins Aerospace

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

8:00 am - 11:00 am

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International Teacher Liaison Breakfast

At the Space Symposium International Teacher Liaison breakfast, educators receive space-themed, hands-on training that they can utilize in their classrooms to engage students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). This year’s breakfast is sponsored by International Space Station National Laboratory. This is an in-person event and will not be livestreamed. 

This event is open to Space Foundation Teacher Liaisons ONLY.

Separate Registration or Purchase Required

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

8:45 am - 9:05 am

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Location: International Center

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Location: Cheyenne Mountain Resort

Game Changers Track

Presented in Association with Euroconsult

The Game Changers Track will highlight disruptive technologies that are making waves in the market. By bringing together distinguished guests from all sectors of the industry, we will be exploring the new and up-and-coming technologies that are reshaping the space industry, which will ensure that this will be a thought-provoking track.

9:00am: Welcome Remarks

9:10am: World Post Starship

    • Karan Kunjur, K2 Space
    • Andy Lapsa, Stoke Space 
    • Dylan Taylor, Voyager Space 

9:30am: Earth Observation – Sustainability and Carbon footprint

    • Charlotte Croison, Euroconsult – Moderator
    • Rob Desborough, Seraphim
    • Will Marshall, Planet

9:50am: Cloud Computing and AI in the Military Theater

    • Even Rogers, True Anomaly
    • Dave Pearah, SpiderOak

10:35am: Coffee & Networking Break

10:55am: Digital Transformation Through the Overall Supply Chain

    • Johan Aman, Unibap
    • Phil Carrai, Kratos 
    • Guy de Carufel, Cognitive Space 
    • Alvaro Sanchez, Integrasys
    • Dan Wright, Armada 

11:40am: Satellite-as-a-Service: Navigating Opportunities in Orbit

    • Carol Craig, Sidus Space 

12:00pm: Lunch & Networking

12:45pm: The Power of Processing From Space: In-Orbit Innovations

    • Steve Kitay, Microsoft 
    • Avi Shabtai, Ramon Space 
    • Lorenzo Feruglio, Aiko
    • Robert Greinecker, iSEE

1:30pm : Featured Speaker 

1:45pm: Manufacturing in Space and on the Moon

    • Natalia Larrea Brito, Euroconsult – Moderator 
    • Matthew Gialich, Astroforge
    • Mike Greenley, MDA 
    • Joshua Western, Space Forge 

2:30pm: Entering the 4th Dimension: Next Geo-int

    • Frank Backes, Capella Space
    • Brian O’Toole, BlackSky 

3:15pm: Coffee & Networking Break

3:35pm: Featured Speaker 

    • Interviewed by: Natalia Larrea Brito, Euroconsult

3:50pm: Life in Space

    • Natalia Larrea Brito, Euroconsult – Moderator 
    • Grant Anderson, Paragon
    • Max Haot, Vast 
    • Dr. Kris Lehnhardt, NASA
    • Giuseppe Lenzo, Telespazio 

4:35pm: Closing remarks

Separate Registration or Purchase Required

Co-Sponsor

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

9:05 am - 9:25 am

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Location: International Center

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

10:30 am - 10:40 am

Track:

Location: International Center

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

10:40 am - 11:00 am

Track:

Location: International Center

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

11:00 am - 11:20 am

Track:

Location: International Center

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

Track: ,

Location: Colorado Hall

Space Warfighters Luncheon

This luncheon honors the service and contributions to our national and global security by our military forces and those of our global partners.  Remarks from a distinguished leader in the Space domain.

Separate Registration or Purchase Required

Co-Sponsor

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

Track: ,

Location: Broadmoor Main: Ballroom

International Space Collaboration Luncheon

This luncheon focuses on the critical global relationships in the exploration and development of Space.  

Separate Registration or Purchase Required

Co-Sponsor

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

Track:

Location: The Broadmoor Hotel

Salon Luncheon: Astranis

If interested in being invited, contact [email protected], and we will forward your request to the sponsor.

By Invitation Only

Co-Sponsor

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

Track:

Location: The Broadmoor Hotel

Salon Luncheon: Aerospace Industries Association

If interested in being invited, contact [email protected], and we will forward your request to the sponsor.

By Invitation Only

Co-Sponsor

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

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Location: The Broadmoor Hotel

Salon Luncheon: Keysight

Defying Gravity: Part Two, Solutions to the Challenges of the Space Tech Industry

In 2023, Keysight launched a space tech survey, Defying Gravity: Part One, which analyzed the drivers of growth, technology trends, and the challenges at hand within the space tech industry. Join us as we launch Defying Gravity: Part Two, where we explore these challenges in deeper detail, provide solutions for these challenges, and discuss the typical use cases for these solutions. These challenges range from advanced ground systems to 5G non-terrestrial networks, and everywhere in between. Keysight looks forward to discussing how we enable innovators to push the boundaries of engineering by quickly solving design, emulation, and test challenges for all your space and satellite requirements.

If interested in being invited, contact [email protected], and we will forward your request to the sponsor.

By Invitation Only

Co-Sponsor

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

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Salon Luncheon: PwC

PwC in Space. Learn about how PwC is enabling the new space economy with audit, tax, and consulting solutions. Hear real case study examples where PwC supports space companies including accessing capital, leveraging Generative AI, enhancing Flight Sciences automation, navigate government contracting, develop financial strategies and more.  PwC helps transform space companies for the future and brings the capabilities of space to all companies.

If interested in being invited, contact [email protected], and we will forward your request to the sponsor.

By Invitation Only

Co-Sponsor

PricewaterhouseCoopers

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

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Location: International Center: North

Concurring Session

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

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Location: International Center: South

Concurring Session

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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Location: Cheyenne Mountain Resort

Space Symposium: Innovate

This year startups have a dedicated stage – Space Symposium: Innovate.  Space Foundation’s Space Commerce Institute, in partnership with Starburst Aerospace, is hosting a first-ever pitch competition designed to showcase emerging space companies with proven technologies and provide an opportunity for entrepreneurs to connect with key stakeholders.  Top applicants of this invitation only event will pitch their companies to a distinguished panel comprised of innovation leaders from the United States government, industry and venture capital.

Master of Ceremonies: Kelli Kedis Ogborn, Space Foundation 

Judges: 

  • Dr. Kam Ghaffarian, IBX
  • Sara Jones, Honeywell Ventures 
  • Vinny Pande, SpaceWERX Ventures
  • Benjamin Zeitoun, Starburst Aerospace

Panelists: 

  • Peter Hughes, NASA 
  • Carissa Bryce Christensen, BryceTech
  • Robert Lightfoot, Lockheed Martin 

Further information can be found here: https://www.space-symposium-pitch-competition-2024.com/.

By Invitation Only 

Co-Sponsor

Starburst

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

2:50 pm - 3:35 pm

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Location: International Center: North

Concurring Session

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

2:50 pm - 3:35 pm

Track:

Location: International Center: South

Concurring Session

Climate Change

Moderator: Christian Hauglie-Hanssen, NOSA

 

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

3:35 pm - 3:45 pm

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Location: The Broadmoor Hotel

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

3:45 pm - 4:30 pm

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Location: International Center: North

Concurring Session

Mission Success is a Team Sport at NASA

A proverb says, “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” As the agency prepares for ambitious mission goals such as landing humans on the Moon for the first time in more than 50 years, this panel will focus on the integration necessary between and among NASA’s mission directorates to make these plans a reality.  Hear from the agency’s top leaders about how they work collaboratively and cooperatively to achieve shared success and ensure the agency leads as a preeminent institution for science, aeronautics, technology and exploration.

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

3:45 pm - 4:30 pm

Track:

Location: International Center: South

Concurring Session

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Track:

Location: The Broadmoor Hotel

Swigert Society Donor Reception

By Invitation Only

Thursday, April 11, 2024

Thursday, April 11, 2024

8:30 am - 3:30 pm

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Location: Cheyenne Mountain Resort

Education to Workforce Program

The Education to Workforce program being held during the 39th Space Symposium is a full day event featuring several discussions with high level educational leadership. The dialogues will focus on the education pipeline to meet the increasing demand for quality workers in the burgeoning space ecosystem. 

8:30am – Welcome Remarks 

8:35am – Industry Panel Introduction 

    • Kelli Kedis Ogborn, Space Foundation – Moderator 

8:50am – Industry Panel  

    • Joseph Horvath, Nova Space
    • Mike French, Aerospace Industries Association 
    • Elaine Ho, NASA

10:00am -Networking Break 

10:15am – University Leadership Panel Introduction 

    • Dr. Quincy Brown, NSpC 

10:30am – University Leadership Panel with Q&A 

    • David Thomas, MILO Space Institute – Moderator 
    • Dr. Greg Autry, Thunderbird School of Global Management
    • Dr. Mordecai Ian Brownlee, Community College of Aurora 
    • Dr. Janine Davidson, Metropolitan State University 
    • Dr. Rachelle Keck, Grand View University 
    • Dr. Henrietta Pinchon, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

11:40am – Networking Break 

12:00pm – Lunch 

12:45pm – Networking Break 

1:00pm – International Panel Introduction 

    • H. E. Dr. Salim Almalik, ICESCO
    • H. E. Mohammed Belhocine, African Union Commission 

1:30pm – International Multilateral Collaboration on Education to Workforce Panel with Q&A

    • Robert Aillon, Leviathan Space Industries – Moderator 
    • Mike Kincaid, NASA
    • Dr. Tidiane Ouattara, African Union Commission 
    • Dr. Muhammad Sharif, ICESCO 

2:30pm – Closing Remarks 

This event is open to all Space Symposium registrants 

Thursday, April 11, 2024

8:45 am - 9:30 am

Track:

Location: International Center: North

Concurring Session

Thursday, April 11, 2024

8:45 am - 9:30 am

Track:

Location: International Center: South

Concurring Session

Generative AI

Moderator: Angel Smith 

Thursday, April 11, 2024

9:35 am - 10:20 am

Track:

Location: International Center: North

Concurring Session

Thursday, April 11, 2024

9:35 am - 10:20 am

Track:

Location: International Center: South

Concurring Session

The Future of PNT

Moderator: Todd Simon

 

Thursday, April 11, 2024

10:20 am - 10:30 am

Track:

Location: The Broadmoor Hotel

Thursday, April 11, 2024

10:30 am - 11:15 am

Track:

Location: International Center: North

Concurring Session

Thursday, April 11, 2024

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Track:

Location: International Center: South

Concurring Session

The Legacy and New Space: Joining Forces to Transform the Launch Industry

Both legacy and new space companies have their benefits and challenges. Legacy companies have decades of flight heritage and a risk averse approach to technology development, whereas new space companies bring agility with a rapid, iterative approach. When you combine the best of both worlds, real innovation can unfold. Leaders from Northrop Grumman and Firefly Aerospace will come together to discuss their first-of-its-kind collaboration to develop a new medium launch vehicle taking flight in 2025. The fireside chat will cover the progress to date and the opportunity to fill a void in the underserved medium-lift launch market.

Moderator: Hon. Jim Bridenstine

 

Thursday, April 11, 2024

11:00 am - 11:20 am

Track:

Location: International Center: South

Concurring Session

Thursday, April 11, 2024

11:20 am - 12:00 pm

Track:

Location: International Center: North

Concurring Session

Thursday, April 11, 2024

11:20 am - 12:00 pm

Track:

Location: International Center: South

Concurring Session

Thursday, April 11, 2024

12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

Track: ,

Location: Colorado Hall

Women’s Global Gathering Luncheon

The Annual Women’s Global Gathering is an inspirational and memorable program. Participants will hear from accomplished senior leaders as they share their insights on the important role of women in the exploration of space.

Separate Registration or Purchase Required

Co-Sponsor

Thursday, April 11, 2024

2:00 pm - 2:10 pm

Track:

Location: International Center

Thursday, April 11, 2024

2:15 pm - 3:30 pm

Track:

Location: International Center

Thursday, April 11, 2024

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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Location: Broadmoor Main: Ballroom

Educator Panel: NASA Spin Off Technology

Explore real-world applications of NASA space tech on Earth in this session for K-12 educators and industry partners. Engage in a one-hour panel with entrepreneurs who’ve turned NASA tech into innovative products, gaining insights and stories to inspire students. This is an in-person event and will not be livestreamed.  

Separate Registration or Purchase Required

Thursday, April 11, 2024

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Track:

Location: The Broadmoor Hotel

Thursday, April 11, 2024

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Track:

Location: Colorado Hall

Thursday, April 11, 2024

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Track: ,

Location: International Center

Space Technology Hall of Fame Dinner

At the Space Technology Hall of Fame® Dinner we honor those who transform technology originally developed for space exploration into products that help improve the quality of life here on Earth. Join us to celebrate these technologies and conclude a week of successful discussions and networking at the 39th Space Symposium.

Separate Registration or Purchase Required

Thursday, April 11, 2024

9:00 pm - 12:30 am

Track: ,

Location: Colorado Hall