Workforce Development Track Session

Thursday, April 7, 2022

9:00 am - 11:45 am

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Location: Broadmoor West: Rocky Mountain Ballroom

Hosted by Space Foundation’s Center for Innovation and Education, a lifelong learning platform for the global space ecosystem that delivers workforce development and economic opportunity for students, teachers, entrepreneurs and professionals. Joining the Workforce Development Track provides registrants the opportunity to hear from industry leaders on today’s topics and learn about the advancements of our future endeavors.

This session is open to Symposium and Track Pass Registrants

9:00 AM – Opening Remarks

    • Shelli Brunswick, Space Foundation

9:05 AM – Featured Speaker 

    • Johannes Torpe, Johannes Torpe Studios 

9:20 AM – Fireside Chat 

    • Nicolas Peter, International Space University (ISU) 
    • Dr. Kathryn C. Thornton, Space Foundation – Moderator

9:30 AM – Fireside Chat 

    • Kelli Kedis Ogborn, Space Foundation – Moderator
    • David Thomas, Arizona State University

9:40 AM – Fireside Chat 

    • Kelli Kedis Ogborn, Space Foundation – Moderator 
    • Kevin O’Connell, Space Economy Rising

9:50 AM – Featured Speaker 

    • Dr. Muhammad Sharif, ICESCO 

10:00 AM – Networking Break and Space Foundation Discovery Center Activities 

10:30 AM – Recruiting the New Workforce: What Industry Leaders Need for the Future of Space 

    • Peter Beck, Rocket Lab
    • Tina Ghataore, Mynaric USA
    • Michael McLaughlin, L3Harris
    • Lee Steinke, Space Foundation – Moderator 

11:15 AM – Space Workforce 2030 Panel

    • Jeffrey Grant, Space Foundation
    • The Hon. Steven Isakowitz, Aerospace Corporation
    • Daniel Jablonsky, Maxar
    • Jaynesh Patel, Northrop Grumman
    • Via Van Liew, Aerospace Corporation – Moderator

11:30 AM – Closing Remarks 

    • Lee Steinke, Space Foundation