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April 16 - 19, 2018 · Colorado Springs, Colorado USA

Agenda (Condensed)

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Agenda last updated: Friday, December 01, 2017 - 2:45 pm MST.

Sunday, April 15, 2018
9:00 a.m. to
5:00 p.m.
Affiliated Event
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Affiliated Event
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Location: Cheyenne Lodge

The Space Generation Fusion Forum is a two-day, high-intensity, fast-paced professional development and networking event focused on the international and US space industry. Delegates are students and young professionals from around the world and various facets of the space sector including science, engineering, law/policy, business/commerce, medicine, media, military, and government. 

5:30 p.m. to
9:00 p.m.
Affiliated Event
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Affiliated Event
Separate Reg. or Purchase

Celebrate the past, ensure the future!  Prepare the STEM innovators of tomorrow while celebrating two epic pioneering events in history– man’s first journey into space and the first Space Shuttle flight.  Party with a purpose all evening long with proceeds supporting Space Foundation’s hands-on and immersive STEM education programs.  Yuri’s Night ticket purchases can be added to your Symposium registration.  Visit www.goyurisnight.com for more information.

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Monday, April 16, 2018
8:00 a.m. to
11:30 a.m.
Affiliated Event
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Affiliated Event
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Location: Cheyenne Lodge

The Space Generation Fusion Forum is a two-day, high-intensity, fast-paced professional development and networking event focused on the international and US space industry. Delegates are students and young professionals from around the world and various facets of the space sector including science, engineering, law/policy, business/commerce, medicine, media, military, and government. 

8:30 a.m. to
5:10 p.m.
Tech Track
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Tech Track
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Location: Colorado Hall

Tech Track sessions offer registrants an opportunity to hear from some of the government and industry leaders in space technology development and to learn about recent advances from presenters in a series of 20-minute tech talks.

The detailed event schedule is coming soon.

9:00 a.m. to
4:45 p.m.
Cyber 1.8 Classified
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Cyber 1.8 Classified
Separate Reg. or Purchase

U.S. citizenship and TS/SCI security clearance are required. Registration and clearance instructions for participants will be provided separately.*

Contact us if you have additional questions.

*Clearance Verification Disclaimer: In order to attend Cyber 1.8 Classified, your TS/SCI clearance must be received and verified no later than March 24, 2018. If you have registered and this condition is not met, you will be responsible for a $50 additional service charge. No exceptions.

The detailed event schedule is coming soon.

9:00 a.m. to
4:00 p.m.
Educators and Students
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Educators and Students
Separate Reg. or Purchase

During the Space Symposium Teacher Liaison workshop, Space Foundation Teacher Liaisons receive space-themed, hands-on training that they can take back to their classrooms to better engage students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

12:30 p.m. to
1:45 p.m.
New Generation Space Leaders (35 and younger)
Co-sponsor:
New Generation Space Leaders (35 and younger)
Co-sponsor:
2:15 p.m. to
4:00 p.m.
New Generation Space Leaders (35 and younger)
New Generation Space Leaders (35 and younger)
4:00 p.m. to
5:00 p.m.
New Generation Space Leaders (35 and younger)
New Generation Space Leaders (35 and younger)
4:45 p.m. to
6:00 p.m.
By Invitation Only
Co-sponsor:
By Invitation Only
Co-sponsor:
6:30 p.m. to
7:30 p.m.
Symposium Program
Co-sponsor:
Symposium Program
Co-sponsor:
7:30 p.m. to
9:00 p.m.
Symposium Program
Co-sponsor:
8:00 p.m. to
10:00 p.m.
By Invitation Only
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
7:15 a.m. to
8:30 a.m.
By Invitation Only
By Invitation Only
8:00 a.m. to
5:00 p.m.
Symposium Program
Master Moderator:

Masseh Tahiry

Risk Strategist
Toffler Associates
8:45 a.m. to
9:30 a.m.
Symposium Program
Symposium Program
10:00 a.m. to
10:15 a.m.
Symposium Program
Symposium Program
10:15 a.m. to
10:45 p.m.
Symposium Program
Symposium Program
10:45 a.m. to
12:00 p.m.
Symposium Program
Symposium Program
12:15 p.m. to
1:45 p.m.
Symposium Program
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Co-sponsor:
Symposium Program
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Location: Colorado Hall
Featured Speaker:

TBA

Participant(s)
To Be Announced
Co-sponsor:
2:00 p.m. to
2:25 p.m.
Symposium Program
Featured Speaker:

Elżbieta Bieńkowska

European Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
European Commission
2:30 p.m. to
3:30 p.m.
Symposium Program
Symposium Program
3:30 p.m. to
3:45 p.m.
Symposium Program
Symposium Program
3:45 p.m. to
5:00 p.m.
Symposium Program
Symposium Program
5:00 p.m. to
7:00 p.m.
Symposium Program
5:00 p.m. to
6:30 p.m.
Educators and Students
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Educators and Students
Separate Reg. or Purchase
5:15 p.m. to
7:00 p.m.
By Invitation Only
By Invitation Only
7:00 p.m. to
9:00 p.m.
New Generation Space Leaders (35 and younger)
New Generation Space Leaders (35 and younger)

For young space professionals age 35 and under, the Space Foundation will help participants gain visibility and exposure to senior leaders while getting advice and insight on career development (no extra cost, but Symposium registration is required). *ONLY space professionals age 35 and younger who have registered for the Symposium may attend New Generation Space Leaders Program events.

7:30 p.m. to
9:00 p.m.
Symposium Program
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Co-sponsor:
Symposium Program
Separate Reg. or Purchase

At the Corporate Partnership Dinner, we salute all the companies that support the Space Foundation throughout the year.  Their donations, in-kind contributions, and voluntary efforts are essential to the success of the 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 (external link).

Featured Speaker:

The Honorable Heather Wilson

Secretary
U.S. Air Force
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Wednesday, April 18, 2018
7:15 a.m. to
8:30 a.m.
By Invitation Only
By Invitation Only
Featured Speaker:

Maj. Gen. Clinton E. Crosier, USAF

Director, Operational Capability Requirements, Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Plans and Requirements
Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
8:45 a.m. to
9:30 a.m.
Symposium Program
Symposium Program
Moderator:

Dr. Johann-Dietrich Wörner

Director General
European Space Agency
Panelists:

Professor Pascale Ehrenfreund

Chair of the Executive Board
German Aerospace Center

Sylvain Laporte

President
Canadian Space Agency

Jean Yves Le Gall

President
Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales
9:00 a.m. to
10:30 a.m.
New Generation Space Leaders (35 and younger)
Co-sponsor:
New Generation Space Leaders (35 and younger)
Co-sponsor:
9:00 a.m. to
4:30 p.m.
Space Classified
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Space Classified
Separate Reg. or Purchase

Space Classified 2018, scheduled for Wednesday, April 18, 2018 is a separate forum for approved government and industry participants with U.S. citizenship and TS/SCI security clearance.

Read more here.

The detailed event schedule is coming soon.

9:30 a.m. to
10:00 a.m.
Symposium Program
Symposium Program
10:00 a.m. to
10:15 a.m.
Symposium Program
Symposium Program
10:15 a.m. to
10:40 a.m.
Symposium Program
Featured Speaker:

Michael T. Suffredini

CEO and President
Axiom Space
10:40 a.m. to
11:00 a.m.
Symposium Program
Symposium Program
11:00 a.m. to
12:00 p.m.
Symposium Program
Moderator:

Kira Blackwell

Program Executive, Office of the Chief Technologist
NASA: Headquarters
12:15 p.m. to
1:45 p.m.
Symposium Program
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Co-sponsor:
Symposium Program
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Location: Colorado Hall

 The General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award is the highest honor bestowed by the Space Foundation. It is presented annually at the Space Symposium at a special luncheon.

View additional event information here.

 

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2:00 p.m. to
2:55 p.m.
Symposium Program
Concurrent Session
Symposium Program
Concurrent Session
Moderator:

Dylan Taylor

Founding Partner
Space Angels
Panelists:

Laetitia Garriott

Partner
Global Space Ventures

Joe Landon

CFO
Planetary Resources

Rick Tumlinson

Chairman of the Board
Deep Space Industries
2:00 p.m. to
2:55 p.m.
Symposium Program
Concurrent Session
Symposium Program
Concurrent Session
2:45 p.m. to
4:15 p.m.
By Invitation Only
2:50 p.m. to
3:00 p.m.
Symposium Program
Symposium Program
3:00 p.m. to
3:50 p.m.
Symposium Program
Concurrent Session
Symposium Program
Concurrent Session
3:00 p.m. to
3:50 p.m.
Symposium Program
Concurrent Session
Moderator:

Prof. Dr Kai-Uwe Schrogl

President - International Institute of Space Law
Chief Strategy Officer – European Space Agency
Panelists:

Dr. Marco Ferrazzani

Legal Counsel and Head of the Legal Services Department
European Space Agency

Elina Morozova

Head of International Legal Service
Intersputnik International Organization of Space Communications

Zhenjun Zhang

Secretary General/Research Fellow
China Institute of Space Law
3:50 p.m. to
4:00 p.m.
Symposium Program
Symposium Program
4:00 p.m. to
5:00 p.m.
Symposium Program
Concurrent Session
Symposium Program
Concurrent Session
4:00 p.m. to
5:00 p.m.
Symposium Program
Concurrent Session
Symposium Program
Concurrent Session
Moderator:

Christian Davenport

Staff Writer, covering the defense and space industries for the financial desk
The Washington Post
5:30 p.m. to
7:00 p.m.
By Invitation Only
By Invitation Only

Invitees and Space Technology inductees and Partners Only.  Attendance at the Space Tech Social is by invitation only.  We will recognize and honor past Space Technology Hall of Fame inducted organizations who have partnered with the Space Foundation through the Space Certification Program. For additional information, please contact [email protected].

6:15 p.m. to
7:30 p.m.
By Invitation Only
By Invitation Only

Invitees and Current Swigert Society Members Only. Attendance at the Swigert Society Reception is by invitation only. For additional information about the Swigert Society or to request an invitation, please contact [email protected] no later than March 24, 2017.

Thursday, April 19, 2018
8:00 a.m. to
5:00 p.m.
Symposium Program
Master Moderator:

Jacob Hacker

Senior Management Consultant
KPMG Australia
8:45 a.m. to
9:45 a.m.
Symposium Program
Symposium Program
9:45 a.m. to
10:15 a.m.
Symposium Program
Moderator:

Francisco Javier Mendieta Jiménez, Ph.D.

General Director
Mexican Space Agency
Panelists:

Mohammed Nasser Al Ahbabi, Ph.D.

Director General
United Arab Emirates Space Agency
10:00 a.m. to
11:30 a.m.
New Generation Space Leaders (35 and younger)

For young space professionals age 35 and under, the Space Foundation will help participants gain visibility and exposure to senior leaders while getting advice and insight on career development (no extra cost, but Symposium registration is required). *ONLY space professionals age 35 and younger who have registered for the Symposium may attend New Generation Space Leaders Program events.

10:15 a.m. to
10:30 a.m.
Symposium Program
Symposium Program
11:30 a.m. to
12:00 p.m.
Symposium Program
Moderator:

Sarah Cruddas

Space Journalist and Science Broadcaster
12:15 p.m. to
1:45 p.m.
Symposium Program
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Co-sponsor:
Symposium Program
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Location: Colorado Hall

The Women's Global Gathering will include a luncheon, followed by a diverse panel of senior leaders who will share their insights into the important role of women in the exploration of space.

Co-sponsor:
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2:00 p.m. to
2:20 p.m.
Symposium Program
2:20 p.m. to
3:30 p.m.
Symposium Program
Moderator:

Carissa Bryce Christensen

Founder and CEO
Bryce Space and Technology
4:00 p.m. to
5:00 p.m.
By Invitation Only
5:15 p.m. to
6:00 p.m.
Educators and Students
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Educators and Students
Separate Reg. or Purchase
5:30 p.m. to
6:30 p.m.
Symposium Program
Location: Colorado Hall

Open to all attendees: Join us in a pre-dinner celebration of our 30th Space Technology Hall of Fame® honorees. Watch the video.

7:00 p.m. to
9:30 p.m.
Symposium Program
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Symposium Program
Separate Reg. or Purchase

The Space Technology Hall of Fame® honors those who transform technology originally developed for space exploration into products that help improve the quality of life here on Earth at a special dinner held during the Space Symposium. Watch the video.

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9:00 p.m. to
11:55 p.m.
Symposium Program
New Generation Space Leaders (35 and younger)
Symposium Program
New Generation Space Leaders (35 and younger)