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April 3-6, 2017 · Colorado Springs, Colorado USA

Agenda (Condensed)

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Agenda last updated: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 9:18 am MST.

Sunday, April 02, 2017
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, held in conjunction with the Space Symposium, aims to gather a selected group of up to 50 top university students and young professionals from various areas of space – government, industry, and academia. The event comprises of interactive panel discussions moderated by today's international space sector leaders to serve as a platform to gather the perspectives of tomorrow's space leaders on today's key space issues. Attendees also have the opportunity to meet many high-level international space leaders through networking events and experience the opening of the 33rd Space Symposium. 

The event is held by the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) in support of the United Nations Programme on Space Applications. SGAC is a non-governmental organisation, which aims to represent students and young space professionals to the United Nations, industry, agencies and academia.

To learn more and to apply for 2017 Fusion Forum, please visit this link: http://spacegeneration.org/event/sgff-2017-homepage.html

Applications are due by January 30, 2017. 

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

Celebrate man’s first journey into space and the first Space Shuttle flight while inspiring the next generation of scientists, engineers and technology professionals!  Proceeds benefit Space Foundation’s hands-on STEM education programs. Yuri’s Night ticket purchases can be added to your Symposium registration. Visit www.goyurisnight.com for more information.

Monday, April 03, 2017
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, held in conjunction with the Space Symposium, aims to gather a selected group of up to 50 top university students and young professionals from various areas of space – government, industry, and academia. The event comprises of interactive panel discussions moderated by today's international space sector leaders to serve as a platform to gather the perspectives of tomorrow's space leaders on today's key space issues. Attendees also have the opportunity to meet many high-level international space leaders through networking events and experience the opening of the 33rd Space Symposium. 

The event is held by the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) in support of the United Nations Programme on Space Applications. SGAC is a non-governmental organisation, which aims to represent students and young space professionals to the United Nations, industry, agencies and academia.

8:30 a.m. to
5:30 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. 

Moderator:

Rhiannon Roberts

Internship Coordinator
University of South Florida’s Patel College of Global Sustainability

Greg Thanavaro

Senior Spacecraft Systems Engineer
Ball Aerospace
8:30 a.m. to
8:35 a.m.
Tech Track
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Tech Track
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Moderator:

Rhiannon Roberts

Internship Coordinator
University of South Florida’s Patel College of Global Sustainability

Greg Thanavaro

Senior Spacecraft Systems Engineer
Ball Aerospace
8:35 a.m. to
9:00 a.m.
Tech Track
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Tech Track
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Featured Speaker:

TBA

Participant(s)
To Be Announced
9:00 a.m. to
4:30 p.m.
Cyber 1.7 Classified
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Cyber 1.7 Classified
Separate Reg. or Purchase

Space and cyberspace intersect at Cyber 1.7 Classified, a one-day forum for industry and government conducted at the TS/SCI level in Colorado Springs, CO, on Monday, April 3, 2017.

Seating at Cyber 1.7 Classified is extremely limited and is managed through an allocation system for Corporate Members and government attendees. Please contact your organization for attendance consideration.

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 1.7 Classified, your TS/SCI clearance must be received and verified no later than March 24, 2017. If you have registered and this condition is not met, you will be responsible for a $50 additional service charge. No exceptions.

Master Moderator:

Holly Rollins

Principal
Booz Allen Hamilton
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).

9:00 a.m.
Cyber 1.7 Classified
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Cyber 1.7 Classified
Separate Reg. or Purchase

ADM James O. Ellis, Jr., USN (Ret.)

Hoover Institution, Annenberg Distinguished Fellow
Chairman, Space Foundation Board of Directors
9:05 a.m.
Cyber 1.7 Classified
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Cyber 1.7 Classified
Separate Reg. or Purchase

Holly Rollins

Principal
Booz Allen Hamilton
9:05 a.m. to
10:25 a.m.
Tech Track
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Tech Track
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Location: Colorado Hall: C

09:05--09:25 Presenter TBA

09:25--09:45 Presenter TBA

09:45--10:05 Presenter TBA

10:05--10:25 Presenter TBA

9:05 a.m. to
10:25 a.m.
Tech Track
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Tech Track
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Location: Colorado Hall: F

09:05--09:25 Presenter TBA

09:25--09:45 Presenter TBA

09:45--10:05 Presenter TBA

10:05--10:25 Presenter TBA

9:15 a.m. to
9:45 a.m.
Cyber 1.7 Classified
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Cyber 1.7 Classified
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Featured Speaker:

Gen. John W. "Jay" Raymond, USAF

Commander
Air Force Space Command
10:00 a.m. to
11:00 a.m.
Cyber 1.7 Classified
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Cyber 1.7 Classified
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Moderator:

The Honorable Frank A. Rose

Former Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Arms Control, Verification, and Compliance
U.S. Department of State
Panelists:

Tim Deaver

Corporate Vice President, Development
SES Government Solutions

Richard Grubb

Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance
Office of Emerging Security Challenges

Ed Rios

Chief Executive Officer
National Cybersecurity Center

Steven A. Smith

Vice President and General Manager Systems Engineering Solutions
Ball Aerospace
10:25 a.m. to
10:35 a.m.
Tech Track
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Tech Track
Separate Reg. or Purchase
10:35 a.m. to
11:00 a.m.
Tech Track
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Tech Track
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Featured Speaker:

Carlo des Dorides

Executive Director
European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency (GSA)
11:00 a.m. to
11:15 a.m.
Cyber 1.7 Classified
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Cyber 1.7 Classified
Separate Reg. or Purchase
11:05 a.m. to
12:25 p.m.
Tech Track
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Tech Track
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Location: Colorado Hall: C

11:05--11:25 Presenter TBA

11:25--11:45 Presenter TBA

11:45--12:05 Presenter TBA

12:05--12:25 Presenter TBA

11:05 a.m. to
12:25 p.m.
Tech Track
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Tech Track
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Location: Colorado Hall: F

11:05--11:25 Presenter TBA

11:25--11:45 Presenter TBA

11:45--12:05 Presenter TBA

12:05--12:25 Presenter TBA

11:15 a.m. to
11:45 a.m.
Cyber 1.7 Classified
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Cyber 1.7 Classified
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Featured Speaker:

Kristina Harrington

Director of Signals Intelligence Directorate
NRO
12:00 p.m. to
1:00 p.m.
Cyber 1.7 Classified
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Cyber 1.7 Classified
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Featured Speaker:

TBA

Participant(s)
To Be Announced
12:30 p.m. to
1:45 p.m.
New Generation Space Leaders
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Co-sponsor:
New Generation Space Leaders
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Featured Speaker:

Salvatore T. "Tory" Bruno

President and Chief Executive Officer
United Launch Alliance (ULA)
Co-sponsor:
12:30 p.m. to
1:30 p.m.
Tech Track
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Tech Track
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Featured Speaker:

TBA

Participant(s)
To Be Announced
1:05 p.m. to
1:25 p.m.
Cyber 1.7 Classified
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Cyber 1.7 Classified
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Featured Speaker:

TBA

Participant(s)
To Be Announced
1:30 p.m. to
2:00 p.m.
Cyber 1.7 Classified
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Cyber 1.7 Classified
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Featured Speaker:

TBA

Participant(s)
To Be Announced
1:35 p.m. to
2:00 p.m.
Tech Track
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Tech Track
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Featured Speaker:

TBA

Participant(s)
To Be Announced
2:05 p.m. to
3:05 p.m.
Cyber 1.7 Classified
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Moderator:

Lt. Col. (Select) Maxim Gimelshteyn

Technical Director, Experiments & Initiatives Division
National Reconnaissance Office
Panelists:

Col. Todd Brost, USAF

Joint Interagency Combined Space Operations Center (JICSpOC) Director
U.S. Air Force

TBA

Participant(s)
To Be Announced
2:05 p.m. to
3:25 p.m.
Tech Track
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Tech Track
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Location: Colorado Hall: C

14:05--14:25 Presenter TBA

14:25--14:45 Presenter TBA

14:45--15:05 Presenter TBA

15:05--15:25 Presenter TBA

2:05 p.m. to
3:25 p.m.
Tech Track
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Tech Track
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Location: Colorado Hall: F

14:05--14:25 Presenter TBA

14:25--14:45 Presenter TBA

14:45--15:05 Presenter TBA

15:05--15:25 Presenter TBA

2:15 p.m. to
2:45 p.m.
New Generation Space Leaders
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Co-sponsor:
New Generation Space Leaders
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Co-sponsor:
2:45 p.m. to
4:00 p.m.
New Generation Space Leaders
Separate Reg. or Purchase
New Generation Space Leaders
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Senior Mentors:

Mike Appleby

Senior Associate
Booz Allen Hamilton

Maj. Gen. Nina M. Armagno, USAF

Director of Strategic Plans, Programs, Requirements and Analysis
Air Force Space Command

Kira Blackwell

Program Executive, Office of the Chief Technologist
NASA: Headquarters

Salvatore T. "Tory" Bruno

President and Chief Executive Officer
United Launch Alliance (ULA)

Col. DeAnna M. Burt, USAF

Commander, 50th Space Wing
Air Force Space Command

Brig. Gen. Cary C. Chun (Ret)

Senior Vice President, Client Relations Executive
ASRC Federal

Suzanne Cunningham

Strategy & Integration Manager
NASA Kennedy Space Center

John Elbon

Vice President and General Manager Space Exploration at Boeing
Space Foundation Board of Directors

Erik Eliasen

VP, National Security Space Programs
Swedish Space Corporation

Kristina Harrington

Director of Signals Intelligence Directorate
NRO

Gregory Johnson

Executive Director, Center for the Advancement of Science in Space
Former NASA Astronaut

Michael J. Johnston

Senior Director
Booz Allen Hamilton

Wallis W. Laughrey

Vice President Space Systems
Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems

Debra Facktor Lepore

Vice President and General Manager, Strategic Operations
Ball Aerospace

Mary Lockhart

President and Chief Executive Officer
PEMDAS Technologies & Innovations

Lt. Col. Terrill J. McCall, USAF

Commander, 22nd Space Operations Squadron
U.S. Air Force

Robert Meyerson

President
Blue Origin

Benjamin Reed

Director, Crew Mission Management
SpaceX

Namira Salim

Founder
Space Trust

Scotty Van Sant

Senior Policy Analyst
US STRATCOM

Dr. Johann-Dietrich Wörner

Director General
European Space Agency (ESA)
3:10 p.m. to
3:40 p.m.
Cyber 1.7 Classified
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Cyber 1.7 Classified
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Featured Speaker:

TBA

Participant(s)
To Be Announced
3:35 p.m. to
4:00 p.m.
Tech Track
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Tech Track
Separate Reg. or Purchase
3:35 p.m. to
4:00 p.m.
Tech Track
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Tech Track
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Featured Speaker:

TBA

Participant(s)
To Be Announced
3:40 p.m. to
3:45 p.m.
Cyber 1.7 Classified
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Cyber 1.7 Classified
Separate Reg. or Purchase
3:45 p.m. to
4:15 p.m.
Cyber 1.7 Classified
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Cyber 1.7 Classified
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Featured Speaker:

TBA

Participant(s)
To Be Announced
4:00 p.m. to
5:00 p.m.
New Generation Space Leaders
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Co-sponsor:
New Generation Space Leaders
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Co-sponsor:
4:05 p.m. to
5:25 p.m.
Tech Track
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Tech Track
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Location: Colorado Hall: C

16:05--16:25 Presenter TBA

16:25--16:45 Presenter TBA

16:45--17:05 Presenter TBA

17:05--17:25 Presenter TBA

4:05 p.m. to
5:25 p.m.
Tech Track
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Tech Track
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Location: Colorado Hall: F

16:05--16:25 Presenter TBA

16:25--16:45 Presenter TBA

16:45--17:05 Presenter TBA

17:05--17:25 Presenter TBA

4:20 p.m.
Cyber 1.7 Classified
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Cyber 1.7 Classified
Separate Reg. or Purchase

ADM James O. Ellis, Jr., USN (Ret.)

Hoover Institution, Annenberg Distinguished Fellow
Chairman, Space Foundation Board of Directors
4:30 p.m.
By Invitation Only
5:00 p.m. to
6:15 p.m.
By Invitation Only
Co-sponsor:
5:25 p.m. to
5:30 p.m.
Tech Track
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Tech Track
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Featured Speaker:

TBA

Participant(s)
To Be Announced
6:30 p.m. to
7:30 p.m.
Symposium Program
Co-sponsor:
Symposium Program

Entertainment:

Postmodern Jukebox Puts a Vintage Twist on Today’s Biggest Hits

Welcome to the topsy-turvy world of Postmodern Jukebox, an ongoing musical project spearheaded by pianist and arranger Scott Bradlee, who takes contemporary pop and rock tunes and fashions new arrangements for them that cast them in an unpredictable variety of musical styles from the past.

 

Master of Ceremonies:

ADM James O. Ellis, Jr., USN (Ret.)

Hoover Institution, Annenberg Distinguished Fellow
Chairman, Space Foundation Board of Directors
Corporate Host:

Jeffrey D. Grant

Sector Vice President and General Manager of Space Systems
Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems
Co-sponsor:
7:30 p.m.
Symposium Program
Co-sponsor:
8:00 p.m. to
10:00 p.m.
By Invitation Only
8:00 p.m.
By Invitation Only
Co-sponsors:
By Invitation Only
Co-sponsors:
Tuesday, April 04, 2017
7:15 a.m. to
8:30 a.m.
By Invitation Only
Co-sponsor:
By Invitation Only
Master of Ceremonies:

Brendan W. Curry

Vice President - Washington Operations
Space Foundation
Corporate Host:

Brig. Gen. Peter Hoene, USAF (Ret)

President and CEO
SES Government Solutions
Featured Speaker:

Mike Rogers (R-AL)

Congressman
Co-sponsor:
8:00 a.m. to
5:00 p.m.
Symposium Program
Master Moderator:
8:15 a.m. to
8:45 a.m.
Symposium Program
Symposium Program
8:45 a.m. to
10:30 a.m.
Symposium Program
Symposium Program
Moderator:

The Honorable Robert S. Walker

Executive Chairman
Wexler & Walker
Panelists:

Mohammed Nasser Al Ahbabi, Ph.D

Director General
United Arab Emirates Space Agency

Professor Roberto Battiston

President
Italian Space Agency (ASI)

Gwang-Rae Cho, Ph.D

President
Korean Aerospace Research Institute (KARI)

Dr. Pascale Ehrenfreund

Chair of the Executive Board
German Aerospace Center (DLR)

Igor Komarov

Director General
ROSCOSMOS State Corporation

Sylvain Laporte

President
Canadian Space Agency

Jean Yves LeGall

President
Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES)

Robert M. Lightfoot, Jr.

Acting Administrator
NASA

Francisco Javier Mendieta Jiménez, Ph.D

General Director
Mexican Space Agency

Ger Nieuwpoort, Ph.D

Director
Netherlands Space Office (NSO)

Dr. Naoki Okumura

President
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

Marius-Ioan Piso, Ph.D

President and Chief Executive Officer
Romanian Space Agency (ROSA)

Pham Anh Tuan, Ph.D

Director General
Vietnam National Satellite Center

Dr. Johann-Dietrich Wörner

Director General
European Space Agency (ESA)

TBA

Participant(s)
To Be Announced
10:30 a.m. to
10:45 a.m.
Symposium Program
Symposium Program
10:45 a.m. to
12:00 p.m.
Symposium Program
Moderator:

Dylan Taylor

President and Chief Operating Officer
Colliers International
Panelists:

Dr. Chris Boshuizen

Entrepreneur in Residence
Data Collective VC

Lars Dyrud, Ph.D

Chief Executive Officer
OmniEarth Inc.

Jane Poynter

Chief Executive Officer
World View

Jeffrey Tarr

President and Chief Executive Officer
DigitalGlobe

Dr. Marco Villa

COO
Terran Orbital and Tyvak Nano Satellite Systems
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
Master of Ceremonies:

Lt. Col. Shelli Brunswick, USAF (Ret.)

Chief Operating Officer and Acting Chief Executive Officer
Space Foundation
Corporate Host:

TBA

Participant(s)
To Be Announced
Featured Speaker:

Brig. Gen. John Shaw, USAF

Deputy Director, Global Operations, Global Operations Directorate
U.S. Strategic Command
Co-sponsor:
Buy Tickets
2:00 p.m. to
2:25 p.m.
Symposium Program
Symposium Program
Featured Speaker:

Leanne Caret

President and Chief Executive Officer of Defense, Space & Security (BDS)
Executive Vice President, The Boeing Company
2:25 p.m. to
2:55 p.m.
Symposium Program
Featured Speaker:

Gen. John W. "Jay" Raymond, USAF

Commander
Air Force Space Command
2:55 p.m. to
3:05 p.m.
Symposium Program
Symposium Program
3:05 p.m. to
3:30 p.m.
Symposium Program
Featured Speaker:

Betty J. Sapp

Director
NRO
3:30 p.m. to
3:50 p.m.
Symposium Program
Symposium Program
Featured Speaker:

TBA

Participant(s)
To Be Announced
4:00 p.m. to
4:20 p.m.
Symposium Program
Featured Speaker:

Alan Stern, Ph.D

Principal Investigator New Horizons Mission
CEO Uwingu
4:00 p.m. to
5:00 p.m.
By Invitation Only
By Invitation Only
4:20 p.m. to
5:00 p.m.
Symposium Program
Symposium Program
Featured Speaker:

TBA

Participant(s)
To Be Announced
5:00 p.m. to
7:00 p.m.
Symposium Program
Co-sponsor:
Symposium Program
Co-sponsor:
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
Co-sponsor:
7:00 p.m. to
9:00 p.m.
New Generation Space Leaders
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Co-sponsor:
New Generation Space Leaders
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Location: West Tower Lobby
Featured Speaker:

Keith Barger

Space Education Specialist
Space Foundation
Co-sponsor:
7:30 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).

Master of Ceremonies:

Gen. William L. Shelton, USAF (Ret.)

Vice Chairman
Space Foundation
Corporate Host:

TBA

Participant(s)
To Be Announced
Featured Speaker:

James Frederick "Jim" Bridenstine (R-OK)

Congressman
Oklahoma's First District
Co-sponsor:
Buy Tickets
Wednesday, April 05, 2017
7:15 a.m. to
8:30 a.m.
By Invitation Only
Co-sponsor:
By Invitation Only
Co-sponsor:
7:15 a.m.
By Invitation Only
Co-sponsor:
By Invitation Only
Corporate Host:

TBA

Participant(s)
To Be Announced
Featured Speaker:

TBA

Participant(s)
To Be Announced
Co-sponsor:
7:30 a.m. to
8:45 a.m.
New Generation Space Leaders
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Co-sponsor:
New Generation Space Leaders
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Corporate Host:

Salvatore T. "Tory" Bruno

President and Chief Executive Officer
United Launch Alliance (ULA)
Co-sponsor:
7:30 a.m.
New Generation Space Leaders
Separate Reg. or Purchase
New Generation Space Leaders
Separate Reg. or Purchase

Attendance at New Generation Space Leader Programs requires Space Symposium registration and will allow access to both New Gen agenda as well as Space Symposium agenda. View full track  information.

8:00 a.m. to
12:00 p.m.
Symposium Program
Master Moderator:

Maj. Eleanor Morgan

Evaluator Pilot
U.S. Air Force
8:15 a.m. to
8:45 a.m.
Symposium Program
Symposium Program
8:45 a.m. to
9:15 a.m.
Symposium Program
Featured Speaker:

Elzbieta Bienkowska

Commissioner
European Commission
9:00 a.m. to
10:30 a.m.
New Generation Space Leaders
Separate Reg. or Purchase
New Generation Space Leaders
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Moderator:

TBA

Participant(s)
To Be Announced
Panelists:

TBA

Participant(s)
To Be Announced
9:00 a.m. to
4:30 p.m.
Space Classified
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Co-sponsor:
Space Classified
Separate Reg. or Purchase

Space Classified is a one-day forum for industry and government conducted at the TS/SCI level in Colorado Springs, CO, on Wednesday, April 5, 2017. 

Seating at Space Classified is extremely limited and is managed through an allocation system for Corporate Members and government attendees.  Please contact your organization for attendance consideration.

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 Space Classified, your TS/SCI clearance must be received and verified no later than March 24, 2017. If you have registered and this condition is not met, you will be responsible for a $50 additional service charge. No exceptions.

Master Moderator:

Michael J. Johnston

Senior Director
Booz Allen Hamilton
Co-sponsor:
9:00 a.m. to
9:05 a.m.
Space Classified
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Space Classified
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Opening Remarks:

ADM James O. Ellis, Jr., USN (Ret.)

Hoover Institution, Annenberg Distinguished Fellow
Chairman, Space Foundation Board of Directors
9:10 a.m. to
9:40 a.m.
Space Classified
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Space Classified
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Featured Speaker:

Gen. John W. "Jay" Raymond, USAF

Commander
Air Force Space Command
9:15 a.m. to
10:15 a.m.
Symposium Program
Symposium Program

TBA

Participant(s)
To Be Announced
9:40 a.m. to
10:20 a.m.
Space Classified
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Space Classified
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Featured Speaker:

Winston A. Beauchamp

Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force for Space; Director Principal DoD Space Advisor Staff
U.S. Air Force
10:15 a.m. to
10:30 a.m.
Symposium Program
Symposium Program
10:15 a.m. to
1:45 p.m.
Educators and Students
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Co-sponsor:
Educators and Students
Separate Reg. or Purchase

Open to Space Foundation Teacher Liaisons and their students ONLY: Guided tours to specially designated "destination booths and displays" are folded into a larger, broader educational experience that represents a wide variety of aerospace programs, companies and organizations. The Boeing Exhibit Center and Pavilion will offer a mind-boggling glimpse into the most innovative current and future space technologies and the customized destination booth visits give participants opportunities to learn from Space Foundation Corporate Member companies.

Learn more about this limited availability opportunity.

Co-sponsor:
10:20 a.m. to
10:40 a.m.
Space Classified
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Space Classified
Separate Reg. or Purchase
10:30 a.m. to
11:30 a.m.
Symposium Program
Moderator:

David Livingston, DBA

Founder and Host
The Space Show
Panelists:

Robert D. Cabana

Director
NASA John F. Kennedy Space Center

Janet Kavandi, Ph.D.

Director
NASA John H. Glenn Research Center

Todd May

Director
NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

Ellen Ochoa, Ph.D

Director
NASA Johnson Space Center

Christopher J. Scolese

Director
Goddard Space Flight Center

Michael Watkins, Ph.D

Director
NASA Jet Propulsion Lab
10:40 a.m. to
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Featured Speaker:

Lt. Gen. David J. Buck, USAF

Commander, 14th Air Force, Air Force Space Command
Commander, Joint Functional Component Command for Space, U.S. Strategic Command
11:15 a.m. to
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11:30 a.m. to
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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.

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Awardee

Piers Sellers, Ph.D., OBE

Former Deputy Director, Sciences & Exploration Directorate, and Former Acting Director, Earth Sciences Division, at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center
Former NASA Astronaut
Master of Ceremonies:

ADM James O. Ellis, Jr., USN (Ret.)

Hoover Institution, Annenberg Distinguished Fellow
Chairman, Space Foundation Board of Directors
Corporate Host:

Lisa B. Callahan

Vice President and General Manager, Civil Space
Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company
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Jeffrey D. Grant

Sector Vice President and General Manager of Space Systems
Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems
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Featured Speaker:

Maj. Gen. Stephen T. Denker, USAF

Deputy Director
National Reconnaissance Office (NRO)
1:30 p.m. to
2:30 p.m.
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2:00 p.m. to
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Master Moderator:

Ali Nasseri

Co-Chair
Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC)
2:00 p.m. to
5:00 p.m.
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Master Moderator:

Maj. Eleanor Morgan

Evaluator Pilot
U.S. Air Force
2:00 p.m. to
3:30 p.m.
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Moderator:

Nicholas C. Puschman

Young Graduate Trainee / International Law Division
European Space Agency (ESA)
Panelists:
2:00 p.m. to
3:15 p.m.
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Symposium Program
Concurrent Session
Moderator:

Mary Preville

Director General, Policy
Canadian Space Agency
Panelists:

Brigadier-General Blaise Frawley, OMM, CD

Director General Space
Canadian Armed Forces

Stephane Germain

President
GHGSat Inc.

Sylvain Laporte

President
Canadian Space Agency

Donald Osborne

President
MDA Information Systems Group

Jim Quick

President and CEO
Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC)

Professor Kimberly Strong

Professor
University of Toronto
2:00 p.m. to
3:10 p.m.
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Concurrent Session
Moderator:

Kira Blackwell

Program Executive, Office of the Chief Technologist
NASA: Headquarters
Panelists:

Salvatore T. "Tory" Bruno

President and Chief Executive Officer
United Launch Alliance (ULA)

Marilyn J. Bruno, P.h.D.

Chief Executive Officer
Aequor, Inc.

Riccardo Di Blasio

IT Executive and Investor

Peter M. Hughes

Chief Technologist
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Jose H. Ocasio-Christian

Chief Executive Officer
Caelus Partners, LLC

David Sinclair, P.h.D.

Professor
Harvard Medical School

Anup Singh

Co-Founder & Chief Science Officer
InnaMed
2:30 p.m. to
2:45 p.m.
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2:45 p.m. to
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2:45 p.m. to
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3:15 p.m. to
3:45 p.m.
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3:15 p.m. to
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Concurrent Session
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Concurrent Session
Moderator:

Daniel Baker, Ph.D

Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics Director
University of Colorado Boulder
Panelists:

Antonio Busalacchi, Ph.D

President
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

Scott Fouse

Vice President of the Advanced Technology Center
Lockheed Martin Space Systems

William Murtagh

Assistant Director for Space Weather, Energy, and Environment Division
White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

Dr. Stephen Volz

NESDIS Assistant Administrator
NOAA Satellite & Information Service
3:30 p.m. to
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3:30 p.m. to
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New Generation Space Leaders
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Moderator:

Nicholas C. Puschman

Young Graduate Trainee / International Law Division
European Space Agency (ESA)
Panelists:

Dr. Steve Chappell

BASALT Exploration/Ops Lead
NASA JSC

Pascal Lee, Ph.D

Director, NASA Haughton-Mars Project
Mars Institute, SETI Institute, & NASA Ames Research Center

Rodrigo Romo

Project Manager
Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems
3:45 p.m. to
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Concurrent Session
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Concurrent Session
Moderator:

Brett Biddington AM

Principal, Biddington Research Pty Ltd
Chief Executive, IAC Adelaide
Panelists:

David Ball

Executive Consult
Space Industry Association of Australia

Professor Russell Boyce

Chair for Space Engineering
University of New South Wales - Canberra

Dr. Naomi Mathers

Industry Liaison Engineer
ANU Advanced Instrumentation and Technology Centre

Anthony Murfett

Minister Counsellor (Industry, Science and Education)
Australian Embassy, Washington DC

Peter Nikoloff

Executive Director and Co-Founder
Nova Group

Shaun Wilson

Chief Executive Officer
Shoal Group
4:00 p.m. to
4:30 p.m.
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ADM James O. Ellis, Jr., USN (Ret.)

Hoover Institution, Annenberg Distinguished Fellow
Chairman, Space Foundation Board of Directors
4:15 p.m. to
5:15 p.m.
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Moderator:

Dr. Kris Lehnhardt

Attending Physician and Assistant Professor
The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
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5:15 p.m. to
6:30 p.m.
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6:00 p.m.
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By Invitation Only
6:15 p.m. to
7:30 p.m.
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8:00 p.m. to
10:00 p.m.
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Thursday, April 06, 2017
8:00 a.m. to
5:00 p.m.
Symposium Program
Symposium Program
Master Moderator:

Ali Nasseri

Co-Chair
Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC)
8:00 a.m. to
8:45 a.m.
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Symposium Program
8:45 a.m. to
9:15 a.m.
Symposium Program
Featured Speaker:

Gen. John E. Hyten, USAF

Commander
USSTRATCOM
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Moderator:

Maj. Gen. Clinton E. Crosier, USAF

Director of Plans and Policy,
U.S. Strategic Command
Panelists:

Brigadier-General Blaise Frawley, OMM, CD

Director General Space
Canadian Armed Forces

Dr. Ruediger Huth

FMOD Deputy Director-General for Security and Defence Policy
Federal Ministry of Defence

Brig. Gen. Jean-Daniel Testé

Commander, Joint Space Command
French Ministry of Defense

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10:10 a.m. to
10:30 a.m.
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Featured Speaker:

LTG James H. Dickinson, USA

Commanding General
USASMDC/ARSTRAT
10:30 a.m. to
10:45 a.m.
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10:45 a.m. to
11:30 a.m.
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Moderator:

Thad Allen

Executive Vice President
Booz Allen Hamilton
Panelists:

Dr. Philippe Brunet

Director – Space Policy, Copernicus and Defence
European Commission

Samer Halawi

Chief Executive Officer
Thuraya

David Mottarella

Senior Manager Maritime Geospatial Solutions, Space and Intelligence Systems
Harris

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11:30 a.m. to
11:45 a.m.
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Lynn Dugle

Chief Executive Officer
Engility
12:15 p.m. to
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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.

Master of Ceremonies:

Lt. Col. Shelli Brunswick, USAF (Ret.)

Chief Operating Officer and Acting Chief Executive Officer
Space Foundation
Moderator:

Alice Bunn, P.h.D.

Director of Policy
UK Space Agency
Panelists:

Maj. Gen. Nina M. Armagno, USAF

Director of Strategic Plans, Programs, Requirements and Analysis
Air Force Space Command

Dr. Pascale Ehrenfreund

Chair of the Executive Board
German Aerospace Center (DLR)

Maureen O'Brien

Manager, Strategic Alliances
NASA Headquarters

Susan Opp

President, Space & Power Sector
L3 Technologies

Becky Yoder, CPA

Chief Executive Officer
Surrey Satellite Technology US
Featured Speaker:

Gen Ellen M. Pawlikowski, USAF

Commander
Air Force Materiel Command
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2:30 p.m.
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Featured Speaker:

Winston A. Beauchamp

Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force for Space; Director Principal DoD Space Advisor Staff
U.S. Air Force
2:30 p.m. to
2:45 p.m.
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Alexander Gibson

Fusion Forum 2017 Manager
Space Generation Advisory Council

Minoo Rathnasabapathy

Executive Director
Space Generation Advisory Council
2:45 p.m. to
4:00 p.m.
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Panelists:

William H. Gerstenmaier

Associate Administrator, Human Exploration and Operations
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Sergey Krikalev

Executive Director for manned space flight programs
ROSCOSMOS State Corporation

Dr. David Parker

Director of Human Spaceflight and Robotic Exploration
European Space Agency (ESA)

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Educators and Students
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Location: Broadmoor Main
5:30 p.m. to
6:30 p.m.
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Open to all attendees: Join us in a pre-dinner celebration of our 30th Space Technology Hall of Fame® honorees. Watch the video.

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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.

Master of Ceremonies:

Sarah Cruddas

Space Journalist and Science Broadcaster
Corporate Host:

Col Lee Rosen, USAF (Ret)

Vice President, Customer Operations & Integration
SpaceX
Moderator:

P.J. O'Rourke

Political Reporter and Political Satirist
Featured Speaker:

Clay Jenkinson

Humanities Scholar and Historical Performer
Dakota Sky Education
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