The Workforce Focus

Thursday, April 20, 2023

8:45 am - 3:15 pm


Location: Cheyenne Mountain Resort

The Workforce program being held during the 38th 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. 

9:00 am – Welcome and Introductions

9:15 am – International Education Panel with Q&A

    • Shelli Brunswick, Space Foundation – Moderator
    • Dr. Russell Boyce, Canberra Space
    • Prof. Dr. Pascale Ehrenfreund, IAF
    • Dr. Tidiane Ouattara, African Union Commission 
    • Dr. Raheel Qamar, ICESCO  

10:45 am – Break, Networking, Academic Fair

11:00 am – Fireside Chat

    • Dr. Quincy Brown, Executive Office of the President   
    • Louie Lopez, U.S. Department of Defense 

11:40 am – Break, Networking, Academic Fair

12:00 pm – Lunch

12:30 pm – U.S. Educational Panel with Q&A

    • Dr. Quincy Brown, Executive Office of the President – Moderator
    • Dr. Andy Aldrin, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University   
    • Dr. Greg Autry, Thunderbird School of Global Management  
    • Dr. Lance Bolton, Pikes Peak State College
    • Stephanie Burke, Center for Equity and Excellence in Aviation at Denver International Airport  
    • Dr. Alex Marrero, Denver Public Schools   
    • Brig. Gen. Richard L. Zellmann, USA

2:15 pm – Industry Panel

    • Kelli Kedis Ogborn, Space Foundation – Moderator
    • Heather Bulk, Special Aerospace Services
    • Mike French, AIA
    • Via Van Liew, The Aerospace Corporation
    • Alexander MacDonald, NASA
    • Jeremy Yazinski, Ball Aerospace 

3:15 pm – General audience dismissed with guest passes to the Exhibit Hall

This event is open to all Space Symposium registrants