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

New Generation Space Leaders

For young space professionals age 35 and under...

During the 33rd Space Symposium, the Space Foundation will help participants gain visibility and exposure to senior leaders while getting advice and insight on career development. The multi-dimensional New Generation Space Leaders program features speed mentoring, workshop sessions, keynotes, Q&A sessions, interactivity, social networking, receptions and exposure for some members as part of the Space Symposium agenda.

Who Should Attend New Generation Space Leaders Events?

Young space professionals who:

  • Are looking to advance their careers
  • Want to create new contacts and gain visibility
  • Are eager to learn more about their chosen career field
  • Want to help set the direction for the future of the space industry

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.

New Generation Space Leaders Agenda

 

Monday, April 03, 2017
12:30 p.m. to
1:45 p.m.
New Generation Space Leaders: Welcome Luncheon
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:
2:15 p.m. to
2:45 p.m.
New Generation Space Leaders: Mission Overview
New Generation Space Leaders
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Co-sponsor:
2:45 p.m. to
4:00 p.m.
New Generation Space Leaders: Speed Mentoring
New Generation Space Leaders
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Senior Mentors:

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

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

Erik Eliasen

VP, National Security Space Programs
Swedish Space Corporation

Kevin Foley

Global Sales & Marketing, International Space Station Space Exploration
Boeing

Kristina Harrington

Director of Signals Intelligence Directorate
National Reconnaissance Office

W. Michael Hawes D.Sc.

Vice-President and Orion Program Manager
Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company

Col. Gregory Johnson, USAF (Ret.)

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

Paul Neary

Chief Financial Officer
United Launch Alliance (ULA)

Tom Pirrone

SVP Stratollite Applications
World View

Namira Salim

Founder
Space Trust

Scotty Van Sant

Senior Policy Analyst
US STRATCOM

Damon R. Wells

Director, Office of Policy and Strategy
National Reconnaissance Office

Dr. Johann-Dietrich Wörner

Director General
European Space Agency (ESA)
Co-sponsor:
4:00 p.m. to
5:00 p.m.
New Generation Space Leaders: Networking Reception with Mentors
New Generation Space Leaders
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Co-sponsor:
Tuesday, April 04, 2017
7:00 p.m. to
9:00 p.m.
International Star Night: Astrophotography
New Generation Space Leaders
Separate Reg. or Purchase

Please note: This event is for New Generation Space Leaders registrants and special guests only.

Featured Speaker:

Keith Barger

Space Education Specialist
Space Foundation
Special Guest:

Dr. Buzz Aldrin

Retired Astronaut and Air Force Veteran
Co-sponsor:
Wednesday, April 05, 2017
7:30 a.m. to
8:45 a.m.
New Generation Space Leaders: Breakfast
New Generation Space Leaders
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Corporate Host:

Salvatore T. "Tory" Bruno

President and Chief Executive Officer
United Launch Alliance (ULA)
Featured Speaker:

Dr. Andrew Aldrin

Associate Professor-Director
Buzz Aldrin Space Institute
Co-sponsor:
7:30 a.m. to
5:00 p.m.
New Generation Space Leaders: Mars Day
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.

9:00 a.m. to
10:00 a.m.
New Generation Space Leaders Panel: Mars Mission Prep
New Generation Space Leaders
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Moderator:

Nicholas C. Puschman

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

Tony Antonelli

Director, Advanced Programs, Civil Space
Lockheed Martin Space Systems

Darby G. Cooper

Launch Vehicle Architect Manager, Exploration Launch Systems – Integrated Analysis
Boeing

Michael Holguin

Program Manager
United Launch Alliance

Patrick O'Neill

Marketing and Communications Manager
International Space Station US National Lab
10:00 a.m. to
10:45 a.m.
Mission Operations for the Next Generation of Mars Missions
New Generation Space Leaders
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Featured Speaker:

James Bultitude

Space Engineer
Saber Astronautics
2:00 p.m. to
3:30 p.m.
New Generation Space Leaders Panel: Mars Excursion
New Generation Space Leaders
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Moderator:

Nicholas C. Puschman

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

Robert P. Chambers

Senior Systems Engineer
Lockheed Martin

Carlos Salicrup, MD, MS, EMT-P, ATP, AFAsMA

Flight Surgeon-Pilot
"Mission Doctor" SGAC-PMAS
3:30 p.m. to
5:00 p.m.
New Generation Space Leaders Panel: Living and Working on Mars
New Generation Space Leaders
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Moderator:

Nicholas C. Puschman

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

Dr. Andrew Aldrin

Associate Professor-Director
Buzz Aldrin Space Institute

Dr. Steve Chappell

BASALT Exploration/Ops Lead
KBRwyle, 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

Ed Rosenthal

Founder and Chairman of the Board
Florikan ESA
Thursday, April 06, 2017
9:00 a.m. to
10:15 a.m.
New Gen Breakfast: Career Prospects and Opportunities for Young Space Professionals – Insight from The Space Report
New Generation Space Leaders
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Featured Speaker:

Micah Walter-Range

Director - Research & Analysis
Space Foundation
Co-sponsor:
9:00 p.m. to
11:55 p.m.
Reception in Honor of New Generation Space Leaders
Symposium Program
New Generation Space Leaders
Co-sponsor: