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Saturday, August 21, 2021

Saturday, August 21, 2021

10:30 am - 6:15 pm

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Location: Cheyenne Lodge

Space Generation Fusion Forum 2021

Held annually in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the SGFF is a two-day conference dedicated to professional development, networking, and learning for students and young professionals who are passionate about space. Delegates will have the opportunity to engage with relevant issues in the space community through a mixed program of keynote speeches, interactive panels, and discussion groups. The ultimate goal is to have delegates from various facets of the space industry fuse interdisciplinary and international perspectives in the hopes of creating new, innovative solutions.

Space Generation Fusion Forum is restricted to registered delegates and invited speakers. It is closed to media and other affiliated press.

Separate Registration or Purchase Required

Sunday, August 22, 2021

Sunday, August 22, 2021

8:00 am - 6:45 pm

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Location: Cheyenne Lodge

Space Generation Fusion Forum 2021

Held annually in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the SGFF is a two-day conference dedicated to professional development, networking, and learning for students and young professionals who are passionate about space. Delegates will have the opportunity to engage with relevant issues in the space community through a mixed program of keynote speeches, interactive panels, and discussion groups. The ultimate goal is to have delegates from various facets of the space industry fuse interdisciplinary and international perspectives in the hopes of creating new, innovative solutions.

Space Generation Fusion Forum is restricted to registered delegates and invited speakers. It is closed to media and other affiliated press.

Separate Registration or Purchase Required

Monday, August 23, 2021

Monday, August 23, 2021

8:00 am - 12:10 pm

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Location: Cheyenne Lodge

Space Generation Fusion Forum 2021

Held annually in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the SGFF is a two-day conference dedicated to professional development, networking, and learning for students and young professionals who are passionate about space. Delegates will have the opportunity to engage with relevant issues in the space community through a mixed program of keynote speeches, interactive panels, and discussion groups. The ultimate goal is to have delegates from various facets of the space industry fuse interdisciplinary and international perspectives in the hopes of creating new, innovative solutions. 

Space Generation Fusion Forum is restricted to registered delegates and invited speakers. It is closed to media and other affiliated press.

Separate Registration or Purchase Required

Monday, August 23, 2021

12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

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Location: Broadmoor West: Rocky Mountain Ballroom

New Generation Space Leaders: Welcome Luncheon

The New Generation Space Leaders program fosters meaningful, long-term peer relationships by providing access to top space leaders through program opportunities at Space Symposium and throughout the year. Our goal is to fuel the future for young professionals and be the driving force in helping them launch their careers further.

Separate Registration or Purchase Required

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Monday, August 23, 2021

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Location: The Broadmoor Hotel

New Generation Space Leaders: Networking Reception

This reception is only open to New Generation Space Leaders Registrants and Mentors participating in the Leadership Exchange

By Invitation Only

Monday, August 23, 2021

4:45 pm - 6:00 pm

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Location: The Broadmoor Hotel

Pre-Ceremony Space Foundation Speaker Reception

By Invitation Only

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Monday, August 23, 2021

6:30 pm - 7:15 pm

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Location: International Center

Opening Ceremony

The Opening Ceremony celebrates the official start of the annual Space Symposium.  Space Foundation honors outstanding individuals and organizations at several Symposium events, to highlight the best of the best in the space community.  We are excited to announce that the Opening Ceremony for the 36th Space Symposium will feature the presentation of the General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award, the highest honor bestowed by Space Foundation.

Master of Ceremonies:

  • Thomas E. Zelibor, Rear Admiral, USN (Ret.)

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Monday, August 23, 2021

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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Location: Lockheed Martin Exhibit Center

Grand Opening: Lockheed Martin Exhibit Center

When visiting the Lockheed Martin Exhibit Center, it becomes evident that going to space is just the beginning! It’s what you do when you get there that matters. Lockheed Martin builds satellites and spacecraft that do amazing things in space for government and commercial customers. The satellites give earlier warning of severe weather, connect troops on the battlefield and deliver GPS directions to a billion people worldwide. Connecting people. Advancing discovery. And protecting what matters most.

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Monday, August 23, 2021

7:45 pm - 9:15 pm

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Location: The Broadmoor Hotel

Government Affairs Reception

By Invitation Only

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Monday, August 23, 2021

7:45 pm - 9:15 pm

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Location: The Broadmoor Hotel

International Space Leaders Reception

By Invitation Only

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Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

7:15 am - 8:45 am

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Location: The Broadmoor Hotel

Salon Breakfast

Ready Now:  Radio Frequency GEOINT is a Game Changer for Global Security

Commercial space-based RF data and analytics (RF GEOINT) is changing the paradigm of how the defense and intelligence agencies operate. By providing a new unclassified shareable layer of RF intelligence, Agencies can see what was previously invisible, the RF emitter activity across land, air, sea, and space. RF GEOINT is critical to understanding human activity and cueing other intelligence collections for a comprehensive understanding of the environment. Please join us for breakfast to review the latest updates on HawkEye 360 and how we can support your mission.

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Tuesday, August 24, 2021

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Location: International Center

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

8:30 am - 9:00 am

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Location: International Center

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

9:00 am - 9:30 am

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Location: International Center

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

9:30 am - 9:50 am

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Location: International Center

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

9:50 am - 10:00 am

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Location: The Broadmoor Hotel

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

10:00 am - 10:30 am

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Location: International Center

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

10:30 am - 10:50 am

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Location: International Center

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

10:50 am - 11:20 am

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Location: International Center

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

11:25 am - 11:40 am

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Location: International Center

One on One with Lisa Callahan

Interviewed by:

  • Jeanne Meserve

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

11:45 am - 12:00 pm

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Location: International Center

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

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Location: The Broadmoor Hotel

Senior Executives’ Forum Luncheon

By Invitation Only

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Tuesday, August 24, 2021

12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

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Location: The Broadmoor Hotel

Salon Luncheon

“Financing Early Stage Space Companies” 

Moderator:

  • Paul Croci – Managing Director, Head of Aerospace and Defense Investment Banking

Panelists:

  • Jonathan Baliff – President and CFO Genesis Park I SPAC and Board Member RedWire
  • Lear Beyer – Managing Director, Head of Equity Capital Markets for Wells Fargo
  • Petros Kitsos – Advisor to Aries I SPAC and early stage Space Investor
  • Fatih Ozmen – Co-founder and CEO of Sierra Nevada Corporation
  • Suzanne Vautrinot – Major General USAF, retired, President of Kilovolt Consulting and Board Member Wells Fargo

By Invitation Only

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Tuesday, August 24, 2021

12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

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Location: The Broadmoor Hotel

Space Policy Networking Lunch

By Invitation Only

Co-Sponsor

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

2:00 pm - 2:25 pm

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Location: International Center

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

2:25 pm - 2:45 pm

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Location: International Center

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

3:20 pm - 3:30 pm

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Location: The Broadmoor Hotel

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

3:30 pm - 3:45 pm

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Location: International Center

One on One with Tom Wilson

Interviewed by:

  • Theresa Hitchens

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

3:45 pm - 5:00 pm

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Location: International Center

LEO Constellations: New Technologies, Business Models and New Challenges

Topics: Benefits and drawbacks of LEO constellations, hybrid LEO/GEO systems, successes and failures

Moderator:

  • Christopher Baugh

Panelists:

  • Maj. Gen. Clinton Crosier, USSF (Ret.)
  • Mark Dankberg
  • Chris Johnson
  • Dr. Fred Kennedy
  • Neil Masterson
  • Gwynne Shotwell

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Location: Lockheed Martin Exhibit Center

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

5:15 pm - 7:15 pm

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Location: The Broadmoor Hotel

Corporate Member Appreciation Reception

By Invitation Only

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Tuesday, August 24, 2021

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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Location: International Center

Corporate Partnership Dinner

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

  • Jeffrey Grant

Featured Speaker: 

  • Gen. John E. Hyten, USAF

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Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

7:15 am - 8:30 am

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Location: Colorado Hall

Satellite Forum Breakfast

Topic: The Evolution of Space Operations Command and it’s Support to U.S. and Allied Forces

Master of Ceremonies:

  • Thomas Dorame

Featured Speaker: 

  • Lt. Gen. Stephen N. Whiting, USSF

Separate Registration or Purchase Required

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Wednesday, August 25, 2021

7:30 am - 8:45 am

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Location: The Broadmoor Hotel

Astronaut Reunion Breakfast

By Invitation Only

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Wednesday, August 25, 2021

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Location: International Center

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

8:30 am - 8:40 am

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Location: International Center

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

8:40 am - 9:45 am

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Location: International Center

Heads of Agency

Moderator: 

  • Dr. Kathryn C. Thornton

Panelists:

  • Ian Annett
  • Dr. Josef Aschbacher
  • Philippe Baptiste
  • Lisa Campbell
  • Sen. Bill Nelson
  • Dr. Walther Pelzer
  • Giorgio Saccoccia
  • Volodymyr Taftai

 

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

9:45 am - 10:00 am

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Location: The Broadmoor Hotel

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

10:00 am - 10:15 am

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Location: International Center

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Location: The Broadmoor Hotel

ICESCO Agreement Signing Ceremony and Networking

Space Foundation CEO, Tom Zelibor, Rear Admiral, USN (Ret.) welcomes to the 36th Space Symposium His Excellency Director General, Dr. Salim M. AlMalik of ICESCO (Islamic World Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization), which represents 54 member countries around the globe. In June of this year, Space Foundation and ICESCO partnered on a successful event in Rabat, Morocco, to build awareness about the benefits of space science and technology to economic development across industry, government, and academia. The agreement being signed expands this emerging partnership with additional events and programming that will occur in November and beyond. Prior to the signing ceremony, both leaders will deliver remarks. Kevin O’Connell, CEO of Space Economy Rising, Simonetta di Pippo, Director of UNOOSA, and Shelli Brunswick, COO of Space Foundation, will also speak, and the networking social in the same location will conclude the event.  

Separate Registration or Purchase Required

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

10:20 am - 11:05 am

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Location: International Center

International Military Collaboration

Moderated by: 

  • Kelli Seybolt

Panelists:

  • MGEN Michel Friedling, FRA-AF
  • Lt. Gen. Klaus Habersetzer
  • Gen. Shunji Izutsu, JSDF
  • MG. Pasi Jokinen, FAF
  • Gen. John W. “Jay” Raymond, USSF
  • Col. Luis Felipe Saez, FACH
  • ACM Marshal Mike Wigston, RAF

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

11:10 am - 11:35 am

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Location: International Center

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

11:40 am - 11:55 am

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Location: International Center

One on One with Melanie Stricklan

Interviewed by:

  • Meredith Garofalo

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

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Location: Colorado Hall

Space Warfighters Luncheon

This luncheon honors the service and contributions to our national and global security by our military forces and those of our global partners.  Remarks from a distinguished leader in the Space domain.

Master of Ceremonies: 

  • Peter Trainer

Featured Speaker:

  • Lt. Gen. John E. Shaw, USSF

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Wednesday, August 25, 2021

2:00 pm - 2:20 pm

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Location: International Center

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

2:20 pm - 2:40 pm

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Location: International Center

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

2:40 pm - 3:00 pm

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Location: International Center

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

3:00 pm - 3:10 pm

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Location: The Broadmoor Hotel

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

3:10 pm - 4:10 pm

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Location: International Center

Building a Digital Force

Moderator:

  • Eaton Kuh

Panelists:

  • Carol Erickson
  • Stephen Kitay
  • Dr. Scott Nowlin
  • Brig. Gen. John M. Olson, USAF
  • David Ray
  • COL Michael Teter, USA
  • Robert Zitz

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

4:15 pm - 5:00 pm

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Location: International Center

Our Search for Life’s Origin and Extent in the Universe

Two questions have long driven humanity’s curiosity: Where do we come from? And are we alone? In the past, the search for life was a thing of science fiction. Today, we are all embarking on this quest in a very real way together. Join us as we discuss NASA’s Science Mission Directorate’s (SMD) bold missions in pursuit of life beyond our own world and the efforts necessary to bring home this amazing science.

Our panel’s exploration begins right here, in our own local laboratory. NASA SMD’s Heliophysics and Earth Science Divisions explore the delicate relationship between our Sun and Earth, teaching us more about our own heliosphere, the only one we know harbors life. Our growing fleet of Heliophysics missions, including the groundbreaking Parker Solar Probe, help us unravel how our Sun works and in turn how it, and the solar wind it produces, interacts with our home planet, a world teeming with life. 

Our search for life continues as NASA SMD’s Planetary Science Division takes us farther out to the solar system’s many other ocean worlds, most of them moons orbiting the giant planets of the outer solar system. The Europa Clipper flagship mission and the recently awarded Dragonfly mission will explore two of these ocean worlds: Jupiter’s moon Europa, which holds twice as much water as Earth; and Saturn’s largest moon Titan, an alien world with complex organics and two solvents, water and methane, offering us tantalizing new information on extraterrestrial habitability and prebiotic chemistry.

NASA SMD’s Astrophysics Division extends exploration to beyond our solar system. With the Kepler telescope’s discovery that planets are a natural outcome of the star formation process, we now know there are more planets than stars in the universe.  The upcoming James Webb Space Telescope and the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope will observe the atmospheres of these worlds, determine their chemical fingerprints and reveal whether other Earth-like worlds are common in nearby solar systems.

These pioneering missions require large, interdisciplinary teams that span government, education, and commercial sectors. Strengthening these partnerships, along with continued advocacy and technology investments, will maintain these missions’ cadence and success. NASA’s commercial partners must continue to rise to the challenge to help solve the engineering and programmatic challenges of building and deploying uniquely instrumented spacecraft. Our continued exploration of habitable worlds near and far will reshape our understanding of the origin and extent of life itself.

Opening Remarks: 

  • Dr. Jason Kalirai

Moderator: 

  • Dipak Srinivasan

Panelists:

  • Dr. Mercedes Lopez-Morales
  • Tommy Sanford
  • Dr. Elizabeth “Zibi” Turtle
  • Dr. Thomas Zurbuchen

 

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

6:15 pm - 7:30 pm

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Location: The Broadmoor Hotel

Swigert Society Reception

By Invitation Only

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Thursday, August 26, 2021

7:00 am - 8:45 am

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Location: Broadmoor West: Rocky Mountain Ballroom

New Generation Space Leaders: Breakfast

The New Generation Space Leaders program fosters meaningful, long-term peer relationships by providing access to top space leaders through program opportunities at Space Symposium and throughout the year. Our goal is to fuel the future for young professionals and be the driving force in helping them launch their careers further.

Separate Registration or Purchase Required

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Thursday, August 26, 2021

7:15 am - 8:45 am

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Location: The Broadmoor Hotel

Salon Breakfast

Title: Startup Innovation for Space, an Executive Roundtable

Abstract: In the global space industry, small startups are able to make a big impact by introducing innovative new space technologies. As we look to the future, the cloud will be critical to accelerating experimentation, expanding automation, and delivering deeper insights. Hear directly from five executives from the inaugural AWS Space Accelerator for startups, about their innovative visions for tackling space’s greatest challenges, and how they are achieving results using the AWS cloud. Join us for breakfast and this exciting roundtable discussion.

Moderator:

  • ​Clint Crosier, Director, AWS Aerospace and Satellite

Panelists: ​

  • Dan Ceperley, CEO and Co-Founder, LeoLabs
  • Justin Cyrus, CEO and Founder, Lunar Outpost
  • Adam Kaplan, CEO of Edgybees
  • Adam Maher, CEO and Founder, Ursa Space
  • Rob Rainhart, Chief Operation Officer, Hawkeye 360

By Invitation Only

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Thursday, August 26, 2021

7:30 am - 8:30 am

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Location: The Broadmoor Hotel

Exhibitor Breakfast

By Invitation Only

Co-Sponsor

Thursday, August 26, 2021

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Location: International Center

Thursday, August 26, 2021

8:30 am - 9:30 am

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Location: International Center

Navy and Space

Moderator:

  • RDML Eric Ruttenberg

Panelists:

  • RDML Michael Bernacchi
  • RDML Stephen Donald
  • MajGen Ryan Heritage
  • RADM Gene Price

Thursday, August 26, 2021

9:35 am - 10:00 am

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Location: International Center

Thursday, August 26, 2021

10:00 am - 10:15 am

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Location: The Broadmoor Hotel

Thursday, August 26, 2021

10:15 am - 10:40 am

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Location: International Center

Thursday, August 26, 2021

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Location: International Center

Technology Drives Exploration: Paving the Next Era of Space Exploration

In support of Space Foundation’s 2021 Space Symposium scheduled for August 23-26th, NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD) will host a moderated panel discussion titled “Technology Drives Exploration:  Paving the Next Era of Space Exploration.” The panel will focus on the importance of continued investments to mature space technology to enrich our Nation’s society and economy through a fair and equitable approach. STMD’s mission to drive innovation and advance technology to ensure American leadership will benefit all of humanity while opening greater opportunities for partnerships from industry, academia, and small businesses.

The diverse discussion will include exploring NASA and STMD’s investment needs from various areas that will enable unique opportunities to contribute to NASA’s mission in space exploration; Build and attract a diverse future STEM workforce through engaging opportunities and partnerships; Strengthen and foster authentic relationships with internal and external partners and provide connections to NASA’s mission and work.

Presented in association with NASA

Moderator:

  • Trudy Kortes

Panelists:

  • Lisa Callahan
  • Latonia Jones
  • Dr. Janet Kavandi
  • Dr. Bhavya Lal

Thursday, August 26, 2021

12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

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Location: Colorado Hall

Women’s Global Gathering Luncheon

The Annual Women’s Global Gathering is an inspirational and memorable program. Participants will hear from accomplished senior leaders as they share their insights on the important role of women in the exploration of space.

Master of Ceremonies:

  • Shelli Brunswick

Moderated by: 

  • Jacqueline “Jackie” Schmoll

Panelists:

  • Maj. Gen. DeAnna M. Burt, USSF
  • Lisa Callahan
  • Prof. Dr. Pascale Ehrenfreund
  • Audrey Schaffer
  • Vanessa Wyche

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Thursday, August 26, 2021

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Location: International Center

Game Changers

Moderator:

  • Jesse Klempner

Panelists:

  • Kari Bingen
  • Tim Ellis
  • Tina Ghataore
  • Dan Hart
  • Lars Hoffman
  • Robbie Schingler
  • Dr. Harold “Sonny” White

Thursday, August 26, 2021

3:05 pm - 3:25 pm

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Location: International Center

One on One with Steve Nordlund

Interviewed by:

  • Sandra Erwin

Thursday, August 26, 2021

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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Location: International Center

Space as a Critical Infrastructure

Presented in association with Space ISAC

Moderated by:

  • Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan, USAF (Ret.)

Panelists:

  • Frank Backes
  • William Chappell
  • Travis Langster
  • Carey Smith

Thursday, August 26, 2021

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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Location: The Broadmoor Hotel

Thursday, August 26, 2021

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

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Location: Colorado Hall

Thursday, August 26, 2021

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Location: International Center

Space Technology Hall of Fame Dinner

At the Space Technology Hall of Fame® Dinner we honor those who transform technology originally developed for space exploration into products that help improve the quality of life here on Earth. Join us to celebrate these technologies and conclude a week of successful discussions and networking at the 36th Space Symposium.

Master of Ceremonies: 

  • CAPT Frank L. Culbertson, Jr., USN (Ret.)

Featured Speaker:

  • The Honorable Michael Bennet

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Thursday, August 26, 2021

9:00 pm - 12:30 am

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Location: Colorado Hall

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