SPACE SYMPOSIUM AGENDA

Track: Track Pass

Monday, April 4, 2022

Monday, April 4, 2022

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Track:

Location: Cheyenne Mountain Resort

Space Finance Track

Presented in Association with Space Florida

As the commercial space industry and the companies that power it continue to mature into a robust and diverse economic engine, the capital sources and financing structures that service space markets must also evolve. In this new content track, Space Florida and the Space Foundation will explore a variety of topics regarding financing the commercial space industry in today’s rapid growth landscape.  This track will include speakers and interactive panels of space finance industry experts, including representatives from private equity, debt markets, venture capital, investment banking, and leading industry analysts to discuss:

  • Equity appetite for space deals
  • Financing the in-space economy
  • Importance of risk management in financing structures
  • Use of debt and new business model thinking for financing space companies

This track will offer attendees insights into full lifecycle capitalization strategies, and provide an opportunity to engage with today’s leaders that are financing the space economy.

10:00 AM – Opening Remarks

10:10 AM – Panel: Capital Sources for Space Companies

    • Paul Croci, Wells Fargo
    • Patrick Judge, Camber Road Partners
    • Ronald Lau, Space Florida
    • Jon Lusczakoski, AE Equity

11:15 AM – Panel: Opportunities for Innovative Space Financing

    • Howard Haug, Space Florida
    • Jon Moellenberg, RBC

12:15 PM – Lunch & Networking – Sponsored by Voyager Space

1:00 PM – Panel: Backing the Brightest

    • Dr. Debra Emmons, The Aerospace Corporation – Moderator
    • Tom Gillespie, In-Q-Tel
    • Heather Richman, Defense Investor Network
    • Col. Joseph J. Roth, USAF
    • Todd Simon, Geospatial Alpha
    • Eric Stallmer, Voyager Space
    • Sherman Williams, AIN Ventures

2:00 PM – Fireside Chat: Risk Management

    • Brad Grady, Northern Sky Research
    • James DeNapoli, Sierra Space

2:30 PM – Keynote: TBA

Co-Sponsor

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

10:30 am - 4:00 pm

Track:

Location: Cheyenne Mountain Resort

AIxSpace Track

Presented in Association with Euroconsult

10:30 AM – Opening Remarks

    • Emeline Bardoux, Euroconsult

10:45 AM – Panel: AIxSpace to Address Climate Change

    • Martin Attiq, Astra
    • Meredith Garofalo, News 12 – Moderator
    • Stephane Germain, GHGSat Inc.
    • Rei Goffer, Tomorrow.io
    • Christina Korp, SPACE for a Better World
    • Robbie Schingler, Planet Labs, Inc.

11:30 AM – Break & Networking

11:45 AM – Keynote

    • Dr. Katherine Calvin, NASA

12:00 PM – Lunch & Networking – Sponsored by Microsoft

    • Corporate Host: Stephen Kitay, Microsoft

12:45 PM – The Impacts of Technology Evolution on the Space Safety Ecosystem: Opportunities and Challenges Ahead

    • Dr. Diane Howard, National Space Council

1:00 PM – Panel: Mature AI Capabilities for Satellite Communications

    • Greg Allen, CSIS – Moderator
    • Nathan Getz, L3Harris
    • Dr. Rajeev Gopal, Hughes Network Systems
    • Stephen Kitay, Microsoft
    • Alvaro Sanchez, Integrasys
    • Eric Smith, Lockheed Martin
    • Robert Yu, U.S. Space Command

1:45 PM – Panel: Managing Big Data from Space-Based Assets

    • Steve Bochinger, Euroconsult – Moderator
    • Payam Banazadeh, Capella Space
    • Dr. Nicolaus Hanowski, European Space Agency (ESA)
    • Shayn Hawthorne, Amazon Web Services (AWS)
    • Robert Miller, CrowdAI
    • Brian O’Toole, BlackSky
    • Chris Shank, Maxar
    • John Serafini, Hawkeye 360

2:45 PM – Break & Networking

3:00 PM – Panel: Venturing Further in Space, with AI

    • Trevor Bennett, Starfish Space
    • Dr. Mark Fernandez, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE)
    • Matthew Kuhns, Masten Space Systems
    • Lisa Kuo, Ramon Space – Moderator
    • Anders Linder, Beyond Gravity (formerly RUAG Space)
    • Dr. Amy O’Brien, The Aerospace Corporation

4:00 PM – Closing Remarks 

    • Emeline Bardoux, Euroconsult

Co-Sponsor

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

10:30 am - 5:00 pm

Track:

Location: Cheyenne Mountain Resort

Space Exploration Track

Presented in Association with Euroconsult

10:30 AM – Opening Remarks

    • Natalia Larrea Brito, Euroconsult

10:45 AM – Panel: Global Space Exploration – A Dialogue Amongst Space Agencies

    • Natalia Larrea Brito, Euroconsult – Moderator
    • James Free, NASA
    • Dr. Christian Lange, Canadian Space Agency (CSA)
    • Dr. David Parker, European Space Agency (ESA)
    • Hiroshi Sasaki, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
    • Aude Vignelles, Australian Space Agency

11:45 AM – Lunch & Networking

12:45 PM – Keynote: Alexander MacDonald, NASA

1:00 PM – Panel: Beyond ISS – Commercial LEO Destinations

    • Manfred Jaumann, Airbus Space Systems
    • Dr. Janet Kavandi, Sierra Space
    • Tejpaul Bhatia , Axiom Space
    • Phillip McAlister, NASA
    • John Mulholland, Boeing Defense, Space & Security
    • Brent Sherwood, Blue Origin
    • Marshall Smith, Nanoracks
    • Eric Stallmer, Voyager Space – Moderator

2:00 PM – Coffee Break & Networking – Sponsored by Leidos

2:15 PM – Panel: Enabling Commercial Opportunities in Lunar Exploration

    • Shea Ferring, Firefly Aerospace
    • Dan Hendrickson, Astrobotic
    • Steve Krein, Northrop Grumman
    • Giuseppe Lenzo, Telespazio
    • Tim Parsons, Euroconsult – Moderator
    • Sam Peterson, Swedish Space Corporation
    • Al Tadros, Redwire

3:15 PM – Coffee Break & Networking – Sponsored by Leidos

3:30 PM – Fireside Chat: “So, you’re gonna stick people in that thing?”

    • Dr. Jennifer Fogarty, Baylor College of Medicine 
    • Dr. Kris Lehnhardt, NASA
    • Dr. Erika Wagner, Blue Origin

4:00 PM – Panel: The Legal Landscape of Space Exploration

    • Steve Bochinger, Euroconsult – Moderator
    • Marco Ferrazzani, European Space Agency (ESA)
    • Dr. Andrea Harrington, Air University
    • Brian Israel, NASA

4:45 PM – Closing Remarks

    • Natalia Larrea Brito, Euroconsult

5:15 – 7:15 PM – Networking Reception – Co-sponsored by Euroconsult

Co-Sponsor

Thursday, April 7, 2022

Thursday, April 7, 2022

9:00 am - 11:45 am

Track: ,

Location: Broadmoor West: Rocky Mountain Ballroom

Workforce Development Track Session

Hosted by Space Foundation’s Center for Innovation and Education, a lifelong learning platform for the global space ecosystem that delivers workforce development and economic opportunity for students, teachers, entrepreneurs and professionals. Joining the Workforce Development Track provides registrants the opportunity to hear from industry leaders on today’s topics and learn about the advancements of our future endeavors.

This session is open to Symposium and Track Pass Registrants

9:00 AM – Opening Remarks

    • Shelli Brunswick, Space Foundation

9:05 AM – Featured Speaker 

    • Johannes Torpe, Johannes Torpe Studios 

9:20 AM – Fireside Chat 

    • Nicolas Peter, International Space University (ISU) 
    • Dr. Kathryn C. Thornton, Space Foundation – Moderator

9:30 AM – Fireside Chat 

    • Kelli Kedis Ogborn, Space Foundation – Moderator
    • David Thomas, Arizona State University

9:40 AM – Fireside Chat 

    • Kelli Kedis Ogborn, Space Foundation – Moderator 
    • Kevin O’Connell, Space Economy Rising

9:50 AM – Featured Speaker 

    • Dr. Muhammad Sharif, ICESCO 

10:00 AM – Networking Break and Space Foundation Discovery Center Activities 

10:30 AM – Recruiting the New Workforce: What Industry Leaders Need for the Future of Space 

    • Peter Beck, Rocket Lab
    • Tina Ghataore, Mynaric USA
    • Michael McLaughlin, L3Harris
    • Lee Steinke, Space Foundation – Moderator 

11:15 AM – Space Workforce 2030 Panel

    • Jeffrey Grant, Space Foundation
    • The Hon. Steven Isakowitz, Aerospace Corporation
    • Daniel Jablonsky, Maxar
    • Jaynesh Patel, Northrop Grumman
    • Via Van Liew, Aerospace Corporation – Moderator

11:30 AM – Closing Remarks 

    • Lee Steinke, Space Foundation