12:30 – 1:00 PM Registration 

1:00 – 1:20 PM Welcome and Keynote Introduction: 


         Eric Stallmer — President of CSF, and BG (ret.) Wayne Monteith — Associate Administrator of Commercial Space                Transportation, FAA

1:20 - 1:35 PM  Featured Speaker: Congressman Garret Graves — Ranking Member, Aviation Subcommittee, U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

1:35 – 1:55 PM  Keynote Speaker: Secretary Elaine Chao — United States Department of Transportation 

1:55 – 2:40 PM Panel: The Road to a Trillion Dollar Space Economy

        Description: A look into the trends that space start-ups are recognizing in the Venture Capital market.

        Moderator: Tess Hatch — Investor, Bessemer Ventures


        -John Gedmark — Cofounder + CEO, Astranis

        -Shane Fleming — VP of Global Commercial Launch Services, Rocket Lab

        -Payam Banazedah — CEO & Founder, Capella Space

        -Jeff Matthews — Specialist Leader, Space Industry, Deloitte Consulting


2:40 - 2:55 PM Featured Speaker: Dr. Thomas Zurbuchen — Associate Administrator, Science Mission Directorate,



2:55 – 3:25 PM Networking Break


3:25 - 3:45 PM Featured Speaker: A Look Into The Astronaut Experience

         Moderator: Kellie Gerardi — Special Projects, Commercial Spaceflight Federation

         Speaker: Beth Moses — Chief Astronaut Instructor, Virgin Galactic


3:45 - 4:00 PM Featured Speaker: James Reuter — Associate Administrator of the Space Technology Mission Directorate,              NASA


4:00 - 4:45 PM  Panel: Looking Forward: The Use of Nuclear Power in Deep Space Missions


        Description: At the sixth National Space Council meeting, Vice President Pence announced a policy to approve the             launch of space vehicles utilizing nuclear power. This panel will look into the next decade as nuclear technology                   advances as well how this application can further space exploration into new depths.

        Moderator: Bhavya Lal — Research Staff Member, Institute for Defense Analyses


        -Vanessa Clark — CEO, Atomos Space

        -Jeff Thornburg — CEO & President, Interstellar Technologies

        -Paolo Venneri — CEO, Ultra Safe Nuclear

        -Dr. Jeff Sheehy — Chief Engineer, Space Technology Mission Directorate, NASA


4:45 - 5:30 PM  Panel: The Age of Commercial Astronauts Is Upon Us 


        Description: As a new era for government and private commercial astronauts is upon us, this panel will discuss the             road ahead and the vehicles that will propel future space travelers, both public and private.

        Moderator: Phil McAlister — Director, Commercial Spaceflight, NASA


        -Clay Mowry — Vice President for Global Sales, Marketing and Customer Experience, Blue Origin

        -Peter McGrath — Global Sales & Marketing director for Space Exploration, Space and Launch, Boeing Defense, Space          & Security

        -Benji Reed — Director of Crew Mission Management, SpaceX 

        -Julia Hunter — SVP of Operations, Virgin Galactic


5:30 - 5:45 PM  Featured Speaker: Jim Chilton — Senior Vice President, Space and Launch, Boeing Defense & Space


5:45 PM Adjourn


Following the final panel session on day one, all conference guests are invited to attend the Patti Grace Smith Fellowship Reception.




8:00 - 8:30 AM Registration 


8:30 - 8:45 AM Featured Speaker: Steve Dickson — Administrator, Federal Aviation Administration 


8:45 - 9:45 AM Panel: Upcoming Processes and Procedures of Regulatory Reform and Airspace Integration within Commercial Space 


       Description: As technologies develop, the opportunity exists for the tools used to manage airspace around a launch to        be updated. This panel will look at what capabilities the aviation and launch industries would like to see in airspace i            integration over the next decade as well as how recent policies have helped or inhibited the space race.

       Moderator:  Jillianne Pierce —  Director of Federal Government Relations, Space Florida



       -Caryn Schenewerk — Senior Counsel and Senior Director of Spaceflight Policy for Space Exploration, SpaceX

       -Vern Thorp — Program Manager, United Launch Alliance

       -Ed Morris — VP of Commercial Space, Decisive Analytics Corporation

       -Captain Steve Jangelis — Aviation Safety Chair, ALPA

9:45 - 10:00 AM  Featured Speaker: "What if rockets were built in just a few days? A look into how Relativity Space plans to do just that."

        Brandon Pearce — VP of Avionics and Integrated Software, Relativity Space


10:00 - 10:45 AM  Panel: Where Things are Taking Off: The Role of Spaceports

        Moderator: Pam Underwood — Manager, Operations Integration Division, FAA


        -Karina Drees — CEO + General Manager, Mojave Air and Space Port

        -Jim Kuzma — Sr. Vice President + General Manager, Space Florida

        -Mark Lester — President and CEO, Alaska Aerospace

        -Scott McLaughlin — Director of Business Development, Spaceport America


10:45 - 11:15 AM  Networking Break


11:15 - 11:30 AM  Featured Speaker: "Issues in the Emerging Stratospheric Economy"

         Ryan Hartman  — CEO, World View Space


11:30 AM - 12:15 PM  Panel: The Future of Small Sat Constellations


      Description: The world of small sats is rapidly developing and changing the way we interact with the world around us           on a day to day basis. This panel will hear from some of the industry leaders discussing the economics and vision               behind the surge of constellations, as well as how the constellation market can thrive in its current stage. 


       Moderator: Ann Kim — Managing Partner, Silicon Valley Bank



      -Rich Leshner — VP of Government and Regulatory Affairs, Planet

      -Henry Gola — Partner, Telecom, Media and Technology Practice, Wiley Rein

      -Kile Thompson — Global Compliance Officer, Spire Global 

12:15 - 1:30 PM Luncheon, CSF Awards Presentation & Featured Speaker: Congresswoman Kendra Horn (D-OK) — Chairwoman, House Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics


1:30 - 2:15 PM Panel: The Impact of Microgravity on R&D and Innovation 


      Description: The Microgravity environment can have a significant impact on the economy by serving as a new general-         purpose method of invention that can reshape the nature of the innovation process and the organization of R&D.               While access to the microgravity environment is not new, increasing access to a growing number of low-cost                     commercial platforms and interest by new non-traditional users has us rethinking the impact microgravity can have on       R&D and innovation. 

       Moderator: Tommy Sanford— Executive Director, Commercial Spaceflight Federation 



       -Cindy Martin-Brennan — Director, Stakeholder Management, ISS National Laboratory

       -Twyman Clements — CEO, Space Tango

       -Rich Boling — VP of Corporate Advancement, Techshot

       -Clay Mowry — Vice President for Global Sales, Marketing and Customer Experience, Blue Origin


2:15 - 2:30 PM  Featured Speaker: Captain Joe DePete — President, ALPA 


2:30 - 3:00 PM  Networking Break


3:00 - 3:25 PM  A Fireside Chat on The Economic Impact of Space Sustainability

          Moderator: Travis Langster — Travis Langster, Vice President and General Manager, Space Situational Awareness,               Analytical Graphics, Inc.

          Speaker: Kevin O'Connell — Director, Office of Space Commerce, U.S. Dept. of Commerce


3:25 - 4:10 PM  Panel: Exploring Artemis: The Next 30 Years in Our Return to the Moon


       Description: A look into the innovative, new technologies and systems to explore more of the Moon than ever before          as well as future commercial partnerships to make this endeavor a reality. 

       Moderator: Andy Aldrin — Director, Aldrin Space Institute, Florida Institute of Technology


       -Marshall Smith — Director of Human Lunar Exploration Programs, NASA

       -Charlie Precourt — Vice President and General Manager, Propulsion Systems, Northrop Grumman

       -Kyle Acierno — Vice President of Global Sales and Strategy, iSpace

       -Brett Alexander — Vice President of Government Sales, Blue Origin


4:10 - 5:00 PM  Panel: Congressional Outlook 


       Description: Congress has been very proactive on space issues over the last two years. This panel will explore what to        expect from Congress over the next two years. 

       Moderator: Karen Cox — Vice President, Government Relations & Public Policy, MAXAR



       -Joel Graham — Professional Staff Member, Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation

       -Alicia Brown — Professional Staff Member, Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation

       -Hunter Presti — Republican Senior Professional Staff, House Subcommittee on Aviation

       -Tom Hammond — Senior Policy Advisor for Space and Aeronautics, House Committee on Space, Science, and                     Technology

       -Pamela Whitney — Majority Staff Director, House Committee on Space, Science, and Technology


5:00 - 5:15 PM  Featured Speaker: “The Roles and Advantages of Researchers and Educators as Flight Participants in                  Commercial Suborbital Spaceflight”


         Alan Stern — Vice President of the Space Science and Engineering Division, Southwest Research Institute 


5:15 PM Conference Closing Statements


Updated: January 23, 2020


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