NOVEMBER 20-21, 2019 • GEORGE R. BROWN CONVENTION CENTER • HOUSTON, TX

WHERE AEROSPACE, INDUSTRY AND GOVERNMENT MEET.

Schedule At A Glance

Tracks Returning to the
Moon to Stay
Critical Regulatory Considerations The Trillion-Dollar
LEO Economy
Cross Industry Opportunities

Tuesday, November 19

8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Entrepreneur Summit Workshop 
10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. GSA Commercial Spaceport Summit
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. SpaceCom Networking Reception
*By invite only

Wednesday, November 20

7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Registration, Continental Breakfast & Networking
8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Breakout Sessions:

Lunar Prospecting with Robotics Space Traffic Management & Orbital Debris Mitigation Medicine: Digital Evolution and Cross Industry Implications Artificial Intelligence in Robotics and Autonomous Systems
9:30 – 9:45 a.m. Networking Break
9:45 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. Welcoming Remarks

  • Mark Geyer, Director, NASA Johnson Space Center

Keynote

  • Tom Cremins, Associate Administrator for Strategy and Plans, NASA

Plenary Sessions:

All of Government Approach to Building the Trillion Dollar Economy 

  • Conner Prochaska, Chief Commercialization Officer, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Kelvin Coleman, Deputy Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration
  • Tom Cremins, Associate Administrator for Strategy and Plans, NASA
  • Dr. George Nield, President, Commercial Space Technologies, LLC, Moderator 
  • Kevin O’Connell, Director, Office of Space Commerce, Department of Commerce

State of the Commercial Space Industry

  • Carissa Christensen, Founder & CEO, Bryce Space & Technology

Integration of Space into Existing Land, Sea and Air Domains

  • Dr. Alexander MacDonald, Chief Economist, Office of the Administrator, NASA
  • Renu Khator, Chancellor and President, University of Houston
  • Stuart Martin, CEO, Satellite Applications Catapult
  • Carissa Christensen, CEO, Bryce Space & Technology, Moderator
  • Byron Bright, President, KBR
12:10 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch in Exhibit Hall
12:10 – 6:30 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open*
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions:

Creating Lunar Commercial Opportunities with NASA’s CLPS Program Space Policy Forum: Setting a High Bar ISS – Near-Term Commercial Opportunities for In-Space Manufacturing Wearable Technologies for Space and Earth
2:00 – 2:30 p.m. Networking Break
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions:

Tapping Private Innovation to Get Humans Safely to the Moon Air/Space Traffic Integration/Launch License Streamlining Partnering Internationally on Commercial Space Ventures 5G is Coming: Leveraging the Capacity for Space and Ground Applications
3:30 – 4:00 p.m. Networking Break
4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions:

Commercial Suppliers of Lunar Hardware Preparing the Workforce for the Trillion-Dollar Space Economy Rise of the Small Launch Vehicle and Opportunities it Brings Cybersecurity: Protecting Space and Ground Assets
5:00 – 6:30 p.m. Opening Reception in Exhibit Hall
6:00 – 8:00 p.m. VIP Reception
By invite only

Thursday, November 21

7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Registration, Continental Breakfast & Networking
8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Breakout Sessions:

Enabled Opportunities on the Moon Achieving a Sustainable Lunar/Mars Exploration Policy Commercial Space Habitats: Opportunities for Entrepreneurship Eye in the Sky: Data and Image Applications
9:30 – 9:45 a.m. Networking Break
9:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Welcoming Remarks

Message from Paul M. Dabbar, Under Secretary of the Department of Energy

  • Paul M. Dabbar, Under Secretary of the Department of Energy

Plenary Sessions:

Regional Benefits of a Commercial Space Economy: Case Study Houston

  • Harvin Moore, President, Houston Exponential
  • Rick Jenet, Director, UTRGV/CARA/STARGATE
  • Vernon McDonald, Senior Vice President, KBR
  • Steven Gonzalez, Technology Transfer Strategist, NASA
  • Steve Altemus, CEO, Intuitive Machines

Opportunities for International Commercial Collaboration on Space Ventures

  • Dr. David Alexander, Professor Physics and Astronomy, Rice University
  • Mike French, Vice President of Space Systems, Aerospace Industries Association
  • Tim Deaver, Director US Space Systems, Airbus Defense and Space, Inc.
  • Jeffrey Manber, CEO, NanoRacks
  • Miles Carden, Director, Spaceport Cornwall

Special Keynote

  • Bill Nye, President, The Planetary Society
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open*
12:15 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
12:30 – 1:20 p.m. Bill Nye Book Signing
1:00 – 3:15 p.m. Aerospace Keynote

  • Kent Rominger, Vice President, Strategic Programs

Italian ASI Keynote – The Italian Perspective on the New Space Economy

  • Anilkumar Dave, Head of Innovation and Transfer of Technologies, Agenzia Spaziale Italiana

Plenary Sessions: 

Wall Street Responds to the New Space Economy

  • Ed Eppler, Global Head of Aerospace and Defense
  • Matt Kuta, President and Chief Operating Officer, Voyager Space Holdings
  • Hoyt Davidson, Managing Partner, Near Earth LLC
  • Myles Walton, PhD, CFA, Managing Director Aerospace & Defense Equity Research, UBS

Entrepreneur Summit Competition Finals & Award Presentation

  • Stephan Reckie, Executive Director, GEN Space
  • Anilkumar Dave, Head of Innovation and Transfer of Technologies, Agenzia Spaziale Italiana
  • Ben Lamm, Founder/CEO, Hypergiant
  • Jennifer Chance, Of Counsel, Winstead PC,
  • Tejpaul Bhatia, Startup Lead NY, Google Cloud
  • Austin Dula, Legal Advisor, Heinlein Prize Trust
  • Henry Childs, National DIrector, Minority Business Development Agency
3:15 – 3:30 p.m. Networking Break
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions:

Future Commercial Lunar Applications Spectrum Management: The Challenge of Ensuring Universal Coverage Is Space Tourism Finally Here? Industry Uses for Predictive Analytics

*The Exhibit Hall is open to all attendees.