Agenda Released for NewSpace 2011 Conference

Agenda Released for NewSpace 2011 Conference

May 25, 2011 Press Releases

Agenda Hosts a Wide Range of Topics from New Market Development to Settling Down in Space

Silicon Valley, CA – The agenda for the NewSpace 2011 Conference is now online. Take part in some of the most important discussions in commercial space, on topics like achieving low cost, reliable space access, capitalizing on suborbital space, and mining the potential of NEOs. Hosted by the Space Frontier Foundation, NewSpace 2011 strives to be a crucial meeting place for the development of commercial space and this year’s agenda is full of panels that will expand the envelope of NewSpace and challenge attendees to think big. Spark ideas now by viewing the complete agenda and bring those plans to NewSpace 2011 by registering today. The conference will be held at the NASA Ames Research Center on July 28-31.

An example of one of the exceptional panels that will open up new lines of communication between commercial and governmental space is the NASA Center Directors Commercial Partnership Roundtable. Moderated by Rebecca Keiser, Associate Deputy Administrator for Policy Integration at NASA, this roundtable will continue the discussion of increased partnership between NASA and the NewSpace industry. Attendees will have a chance to dialogue directly with NASA center leadership, including Kennedy Space Center Director Robert Cabana Director, Langley Research Center Deputy Director Steve Jurczyk, Marshall Space Flight Center Director Robert Lightfoot, and Ames Research Center Director Simon ‘Pete’ Worden.

There truly will be something for all attendees. Suborbital scientists, students, and those looking for profit building opportunities in LEO will be given a lot to discuss on July 28th during the Big Thing of Today day. Thursday’s events will open with a keynote address from NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver. July 29th will focus on the Big Thing of Tomorrow. Entrepreneurs and business leader should check out the Business Plan Competition and “Pursuit of International Space Markets” keynote. Finally, July 30th will host the Future is the Really Big Thing panels for the far-thinkers with such topics as “Space Settlement – Hotels to Homesteads: What Technology will Bring us From LEO to Permanent Settlements” and “New Technologies and New Directions.” To celebrate those that are making all of this possible, the star-studded NewSpace Awards Gala will wrap up the conference.

Discount registration for NewSpace 2011 is available for at a limited time. Visit newspace.spacefrontier.org/registration to register, where you can also find information about the group rate at the DoubleTree Hotel in nearby San Jose. For more conference information, visit newspace.spacefrontier.org and RSVP on Facebook today. Follow the NewSpace Conference on Twitter for updates.

Interested in Sponsoring NewSpace 2011?

The SFF is currently partnering with companies looking to sponsor or host exhibits at NewSpace 2011. This is a great opportunity for companies to support the development of their industry, network with potential business partners or future employees, and gain some great publicity. Companies that would like to host an exhibit can contact Exhibits Director Cameron Crowell at cameron.crowell@spacefrontier.org. Those interested in sponsoring the conference should email Executive Director Will Watson at william.watson@spacefrontier.org. Press correspondents interested in covering the conference should contact Press Manager Marimikel Charrier at press@spacefrontier.org.