Thu, Nov 16 2017

Track 1

17:30 -- 19:00 Check In / Reception

19:00 -- 20:00 Welcoming Keynote

Fri, Nov 17 2017

Track 1

08:00 -- 09:00 Breakfast

09:00 -- 09:45 ​Developing Space for a Healthy Planet

Keynote by Dr. Phil Metzger

09:45 -- 10:45 Igniting Passion Through Outreach and Communication

10:45 -- 11:00 Break

11:00 -- 12:00 National Security Space

12:00 -- 13:15 Lunch & Council of Chapters Meeting

13:15 -- 14:15 Choosing a Mars Landing Site

14:15 -- 15:00 Keynote

15:00 -- 15:15 Break

15:15 -- 16:15 NASA and the Commercial Space Economy

16:15 -- 18:30 Career Fair

Track 2

10:00 -- 11:00 Cis-Lunar Economy Satellite Networks Competition

Commercial satellite operators are already thinking about designs for communications satellites that not only point their antennas down at Earth, but also upward to support future communication requirements of the Space Economy. As asteroid mining, lunar mining and transport, in-orbit manufacturing and in-orbit assembly move from science fiction to the beginnings of development, what communication capability will be needed to support operations in Earth orbit and far beyond? How much can existing technology contribute and what technology advances may be required? What will it cost to create a basic network capability and see it deployed? To learn more or to sign up as a participant, visit http://seds.org/sspi-seds-comp/

11:00 -- 12:00 SSPI Workshop

Learn about the need for satellite communication systems in the new space economy from the Society of Satellite Professionals International. The workshop is open to all attendees, not just competition participants.

13:15 -- 14:15 Professional Development Workshop

15:15 -- 16:45 STK Workshop

17:30 -- 18:30 Intro to Rocketry Workshop

Sat, Nov 18 2017

Track 1

08:00 -- 09:00 Breakfast

09:00 -- 09:45 Keynote

09:45 -- 10:45 In Space Manufacturing and Assembly

10:45 -- 11:00 Break

11:00 -- 12:00 Space Policy

12:00 -- 13:15 Lunch and SEDS USA Board Elections

14:15 -- 15:15 Life After SEDS

15:15 -- 15:30 Break

15:30 -- 16:15 Keynote

16:15 -- 17:45 SpaceVision Off the Record

19:00 -- 21:30 Banquet

Track 2

09:00 -- 10:00 NewSpace Business Pitch Competition

The Student NewSpace Business Pitch Competition seeks out proposals for space industry or space-scalable businesses from students who would like to pitch their idea to NewSpace investors and business leaders. “This competition is open to all undergraduate and graduate students from any university or college as well as nontraditional students (i.e. Thiel Fellows) and more than one team is allowed from each university.” It is highly encouraged that engineers and scientists work with business students to fulfill both the product development and proposal writing portions of the competition. To learn more or to sign up as a participant, visit http://seds.org/bpc/

10:00 -- 11:00 Workshop on NewSpace Business Plans

Learn about small business development in the new space economy and get feedback from members of the industry. The workshop is open to all attendees, not just BPC participants.

11:00 -- 12:00 Outreach Workshop

13:15 -- 14:15 Students on Capitol Hill (SOCH) Workshop