Thu, Nov 16 2017

Track 1

11:30AM - 05:00PM

ULA Tour

United Launch Alliance (ULA) will be hosting a tour of their Cape Canaveral facility for up to 50 SpaceVision attendees. All tour attendees will meet in front of the Radisson Resort at the Port's Convention Center starting at 11:30am and depart at 12pm. The tour group should return at around 5pm. Transportation is provided. Sign up at the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/ayO9vvU0YKFWpm3Z2 Update: Sign-ups are no longer open.

05:00PM - 06:30PM

Check In / Reception

Stop by the registration table to check in to SpaceVision. Here you will collect your name tag and other conference materials and merchandise. The registration table will be open throughout the conference, so stop by anytime if you have any questions.

Lobby
06:30PM - 06:40PM

Opening Remarks

Salon I & II
Sumayya Abukhalil
06:40PM - 07:30PM

​Developing Space for a Healthy Planet

Keynote by Dr. Phil Metzger

Salon I & II
Phil Metzger

Fri, Nov 17 2017

Track 1

08:00AM - 09:00AM

Breakfast

Foyer
09:00AM - 09:45AM

​Engineering Discovery: Designing and Building the James Webb Space Telescope

Keynote by Allison Barto

Salon I & II
Allison Barto
09:45AM - 10:45AM

Igniting Passion Through Outreach and Communication

Public support of space exploration plays a crucial role in the continuation and advancement of space efforts. The space community is responsible for properly communicating and publicizing space to the general public and younger generations. Hear from space reporters and public figures about their outreach endeavors that keep the world up to date and influence future generations to reach for the stars.

Salon I & II
Marcia Fiamengo
Chris Gebhardt
Sharon Hagle
Emilee Speck
10:45AM - 11:00AM

Break

Foyer
11:00AM - 12:00PM

National Security Space

​National security space is an important and strategic area for United States space research and development. Attend this session to learn about the defense side of space development from four experts in the field. The panelists represent various parts of our national infrastructure: civil servant, commercial, military, and government laboratory. They will be sharing their career experiences, offering lessons and advice, and answering your questions about our nation's national security space assets.

Salon I & II
Patrick Binning
Tina Harrington
Victoria Richmond
Colonel Z. Walter Jackim
12:00PM - 01:15PM

Lunch and SEDS-USA Council of Chapters Meeting

Salon I & II
01:15PM - 02:00PM

Humanity Becoming Interplanetary and Healing Spaceship Earth

Keynote by The Honorable Dr. Dava Newman

Salon I & II
The Honorable Dr. Dava Newman
02:00PM - 03:00PM

X Mars the Spot

Deciding on the location where a rover (or even a human crew) will land on Mars takes years of planning and discussion. Collaboration of the space science community plays an important role in narrowing down a sizable list of promising landing sites. Factors that are taken into consideration include evidence of water and signs that life could have thrived in the area. With the Mars 2020 mission progressing, find out what the status is on our next Mars landing site and learn about what a semi-permanent Mars base might look like for a crewed mission.

Salon I & II
Kevin Cannon
Michael Meyer
03:00PM - 03:15PM

The International Space University: A Brief Overview

Salon I & II
Steven Brody
03:15PM - 03:30PM

Break: Sponsored by ISU

This break is sponsored by the International Space University. Please enjoy refreshments provided in the foyer while we prepare for the next panel.

Foyer
03:30PM - 04:30PM

NASA and the Commercial Space Economy

Salon I & II
Elaine Gresham
Jennifer Gustetic
Todd Romberger
Eric Stallmer
04:30PM - 06:30PM

Career Fair

Be ready to share your résumés and business cards with employers who love space just as much as we do! On site interviews may be offered. The exhibiting organizations are listed below. Lockheed Martin Virgin Orbit International Space University Boeing United Launch Alliance Analytical Graphics Inc. Sierra Nevada Corporation Jacobs Engineering Group NASA SBIR Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory United Sates Air Force National Space Society

Salon III
08:00PM - 10:00PM

Mercury 13 Social: Hosted by Virgin Orbit

Over the past 60 years, humanity has accomplished great things in space that have made us wiser, safer, healthier, and wealthier. But we could have achieved more if space had been more open. For much of history, there have been both active and passive barriers to new entrants into the field—ranging from workplace discrimination laws to export control regulations to hiring freezes and more. Recently, though, the industry has begun to open up; and innovations in both technology and the marketplace offer the promise that that rate of opening up could be about to accelerate dramatically. New actors—whether that means under-represented minorities, new nations, new companies, or the next generation of aerospace professionals. Join this casual gathering to hear from expert speakers who will offer their thoughts on just show open the industry currently is, what the benefits and challenges of welcoming in new actors will be, and what needs to happen to remove more barriers to future involvement. Refreshments and desserts will be available.

Salon I & II

Track 2

10:00AM - 11:00AM

Student 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/

Jamaica Room
Brad Cheetham
Joel Vinas
11:00AM - 12:00PM

Workshop on New Space 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.

Jamaica Room
02:00PM - 03:00PM

Intro to Rocketry Workshop

Come see a selection of this year's USRC participants and their multi-stage rocket designs. Learn about their designs and how you can start up rocketry projects at your chapter.

Jamaica Room
03:30PM - 04:30PM

Professional Development Workshop

This compact professional development workshop will feature a Q&A session with five remarkable professionals. Your questions relating to interview skills, job applications, and general preparedness for a job in the space industry are more than welcome. Bring a copy of your résumé if you would like for it to be critiqued at the end of the workshop.

Jamaica Room
Anand Biradar
Nicholas Day
Patrick Gray
Kristine Ramos
Joel Vinas
05:00PM - 06:30PM

STK Workshop

This workshop is an introduction to AGI's STK software. Please be sure to download and install STK prior to the workshop. Below are instructions to download, install, and acquire the license for STK 11. 1. Go to www.agi.com 2. Click on “LOG IN” on the top right corner. You will be prompted to either log in or create a new AGI account. 3. After you log in, click on “TRY US OUT” at the top of the page which is to the left of “LOG IN” 4. Select “DOWNLOAD STK” 5. Select either 32- or 64-BIT (select 32-BIT if you are unsure which version that you need). If you are constrained on storage, you can select “STK ONLY,” otherwise select “STK & ADD-ONS.” Download size is approximately 1-3 GB. 6. After STK is downloaded, click on “DOWNLOAD STK LICENSE.” 7. Install STK by double-clicking on the STK installation file. Click on “Finish” after installation is complete. 8. Double click on the license file downloaded in step 6. The file name will be STK_DEMO_nnnnnnnn.lic. Click “Yes’ to install the license. 9. You should now be able to start STK. 10. If you have any questions or problems loading STK, please send an email to support@agi.com

Jamaica Room
Michael Limcangco

Sat, Nov 18 2017

Track 1

08:00AM - 09:00AM

Breakfast

Foyer
09:00AM - 09:45AM

The New Right Stuff, Preparing Yourself For An Awesome Career

Keynote by Loretta Whitesides

Salon I & II
Loretta Whitesides
09:45AM - 10:45AM

Building Blocks to a Future Space Infrastructure

Throughout history, most spacecraft have been designed and built on ground, then launched into space. Having to accommodate a payload into a single fairing in one launch imposes significant volume, mass, and design restrictions. An approach involving in-space manufacturing and assembly diminishes these limitations and enables new and improved capabilities for spacecraft design. Learn about the companies introducing these “tipping point” technologies and the challenges that come with them.

Salon I & II
Steve Harrison
Rob Mueller
10:45AM - 11:00AM

Break

Foyer
11:00AM - 12:00PM

Space Policy

Salon I & II
Phil Larson
Celinda Marsh
James Muncy
Jillianne Pierce
12:00PM - 01:15PM

Lunch and SEDS USA Board Elections

Salon I & II
01:15PM - 02:15PM

Life After SEDS

Hear from former SEDS members about what they are doing to stay involved in the space community as professionals. Whether they joined political advocacy organizations or are just starting their career in the space industry, find out how SEDS helped them get where they are now.

Salon I & II
Brad Cheetham
John Conafay
Ryan McLinko
02:15PM - 03:15PM

An Afternoon with Astronauts

Salon I & II
Sandy Magnus
Nicole Stott
03:15PM - 03:30PM

Break: Sponsored by FSI

This break is sponsored by the Florida Space Institute. Please enjoy refreshments provided in the foyer while we prepare for the next panel.

Foyer
03:30PM - 05:00PM

SpaceVision Off the Record

Salon I & II
Ben Brockert
The Honorable Lori Garver
Celinda Marsh
Carlos Niederstrasser
William Pomerantz
07:00PM - 09:00PM

SEDS USA Awards Banquet

Sponsored by Lockheed Martin

Pavillion Ballroom
Rob Chambers

Track 2

09:45AM - 11:00AM

Cis-Lunar Economy Satellite Networks Competition

Learn about the need for satellite communication systems in the new space economy from the Society of Satellite Professionals International. 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, this year's satellite design competition asks 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/ This workshop is open to all attendees, not just competition participants.

Jamaica Room
Robert Bell
11:00AM - 12:00PM

Outreach Workshop

Jamaica Room
01:15PM - 02:15PM

Students on Capitol Hill (SOCH) Workshop

This workshop will consist of detailed information on how to conduct the best advocacy pitch that will stick with your congressional leader. Take a shot at conducing mock interviews and learn how to set up your own meetings with congressional leaders/staffers.

Jamaica Room