This year’s event will be part of MIT Space Week. Take a look at the celebration of the Apollo Moon landing 50th anniversary on Wed 3/13/19 and Beyond the Cradle: Envisioning a New Space Age on Thu 3/14/19.
Friday 3/15/2019: New Space Age Conference
Pre-conference welcome and check-in
Light breakfast & coffee served.
Lift-off: Welcome speech
Background on MIT Sloan Astropreneurship and Space Industry Club (ASIC) and the logistics of the New Space Age Conference.
Patrick Butler / Co-President, MIT Astropreneurship & Space Industry Club
Space Industry Primer: Setting the galactic stage
An overview of the current state of the space industry and the next boundaries that humanity is pushing through international collaboration on our way to the stars.
Josh Hartman / Venture Advisor, Flying Object
Increasing Utilization: Spacecraft sensors as a service
A discussion about Praxis, Inc.'s efforts to deliver innovative and economically sound solutions to some of space's biggest challenges.
Tony Marzi / General Manager, Praxis, Inc. (A Technology Service Corporation Company)
Insights at the speed of change: USING SPACE TO HELP LIFE ON EARTH
A discussion about how real-time earth imagery can revolutionize businesses across all industries.
Robbie Schingler / Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer, Planet Labs
Light refreshments served.
Breaking barriers to global connectivity: Ground Terminals
A discussion about facilitating global connectivity through innovative ground terminal antenna technology.
Nathan Kundz / Former CEO & President, Kymeta Corporation
Accelerators: New Space Venture Opportunities
A panel discussion by representatives from several accelerators accross the country that have become increasingly involved in funding space-focused ventures.
Van Espahbodi / Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Starburst Aerospace Accelerator
Spencer Irvine / Program Manager, Sembler Office at Draper
Warren Katz / Managing Director, Air Force Accelerator Powered by Techstars
Moderator: Jenny Collins / Co-President, MIT Astropreneurship & Space Industry Club
Closing the Business Case: the nexus of the new space economy
A presentation on how DigitalGlobe and Maxar are changing the way we view our planet.
Megan Wood / Sr Director of Strategy & Corporate Development, DigitalGlobe (A Maxar Company)
"We are go for Lunch"
Astropreneurs: entering the final frontier
A panel discussion by representatives from several startup organizations within the emerging space economy.
John Serafini / CEO, HawkEye 360
John Rising / Director of Vehicle Engineering, Relativity
Tanveer Kathawalla / CFO, Analytical Space
Moderator: Brittany Churchill / Vice President, MIT Astropreneurship & Space Industry Club
Closing the business case: Investing in new space ventures
A discussion about how venture capital firms have become increasingly involved in funding space-focused ventures.
Mike Collett / Founder & Managing Partner, Promus Ventures
The Orbiter: Facilitating Safe LEO Infrastructure
Learn how SpaceAble aims at improving the reliance of low earth orbit thanks to a blockchain enhanced on-orbit inspector: the Orbiter.
Julien Cantegreil / Founder & CEO, SpaceAble
Enabling Space Ecosystems: Moon Navigational Services
A discussion about facilitating organizations pursuing scientific and business opportunities on the Moon.
Blair Dewitt / CEO & Founder, Lunar Station
Half Lotus Toe Balance: An Exercise in Space Yoga
Keep the energy flowing with some 1G yoga stretches to prepare for some epic Zero-G yoga poses.
lightning talk pitch session
Students, researchers, and startups provide 1-minute lightning talks on their project as a preamble to their poster session.
Poster Session and NEtworking
Students, researchers, and startups showcase their work for in depth discussions.
Closing the business Case: Legal and Regulatory considerations
A discussion on the current state of international regulatory structures and how companies, such as Spire, must make conscience decisions about legal and regulatory impacts to their business.
George John / Lead Legal & Regulatory Counsel, Spire
Global impact: Bermuda in Space
Learn how Bermuda and other international organizations are participating in the New Space Age.
Video Introduction by the Hon. Walter Roban / Deputy Premier and Minister of Home Affairs, Govt of Bermuda
Dr. Danielle Wood / Assistant Professor, MIT Media Lab & MIT AeroAstro
Jenny Collins / Co-President, MIT ASIC
Appetizers and drinks served.