Agenda (Expanded): New Generation Space Leaders
Agenda and speakers are subject to change. View onsite check-in hours and locations here.
Come share your skills – with a play on space! Perform your favorite space-themed song, read your favorite space-themed poem, share a three minute summary regarding an interesting space fact, try out some new jokes, or show us something completely unexpected. If you don’t have anything prepared, come along anyway to enjoy some of the space industry’s budding talent. Prizes and accolades will be determined by audience applause.
Admission, appetizers and 2 drink tickets are free for New Generation Space Leaders attendees. Special guest, Bill Nye, will preside.
During the 31st Space Symposium, the Space Foundation will help participants gain visibility and exposure to senior leaders while getting advice and insight on career development. The multi-dimensional New Generation Space Leaders Program features speed mentoring, workshop sessions, keynotes, Q&A sessions, interactivity, social networking, receptions and exposure for some members as part of the Space Symposium agenda.
Considering the rapid growth in the number of smallsats/cubesats launched over the past several years, and the fact that more than 140 satellites with masses less than 10kg were launched in 2014, it is clear that this segment of the space industry is attracting a great deal of interest. This panel will address the past successes and shortfalls of design, development, and implementation, as well as looming opportunities, technical challenges, and future implications of launching smallsats.
Leaders from industry, defense and civil space will draw on successes and obstacles in their own careers to advise New Gen professionals about how to get ahead and which key attributes and skills are needed for the next generation of space professionals to be successful leaders.
Does the new generation of space leaders have an expectation, a responsibility, an obligation even, to not only promote space awareness but redefine the public’s image of space exploration? This panel will examine the influence of public relations campaigns, social media, documentaries/films and other forms of communications on shaping global public opinion about the space industry.
For New Generation Space Leaders Program badges only.
Open to all