Luxembourg Deputy Prime Minister to speak at NewSpace 2017

SILICON VALLEY, CA, June 22, 2017 – Luxembourg Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Economy, Etienne Schneider, will outline the Luxembourg government’s SpaceResources.lu initiative at the Space Frontier Foundation’s (SFF), NewSpace 2017 Conference, June 27-29, 2017 in San Francisco, California.

“By providing a unique legal, regulatory and business environment, the SpaceResources.lu initiative is confirming Luxembourg’s ambition to become a European hub for the exploration and use of space resources,” Minister Schneider said. “Spearheaded by satellite group SES, the Luxembourg space sector is firmly established as one of the main players of our innovation economy. Companies with strong commercial ideas draw on a full range of support: finance, premises, research resources and a collaborative international network of contacts and potential partnerships.”

Under the theme of “Convergence,” NewSpace 2017 is the ideal venue to outline such a bold and inclusive strategy. The conference will highlight the cross-disciplinary collaboration critical to creating a sustainable space economy by bringing together startups, investment firms, governments, large organizations and the public sector for three days of discovery, connection and innovation.

Minister Schneider will discuss Luxembourg’s ambitions during a special session on the first day of the conference, June 27 at 1:45pm PST. He will also announce the details of a new international space conference, NewSpace Europe, to be held Nov. 16-17, 2017, in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg. Hosted in partnership between The Ministry of the Economy of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and Space Frontier Foundation, NewSpace Europe​ will be the first NewSpace industry conference in Europe and will highlight the exponential growth of the space ecosystem across the world.

“International collaboration is critical to the continued success of the burgeoning commercial space industry,” said Josh Guild, interim executive director, Space Frontier Foundation. “SFF is pleased to partner with Luxembourg on this exciting new opportunity.”

To register to attend NewSpace 2017 in San Francisco, and for full conference programming and a list of featured speakers please visit the conference website – www.newspace.spacefrontier.org

About the Space Frontier Foundation
Founded in 1988, the Space Frontier Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to opening the space frontier to human settlement as rapidly as possible by unleashing the power of free enterprise. Our goals include protecting the Earth’s fragile biosphere and creating a more prosperous life for each generation by using the unlimited energy and material resources of space. The Foundation is composed of a diverse, multinational array of space activists, expert scientists and engineers, media and political professionals, entrepreneurs, and passionate citizens. You too can be a part of the Space Frontier Foundation. For more information visit http://www.spacefrontier.org.

NewSpace 2017 Sponsors
Blue Origin, Luxembourg Ministry of the Economy, Perkins Coie, Space for Humanity, OffWorld, Aerospace Corporation, Ball Aerospace, Brand Delta-V, Space Systems Loral, Aerojet Rocketdyne, Moon Express, Inc., RBC Signals, Secure World Foundation, AIAA, Edelman, SpaceNews

Space Frontier Foundation Hosts NewSpace 2017: Next-Generation Space Conference in San Francisco

NewSpace is the conference for the emerging commercial space industry

The Space Frontier Foundation will host its annual NewSpace conference in San Francisco, CA on June 27 – 29, bringing together startups, investment firms, established companies and government for three days of discovery, connection and innovation. NewSpace is the conference for exploring the challenges and opportunities of opening the space frontier to human settlement.

Themed “Convergence,” NewSpace 2017 will highlight the cross-disciplinary collaboration critical to creating a sustainable space economy. Through engaging conference sessions and unique networking opportunities, participants will have the opportunity to discover the people, technologies and ideas – from across space and non-traditional markets – that are shaping and leading the industry.

“NewSpace conference is a point of convergence for thought leaders from across every vertical of the industry – from the visionaries to the policy experts, from the startups to the engineers and scientists,” said Jeff Feige, Chairman of the Board of the Space Frontier Foundation. “This is the place where businesses are formed, deals are struck, and collaboration is fostered.”

Featured speakers include: Deputy Prime Minister and Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, Etienne Schneider; EDventure Holdings, Chairman, Esther Dyson; Bessemer Venture Partners, Vice President, Sunil Nagaraj; and Accion Systems, CEO and Founder, Natalya Bailey.

Key sessions include:

  • More than Funds – Explores the non-monetary ways in which venture capitalists and external funders can help rising companies.
  • TRL: Takeoff, re-entry, and LEO – Discusses the types of industries LEO providers are seeing as future markets
  • Space without a Space Agency – Introduces the challenges, struggles and successes met by rising aerospace leaders independent of government aid
  • Reverse Spin Offs – Explores Earth tech that can (accidentally) be spun off in support of space commercialization
  • Public-funded Innovation – Discovers how “bleeding edge” public funding business models are delivering results

For a full list of speakers and sessions, please visit the official conference website.

Date: June 27 – 29, 2017

Location: Park Central Hotel, San Francisco, CA

*Interviews and media passes are available upon request. To request credentials, ensure receipt of news releases and advisories, or for more information about NewSpace, please contact: press@spacefrontier.org

NewSpace 2017 is sponsored by: Perkins Coie, Space for Humanity, Luxembourg Ministry of the Economy, OffWorld, Space Systems Loral, Brand Delta-V, Ball Aerospace, and Aerojet Rocketdyne. 

About the Space Frontier Foundation
Founded in 1988, the Space Frontier Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to opening the space frontier to human settlement as rapidly as possible by unleashing the power of free enterprise. Our goals include protecting the Earth’s fragile biosphere and creating a more prosperous life for each generation by using the unlimited energy and material resources of space. The Foundation is composed of a diverse, multinational array of space activists, expert scientists and engineers, media and political professionals, entrepreneurs, and passionate citizens. You too can be a part of the Space Frontier Foundation. For more information visit http://www.spacefrontier.org.

5 Reasons to Attend NewSpace 2017

The conference for the emerging commercial space industry, NewSpace 2017 is a can’t miss event.  Why should you and your company attend this year’s conference? Check out our top five reasons:

1. World-class Speakers

Our diverse lineup of speakers represents every vertical of the space industry, from established companies to startups, government to investment firms.

2. Top Tier Media

NewSpace is the perfect place to elevate your brand. Last year, the conference received more than 91 million media impressions with more than 30 media in attendance.

3. Premier Networking Opportunities

Connect with top space industry influencers during unique networking breaks and events. Our Launchpad Reception, on June 28, is the perfect opportunity to pitch your ideas, meet with potential partners and learn about different players in the industry.

4. Top Talent

If you’re looking to expand your team, this conference is crawling with bright, young potential hires. Learn tips and tricks for recruiting and retaining top talent during our panel session on Galvanizing Talent, on June 28.

5. Location, Location, Location

Dozens of space companies call Silicon Valley home. While you’re at NewSpace, schedule time to meet with your partners and customers onsite.You can also coordinate your trip to attend other industry conferences in the area, like NASA SBIR/STTR Industry Day, June 25-27.

Haven’t booked your hotel yet for NewSpace 2017? Take advantage of our discounted room rates here!

Register now!

SATELLITE 2017 and Space Frontier Foundation present Startup Space

What’s the next great aerospace idea? Find out at SATELLITE 2017’s Startup Space event, a Shark Tank-style pitch competition, on March 7 in the SATELLITE Unveiled Theater, Exhibit Hall.

“One of the SATELLITE show’s most important missions is to cultivate and support future generations of entrepreneurs and innovators,” said Jeffrey Hill, chairmen of SATELLITE 2017. “The launch of the Startup Space entrepreneur pitch contest continues that mission and is a project that means a lot to us personally. One of this year’s contestants is going to walk away from Startup Space with invaluable resources and investments that could help realize their visions. This is a fantastic event that wouldn’t be possible with support of fantastic organizations like Space Frontier Foundation, Ball Aerospace, Advantech Wireless and our group of prize and media sponsors.”

Hosted in partnership with Space Frontier Foundation, Startup Space gives twenty space entrepreneurs – from college students to established startups – the opportunity to pitch their business and technology ideas to a panel of highly accomplished space professionals, investors, thought leaders and fellow entrepreneurs.

“The only way to open the space frontier is through constant innovation,” said Jeff Feige, chairmen of the board, Space Frontier Foundation. “Enabling entrepreneurs through events like this is one of the core missions of the Space Frontier Foundation. We are thrilled to see so many promising new projects at Satellite 2017.”

The grand prize winner will receive guaranteed private meetings with investor groups at Space Angels Network, RRE Ventures and Astia Capital, as well as free full-access admission to SATELLITE 2018 and NewSpace 2017 and an interview in Via Satellite magazine. The winners and prizes will be awarded on Wednesday, March 8, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the SATELLITE 2017 awards reception.

Startup Space is your chance to witness a new generation of up and coming space professionals and companies develop the ideas that will change our world and learn about startup community cultivation, global entrepreneurship, young professional recruitment and more.

Space Frontier Foundation Opens Registration for NewSpace Conference 2017

SILICON VALLEY, Calif., Feb. 27, 2017 – The Space Frontier Foundation has now opened registration for its 2017 NewSpace Conference, to be held June 27-29 at the Park Central Hotel in San Francisco, California.

Themed “Convergence”, NewSpace 2017 will highlight the cross-disciplinary collaboration critical to creating a sustainable space economy, which in turn fuels innovation in important fields, from healthcare to construction. Through engaging conference sessions and unique networking opportunities, conference participants will have the opportunity to discover the people, technology and ideas shaping and leading the industry, and connect with industry thought-leaders, potential partners and investors.

“This conference is the philosophical home of what we have come to call the NewSpace Industry,” said Jeff Feige, chairmen of the board for Space Frontier Foundation. “It’s where ideas that are changing the world come from.”

Early bird rates are now available through March 31, 2017.

About the NewSpace Conference

new ● space \nöö – späs\ noun: a movement and philosophy often affiliated with the emergent private spaceflight industry. Organized by the Space Frontier Foundation since 2006, the annual NewSpace conference is the only event that brings a unique mix of revolutionary space entrepreneurs, investors, scientists, engineers, regulators and space policy leaders together to explore the opportunities and challenges of opening the space frontier to human settlement. Facilitating the necessary cross-disciplinary collaboration is how the private space industry will grow and create a sustainable space economy, which in turn fuels innovation in important fields, from healthcare to construction. For more information visit http://www.newspace.spacefrontier.org.

About the Space Frontier Foundation

Founded in 1988, the Space Frontier Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to opening the space frontier to human settlement as rapidly as possible by unleashing the power of free enterprise. Our goals include protecting the Earth’s fragile biosphere and creating a more prosperous life for each generation by using the unlimited energy and material resources of space. The Foundation is composed of a diverse, multinational array of space activists, expert scientists and engineers, media and political professionals, entrepreneurs, and passionate citizens. You too can be a part of the Space Frontier Foundation. For more information visit http://www.spacefrontier.org.