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Space Frontier Foundation

Since 1988, the Space Frontier Foundation has been a leader in commercial space industry advocacy. Our main focus has been to grow the commercial space industry, and especially the entrepreneurial ‘NewSpace’ sector, as the key enabler to space settlement. NewSpace brings the three pillars of the industry together – startups, established companies, and government agencies – with private investors and tech innovators.

The three-day conference focuses on current, near-term, and long-term issues and challenges in the commercial space industry and is attended by distinguished executives and leaders from all verticals of the space industry, making this conference a hotbed of innovation and partnership.” The conference will be held in Seattle Washington August 24, 25 and 26 2022 at the Graduate Hotel.

NewSpace Team

Megan Bennett

Megan Bennett

Co-Chair

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Michelle Del Valle

Michelle Del Valle

Co-Chair

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Speakers NewSpace Conference 2022.

Vincent Clot - NewSpace Conference 2022

Vincent Clot

Business and Open Innovation Director
Thales Alenia Space

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Emma M. Louden - NewSpace Conference 2022

Emma M. Cain Louden

Founder; PhD Candidate
Space to Sparkle; Yale

Bio
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RickTumlinson - NewSpace Conference 2022

Rick Tumlinson

Founder
SpaceFund – Space Frontier Foundation – EarthLight Foundation – New Worlds Institute

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Kim Macharia - NewSpace Conference 2022

Kim Macharia

Chairman
Space Frontier Foundation

Bio
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John Conafay - NewSpace Conference 2022

John Conafay

Founder
Integrate Space Corporation

Bio
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Kristi Morgansen - NewSpace Conference 2022

Kristi Morgansen

Chair

University of Washington Department of Astronautics and Aeronautics

Bio
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Mike Palank - NewSpace Conference 2022

Mike Palank

General Partner

MaC Venture Capital

Bio
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Diana Klochkova - NewSpace Conference 2022

Diana Klochkova

Chief Brand Officer
Privateer

Bio
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NewSpace Conference 2022

Ryan Duffy

Managing Editor
Payload

Bio
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NewSpace Conference 2022 - Isa Fritz

Isa Fritz

CTO/Co-founder
GeoJump
Bio
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NewSpace Conference 2022 - DeSchzunell Catlin

DeSchzunell Catlin

Co-founder
The Equity Space Alliance Corp
Bio
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NewSpace Conference 2022 - Lisa Rich

Lisa Rich

Founder/COO; Founder
Xplore; Hemisphere Ventures
Bio
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NewSpace Conference 2022 - Austin Link

Austin Link

Co-founder
Starfish Space

Bio
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NewSpace Conference 2022 - Jen Scholten

Jen Scholten

Head of Marketing and Communications
SpaceRyde
Bio
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NewSpace Conference 2022 - Andy Lapsa

Andy Lapsa

Co-founder – CEO
Stoke
Bio
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NewSpace Conference 2022 - Rob Meyerson

Rob Meyerson

CEO
Delalune Space
Bio
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NewSpace Conference 2022 - Marna Kagele

Marna Kagele

Technical Fellow and Futurist
The Boeing Company
Bio
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NewSpace Conference 2022 - Stan Shull

Stan Shull

Managing Director
Alliance Velocity
Bio
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NewSpace Conference 2022 - Colleen McLeod Garner

Colleen McLeod Garner

Regional Sales Mgr- West
WhistlePig
Bio
Linkedin
NewSpace Conference 2022 - Jim MacConnell

Jim MacConnell

CTO
ThinkOrbital, Inc.
Bio
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NewSpace Conference 2022 - Nick Glenn

Nick Glenn

Vice President – Human Resources
Spaceflight
Bio
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NewSpace Conference 2022 - Sean McClinton

Sean McClinton

President
Space Entrepreneurs
Bio
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NewSpace Conference 2022 - Brian Rider

Brian Rider

Chief Technology Officer
LeoStella
Bio
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NewSpace Conference 2022 - Ari Eisenstat

Ari Eisenstat

Director; PhD Candidate
United Nations Association; University of Hawaii
Bio
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NewSpace Conference 2022 - Rob Schwarz

Rob Schwarz

Chief Technology Officer
Momentus
Bio
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NewSpace Conference 2022 - Grant A. Anderson

Grant A. Anderson

President & CEO
Paragon Space Development Corporation
Bio
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NewSpace Conference 2022 - Josef Koller

Josef Koller

Systems Director
The Aerospace Corporation
Bio
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NewSpace Conference 2022 - Michael J. Doyle

Michael J. Doyle

President
Space Northwest
Bio
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NewSpace Conference 2022 - Darryll DiPietro

Darryll DiPietro

Founder
Settlement Layer
Bio
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NewSpace Conference 2022 - Logan Ryan Golema

Logan Ryan Golema

Founder & CEO
Lunargistics
Bio
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NewSpace Conference 2022 - Eric Ingram

Eric Ingram

Founder & CEO
Lunargistics
Bio
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Speakers NewSpace Conference 2022

Vincent Clot - NewSpace Conference 2022

Vincent Clot

Business and Open Innovation Director
Thales Alenia Space

Bio
LinkedIn
Emma M. Louden - NewSpace Conference 2022

Emma M. Cain Louden

Founder; PhD Candidate
Space to Sparkle; Yale

Bio
LinkedIn
John Conafay - NewSpace Conference 2022

John Conafay

Founder
Integrate Space Corporation

Bio
LinkedIn
Kim Macharia - NewSpace Conference 2022

Kim Macharia

Chairman
Space Frontier Foundation

Bio
LinkedIn
NewSpace Conference 2022

Ryan Duffy

Managing Editor
Payload

Bio
LinkedIn
Diana Klochkova - NewSpace Conference 2022

Diana Klochkova

Chief Brand Officer
Privateer

Bio
LinkedIn
NewSpace Conference 2022 - DeSchzunell Catlin

DeSchzunell Catlin

CTO/Co-founder
The Equity Space Alliance Corp

Bio
LinkedIn
NewSpace Conference 2022 - Isa Fritz

Isa Fritz

CTO/Co-founder
GeoJump

Bio
LinkedIn
NewSpace Conference 2022 - Austin Link

Austin Link

Co-founder
Starfish Space

Bio
LinkedIn
Kristi Morgansen - NewSpace Conference 2022

Kristi Morgansen

Chair
University of Washington Department of Astronautics and Aeronautics

Bio
LinkedIn
NewSpace Conference 2022 - Ari Eisenstat

Ari Eisenstat

Director, PhD Candidate
United Nations Association; University of Hawaii
Bio
LinkedIn
NewSpace Conference 2022 - Lisa Rich

Lisa Rich

Founder/COO, Founder
Xplore and Founder, Hemisphere Ventures
Bio
LinkedIn
NewSpace Conference 2022 - Andy Lapsa

Andy Lapsa

Co-founder/CEO
Stoke
Bio
LinkedIn
NewSpace Conference 2022 - Jen Scholten

Jen Scholten

Head of Marketing and Communications
SpaceRyde
Bio
LinkedIn
NewSpace Conference 2022 - Rob Meyerson

Rob Meyerson

CEO
Delalune Space
Bio
LinkedIn
NewSpace Conference 2022 - Marna Kagele

Marna Kagele

Technical Fellow and Futurist
The Boeing Company
Bio
LinkedIn
NewSpace Conference 2022 - Stan Shull

Stan Shull

Managing Director
Alliance Velocity
Bio
LinkedIn
NewSpace Conference 2022 - Colleen McLeod Garner

Colleen McLeod Garner

Regional Sales Mgr- West
WhistlePig
Bio
Linkedin
NewSpace Conference 2022 - Jim MacConnell

Jim MacConnell

CTO
ThinkOrbital, Inc.
Bio
LinkedIn
NewSpace Conference 2022 - Nick Glenn

Nick Glenn

Vice President – Human Resources
Spaceflight
Bio
LinkedIn
NewSpace Conference 2022 - Sean McClinton

Sean McClinton

President
Space Entrepreneurs
Bio
LinkedIn
NewSpace Conference 2022 - Brian Rider

Brian Rider

Chief Technology Officer
LeoStella
Bio
LinkedIn
NewSpace Conference 2022 - Rob Schwarz

Rob Schwarz

Chief Technology Officer
Momentus
Bio
LinkedIn
NewSpace Conference 2022 - Josef Koller

Josef Koller

Systems Director
The Aerospace Corporation
Bio
LinkedIn
NewSpace Conference 2022 - Michael J. Doyle

Michael J. Doyle

President
Space Northwest
Bio
LinkedIn
NewSpace Conference 2022 - Darryll DiPietro

Darryll DiPietro

Founder
Settlement Layer
Bio
LinkedIn
NewSpace Conference 2022 - Logan Ryan Golema

Logan Ryan Golema

Founder & CEO
Lunargistics Corp
Bio
Twitter
NewSpace Conference 2022 - Eric Ingram

Eric Ingram

Co-founder & CEO
SCOUT Space Inc.
Bio
Linkedin
NewSpace Conference 2022 - Grant A. Anderson

Grant A. Anderson

President & CEO
Paragon Space Development Corporation
Bio
LinkedIn
RickTumlinson - NewSpace Conference 2022

Rick Tumlinson

Founder
SpaceFund – Space Frontier Foundation – EarthLight Foundation – New Worlds Institute

Bio
LinkedIn
Mike Palank - NewSpace Conference 2022

Mike Palank

General Partner
MaC Venture Capital

Bio
LinkedIn
Monica Gangwar- NewSpace Conference 2022

Monica Gangwar

Lead Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Partner
Virgin Orbit

Bio
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Chris Pendleton - NewSpace Conference 2022

Chris Pendleton

Group Program Manager, Azure Space
Microsoft

Bio
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Saharnaz Safari - NewSpace Conference 2022

Saharnaz Safari

COO and Founder
SpaceRyde

Bio
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Ben Straughan - NewSpace Conference 2022

Ben Straughan

Partner & Co-Chair, New Space Industry Group
Perkins Coie LLP

Bio
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Audrey Powers - NewSpace Conference 2022

Audrey Powers

Vice President, Mission & Flight Operations
Blue Origin

Bio
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Christie Iacomini, PhD - NewSpace Conference 2022

Christie Iacomini, PhD

Product Manager, Lunar Mobility Services
Lockheed Martin

Bio
LinkedIn
Pablo Moncada-Larrotiz - NewSpace Conference 2022

Pablo Moncada-Larrotiz

Co-founder
MoonDAO

Bio
Twitter
Jessica Kinman - NewSpace Conference 2022

Jessica Kinman

Principal Technologist Manufacturing
Boomi

Bio
Linkedin
Daniel Faber - NewSpace Conference 2022

Daniel Faber

CEO
Orbit Fab

Bio
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NewSpace 2022 Program Schedule

9:00am: Registration

10:15 -11:00am: Opening Keynote with a New Shepard Astronaut – Astronaut Audrey Powers recounts her journey from Engineering to Law to becoming a New Shepard Astronaut.
● Audrey Powers, Blue Origin

11:00 – 11:15am: “The State of the Seattle Workforce” IntroductionThoughts on the past, present, and future of Seattle with respect to our human space exploration efforts, including opportunities, players, and the industry landscape.
Stan Shull, Alliance Velocity
Introducer: Abigail Rajagopal, SFF Volunteer

11:15 – 12:00pm: “Shifting the Workforce to Seattle”Evolving Space WorkforceHow does Seattle compare to other major space cities? An inside reveal into why companies are excited to move here!
Stan Shull, Alliance Velocity
Mike Doyle, Space Apps Seattle
Nick Glenn, Spaceflight
Moderator: Ryan Duffy, Payload

12:00 – 1:30pm: Lunch Break

1:30 – 2:30pm: “Blazing a Trail to the Stars” Fireside ChatEvolving Space WorkforceTwo leaders discuss how to bring together academics and private businesses to inspire the next generation of students and young professionals to achieve their dreams in space.
Kristi Morgansen, University of Washington
Rob Meyerson, Delalune Space
Moderator: Christine Giarusso, Systems Engineer and Business Development Aurora Flight Sciences

2:30 – 3:30pm: “Beginner’s Guide to Building a Space Startup” PanelSpace EntrepreneurshipTrials, tribulations, and triumph: Founders tell the stories of why they started, where they struggled, and how they ultimately succeeded.
Saharnaz Safari , SpaceRyde
Isa Fritz, GeoJump
John Conafay, Integrate Space Corporation
Moderator: Sean McClinton

3:30 – 4:00pm: Break

4:00 – 4:45pm: “SpaceTalk: An Interactive Conversation About Traversing the Void” KeynoteFrontier Enabling TechnologyParticipate in this interactive keynote to discuss the fun and fascinating questions that will arise as humans become space-faring!
Marna Kagele, Boeing
Introducer: Justin Park, SFF Volunteer

5:00 – 7:00pm: Sponsored Reception: Whistle Pig Happy HourWith a mini-presentation from Colleen McLeod about the role of food and beverages in space.

10:00 – 10:30am: “Humans in a Hostile Space” KeynoteFrontier Enabling TechnologyHow will life support keep us alive as we strive to travel back to the Moon, on to Mars, and the next Star?
Grant Anderson, Paragon
Introducer: Sunny Narayanan

10:30 – 11:15am: “Blasting Off with Venture Capital!”Space Entrepreneurship & Frontier Enabling TechnologyLess than 1% of American startups get venture capital funding — there’s a high likelihood your company is not a good fit for VC, or that VC is not a good fit for your company. Hear from leading VCs about why they should (or shouldn’t) be investing in space start-ups.
Michael Palank, MaC Ventures
Lisa Rich, Xplore
Moderator: Meagan Crawford, SpaceFund

11:15 – 12:00pm: Navigating this Space: How to Jumpstart Your Astro-Career” Fireside ChatSpace EntrepreneurshipStories and advice from students and early career professionals on mapping out your first steps in the space industry.
● Michelle Del Valle, Regeneron
● Owen Marr, Blue Origin
● Joalda Morancy, Blue Origin
● Rohan Dani, Lockheed Martin
● Gitika Gorthi, IgnitedThinkers

12:00 – 1:30pm: Lunch Break

1:30 – 2:15pm: “Into the Unknown: Space Manufacturing and Servicing” PanelFrontier Enabling TechnologyInnovators talk about how we will design, manufacture, and service satellites in space.
Vincent Clot, Thales Alenia / Black Sky
Austin Link, Starfish
Jim MacConnell, ThinkOrbital
Brian Rider, LeoStella
Moderator: Isa Fritz, Co-Founder and CTO GeoJump

2:15 – 3:00pm: “Space Marketing: Storytelling in the Cosmos” PanelSpace EntrepreneurshipHow do you craft a story that draws people to your business?
Ryan Duffy, Payload
Diana Klochkova, Privateer
Jennifer Scholten, SpaceRyde
Moderator: David Armes, Unreal Solutions / West 34th Solutions

3:00 – 4:00pm: “Data 4.0: Computing Above the Clouds” KeynoteFrontier Enabling TechnologyAs cloud computing evolves, it connects us in new ways. Look at how it’s currently being used, what the future looks like, and how you can get involved.
Jessica Kinman, Boomi
Moderator: Ryan Giarusso, RiverBend Property Management

4:00 – 5:00pm: “Being Green: Space Sustainability” PanelSpace for EarthHow do we expand our horizons beyond the stars while taking care of our only home, Earth?
Eric Ingram, SCOUT
Daniel Faber, OrbitFab
Andy Lapsa, Stoke
Moderator: Christie Lacomini, Lockheed Martin

5:00 – 6:00pm: Break

6:00 – 7:00pm: Sponsored Reception

10:00 – 10:45am: “Gathering Stars: Diversity and Inclusion in the WorkSpace” PanelEvolving Space WorkforceHow to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace, and the benefits it brings.

● Emma Louden, Yale University
Janeya Griffin, Equity Space Alliance
Monica Gangwar, Virgin Orbit
Moderator: DJ Catlin, Equity Space Alliance

10:45 – 11:30am: “Building Confidence to Boldly Go Where No One Has Gone Before” KeynoteSpace EntrepreneurshipTrailblazing in the space industry: How to develop the confidence to take charge of your career, go forth, and thrive!
Emma Louden, Yale University
Meagan Crawford, SpaceFund
Moderator: Kate Macakanja

11:30 – 1:00pm: Lunch Break

1:00 – 2:00pm: “Shooting for the Stars: How to Finance Your Space-based Startup” PanelSpace EntrepreneurshipReal founders and CEOs talk about how to lift-off your company with public and private funding.
Lisa Rich, Xplore
John Conafay, Integrate Space Corp
Saharnaz Safari, SpaceRyde
Moderator: Meagan Crawford, SpaceFund

2:00 – 3:00pm: “The Future of Space” Roundtable DiscussionAll PillarsInnovative thinkers from across the space industry join together to share thoughts on what the future of space will look like and how to realize that shared vision.
DJ Catlin, Equity Space Alliance
Jim MacConnell, ThinkOrbital
Monica Gangwar, Virgin Orbit
Colleen McLeod, Whistle Pig
John Wechkin, Perkins Coie
Moderator: Ari Eisenstat, ​​University of Hawai’i Futurist Instructor, PhD Candidate, & Researcher

3:00 – 4:00pm: “Crypto Craze: A Deep Space Dive into Blockchain and Global Broadband” Fireside ChatSpace Entrepreneurship & Frontier Enabling TechnologyBlockchain, NFT’s, and a global network; how do they benefit our planet?
Logan Ryan Golema, Lunargistics Corp
Darryll DiPietro, Settlement Layer
Pablo Moncada-Larrotiz, MoonDAO
Moderator: Meagan Crawford, SpaceFund

4:00 – 4:30pm: Break

4:30 – 5:30pm: Space Frontier Foundation Closing Award CeremonyClosing thank you statements and award ceremony.

NewSpace Conference 2022

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