Speakers

Here you'll find a list of speakers and distinguished guests attending NewSpace 2016. Check back soon for updates!



Featured Speakers and Guests

Jason Andrews

Jason Andrews

CEO, Spaceflight Industries

Charles Beames

Charles Beames

President, Vulcan Aerospace

Robert Bigelow

Robert Bigelow

Founder and President, Bigelow Aerospace

Chris Boshuizen

Chris Boshuizen

Entrepreneur in Residence, Data Collective VC

Alan Boyle

Alan Boyle

Aerospace and Science Editor, GeekWire

Emily Calandrelli

Emily Calandrelli

Producer and Host, Xploration Outer Space

Rachel Crane

Rachel Crane

Correspondent, CNN

Esther Dyson

Esther Dyson

Chairman, EDventure Holdings

Debra Facktor Lepore

Debra Facktor Lepore

Vice President and General Manager of Strategic Operations, Ball Aerospace

Jeff Foust

Jeff Foust

Senior Staff Writer, SpaceNews

Jonathan Knowles

Jonathan Knowles

Explorer in Residence, Autodesk

Chris Lewicki

Chris Lewicki

President & CEO, Planetary Resources

Jeffrey Manber

Jeffrey Manber

Founder and CEO, NanoRacks

Rob Meyerson

Rob Meyerson

President, Blue Origin

Sunil Nagaraj

Sunil Nagaraj

Vice President, Bessemer Venture Partners

Miles O'Brien

Miles O'Brien

Science Correspondent, PBS News Hour

Jim O'Leary

Jim O'Leary

Corporate Practice Chair, Edelman Americas

Dona Sarkar

Dona Sarkar

Hololens Engineering Lead, Microsoft

Adam Steltzner

Aerospace Engineer, Engineering Manager, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Michael Suffredini

Michael Suffredini

President, Commercial Space Division, Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies

Scott Wierzbanowski

Scott Wierzbanowski

Executive Director, ManTech International




Honored Speakers and Guests

Chad Anderson

Chad Anderson

Managing Director, Space Angels Network

Nick Arnett

Nick Arnett

CEO, WayPaver Foundation

Jerry Berg

Jerry Berg

Senior Program Manager, Systima

Curt Blake

Curt Blake

President, Spaceflight Industries

Don Brancato

Chief Technologist, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

Natalya Brikner

Natalya Brikner

CEO and Founder, Accion Propulsion

Elizabeth Driscoll

Elizabeth Driscoll

Business Development Manager, Aerojet Rocketdyne

Jason Dunn

Jason Dunn

Chief Technology Officer, Made In Space

Dan Faber

Dan Faber

CEO, Deep Space Industries

Jeff Feige

Jeff Feige

Chairman, Space Frontier Foundation

Michele Gates

Michele Gates

Program Director, NASA Asteroid Redirect Mission

Kellie Gerardi

Kellie Gerardi

Media Specialist, Commercial Spaceflight Federation

Tom Gillespie

Tom Gillespie

Partner, In-Q-Tel

Patrick Gray

Patrick Gray

COO, WayPaver Foundation

Masayasu Ishida

Masayasu Ishida

Principal, A.T. Kearney, Tokyo Branch

Rafferty Jackson

Rafferty Jackson

Principal, Jack Industries

Hannah Kerner

Hannah Kerner

Executive Director, Space Frontier Foundation

Michael Blum

Michael Blum

Co-Founder, Firefly Space Systems

Joe Landon

Joe Landon

Chairman of the Board, Space Angels Network

Ofer Lapid

Ofer Lapid

Co-founder and CTO, Space-Nest

Jeff Matthews

Jeff Matthews

Director of Venture Strategy and Research, Space Frontier Foundation

Geoff Nunn

Geoff Nunn

Exhibit Developer / Adjunct Curator for Space History, Museum of Flight

Caitlin O'Keefe

Caitlin O'Keefe

Director of Marketing and Communications, Planetary Resources

Tim Parsons

Tim Parsons

Founding CEO, Delta-V Space Accelerator

Saadia Pekkanen

Saadia Pekkanen

Associate Director and Professor, Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington; Contributor, Forbes

Bruce Pittman

Bruce Pittman

Chief Systems Engineer, NASA Ames Space Portal

Jane Poynter

Jane Poynter

CEO, World View

Ray Ramadorai

Ray Ramadorai

Principal: Avionics, Communications and Power, Planetary Resources

Matthew F. Reyes

Matthew F. Reyes

Strategic Content Manager: Immersive Media & Space Projects, GoPro

Christopher Richins

Christopher Richins

CEO, RBC Signals

Stockton Rush

Stockton Rush

CEO, OceanGate, Inc.

Brooke Salkoff

Brooke Salkoff

Corporate Director of Communications, Sierra Nevada Corporation

Jim Simpson

Jim Simpson

Senior Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, Aerojet Rocketdyne

Mark Sirangelo

Mark Sirangelo

Corporate Vice President, Sierra Nevada Corporation's Space Systems


Guillermo Söhnlein

Guillermo Söhnlein

Founder, Fortivo Holdings

Eric Stallmer

Eric Stallmer

President, Commercial Spaceflight Federation

Dennis Stone

Dennis Stone

Project Executive, Commercial Space Capabilities, NASA

Jonathan Taylor

Jonathan Taylor

Mentor Capitalist, Entrenext Ventures

John Thornquist

John Thornquist

Director, Office of Aerospace, Governor’s Aerospace Sector Lead

Erika Wagner

Erika Wagner

Business Development Manager, Blue Origin

Don Weidner

Don Weidner

Owner, Formidable Ventures

Fred Wilson

Fred Wilson

Director of Business Development, Aerojet Rocketdyne