Speakers

Featured Speakers and VIPs

Anousheh AnsariAnousheh Ansari, CEO and Co-Founder of Prodea Systems, First Female Private Space Explorer. (Bio)  Janet Ivey Headshot 12Janet IveyPresident & Chief Creative Officer at Janet’s Planet, Inc (Bio)
 Buzz AldrinBuzz Aldrin, Apollo 11 Astronaut, Author, and Founder, ShareSpace Foundation; NSS Board of Governors (Bio)  Lorna Jean Edmonds, PhD, Vice Provost for Global Affairs and International Studies (Bio)
Jim ArmorJim Armor, Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, Space Systems Division, ATK Aerospace Group (Bio) DKendall_upper_largeDavid Kendall, Chair of UN COPUOS, 2016-17 (Bio)
 Jay Barbree 2Jay Barbree, NBC News Space Correspondent Jim KeravalaJim Keravala, Chief Operating Officer and co-founder of Shackleton Energy Company Inc. (Bio)
Gary Barnhard, President & CEO of Xtraordinary Innovative Space Partnerships, Inc (Bio) Shoichiro MiharaShoichiro Mihara, Director General, Space Systems Engineering Division, Japan Space Systems
 Ken Davidian, Director of Research at the FAA Office of Commercial Space Transportation (AST) (Bio) Geoffrey Notkin, Meteorite Expert & Star of Science Channel’s Meteorite Men (Bio)
 George Dietrich - Space CanadaGeorge Dietrich, President, SPACE Canada (Bio)
 Bruce PittmanBruce Pittman, Founder and President, Profit Engineering Technologies and Chief System Engineer, NASA Space Portal and the Emerging Commercial Space Office (Bio)

 Arthur DulaArthur Dula, Founder, CEO, Excalibur Almaz; NSS Board of Governors (Bio)

Yaroslav PustovyiYaroslav (“Yarko”) Pustovyi, President and Co-Founder at CSCA and Vice President of Space 1 Systems Inc (Bio)
Marc Garneau, Member of Parliament, Former President of the Canadian Space Agency, First Canadian Astronaut in Space. (Bio)  Bob Richards, Co-Founder of the International Space University, Singularity University, SEDS, the Space Generation Foundation and Moon Express (Bio)
Lori Garver, General Manager of the Air Line Pilots Association, Former NASA Deputy Administrator. (Bio) Dr. Alan SternDr. Alan Stern, PI of New Horizons mission to Pluto (Bio)
Ted Hewitt, Acting President of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) (Bio)
Kip Thorne, Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics Emeritus at the California Institute of Technology (Bio)
 Mark HopkinsMark Hopkins, Chairman of the NSS Executive Committee (Bio)  George WhitesidesGeorge Whitesides, CEO at Virgin Galactic, Former Executive Director of the National Space Society (Bio)