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NewSpace 2008 Agenda
Conference Chair: William J. Watson – wwatson@spacefrontierfoundation.org
. Wednesday, July 16th, 2008
6:00 pm
to 8:30 pm
SEDS-ISU Dinner (Ticketed Event)
Introduction to ISU-DC Network
Loretta Hidalgo Whitesides – ISU-USA President, International Space University
Featured Dinner Speaker
• Bob Richards
– CEO, Odyssey Moon, Lmt.
6:30 pm
to 8:30 pm
George Washington University Teachers In Space Event
7:00 pm
to
11:00 pm
Networking Dinner & Drinks at the DoubleTree SkyDome Lounge (on your own)
. Thursday, July 17th, 2008
NewSpace Policy
8:00 am
to 9:00 am
Networking & Registration
9:00 am
to
9:10 am
NewSpace Policy Day Opening Remarks
James Muncy – Co-Founder, Space Frontier Foundation, President, PoliSpace
9:10 am
to
9:30 am
Keynote Address: Island of Man & the Future of NewSpace...
Alex Downie – Minister of Space, Island of Man Government
9:30 am
to
10:25 am
VSE: The Beginning of the End or the End of the Beginning?
Concerning the present Vision for Space Exploration, what should the next U.S. President do? An exploratory discussion of the possibilities and more likely outcomes over the next administration.
Charles Miller (Session Chair) – President, Space Policy Consulting, Inc.
Bretton Alexander – Executive Director, X Prize Foundation
Roger Launius – Senior Curator, Division of Space History, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
Paul Carliner – President, Carliner Strategies LLC
Eric Sterner – former NASA Associate Deputy Administrator, former Staff Director, House Subcommittee on Space & Aeronautics
10:25 am
to 10:50 am
NewSpace Press Event
Announcement of National Summit on CATS
10:50 am
to 11:45 am
The Elusive CATS (Cheap Access to Space)
Past government & private ventures have been unable to field drastically cheaper and/or more responsive access to space systems. How are present initiatives different and can the U.S. Government use market friendly policies to close "the gap".
Charles Miller (Session Chair) – President, Space Policy Consulting, Inc.
George Whitesides – Senior Advisor, Virgin Galactic; Executive Director, National Space Society
Charles Lauer – Co-founder and Vice President of Business Development for Rocketplane Global
Bob Werb – Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board, Space Frontier Foundation
LtCol. Peter Garretson – Future Concepts & Transformation Division, U.S. Air Force
11:45 am
to 12:45 pm
Exploring Space ITAR Reform
The International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), which govern transfers of space technologies to foreign persons, have been widely criticized as counter-productive. The last year has seen a flurry of studies suggesting that, by controlling too much too tightly, the ITAR is unintentionally driving innovation in space technologies overseas and thus undermining American leadership in space rather than protecting it.
What is the right balance between openness and control? How can we limit the proliferation of truly sensitive technologies while ensuring that America regains its leadership in innovation? Which technologies should be controlled by the ITAR? How could the ITAR be made to work better, especially for entrepreneurial companies?

James Muncy (Session Chair) – Co-Founder, Space Frontier Foundation, President, PoliSpace
Mike Gold – Corporate Counsel, Bigelow Aerospace
Franceska O. Schroeder – Principal, Fish & Richardson P.C.
Edward M. Morris – Director, Office of Space Commercialization, U.S. Department of Commerce
Dennis Burnett
– Director, Export Control Division, EADS North America
12:45 pm
to 2:00 pm
Lunch: Sponsored by Boeing
Space Investment Summit Update - Bringing New Investors to NewSpace:

Paul Eckert – The Boeing Company
Featured Speaker:
Dr. George Nield – Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation, FAA
2:00 pm
to 3:00 pm
State Policy Tools for Space Commercialization
What are States doing now to attract NewSpace business & what potential lies in additional space policy tools?
Jim Dunstan (Session Chair) – Partner, Garvey Schubert Barer
Marshall L. Heard – Chairman, Florida Aviation and Aerospace Alliance; Consultant, Economic Development Commission of Florida's Space Coast
John Gedmark – Executive Director, Personal Spaceflight Federation; co-Founder/Board Member, Roosevelt Institution

Jack Kennedy – Founding Director at V-PRIZE Foundation, Inc.; former State Senator, Virginia General Assembly
3:00 pm
to 4:00 pm
Federal Policy Tools for Space Commercialization
Other than ITAR reform (discussed earlier) and better partnership with NASA (discussed Friday), what legal and regulatory changes can be made at the Federal level to support and encourage space commercialization? Topics will include tax incentives, government use of prizes, the future of AST regulation, U.S. policies on commercial communications and remote sensing satellites, liability issues, orbital debris and structural changes inside the U.S. Government.
Berin Szoka (Session Chair) – Progress & Freedom Foundation Visiting Fellow
Dr. George Nield – Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation, FAA
Edward M. Morris – Director, Office of Space Commercialization, U.S. Department of Commerce
Bretton Alexander – Executive Director, X Prize Foundation
4:00 pm
to 4:15 pm
Networking Break
4:15 pm
to 5:15 pm
Human Spaceflight and American Education
Study math and science, and you can become an astronaut. That's been the dream for 50 years. Can we make it real?
Edward Wright (Session Chair) – Program Manager, Teachers in Space
Alan Ladwig – WBB Consulting, Board of Directors of the Challenger Center
Tim Bailey – Space Generation Council
5:15 pm
to 5:30 pm
Featured Speaker: VPRIZE & Government's Hand in NewSpace
Jim Dunstan
– Partner, Garvey Schubert Barer
5:30 pm
to 7:00 pm
Reception
7:00 pm
to 9:30 pm
Space Frontier Foundation Advocates Dinner (for active status Advocates)
7:00 pm
to 11:00 pm
Informal Dinner & Drinks at the DoubleTree SkyDome Lounge (on your own)
. Friday, July 18th, 2008
NewSpace Business
8:00 am
to
9:00 am
Networking & Registration
9:00 am
to
9:10 am
NewSpace Business Day Opening Remarks
Rich Pournelle – Director of Business Development, XCOR
9:10 am
to
9:30 am
Keynote Address: Discussion on NASA motivations for COTS & the program's future
Dennis Stone – NASA - COTS
9:30 am
to
10:30 am
Planning for the Transition Team: NewSpace Growing Up
The passion and skill sets that are necessary to brave the challenges of starting a NewSpace Company are not always the best attributes for an executive once the company matures. How to know when it is time to replace some of your team members & ease this sometimes financially and emotionally painful transition.
Esther Dyson (Session Chair) – EDventure Holdings
Jeff Feige – CEO, Orbital Outfitters
Rich Pournelle – Director of Business Development, XCOR
10:30 am
to 10:45 am
Networking Break
10:45 am
to 11:45 am
A NewSpace Exit Strategy
Does Northrop Grumman's recent acquisition of Scaled Composites hint at things to come? Do other established aerospace companies have hidden ambitions? At what point may a NewSpace company want to be taken over? Is this evolution preventable? or should companies try to go it alone and ultimately go public? What are the factors to consider? What about a strategic investor?
Guillermo Söhnlein (Session Chair) – Managing Director, Space Angels Network; Founder and Chairman, International Association of Space Entrepreneurs
Shubber Ali – Engagement Director, Fast Innovation & Growth, George Group Consulting
Richard Humphrey – New York Angels
Marco Rubin – Managing Partner, Exoventure Associates
Andrew NelsonChief Operating Officer and VP Business Development, XCOR Aerospace
11:45 am
to 1:00 pm
Lunch: Pioneering the NewSpace Business Frontier
Featured Speaker: Alan Stern – Science Mission Director; former NASA Associate Administrator, NASA Science Directorate, Odyssey Moon Limited
1:00 pm
to 2:00 pm
The Nuts and Bolts of Growing Your Business in Space
This panel will provide an overview of key legal considerations that go into developing a vibrant NewSpace business while maximizing future enterprise value. Topics of discussion will include: choice of entity, documenting shareholder relationships, fund raising, intellectual property protection and utilization, use of employees and independent contractors, risk mitigation, and navigating regulatory controls.
Rosanna Sattler (Session Chair) – Partner, Posternak Blankstein & Lund LLP
Kerry Scarlott – Partner, Posternak Blankstein & Lund LLP
Jeff Feige – CEO, Orbital Outfitters
Reagan Walker – Co-Founder & CEO, ConsortiumTechnologies, LLC and ConsortiumNeutron Systems, Inc.
2:00 pm
to 3:00 pm
NASA Enabling NewSpace, NewSpace Enabling A Vision
How can NewSpace companies profit from NASA exploration? How can the potential ingenuity and efficiency NewSpace companies offer be fostered & utilized by government? Should NASA help promote private investment in exploration-enabling capabilities, such as ISRU and fuel depots? What can be done now to eliminate government duplication of capabilities offered by entrepreneurial ventures? Discussion of NASA's expected RFI concerning commercial lunar communications and navigation systems, understanding NASA motivations, and better methods of NASA-NewSpace communication.
Ken Davidian (Session Chair) – NASA Headquarters
John Gedmark – Executive Director, Personal Spaceflight Federation; co-Founder/Board Member, Roosevelt Institution

Doug Comstock – NASA Headquarters
Michael Beavin – Senior Program Analyst, NOAA Office of Space Commercialization
3:00 pm
to 3:15 pm
Networking Break
3:15 pm
to 4:15 pm
COTS, An Inconvenient Truth?
What potential does the COTS model hold for the future of space transportation? While NASA presently seems to emphasize the cargo transportation capability of this program, how serious are the competitors about human transportation? Would the government and entrepreneurial firms benefit from additional commercial transportation contracts for both demonstrations and services?
Dennis Stone (Session Chair) – NASA - COTS
Jeff M. Bingham – Director of Commerce, Science and Transportation, U.S. Senate
Brett Alexander – Executive Director, X Prize Foundation; President, Personal Spaceflight Federation
Tim Hughes – Vice President & Chief Counsel, SpaceX

Mike Gold – Corporate Counsel, Bigelow Aerospace
4:15 pm
to 5:15 pm
Teaching New Dogs Old Tricks
What technologies exist inside NASA & its contractors that may help the budding NewSpace industry reach their ambitious price points and avoid the legacy costs that haunt their older, bigger brethren? From the NewSpace Co. perspective, where to draw the line between building in-house and ordering-in?
William (Bill) Reeves (Session Chair) – Director, Program Integration, United Space Alliance
Gerald E. Miller – Director, Independent Research and Development, United Space Alliance
Rich Pournelle – Director of Business Development, XCOR
Greg A. Ray – Chief Engineer, Space Shuttle Program, Boeing
Andrew Petro – NASA Centennial Challenges, Program Executive for Innovation Incubator
5:15 pm
to 5:45 pm
Featured Speaker:
Jeff Feige – CEO, Orbital Outfitters
5:45 pm
to 6:30 pm
Pre-Movie Food & Networking Reception - Sponsored by Free Radical Productions
6:30 pm
to 7:30 pm
"Orphans of Apollo: The Battle of The Mir & the New Space Revolution" Preview Screening Event
The Documentary film "Orphans of Apollo: The Battle of the Mir & the New Space Revolution," features the extraordinary true story of a small group of entrepreneurs who leased the Russian Mir Space Station. These pioneering efforts launched the New Space Revolution. This is the remarkable untold story of the greatest secret in the new space race.
The international creative and production team on Orphans of Apollo includes a two time Emmy Award winning technical and creative team member.
Roger Launius – Senior Curator, Division of Space History, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
Michael Potter – Executive Producer, Free Radical Productions
7:30 pm
to 8:30 pm
"Orphans of Apollo" Character Discussion
A discussion between the film's main characters.
Roger Launius (Session Chair) – Chair, Division of Space History, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
Michael Potter – Executive Producer, Free Radical Productions

Rick Tumlinson – Co-Founder, Space Frontier Foundation, Orbital Outfitters
James Muncy – Co-Founder, Space Frontier Foundation, President, PoliSpace
8:30 pm
to 10:30 pm
Networking Dinner & Drinks at the DoubleTree SkyDome Lounge (on your own)
10:30 pm
to 2:00 am
Hospitality Suite
. Saturday, July 19th, 2008
NewSpace Vision
8:30 am
to
9:00 am
Networking & Registration
9:00 am
to
9:10 am
NewSpace Vision Day Opening Remarks
Rick Tumlinson – Co-Founder, Space Frontier Foundation, Orbital Outfitters
9:10 am
to
9:30 am
Keynote Address
Eric Anderson – Co-Founder & CEO, Space Adventures
9:30 am
to
10:30 am
Space Based Solar Power & Policy
With Pressure for energy independence growing, how might SBSP play a role? What can be done now and who are the potential players?
Charles Miller (Session Chair) – President, Space Policy Consulting, Inc.
John Mankins – Chief Operating Officer, Managed Energy Technology LLC
LtCol. Paul Damphousse – U.S. Marine Corps, National Security Space Office Chief of Advanced Concepts
Col. Michael "Coyote" Smith – Former Chief, U.S. Air Force, National Security Space Office; Future Concepts, Dream Works
Geoffrey Styles Managing Director, GSW Strategy Group, LLC
10:30 am
to 10:45 am
Networking Break
10:45 am
to 11:45 am
Get Rich or Go Extinct: The Asteroid Business Case
Asteroids challenge us to defend ourselfs from planetary catastrophy while offering us the mineral resources to underwrite an unlimited expansion into the space frontier. Will we accept this challenge?
Brad Blair (Session Chair) – ISRU consultant
John Mankins – Chief Operating Officer, Managed Energy Technology LLC
Jim Dunstan – Partner, Garvey Schubert Barer
Brent Barbee – Planetary Defense Scientist
LtCol. Peter Garretson – Future Concepts & Transformation Division, U.S. Air Force
11:45 am
to 12:45 pm
Predicting the Future of NewSpace
This session will explore the possibilities for the next wave of NewSpace activities and business opportunities in the next 10 to 20 years. The current crop of NewSpace ventures and activities that have been developing for the last few years will bear fruit in the next five years or so. Panelists will share their views and describe their personal visions of the Second Wave of NewSpace that will build on these successes and expand our business and cultural reach as a spacefaring civilization.
Charles Lauer (Session Chair) – Co-founder and Vice President of Business Development for Rocketplane Global
Rick Tumlinson – Co-Founder, Space Frontier Foundation, Orbital Outfitters
James Muncy – Co-Founder, Space Frontier Foundation, President, PoliSpace
Roger Launius
– Senior Curator, Division of Space History, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
Dr. Edward Hudgins – Executive Director, The Atlas Society
Misuzu Onuki – Director, Space Frontier Foundation Board
LtCol. Paul Damphousse – U.S. Marine Corps, National Security Space Office Chief of Advanced Concepts
12:45 pm
to 2:00 pm
Lunch
Featured Speaker:
Geoffrey T. Sheerin – CEO, PlanetSpace
2:00 pm
to 3:00 pm
The Overview Effect and New Overview Institute
The Overview Effect is the experience the astronauts have described when seeing the reality of the Earth in space. The Overview Group is currently creating The Overview Institute as a permanent organization in the space community to validate, research and communicate the Overview Effect to the world. This panel will quickly review the major milestones we have passed, as well as our Declaration of Vision and Principles released in May of this year. The majority of the hour will be devoted to brainstorming with the audience a list of social institutions and organizations that we should be networking with to extend our program into the larger society. We will be asking for suggestions about organizations and leaders in these fields, particularly those for whom you can provide contact information. We urge all those who would like to see The Overview Effect and The NewSpace movement and industry communicated to a wider audience to attend this important meeting.
Jeff Krukin (Session Chair) – NewSpace Business Development
David Beaver – founder, World Space Center and Mindspace Multimedia, Inc.
Frank White – author, The Overview Effect: Space Exploration and Human Evolution
Alex Howerton – Business Development Consultant, American Aerospace Advisors Inc.

The Overview Institute website is
www.overviewinstitute.org.
3:00 pm
to 3:15 pm
NewSpace Announcement: Scope 101
John Wright – Executive Director, Teach Kids About Science
3:15 pm
to 4:15 pm
Bridging the "Generation Gap"
A Gen Y vs. Baby Boomers Debate On the Future of Human Spaceflight; with the objective of finding a mutual understanding and pushing toward the future together. Moderated by Gen X's Loretta Hidalgo Whitesides.
Loretta Hidalgo Whitesides (Session Chair) – ISU-USA President, International Space University
Charles Miller – President, Space Policy Consulting, Inc.
James Pura – Intern, SpaceX; President, SEDS USCD; Editor, NewSpace News
David S. Schuman – Attorney-Advisor, Code 140, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Keith Cowing – NASA Watch
Emilie Drobnes – Education and Public Outreach Lead, Solar Dynamics Observatory, NASA/GSFC
Rich Leshner – NASA
4:15 pm
to 4:30 pm
Featured Speaker: NewSpace for a New Generation
William Watson – Executive Director, Space Frontier Foundation
4:30 pm
to 6:00 pm
Networking Reception Sponsored by Posternak
6:00 pm
to 9:30pm
Arthur C. Clarke Tribute Banquet - black-tie affair (separate registration)
Opening Remarks: Rick Tumlinson – Co-Founder, Space Frontier Foundation
Clarke Tribute Presentation:
Dave Brody – Executive Producer, Imaginova
Apogee Books Tribute Statement:
Robert Godwin – Apogee Books
Clarke's Historical Contribution - Visionary of Satellite Telecommunications:
Roger Launius – Chair, Division of Space History, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
Clarke's Contribution to SEDS, ISU, and SG: Bob Richards – CEO, Odyssey Moon, Lmt.
Foundation Awards:
Rick Tumlinson – Co-Founder, Space Frontier Foundation
Space VidVision Competition Presentation:
Elaine Bloom – SpaceContest.org
Conclusion:
Rick Tumlinson – Co-Founder, Space Frontier Foundation
8:00 pm
to 2:00 am
Hospitality Suite
. Sunday, July 20th, 2008
Trip to Wallops Island, Virginia
NewSpace 2008 Conference Hotel:
Doubletree Hotel, Crystal City, Virginia
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The Doubletree Hotel in Crystal City, Virginia is situated on the west side of the Potomac, across from the capital. The views from the hotel make you feel as if you can reach out and touch the monuments.
Special Rate: $149 per night, good for any combination of nights from July 14-20
Ask for the Foundation's NewSpace 2008 Conference rate...Group/Convention Code: NSP
Limited rooms still available (Single Rate $149.00, Double Rate $149.00, Triple Rate $169.00, Quad Rate $189.00)
The conference hotel room block / promotional prices expire on July 7.
Note: The promotional $149 per/night room block for Saturday, July 19th is full, but additional rooms at this rate will be made available as of 07/05/08. Please book at this time.
Update: Limited rooms available at promotional rate until Thursday, July 10
Doubletree Hotel info:
300 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, Virginia, United States 22202-2891 Tel: +1-703-416-4100 Fax: +1-703-416-4126
Doubletree Hotel, Crystal City web site
The Doubletree Hotel in the Crystal City business corridor, minutes from Ronald Reagan National Airport, is located just across the Potomac from Washington D.C. Our full service hotel is within blocks of the Pentagon, Crystal Drive office park, the Crystal Underground Shopping Center, and Fashion Centre Mall at Pentagon City. We're convenient to all major government centers and D.C. area attractions like the Smithsonian, the White House, The Capitol, the Washington Monument, and Arlington National Cemetery.

The hotel features spacious rooms and suites with a long list of amenities, including high-speed internet access. The hotel offers a complete array of audiovisual, communications and business support services, including a Business Center. Work out in the well-equipped fitness room or take a dip in the indoor, heated pool on top of the hotel. The Café Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, or try Café Express for a light meal to go. The Skydome Lounge is the Washington D.C. area's only revolving rooftop lounge, featuring excellent views of the Capital and the Potomac, as well as happy hour buffets, dancing and entertainment. For a truly memorable dining experience, Windows Over Washington Restaurant offers elegant presentations of modern American cuisine and spectacular views on Friday and Saturday evenings only. Reservations are suggested.


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