Hart Senate Office Building
Room SH-216

On July 17 the Future Space Leaders Foundation is hosting its third annual one-day event on Capitol Hill covering cross-cutting issues in space. Future Space 2014 will raise grant funds to support educational programs and networking opportunities for graduate students and young professionals.

Schedule for Future Space 2014

07:30 - 08:00

Registration and Coffee

SH-216 (Senate Hart)

08:00 - 08:30

Opening Keynote

Rep. Steven Palazzo
Chairman of the House Science Committee’s Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics , US House of Representatives

08:30 - 09:30

Panel 1: Space Start-Ups That Actually Have Funding

Investment in space is growing; venture capital funds, angels, private equity groups, self-made billionaires, and banks are funding the business of space. This panel of space CEOs who have raised tens of millions will answer your questions. How did they do it? Who are their investors? What were their best strategies? And where do they see new money coming from for future space entrepreneurs?

Carissa Christensen
Moderator - Co-Founder and Managing Partner, The Tauri Group

Eric Gundersen
CEO, Mapbox

Jeffrey Manber
Managing Director, NanoRacks

Robbie Schingler
President and COO, Planet Labs

09:30 - 09:45

Coffee Break

09:45 - 10:00

View From Pennsylvania Avenue

Richard DalBello

Chirag Parikh

10:00 - 10:15

Keynote Speaker

Rep. James R. "Jim" Langevin
House Armed Services Committee, US House of Representatives

10:15 - 11:15

Panel 2: Return of Wicked Cool Space Technology

Which cutting edge technologies and brave new applications are poised to transform the space and satellite industry? Industry experts will discuss recent leaps forward in exciting areas of the space and satellite industry from re-usable launch vehicles to in-space manufacturing. Key decision makers from industry and government entities will highlight far-reaching future concepts being pursued that will redefine the space industry of the future.

Dr. Gordon Roesler
Moderator - Program Manager, Robotic On-orbit Servicing, DARPA Tactical Technology Office, DARPA

Bretton Alexander
Director, Business Development and Strategy, Blue Origin

Jason Dunn
Co-Founder and Chief Technologist, Made in Space

Thierry Guillemin
Chief Technology Officer, Intelsat

David Lackner
Vice President Business Development, SSL

Dorothy Rasco
Deputy Associate Administrator for the Space Technology Mission Directorate, NASA

11:15 - 11:30

Keynote Speaker

Rep. Jim Bridenstine
Congressman, Oklahoma 1st District

11:30 - 12:30

Panel 3: Space and the Pacific Rim

This panel will explore specific opportunities and issues related to space in the Pacific theater. Panelists will touch on why space is critical to commercial, civil and military success as well as key risks to space assets. They will encourage interaction from the audience.

Vice Admiral Lyle G. Bien, USN (Retired)

Colonel Alan Rebholz "Rebel"
Chief, Space Operations Division AF/A3SO, 1E935, US Air Force

Don Brown
Senior VP Strategic Planning, Newsat

Jessica Powers
Director for Space Policy Engagement, Under Secretary of Defense (Policy)

Victoria Samson
Washington Office Director, Secure World Foundation

12:30 - 14:00


Lunch is provided, but please let us know if you plan to attend. Location: Reserve Officers Association of the United States 1 Constitution Avenue, NE Washington, DC 20002

U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (NM)
U.S. Senate