Current Confirmed Speakers In Alphabetical Order
The list will be updated as information becomes available. For speaker that will be virtually present their material, a "(Virtual Presenter)" tag will be used.
Larry AhernVice President, NSS Chapters
Buzz AldrinApollo 11 Astronaut, Author, and Founder, ShareSpace Foundation; NSS Board of Governors (Bio)
Al AnzalduaPresident, Tucson L5 Space Society. Board Member, the Moon Society. Retired U.S. State Dept. Foreign Service Officer.
Marshall BarnesDirector, R&D and Marketing AET RaDAL
Nathan BarnesPresident, L'Garde, Inc.
Gary BarnhardXtraordinary Innovative Space Partnerships, Inc.
Gary BickfordAudit Analytics
Brad BlairGeneral Partner, NewSpace Analytics LLC
Howard Bloom Author and Scientific Thinker. NSS Board of Governors. Former Publicist in the 1970/80s for Prince, Billy Joel, and Styx
Penelope Boston(Virtual Presenter) Academic Director, National Cave and Karst Research Institute, New Mexico Tech
Robert BrandDirector of Spacecraft Communications, Navigation and Data. Team Stellar
David BruemmerVice President, 5D Robotics.
David BrinScientist, Futurist, Science Fiction Author
Michael BuetEngineering Consultant, Kepler Energy and Space Engineering, LLC. & Star Technology and Research, Inc
Lowry BurgessProfessor of Art, School of Art, former Dean of the College of Fine Arts, Carnegie Mellon University
Chris CassellCo-Founder, Deep Space Industries
Maria CatalinaGoogle Lunar X-Prize Team Stellar
Charles ChaferSpace Services Holdings Inc.
George ChangLunar Mapping and Modeling Portal Development Team Members, JPL
Ethan ChewAgent, School Factory
Pam Clark(Virtual Presenter) Catholic University. NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Stephen D. CoveyDirector, Research & Development, Deep Space Industries
Peter CurreriNASA Marshall Space Flight Center
Darlene DammFounder and Co-President, DIYROCKETS
Hubert Davis(Virtual Presenter) Retired Consultant
Mitual DikshitPresident, International Space Society
Arthur DulaFounder, CEO, Excalibur Almaz; NSS Board of Governors (Bio)
Dave DunlopChair, NSS International Committee
Jerry EdlingEditor, CBS Radio Los Angeles. Former Editor in Chief of Public Diplomacy Magazine.
Martin ElvisAstrophysicist, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Deliana ErnstConsultant, Rose Line BV. Specializes in Energy and Climate Policy and Energy Market Regulation.
Lewis FraasPresident, JX Crystals, Inc.
Chris FergusonDirector, Crew & Mission Operations Commercial Crew Program, Boeing. NASA Astronaut. Commander Last Shuttle Mission, STS-135 (Bio)
Don FlournoyProfessor of Telecommunications, Ohio University
Anita GaleMember, NSS Board of Directors
Bill GardinerLaboratory Consulting Sources, Inc.
Al GlobusSenior Research Engineer, San Jose State University
Richard GodwinPresident, CEO and Director, Zero Gravity Solutions Inc.
Paul GrahamProject Director, OpenLuna Foundation, Inc.
Kevin GreeneVice President, Astrosettlements
Doug GriffithCo-founder and General Counsel of Golden Spike Company (Bio)
David GumpCEO, Deep Space Industries Inc.
Alexandra HallSenior Director, Google Lunar X Prize (GXLP)
Brian Harris Director, Program and Marketplace Development, Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS)
Keith HensonFounder, The L5 Society
Mark HopkinsChairman of the NSS Executive Committee
Paul JaffeIntegration and Testing Section Head, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory
Mae JemisonNASA Astronaut. First African-American Woman in Space. Director, 100 Year Starship Project
Royce Jones(Virtual Presenter) President, Exploration Partners LLC
Steven JorgensonCo-founder and Current Portfolio Manager of the Viridian Fund
A.P.J Abdul KalamFormer President of India, Engineer, Scientist, "Wernher Von Braun of India" (Bio)
Nobuyuki KayaDean, Graduate School of System Informatics, Kobe University, Japan
Rob Kelso(Virtual Presenter) Executive Director, Pacific International Center Exploration of Space (PICES)
Aaron KemmerCEO, Made in Space, Inc.
Jim KeravalaChief Operating Officer and co-founder of Shackleton Energy Company Inc.
Robert B. KerrDirector, Arecibo Observatory (Bio)
Richard KimLunar Mapping and Modeling Portal Development Team Members, JPL
Narayanan KomerathProfessor, Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
Stephen KortenkampSenior Scientist, Planetary Science Institute. Instructor, Lunar and Planetary Lab, Univ. of Arizona. Author.
Michael LainePresident and Founder, LiftPort Inc
Bas LansdorpCo-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Mars One (Bio)
Brandon LarsonMars Society. Independent Researcher
Emily Law(Virtual Presenter) Science Data System Operations Manager, NASA JPL
Daniel Lester(Virtual Presenter) Research Fellow, Univ. of Texas at Austin. Principal Investigator, SAFIR Vision Mission Study
Eugene LevinStar Technology and Research, Inc
Chris LewickiPresident and Chief Engineer, Planetary Resources
Jeffrey LissMember, NSS Board of Directors
Shan MalhotraLunar Mapping and Modeling Portal Development Team Members, JPL
John MankinsPresident, Artemis Innovation Management Solutions LLC; Chief Technical Officer, Deep Space Industries
Heiko Martens-ScholzPresident, Road2sustainability
Thomas MatulaPresident, Astrosettlements
Ian McNallyPhD Researcher, University of Glasgow, UK
Karen MermelVice President, NSS Development
Douglas MessierManaging Editor, Parabolic Arc
Ken MurphyPresident, the Moon Society
Mars Science Laboratory Entry, Descent and Landing (EDL) TeamThe EDL Team will receive the 2013 Space Pioneer Award for Science and Engineering.
S.V. NghiemNASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Ramesh NidrabingiStudent, MARSE Team
Declan O'DonnellPresident, Declan Joseph O'Donnell, P.C.
Yoshiaki Ohkami(Virtual Presenter) Professor Emeritus, Keio University, Japan
Thomas OlsonFounding Partner, Exodus Consulting Group
Ian O'NeillSpace Producer, Discovery News
David OrbanEntrepreneur, Visionary, Co-Founders of the Open Government Working Group
Aaron ParnessJet Propulsion Lab
Jerome PearsonPresident, STAR, Inc.
Robert PiccioniPhysicist, Educator, and High-Tech Entrepreneur (Bio)
Bruce PittmanFounder and President, Profit Engineering Technologies. Senior Vice President and Senior Operating Officer, NSS
Seth PotterEntrepreneur-in-Residence, Lugar Center for Renewable Energy at IUPUI
Darel PreblePresident, Space Solar Power Institute
Rod PyleTV Documentary Producer, Author/Writer, Educator
Charles RadleyVP Projects and Programs, Leeward Space Foundation
Arnold ReinholdConsultant, A G Reinhold
Bob RichardsCo-Founder and CEO, Moon Express, Inc. (Bio)
Rep. Dana RohrabacherU.S. Representative, California's 48th Congressional District. Vice Chairman, Science, Space and Technology Committee (Bio)
Stan RosenVice Chairman of the Board, NSS Board of Directors. Professor of Acquisition Management, Defense Acquisition Univ.
Brice RussAssistant Director and Media Team Chair, Yuri's Night Global Team
Rick SanfordPresident, SpaceGroundAmalgam, LLC. Partner, Hudson Fairfax Group
George SchellengerDirector & Executive Producer, Status Productions
David SchrunkPresident, Quality of Laws Institute. Author
Peter SchubertProfessor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Indiana Univ.- Purdue Univ; Director, Richard G. Lugar Center for Renewable Energy
Navdeep SharmaResearch Fellow, Dept. of Physics, Guru Nanak Dev University
Rand SimbergPresident, Interglbal Media LLC
Tom SjogrenCTO, CFO, Explorersweb Inc
Tina SjogrenCo-Founder, Chief Editor (US), Explorersweb Inc. First woman to have completed the Three Poles Challenge.
Heather SmithNASA AMES Space Science ORAU
Mike Snead(Virtual Presenter) President, Spacefaring Institute LLC
Mark SonterDirector, Mining and Processing, Deep Space Industries
Adam SteltznerLead Engineer of the Mars Science Laboratory, Curiosity rover EDL phase (Entry, Descent and Landing)
Theodore SternVice President, Solar Power Systems, Vanguard Space Technologies, Inc.
John StricklandNSS at-Large Director, Region 3
Bill TarverMedical Director, Clinical Services Branch, NASA Johnson Space Center
David ThornburgDirector, Thornburg Center
Rick TumlinsonFounder of The EarthLight Institute (Bio); Chairman of the Board, Deep Space Industries
Ric VanderMuelenVice President, ViaSat, Inc.
Bryan VersteegConceptual Artist, Deep Space Industries, Spacehabs.com, Mars One.
Vernor VingeScience Fiction Author
Natasha Vita-MoreProfessor, University of Advancing Technology; Chairman, Humanity+; and Co-Editor and Author: The Transhumanist Reader
Stephen VollerCEO, Cella Energy Ltd
Derek WebberDirector, SpacePort Associates. Author of "The Wright Stuff: the Century of Effort Behind your Ticket To Space"
Jennifer Whitten(Virtual Presenter) Brown University
Bong WieDirector, Iowa Asteroid Deflection Research Center
John WilkesWorcester Polytechnic Institute
Martin WilsonPresident, Univ. of Florida Small Satellite Design Club
Jay WittnerBoard of Directors, National Space Society. Executive Director, Space Literacy Foundation
Gordon Woodcock(Virtual Presenter) Boeing Retired; Former President of the L5 Society; Former Chairman of the NSS Executive Committee
Paul WielandEngineer, Author of "Crossing the Threshold: Advancing Into Space to Benefit Earth."
Gerry WilliamsCo-founder, The Mars Society - San Diego, Co-founder, San Diego Space Society. Publisher, MarsMovieGuide.com
USAF and Boeing X-37B TeamThe USAF and Boeing X-37B Team will receive the 2013 NSS Space Pioneer Award
Lynne ZielinskiVice President, NSS Public Affairs
Maria ZuberPrincipal Investigator, NASA GRAIL Mission, E. A. Griswold Professor of Geophysics at (MIT) (Bio)
Robert ZubrinFounder and President, Mars Society
Michael ZwachDirector, DSI NeoSquad
Speakers are subject to change.