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Track: Space Engagement

The ISDC 2014 Space Engagement Track showcases organizations, projects and activities that aim to educate, engage and inspire the public about outer space.  These activities may encompass various education types (from informal to experiential), entertainment mediums (including film, music and fashion), media outlets (from traditional to social media), incentive-based programs (including grants and competitions), age groups, link with global initiatives (such as STEM, sustainability, and the environment) and other industries (from arts to health and law), and geographical significance.

 

Track Co-Chairs
 
speaker,
Farnaz Ghadaki
Director, Canadian Space Commerce Association (CSCA); VP, Space Tourism Society (STS) Canada
Speaker
Azam Shaghaghi
President, Space Tourism Society Canada

 

 

Preliminary* Agenda and Scheduled Speakers

*all information on this page is subject to change

 

Thursday, May 15th
Salon 210 (2nd Floor)
10:00 am - 10:25 am
UrtheCast: Harnessing Ultra HD Earth Video From Space
speaker,
Scott Larson
CEO, UrtheCast
10:25 am - 10:50 am
Space Engagement through Emerging Space Industry Leaders Workshops
Natasha Vita-More,
Ken Davidian
Director of Research, Office of the Chief Engineer, FAA Office of Commercial Space Transportation
11:00 am - 11:25 am
A Crowdfunding Success Story:  How Planetary Resources “Kicked" for Science
Speaker
Caitlin O'Keefe
Director of Marketing, Planetary Resources, Inc
11:25 am - 11:50 am
The New Apollo-level Space Age
speaker,
Bruce Cordell
Consultant, 21st Century Waves
12:00 noon - 1:50 pm
Lunch
 
2:00 pm - 2:50 pm
Global Space Panel
Panelists:
speaker,
Scott Larson
UrtheCast CEO
Cameron Ashkarkhizani
Outer Space Education Alliance, L.L.P.
Natasha Vita-More,
Ales Nohel
Founder at Inter-planetary Corporation
Terry Tang
Artiom Anisimov
Executive Assistant, Dauria Aerospace
Moderator:
Natasha Vita-More,
Ken Davidian
Director of Research, Office of the Chief Engineer, FAA Office of Commercial Space Transportation
3:00 pm - 3:25 pm
Space Culture and Business & Market
Misuzu Onuki
Space Frontier Foundation
3:25 pm - 3:50 pm
Get Some Space!  Real Stuff Teachers (and you!) Can Do Today
Natasha Vita-More,
Liz Kennick
Director, Teachers In Space
4:00 pm - 4:25 pm
How the Space Renaissance Benefits from a Renaissance in Education
VIP
David Thornburg
Thornburg Center for Space Exploration
4:25 pm - 4:50 pm
Beyond Advocacy: The Role of the National Space Society Going Forward / Makerspaces In Space, Developing A Makerspace For Space Projects
Speaker
Brandon Larson
National Space Society 
speaker,
Ethan Chew
Mojave Makers
5:00 pm -  5:50 pm
Out Of This World Engagement - Workshop
Natasha Vita-More,
Janet Ivey
Janet’s Planet, Inc. 
speaker,
Mare Gilmore
Vice President of Professional Development at Inspiring Educational SySTEMs, Inc
 
 
 

 

Friday, May 16th
Salon 210 (2nd Floor)
10:00 am - 10:25 am
Mindfulness from Weightlessness
Speaker
Soyeon Yi
Astronaut/Senior Researcher of KARI (Korea Aerospace Research Institute)
10:25 am - 10:50 am
The Best Is Always Yet To Come
Ralph Ewig
Open Aerospace.org
11:00 am - 11:25 am
The Red Pill: Humans, Exponential Perception, Compassion, and the Universe
speaker,
David Roberts
 VP & GSP Director, Singularity University
11:25 am - 11:50 am
Why Space Sells But Cannot Be Sold
Natasha Vita-More,
Ales Nohel
Founder at Inter-planetary Corporation
12:00 noon - 1:50 pm
Lunch
 
2:00 pm - 2:50 pm
Women in Space Panel
Panelists:
Speaker
Soyeon Yi
Astronaut/Senior Researcher of KARI (Korea Aerospace Research Institute)
Speaker
Loretta Whitesides
Co-founder, Yuri’s Night; Chair, Programs and Partners Committee; Galactic Unite Flight Director, Zero Gravity Corp; Founder Astronaut, Virgin Galactic
Natasha Vita-More,
Ariane Cornell
Executive Director, Space Generation Advisory Council
Natasha Vita-More,
Janet Ivey
Janet’s Planet, Inc.
Moderator:
Speaker
Azam Shaghaghi
President, Space Tourism Society Canada
3:00 pm - 3:25 pm
Innovative Financing of Space Science
Michael Potter
Paradigm Ventures
3:25 pm - 3:50 pm
Africa 2050: Africa Leapfrogging Space Technology for Economic Growth, Security and Environmental Sustainability
Allen Herbert
JAKA Consulting Group
John M. Butler
JAKA Consulting Group
4:00 pm - 4:25 pm
RocketCam:  The Roots for Many STEM Efforts
Speaker
Rex Ridenoure
Ecliptic Enterprises Corporation
4:25 pm - 4:50 pm
Space City
Neda Ansari
President & CPO, Ansari Enterprise (AENP)
5:00 pm - 5:50 pm
Feature Movie "Orphans Of Apollo", with Q&A with Director Michael Potter
Michael Potter
Entrepreneur, Documentary Filmmaker, Social Enterprise leader

 

 
Saturday, May 17th
Salon 210 (2nd Floor)
10:00 am - 10:25 am
Changing Space Science with Lynx Research and Education Mission Capabilities
Speaker
Khaki Rodway
XCOR Aerospace
10:25 am - 10:50 am
Searching for Cosmic Company
Speaker
Seth Shostak
SETI Institute
11:00 am - 11:25 am
Microgravity for Societal Benefit
speaker,
Ioana Cozmuta
Space Portal, NASA Ames Research Center
11:25 am - 11:50 am
Impact on Humanity from a Space Elevator Perspective
Speaker
Peter Swan
International Space Elevator Consortium
12:00 noon - 1:50 pm
Lunch
 
2:00 pm - 2:50 pm
Media Panel
Panelists:
Michael Potter
Paradigm Ventures
speaker,
Bruce Cordell
Consultant, 21st Century Waves
Speaker
Benjamin Higginbotham
spacevidcast
Speaker
Seth Shostak
SETI Institute
Moderator:
Ralph Ewig
Open Aerospace
3:00 pm - 3:25 pm
Death and the Drake Equation, or You're Not Looking So Good Lately
Natasha Vita-More,
Dan Moran
Author
3:25 pm - 3:50 pm
International Space University: Highlights and Success Stories
Panelists:
Speaker
Nassim Bovet
International Space University
speaker,
Farnaz Ghadaki
Director, Canadian Space Commerce Association (CSCA); VP, Space Tourism Society (STS) Canada
4:00 pm - 4:25 pm
From STEM to STEAM: A Merger of STEM Education with the Visual Arts
Rajiv Uttamchandani
New York Film Academy
4:25 pm - 4:50 pm
Inspiration for Innovation
Speaker
Maria Catalina
Team Leader, GLXP Team Synergy Moon; Executive Director, Buzz Aldrin Innovation Institute
5:00 pm - 5:50 pm
Inspiring Tomorrow's Space Pioneers: A Model for Next-Gen STEM Education and Outreach
Natasha Vita-More,
Mark Barthelemy
Founder, OOOOjOOOO
 

 

 
Sunday, May 18th
Salon 210 (2nd Floor)
10:00 am - 10:25 am
Exploring the Cosmos & Our Own Human Potential
Naveen Jain
Co-Founder, Moon Express
10:25 am - 10:50 am
Prize Model 2.0 - The Business Plan Competition as a Catalyst for Space Commercial Development
Speaker
Thomas Andrew Olson
Founding Partner, Exodus Consulting Group
11:00 am - 11:25 am
Google Glass Technology as Applied to Space Exploration
Speaker
Dennis Ray Wingo
CEO, Skycorp Incorporated
11:25 am - 11:50 am
Space Stations for Dummies—Building the Impossible for pennies on the Benjamin
speaker,
Christopher Lee Martens
President/CEO, Mutual Space
12:00 noon - 1:50 pm
Lunch
 

 

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