Monday September 9, 2019

7:30 AM - Registration and Breakfast

8:30 AM - Opening and Welcoming Addresses

9:05 AM - The Need for Space Commercialization

James Bridenstine

Administrator,

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)



9:25 AM - NOW Space (Normalizing, Optimizing and Winning in LEO)

Lt. Gen. David J. Buck, USAF (Ret.)
President & CEO

Buck Consulting Group



9:50 AM - Networking Break

10:10 AM - USAF Space Commercialization Programs and Initiatives

BG Donna Shipton

Vice Commander,

Space and Missile Systems Center

Air Force Space Command



10:45 AM - Michigan Launch Initiative Overview & Update

Gavin Brown

Executive Director

Michigan Aerospace Manufacturers Association



11:15 AM - Panel: Spaceport Buildout and Economic Impact

Moderator - Gavin Brown, Executive Director, MAMA

Eric Stallmer
President
Commercial Spaceflight Federation

Oscar S. Garcia
Partner, Chairman and CEO
InterFlight Global Corporation

Tom Engler
Director
Center Planning and Development Directorate
NASA's John F. Kennedy Space Center

Tom Eye

Director of Plans and Programs
45th Space Wing, US Air Force


Noon - Luncheon

12:30 PM - Panel: Aerospace Insight

Moderator – Gavin Brown, Executive Director, MAMA

Whit Peters
Chairman Air Force Assocciation 
Former Secretary of the Air Force

Michael Wynne
Former Secretary of the Air Force



12:55 PM - Framework of Commercial Space Launch and Operations

Moderator - Gavin Brown, Executive Director , MAMA

Wayne Monteith
Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation
Federal Aviation Administration

Eric Stallmer
President
Commercial Spaceflight Federation


1:15 PM - Opening LEO to Commercialization

Chris Beauregard

Policy Analyst

National Space Council



1:40 PM - DARPA Space Launch Challenge

Todd Master
Program Manager in the Tactical Technology Office
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency


2:00 PM - Networking Break

2:20 PM - United Launch Alliance

Mark Peller

Vice President of Major Development

United Launch Alliance



2:45 PM - Sierra Nevada Corporation

Kevin Clinton

Director of Program Execution

Sierra Nevada Corporation



3:10 PM - Sugarhouse Aerospace

Steve Heller
Chief Executive officer
Sugarhouse Aerospace

3:35 PM - Firefly Aerospace

Les Kovacs
VP, Business Development/President
Firefly Aerospace/Firefly Black, LLC



4:00 PM - Panel: Commercial Launch Needs, Issues & Priorities

Moderator: Kevin Walsh, Director of Government Affairs
BRPH Architecture and Engineering


Robb Kulin

Alpha Vehicle Program Manager and Chief Engineer

Firefly Aerospace


Tom Eye

Director, 45th Space Wing Plans and Programs
United States Air Force

Steve Heller
CEO
Sugarhouse Aerospace

5:00 PM - Adjourn

Tuesday September 10, 2019

7:30 AM - Registration and Breakfast

8:30 AM - Welcome

8:40 AM - FAA Spaceport Licensing

BG. Wayne R. Monteith USAF (Ret.)
Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation

Federal Aviation Administration



9:20 AM - Mitchell Institute Space Report

Col. Mark Gunzinger USAF (Ret.)

Director, Future Aerospace Concepts and Capabilities Assessments

Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies



9:45 AM - Industrial Base Planning

Brian M. Gabriel
Industrial Analyst
Office Under Secretary of Defense
Acquisition and Sustainment 


10:05 AM - Networking Break

10:25 AM - Air Force 2030 - Strategic Plan

Lenell Kern

Business Outreach Lead

Air Force Research Laboratory


10:50 AM - Panel: Hypersonic Issues and Opportunities

Moderator - BG. Michael Dudzik USAF (Ret.) President, IQM

Robert Mercier
Chief Engineer, High Speed Systems Division
Air Force Research Laboratory

Brian M. Gabriel
Industrial Analyst
Office Under Secretary of Defense
Acquisition and Sustainment 

Riley Meik
COO

Sugarhouse Aerospace

Michael Bak
Principle
Bak Consultancy 

11:25 AM - Air Force Research Laboratory - SBIR Opportunities

Kim Yoder

Deputy Director, Contracting
Air Force Research Laboratory



11:45 AM - Higher Orbits

Michelle Lucas
Founder/President
Higher Orbits 


Noon - Luncheon

12:30 PM - Panel: DOD Role in LEO

Moderator – BG. Michael Dudzik USAF (Ret.) President, IQM Research Institute

Lt. Gen. David J. Buck, USAF (Ret.)
President & CEO

Buck Consulting Group

Les Kovacs

VP, Business Development/President
Firefly Aerospace/Firefly Black, LLC

Melanie A. Corcoran-Freelander
President & CEO
Analytic Fusions

Frank Backes
Senior Vice President
Kratos Federal Space

Lt. Gen. David J. Buck, USAF (Ret.)
President & CEO

Buck Consulting Group


1:05 PM - Panel: Workforce Diversity for Space

Moderator – Carol Craig, Founder & CEO, Craig Technologies

Michele Sourie Robinson
President & CEO
Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council

Cheree Kiernan

President & CEO

Integrated Launch Solutions

Peter H. Lawrie
Executive Director
Orion's Quest

1:35 PM - Panel: Commercial Space Payload Communications

Moderator – Mike Carey, CSO & Founder
Atlas Space Operations

Bob Brumley
Chief Executive Officer
Laser Light Communications, LLC

Sean McDaniel
Chief Executive Officer
Atlas Space Operations

Jim Cantrell
CEO
StratSpace


2:05 PM - Networking Break

2:25 PM - Panel: Michigan's Air National Guard and LEO

Moderator - Sean Carlson, Executive Director, Michigan Defense Center


Col. Jeffrey “JR” Alexander
Commander, 110th Operations Group
Battle Creek Air National Guard Base


Col. Michael Price, USA (Ret.)
Director of Strategic Planning
Michigan Dept. of Military and Veterans Affairs

3:00 PM - Kratos Federal Space

Frank Backes
Senior Vice President
Kratos Federal Space


3:20 PM - Space Situational Awareness and Constellation Management

Moderator – Frank Backes, SVP Kratos Federal Space

Lt. Gen. David J. Buck, USAF (Ret.)
President & CEO

Buck Consulting Group

Col. Mark Gunzinger USAF (Ret.)

Director, Future Aerospace Concepts and Capabilities Assessments
Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies

Melanie A. Corcoran-Freelander
President & CEO
Analytic Fusions

BG. Wayne R. Monteith USAF (Ret.)
Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation

Federal Aviation Administration


4:00 PM - Symposium Closes

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