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Join a historic gathering of innovators and influencers at the world’s first global space tech summit. We will share the top exponential technologies, investors and innovators that is moving the space industry forward. Each day ends with facilitated partnership roundtables meetings. So come learn, connect, and accelerate your place in history!

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Summit Schedule .

January 23, 2018

Part 1: How Space Can Save Humanity

8:00am—9:00am

Registration, Photo Shoots, Early Workshop Preparation

9:00am—9:15am

Opening Remarks

9:15 - 9:45

The Eternal Dance:

History of Humanity & Space

9:45 - 10:15

The Pale Blue Dot:

How can space companies help Earth?

10:15 - 10:45

Unicorns in Space:
Where is the booming market?

11:00 - 11:30

Lightening Talks

By John Tucker

11:30 - 12:00

Incumbents v. Startups:
What do aerospace primes think of startups?

12:00 - 12:30

Billionaires & Disruptors

Insights from SpaceX, Virgin Orbit, Blue Origin

12:30 - 1:30

Lunch & Networking

January 23, 2018

Part 2: The Space Ecosystem

1:30 - 2:00

Opening Keynote

The Power of Influencer- Space’s Stakeholder Ecosystem

2:00 - 2:30

To Infinity & Beyond:
Role of Media & Pop Culture Entertainment

2:30 -3:00

The Virtuous Cycle:
Sci-Fi & Government

3:00 - 3:30

It is Rocket Science!:
Academic Debates of Space

3:45-4:15

Role of Service Pioneers in Space

4:15-4:45

Role of Government & Enterprise Partners

4:45-5:00

Spotlight Keynote

5:00-5:30

Role of Influencers of Space

5:30 - 6:00

Role of Impact Makers & Space

6:00- 6:15

Closing Remarks

January 24, 2018

Part 3: Becoming a Spacefaring Civilization

8:00 - 9:00

Workshops, PhotoShoot, Networking

9:00 - 9:15

Opening Remarks

9:15 - 9:45

Year 2100: A Space Odyssey:
The Future of Humanity & Space

9:45 - 10:15

The Imperial Federation:
Colonizing Space & Other Planets

10:15 - 10:45

The Galactic Standard:
Creating a Space Economy

10:45 - 11:30

The Acceleration of Space Innovation:

Corporate Ventures & Accelerators

11:30 - 12:00

Space Law:
Who owns what in space?

12:00-12:30

Humans 2.0:
Augmenting Humanity for Space

12:30-1:30

Lunch & Networking

January 24, 2018

Part 4: From Commercialization to an Exponential Future

1:30 - 2:00

Investing in the Future

Keynote By Tim Draper

2:00 - 2:30

Taking a Bet on Space:
Perspectives of the VCs

2:30 -3:00

Space Acceleration:
Incubating disruptive tech pioneers

3:00-3:30

Perspectives of Alternative Investor Ecosystems

3:45 - 4:15

Pioneers of Tomorrow:
Exponential Technologies & Space

4:15 - 4:45

Smart Cities of the Universe:
The Future of Space via AI, VR/AR, Blockchain, IoT

4:45-5:00

Spotlight Keynote

5:00-5:45

Fermi Paradox & The Singularity:
What if space is not our future?

5:45- 6:00

Closing Remarks

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Aubrey De Grey

CSO | SENS Research Foundation
Andra Keay

Managing Director | Silicon Valley Robotics
Jason Dunn

Co-Founder | Made in Space
Bonny Simi

President | JetBlue Technology Ventures
Sunil Nagaraj

Managing Partner | Ubiquity Ventures
Julian Guthrie

Author | How to Make a Spaceship
Nadir Bagaveyev

Founder | Bagaveev Corporation
Kathleen Cohen

Experience Strategist | The Collaboratorium
Shahin Farshchi

Partner | Lux Capital
Tess Hatch

Investor | Bessemer Venture Partners
Tim Draper

Founding Partner | Draper Associates & DFJ
Dr. Bidushi Bhattacharya

Founder | Astropreneurs HUB
Jeff Foust

Senior Staff Writer | SpaceNews
Meagan Crawford

Managing Partner | Brand Delta-V
Naveen Jain

Founder | Moon Express
Flavia Tata Nardini

CEO | Fleet Space & Launchbox
Luka Tomljenovic

Invesment Partner | Airbus Ventures
Maddie Callander

Director of Operations | Boost VC
Amir Blachman

VP Strategic Development | Axiom Space
Kevin Lo

Sr. Director, Connectivity & Investments | Facebook
Mat	Kaplan

Host & Producer | Planetary Radio
Bill Diamond

President & CEO | The SETI Institute.
Dr. Christianna Taylor

Founder | Intelligent Space
Gareth Keane

Senior Investment Manager | Qualcomm Ventures
Jonathan Shieber

Editor | TechCrunch
Negar Feher

Business Development Director | Space Systems Loral
Marshall Culpepper

Founder & CEO | Kubos
John Tucker

Creator | NewSpace Ventures
Scott Armanini

Principal, Open Innovation | Accenture Ventures
Ellen Chang

Co-Founder | Wharton Aerospace
Alexander van Dijk

Aerospace Engineer | NASA Ames Research Center
Keegan Kirkpatrick

Founder & CEO | RedWorks Construction Technologies
Laura Edwards

Datanaut | NASA
Tom Gillespie

Partner | In-Q-Tel
Sean Casey

Managing Director | Silicon Valley Space Center (SVSC)
Valerie Stimac

Founder | Space Tourism Guide
Jeffrey Epstein

Counsel | Hogan Lovells
Kyu Hwang

Principal SME | DecisionBox
Mark Matossian

Sr. Program Manager, Augmented and Virtual Reality | Google
Mike Collett

Founder & Managing Partner | Promus Ventures
James Cross

Portfolio Manager | Franklin Templeton
Emeline Paat-Dahlstrom

Co-Founder | SpaceBase
Justin Cadman

Sr Vice President, Investment Banking | Raymond James
Cliff Beek

President & CEO | Cloud Constellation Corporation
Mark Boggett

CEO | Seraphim Space Fund
Christine Souffrant Ntim

Forbes 30 Under 30 / Co-Host | Space Tech Summit
Chris Moran

 Vice President | Lockheed Martin Ventures
Eric Anderson

President | And One Technologies
Zuo Zheng

CEO | SpaceChain
Einstein Ntim

Co-Host | Space Tech Summit / Founder | Space Startup Ecosystem
Dr. Susan Ip-Jewell

Founder | Mars Academy
Eric Stallmer

President | Commercial Spaceflight Federation.
Dr. Terence Yeoh

Co-Founder | SeedTECH / Asst. Principal Director | The Aerospace Corporation
Lisa Kuo

Head of Commercial Programs | The Aerospace Corporation
Regina Njima

Director, Global Impact Challenges | Singularity University
Jeanette Quinlan

Managing Director | Starburst Aerospace Accelerator
Katherine Monson

Director of Business Development | KSAT
Helen Tung

Co-Founder & General Counsel | Hypernova Space Technologies
Barbara Manganis Braun

The Aerospace Corporation
Katie Roof

Senior Writer & Video Host | TechCrunch
Stephan	Reckie

Executive Director | Global Entrepreneurship Network Space
Monica Jan

Sr. Director, Strategy and Customer Experience | Virgin Orbit
Tinka Ross

Organizer & Administrator | Mt. Tam Astronomy
Chris Kunstadter

Sr. VP & Global Underwriting Manager, Space | XL Catlin
Miki Sode

Commercial Innovation Program Manager | CASIS
Carlos Tibi

Founder & CEO | ICFLIX
Debra Werner

Correspondent | SpaceNews
Douglas Vakoch

President | METI
Asra Nadeem

Director, Entrepreneurial Programs | Draper University
Juan Acosta

Program Manager | Draper University
David Rodríguez

Researcher | Space Robotics Lab
Milan Mijovic

President & Founder | Serbian Office for Space Sciences
Christopher Fabian

Co-Founder | UNICEF Innovation Fund
Bruce Cahan

Lecturer | Stanford University
Barry Matsumori

CEO | BridgeSat
Jeff Matthews

Specialist Leader | Deloitte Consulting
Ed Lu

Dr. Ed Lu, Asteroid Institute Executive Director and Former NASA Astronaut
David Shaw

Sr. VP & Chief Commercialization Officer | Astrapi
Kathryn Myronuk

Founding Team & Chief Emeritus | Singularity University
Sean McDaniel

Founder & CEO | ATLAS Space Operations
Manan Mehta

Founding Partner | Unshackled VC
Michael Novikov

Organizer | Silicon Valley Space Startups & Satellites Meetup
Linda Rheinstein

Founder | Space Games Federation
Kasimir Lehto

Head of Immersive Experiences, AR-MR-VR | SpaceNation

Senior Research Associate for San Jose State University NASA Cooperative Agreement

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