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PAST EVENTS

The Foundation For The Future’s Conversations for the Future conference series is designed to broaden the knowledge base among key officials and stakeholders through a wide range of educational activities.

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September 2022: Policy & Media:

Washington D.C. is as close to the opposite of media as you can get. Slow, boring, and without glamor. But the policy and media worlds and their intersection to the space sector are critical enablers to the success of this new wave of space innovation.

We’ll be talking with experts from across these two industries to learn more about how they are helping shape the future of space.

Wednesday September 14

Host/Moderator - 10am - 12pm: Meredith Garofalo (Sr. Meteorologist & Space/Science Correspondent at News 12)

10:00am - 10:30am: Edward Brooks (Founder, The Beacons)

10:30am - 11:00am: Live from SALT in New York with Tim Chrisman

11:00am - 11:30am: Rebecca Schembri (Human Space Program) 

11:30am - 12:00pm: Bob Walker (Former Congressman, CEO Moonwalker Associates)

Host/Moderator - 12pm - 2pm: Rachael Zisk (Space Journalist at Payload Space)

12:00pm - 12:30pm: Podcast for the Future Showcase

12:30pm - 1:00pm: Jonathon Keats (Library of the Great Silence)

1:00pm - 1:30pm: “Whats Going On?” Laura Forczyk (Founder, Astralytical)

1:30pm - 2:00pm: Joy Schoffler (Founder, Distinctive Edge Partners)

 

Thursday September 15

Host/Moderator - 10am - 12pm: Inara Tabir (President: The Multiplanetary Society)

10:00am - 10:30am: Mike Mantzke (Global Data Sciences Inc)

10:30am - 11:00am: Rob Gabbert (Space PAC - Policy Updates)

11:00am - 11:30am: Frank White & Jared Angaza (Human Space Program)

11:30am - 12:00pm: Morgan Muchnick (M2 Group, LLC) & Sabrina Westerman (CubeCab)

 Rapid Launch Keeping US Connected Presentation by Sabrina & Morgan

Host/Moderator - 12pm - 2pm: Rachael Zisk (Space Journalist at Payload Space)

12:00pm - 1:00pm: Payload Perspective with Payload Space News Team

1:00pm - 1:30pm: Colonel Robert Giovannetti (CyberWorx)

1:30pm - 2:00pm: Irina Litchfield (Rizon Labs)

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July 2022: Debris/Garbage

Out-of-service satellites, spent rocket boosters, tools, even paint chips: we have a bit of a mess orbiting our world. Creativity to the rescue! Industry, academia, governments, and the UN are working to solve the problem, but revenue and funding sources for space debris research, prevention, mitigation, and remediation are limited and undiversified.

Host/Moderator: Meredith Garofalo 10am - 12pm 

10am - 1030am: Adam Kall with Kall Morris

1030am - 11am: Rob Gabbert with Space PAC / Alex Fielding with Privateer Interview

11am - 1130am: Kayvan Chinichian with CalPoly

1130am - 12pm: Sergio Gallucci with Scout Space

Host/Moderator: Tim Chrisman 12pm - 2pm

12pm - 1230pm: Oscar Garcia with IFG

1230pm - 1pm: Dan Geraci with Voyager Space

1pm - 130pm: Laura Forczyk with What’s Going On?

130pm - 2pm: Patrick Cumba

2pm - 230pm: Josef Koller 

*July Session was only one day - July 13th

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National Security Space

Wednesday May 18:

10:00am - 12:00pm: Meredith Garofalo, Host & Moderator

10:00am - 10:30am: Simon Drake with Space Ventures Investments

10:30am - 11:00am: Laura Forczyk with "What's Going On?"

11:00am - 11:30am: Scott Weintraub with Modularity Space

11:30am - 11:40pm: Space PAC/Policy Updates with Rob Gabbert

11:40am - 12:00pm: John Wagner with Sierra Nevada Initiatives Updates

12:00pm - 2:00pm: Loretta Greene, Space Force Association: Host & Moderator

12:00pm - 12:30pm: Colin Canfield with Barclays

12:30pm - 1:00pm: Tim Adam with Space Force Association

1:00pm - 1:30pm: Zach Keller with Boone Group

1:30pm - 2:00pm: Ezinne Uzo-Okoro, Asst Director for Space Policy White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

Thursday May 19:

10:00am - 12:00pm: Meredith Garofalo, Host & Moderator

10:00am - 10:30am: Tim Chrisman, Foundation For The Future

10:30am - 11:00am: Patrick Cumba, National Security Expert

11:00am - 11:30am: Troy Morris with Kall Morris 

11:30am - 12:00pm: Creel O'Neil with ∆V (delta V) Space

12:00pm - 2:00pm: Tim Chrisman, Host & Moderator

12:00pm - 12:30pm: Michael Paluszek with Princeton Satellite System

12:30pm - 1:00pm: Joy Schoffler with Distinctive Edge Partners

1:00pm - 2:00pm: Panel Discussion hosted by John Weathersby with StellarModal

The United States faces growing competition and increasing threats in the space domain from countries like Russia and China, each of which possess technologies capable of targeting U.S. space assets. At the same time, the global space economy is primed for liftoff, as technological advances and scientific breakthroughs unlock space-based investments and make the promise of space resources within reach.  It is time to understand the scale and implications of the unfolding space race to best react to the threats and opportunities in this domain. 

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Energy and Beyond

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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Rachael Zisk, Payload Space

Host & Moderator

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Robert Feierbach with 0-glaunch.com

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

What's Going On with Laura Forczyk

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

John C Mankins with Artemis Innovation Management Solutions

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Dr. M.V. “Coyote” Smith, Colonel, USAF-Ret (PhD)

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Ian Fichtenbaum with Bradford Space

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Tim Chrisman, Host & Moderator

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Paul Cheng with FuseRing

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Joy Schoffler with Distinctive Edge Partners

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Gabe Bensimon with OneDegree Careers

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Rob Gabbert with Space Policy Updates

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Workforce Development

Hosted by Lee Steinke

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Dan Geraci - Voyager Space Services

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

"What's Going On" with Laura Forczyk

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

"Saturday Space" with TIG Time Welding and Brady Aaron

11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Speakers and a Panel Hosted by John Weathersby of Stellar Modal.

Hosted by Meredith Garofalo

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Nathan Whigham & Charles Stotler

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Shay Berman with Digital Resource

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Michelle Lucas - Higher Orbits

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Janeya Griffin with The Commericializer

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Importance of Space PAC with Former Congressman Bob Walker

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Space Advisory Group with Andrew Bossert & Severin Blenkush

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Panel Discussion Moderated by Rob Gabbert

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SPACE INVESTMENT

FEBRUARY 17 -18, 2022

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DAY 1 SPEAKERS

INTRODUCTION: 10am

Lee Steinke, Host Foundation For The Future

Tim Chrisman, Foundation For The Future 

WHAT'S GOIN' ON?: 10:30am - 11:00am: 

Laura Forczyk, Astralytical

11:00AM - 11:30am

Rod Pyle, Ad Astra

11:30am - 12:00pm: 

Interview with Tim Chrisman, Foundation For The Future 

Ron Epstein, Bank of America 

12:00pm - 12:30pm:

Steve Wolfe, Beyond Earth

12:30pm - 1:00pm:

Interview with Tim Chrisman, Foundation For The Future 

Doug Jarl, Barclays

1:00pm - 1:30pm

Burkett Huey, Morningstar

SATURDAY SPACE: 1:30pm - 2:00pm

James Vaughan, Aerospace Defense Illustration

DAY 2 SPEAKERS

INTRODUCTION: 10am

Tim Chrisman, Foundation For The Future 

Rachael Zisk, Host Payload Space

10:00am - 10:30am

Adam Rentschler, Valid Evaluation

10:30am - 11:00am: 

Nino Marcantonio, DTIP

11:00am - 11:30am: 

Brig. Gen Steve "Bucky" Butow, Director, DIU
Commander, CA Air National Guard 

11:30am - 12:00pm:

Rob Meyerson, Delalune Space 

12:00pm-3:30pm:

New Space Business Plan Competition, Tom Olson, Director of Business Development, CSCF 

BPC Judges:

Eva-Jane Lark, BMO Nesbitt Burns

Dennis Stone, Project Executive, NASA Free Flyer Project

Walt Anderson, Co-Founder, International Space University

2:00pm-2:30pm:

Michael Laine, Liftport

2:30pm-3:00pm:

Jeff Krukin, Earth-Space Commerce Advisors, LLC

3:00pm-3:30pm:

Antonio Stark, SGAC

3:30pm: BPC Winner Announced 

 

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SPACE CYBER SECURITY

JANUARY 20-21, 2022

DAY 1 SPEAKERS

INTRODUCTION: 10am

Lee Steinke, Host Foundation For The Future

Recent Commercial Human Space Flights and The Overview Effect: 10:00am - 10:30am

Frank White, Author, The Overview Effect

WHAT'S GOIN' ON?: 10:30am - 11:00am: Sponsored by Terry Trevino, Space4All

Laura Forczyk, Astralytical

11:00am - 11:30am: Sponsored by Nanoracks

David Marsh, Nanoracks 

11:30am - 12:00pm

John Reed, Chief Technologist & GN&C Sr. Technical Fellow at ULA - United Launch Alliance

12:00pm-12:30pm

Interview with Tim Chrisman, Foundation For The Future 

David Logsdon, Senior Director, 
Space Enterprise Council at CompTIA

12:30pm - 1:00pm

Mark Sirangelo, Trade-Offs and Opportunity Costs 

1:00pm - 1:30pm

Sebastian Asprella, Think Orbital

Vojtech Holub, Think Orbital

SATURDAY SPACE: 1:30pm - 2:00pm

Rave Mehta, Flow Capital/Flow Labs

DAY 2 SPEAKERS

INTRODUCTION: 10am

Tim Chrisman, Foundation For The Future

Interview with Tim Chrisman: 10:00am - 10:30am

Meredith Garofalo, News 12 New York
Sr. Meteorologist/
Space & Science Journalist

10:30am - 11:00am: Space Cyber Security

Dave Pearah, CEO at SpiderOak

11:00am - 12:00pm: Space Cyber Security

Paul Jurasin, Director, New Programs and Digital Transformation Hub (DxHub)
Information Technology Services
California Polytechnic State University

Luis Plascencia, California Polytechnic University
Computer Science / DxHub

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SPACE MONEY

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NOVEMBER 9 - 10, 2021

This month's C4F is dedicated to SPACE MONEY! Our event will cover financial and economic aspects of space. We'll be talking to experts in investing, economics, market analysis, cryptocurrency, nonprofit, and financial audit about the growing activity in the space ecosystem. They'll discuss decision-making, funding sources, growth, and risk in this accelerating field.

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DAY 1 SPEAKERS

INTRODUCTION

Tim Chrisman, Foundation For The Future

THE ECONOMY OF SPACE

Mathew Weinzierl, PhD, Harvard Business School

THE SPACE ECONOMY

Tina Highfill, Phd, Bureau of Economic Analysis

WHAT'S GOIN' ON?

Laura Forczyk, Astralytical

DEBT FINANCE

Kevin Barry, Lightbridge Strategic Consulting 

SATURDAY SPACE

Rachel Lyons, Space for Humanity

PUBLIC MARKETS FROM AN INVESTOR POINT OF VIEW

Raphael Roettgen, E2MC

FINANCIAL AUDIT & FINANCIAL CRIMES

Marc Tasse, University of Ottowa

INVESTMENT PANEL

Lise Rich, Xplore Inc.

Michael Mealling, Starbridge Venture Capital

Jeff Crusey, Seraphim Space

Carie Lemack, Zed Factor Fellowship

DAY 2 SPEAKERS

PUBLIC MARKETS FROM AN ANALYST POINT OF VIEW

Ronald Epstein, Bank of America

EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY

Elia Montanari, European Space Agency Business Applications

INVESTING IN THE FINAL FRONTIER

Jim Thomas, Kirenaga

NEWSPACE BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION

Thomas Olson, Avealto

CHALLENGES WORTH DOING

Goncalo Esteves, Argo Space Tech

CRYPTOCURRENCY PANEL

Simon Drake, Space Ventures

Aaron Burnett, Spaced Ventures

Grant Blaisdell, Copernic Space

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BRINGING SPACE HOME

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OCTOBER 5-6, 2021

Why space? Don’t we have enough problems at home? Our October event is called Bringing Space Home and will focus on how space exploration, science, and technology benefit life here on earth. This will include benefits from both technology transfer of space science and technologies and applications that are made possible by space infrastructure.

DAY 1 SPEAKERS

INTRODUCTION

Tim Chrisman, Foundation For The Future

TRANSFER OF SPACE TECH TO EARTH APPLICATIONS & COMMERCIALIZATION

Kelli Kedis Ogborn, H.S. Dracones

WHAT'S GOIN' ON?

Laura Forczyk, Astralytical

PLANETARY DEFENSE PANEL

Dipak Srinivisan, John Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory

Nancy Chabot, PhD, John Hopkins University

FOUNDATION FOR THE FUTURE

Tim Chrisman, Foundation For The Future

IMPROVING OUR LIVES ON EARTH THROUGH SPACE-RELATED INNOVATIONS

Saralyn Mark, MD, Solamed Solutions, iGiant

HEALTH TECHNOLOGIES

Marc O'Griofa, PhD, City of Las Vegas, NASA

ESTABLISHING NEW PARADIGMS FOR HUMAN HEALTH & PERFORMANCE IN SPACE & ON EARTH

Jennifer Fogarty, PhD, Sophic Synergistics

PANEL

Saralyn Mark, MD, Solamed Solutions, iGiant

Jennifer Fogarty, PhD, Sophic Synergistics

Marc O'Griofa, PhD, City of Las Vegas, NASA

HOW SPACE BENEFITS EARTH THROUGH WEATHER FORECASTING USING SATELLITE DATA

Meredith Garofalo, WeatherNation

AGRICULTURE & MARINE TECHNOLOGIES

John Olds, PhD, SpaceWorks, Enterprises, Inc

DAY 2 SPEAKERS

INTRODUCTION

Tim Chrisman, Foundation For The Future

HEALTH TECHNOLOGIES & GENDER

Coyote Smith, PhD, Schriever Space Scholars

SPACE FORCE SCIENCE

Joel Mozer, PhD, United States Space Force

AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB

Eric Felt, PhD, AFRL Space Vehicles Directorate

PANEL

Coyote Smith, PhD, Schriever Space Scholars

Joel Mozer, PhD, United States Space Force

Eric Felt, PhD, AFRL Space Vehicles Directorate

SATURDAY SPACE

Catrina Melograna, Block by Block Creative

Jordan Melograna, Block by Block Creative

SATELLITES INTERVIEW

Pete Wilczynski, NASA Headquarters 

NATURAL RESOURCES MONITORING

Abraham Mathew, Orbital Sidekick

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SPACE GARBAGE, RECYCLING & SUSTAINABILITY

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SEPTEMBER 8-9, 2021

Out-of-service satellites, spent rocket boosters, tools, even paint chips: we have a bit of a mess orbiting our world. Creativity to the rescue! Industry, academia, governments, and the UN are working to solve the problem, but revenue and funding sources for space debris research, prevention, mitigation, and remediation are limited and undiversified.

DAY 1 SPEAKERS

Tim Chrisman, Foundation For The Future

 

Moribah Jah, University of Texas at Austin

 

WHAT’S GOIN’ ON?

    Laura Forczyk, Astralytical

 

Austin Link, Starfish Space

 

Gary Calnan, CisLunar Industries

 

Tim Chrisman, Foundation For The Future

 

Wayne Montieth, FAA

 

Jeff Crusey, Seraphim Space

 

Jeromy Grimmet, Rogue Space Systems

 

Rob Hoyt, Tethers Unlimited

 

Toby Harris, Astroscale

 

Sergio Gallucci, SCOUT

 

Simon Reid, D-Orbit UK

DAY 2 SPEAKERS

Tim Chrisman, Foundation For The Future

 

Rep. Matt Boehnke, WA State Legislature

 

George Nield, Commercial Space Technologies

 

Peter Garretson, American Foreign Policy Council

 

Christopher Johnson, Secure World Foundation

 

PANEL

    George Nield, Commercial Space Technologies

    Peter Garretson, American Foreign Policy Council

    Christopher Johnson, Secure World Foundation

 

SATURDAY SPACE

    Inara Tabir

 

Tim Chrisman, Foundation For The Future

 

Madhu Thangavelu, University of Southern California USC