2016 Speakers Include

Charles Bolden

NASA Administrator

Charles Bolden

Sam Scimemi

Director of International Space Station, NASA

Sam Scimemi

Mary Lynn Dittmar

Executive Director, Coalition for Deep Space Exploration

Mary Lynn Dittmar

Janet Ivey

Creator and Star of Janets Planet

Janet Ivey

Dava Newman

Deputy Administrator NASA

Dava Newman

Buzz Aldrin

Astronaut Gemini XII & Apollo XI

Buzz Aldrin

Andy Weir

Author The Martian

Andy Weir

Bill Nye "The Science Guy"

CEO Planetary Society

Bill Nye "The Science Guy"

Abigail "Astronaut Abby" Harrison

Aspiring Astronaut, Aerospace Advocate and Founder/Spokesperson The Mars Generation Nonprofit

Abigail "Astronaut Abby" Harrison

James Green

Director Planetary Science NASA

James Green

George Nield

Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation

George Nield

Ellen Stofan

Chief Scientist NASA

Ellen Stofan

Scott Hubbard

Director, Stanford Center of Excellence for Commercial Space Transportation

Scott Hubbard

Keri Kukral

Founder/CEO Raw Science TV

Keri Kukral

Penny Boston

New Mexico Teck

Penny Boston

Miles OBrien

PBS Frontline/ CNN

Miles O'Brien

Frank Morring Jr.

Senior Editor, Space, Aviation Week & Space Technology

Frank Morring Jr.

Joe Cassady

Executive Director Space, Washington D.C., Aerojet Rocketdyne

Joe Cassady

Registration Now Open

Student and EDU Registration available

H2M 2016 May 17-19, 2016

The Humans to Mars Summit 2016

The George Washington University, Washington D.C.

Student and EDU Registration available

H2M 2016 May 17-19, 2016

The Humans to Mars Summit 2016

The George Washington University, Washington D.C.

May 17-19, 2016

‘Tentative’ Agenda: Speakers and session times are subject to change. Over the next few weeks numerous speakers will be added and this agenda will be refined.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 | Lisner Auditorium

8:00 - 8:45 | Breakfast and Registration

| Opening Introductions

  • Artemis Westenberg (President, Explore Mars)
  • Chris Carberry (CEO, Explore Mars)

| Plenary NASA Speaker

  • Moderator – Frank Morring (Aviation Week)
  • Charles Bolden (NASA, Administrator)
  • Dava Newman (NASA, Deputy Administrator)

| The Year in Review: 2016 Humans to Mars Report

  • Bret Drake (Aerospace Corp)
  • Joe Cassady (Aerojet Rocketdyne)

| Mars How and Why

  • James Green (NASA Director, Planetary Sciences)
  • TBA

10:40-11:00 | Break

| Picking Landing Sites for the First Human Mission to Mars

  • TBA

| Hollywood and Mars (Panel)

  • Moderator – Keri Kukral (Raw Science)
  • Andrew Weir (Author, The Martian)
  • Abigail ‘Astronaut Abby’ Harrison (The Mars Generation)
  • TBA

12:50-2:00 | Lunch and Andrew Weir book signing

| Buzz Aldrin (Apollo XI); Gemini XII)

| Building the path to Mars - Panel of corporate aerospace leaders

  • TBA

3:25-3 | Break

| Bill Nye (CEO, The Planetary Society)

| Do we have to political will: The implications of the 2016 Campaign (Small Panel)

  • Moderator – Mary Lynn Dittmar (Executive Director, Coalition for Deep Space Exploration)
  • TBA

5:30-7:00 | Opening Reception

| Special Panel: The Inspiration of Mars

   

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 | Betts Auditorium

(Details and speakers to be added soon…)

8:00 | Breakfast

| Introductions and Goals

  • TBA

| Moderated Discussion with Leaders in Space Exploration

  • Moderator – TBA
  • TBA

| NASA’s “Journey to Mars”

  • Moderator – TBA
  • TBA

10:30-10:45 | Break

| Panel: Human Exploration and Mars Science

  • Moderator – TBA
  • TBA

| Challenges to Human Exploration of Mars: Policy and Planetary Protection

  • Moderator – TBA
  • TBA

12:00-2:00 | Speaker Lunch: TBA (Separate Registration Required)

Afternoon | Breakout sessions

Session 1: Making It Happen

| Near-Term Technologies

  • Moderator – TBA
  • TBA

| Far-Term Technologies

  • Moderator – TBA
  • TBA

Session 2: Steps to Human Exploration of Mars

| ISS and Commercial Spaceflight

  • Moderator – TBA
  • TBA

| Long-Duration Habitation in the 2020s

  • Moderator – TBA
  • TBA

6:00-8:00 | Evening: Possible Offsite Reception – TBA (Separate Registration Required)

   

Thursday, May 19, 2016 | Betts Auditorium

(Details and speakers to be added soon…)

8:00 - 8:45 | Breakfast and Registration

| Opening Keynote - Living on Mars: We're going to Stay

  • TBA

| Innovation and Economics of Mars (Panel)

  • Moderator – TBA
  • TBA

| Speaker

  • TBA

10:35-10:55 | Break

| Where do we go from here? A facilitated discussion

  • TBA

| Special VIP Closing Speaker

  • TBA

| Final Remarks

  • TBA

Afternoon

  • Mars Day on the Hill: Congressional Briefing and office visits

   

Friday, May 20, 2016 | Capital Hill, Washington D.C.

  • Mars Day on the Hill: Congressional Briefing and office visits

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