2016 Speakers Include

The George Washington University, Washington D.C.

May 17-19, 2016

Dava Newman

Deputy Administrator NASA

Dava Newman

Buzz Aldrin

Astronaut, Gemini XII and Apollo XI

Buzz Aldrin

Andy Weir

Author The Martian

Andy Weir

Joe Cassady

Aerojet Rocketdyne; Executive Director, Space

Joe Cassady

Julie Van Kleeck

Vice President Advanced Space and Launch Business Unit, Aerojet Rocketdyne

Julie Van Kleeck

Wanda Sigur

Vice President and General Manager Civil Space, Space Systems Company Lockheed Martin

Wanda Sigur

Grant Anderson

President and CEO, Co-Founder Paragon SDC

Grant Anderson

Jacquelyn (Jacki) Morie

Owner/CEO at All These Worlds, LLC

Jacquelyn (Jacki) Morie

Click Here to View the Complete List of H2M 2016 Speakers

 

Event Information

City View Set for a Wedding

The H2M 2016 Opening Evening Reception sponsored by the National Geographic Channel

We invite you to join us during the early evening on opening day for a cocktail reception, which has been generously sponsored by National Geographic. Light hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine and soft beverages will be served.

We offer this reception to anyone who has paid registration (regular or student); however, you must RSVP for this event in advance. There will not be an opportunity to sign up on-site. Please email Debbie Cohen at debbiecohen@exploremars.org and let her know if you plan to attend this event.

City View Set for a Wedding

May 18 Speaker Luncheon

Join us in the beautiful City View Room at GWU, featuring expansive views of the DC monuments for our speaker lunch featuring Catherine (Cari) M. Corrigan Geologist/Curator of Antarctic Meteorites, Smithsonian Institution. Dr. Corrigan will discuss "When Mars Falls to Earth: Exploring the Solar System through Meteorite Samples". As part of her talk, Dr. Corrigan will provide meteorite samples that will be available to view.

The buffet lunch* will feature arugula salad with sliced pears, chicken roulade, mesquite smoked, black pepper-crusted london broil, zucchini & carrot fritters, with a spring berry timbale for dessert.

In addition, once again, this lunch will feature a South African Pinotage (red wine) from the vineyards of private astronaut, Greg Olsen.  White wine, lemonade, iced tea and water will also be served.

This luncheon is a very popular event at H2M and usually sells out completely in advance of the conference. We recommend that you purchase your tickets as soon as possible to guarantee your spot as attendance is limited.  Designated sponsor attendees and VIPs will be pre-registered and do not need to register here.

*Portions of the menu are suitable for, or can be modified to accommodate, most dietary restrictions.  The salad and fritters are vegetarian and gluten-free.  The dessert is vegetarian and there will be a gluten-free dessert option.  If you have other dietary restrictions, please email debbiecohen@exploremars.org and specify “H2M Dietary Restriction” in the subject line.

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May 18 Evening Reception

Join us for a special reception at a beautiful rooftop space overlooking the Old Executive Office Building with beautiful views to the east and south of the city.  Associate Administrator and Former NASA astronaut, John Grunsfeld, will be our special guest at this event.

Once again, we welcome the folks from Ardbeg, who will be doing a tasting of several varieties of Ardbeg scotch whiskey. This is a premium, single malt scotch distilled and aged on the small Scottish isle of Islay. Ardbeg glasses will be provided as a take-home souvenir of this event. The tasting was a very popular part of the off-site reception last year.

A selection of heavy hors d’oeuvres* will be served, with wine, beer and soft beverages available at the bar.

This is a very popular event, and space is limited, so please register today. Designated sponsor attendees and VIPs will be pre-registered and do not need to register here.

*Several of the food items will be suitable for our vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free guests, however if you have other dietary restrictions, please email debbiecohen@exploremars.org and specify “H2M Dietary Restriction” in the subject line.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 | Lisner Auditorium

Early Registration H2M 2017 Opens October 2016

May 9-11, 2017

The George Washington University

Washington DC

Click on the link beside a panel or panel's name to view their talk or presentation materials

Stay Tuned for Updates on H2M 2017

7:30-8:30 | Breakfast and Registration

8:30-8:40 | Opening Introductions

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

8:40- 9:00 | The Year in Review: 2016 Humans to Mars Report

  • Bret Drake (The Aerospace Corporation, Space Architect)
  • Joe Cassady (Aerojet Rocketdyne, Executive Director, Space); (presentation material)

9:00-9:30 | Plenary NASA Speaker

  • Moderator: Frank Morring (Aviation Week, Senior Editor/Space)
  • Dava Newman (NASA, Deputy Administrator)

9:30-10:20 | Mars: How and Why

  • Moderator: Mat Kaplan (Planetary Radio, Host and Producer)
  • Steve Jurczyk (NASA, Associate Administrator, STMD)
  • Jim Free (NASA: Deputy Associate Administrator for Technical, HEOMD)
  • Richard M. Davis (NASA HQ/SMD, Assistant Director for Science & Exploration); (presentation material)

10:20-10:40 | Break Mat Kaplan interviewing Steve Jurczyk & Jim Free

10:40-11:00 | George Nield (FAA, Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation); (presentation material)

11:00-12:00 | Hollywood and Mars

  • Moderator: Keri Kukral (Raw Science, CEO and Co-Founder)
  • Andy Weir (Author, The Martian)
  • Ann Merchant (National Academy of Sciences, Science and Entertainment Exchange); (presentation material)
  • Robert Palumbo (National Geographic Channels, Executive Producer)
  • Scott Hubbard (Stanford Center of Excellence for Commercial Space Transportation, Director; Technical Adviser to The Space Between Us)

12:00-12:10 | Leonard David (Author); (presentation material)

12:10-12:20 | Abigail ‘Astronaut Abby’ Harrison (The Mars Generation); (presentation material)

12:30-1:30 | Lunch and Andy Weir book signing

1:30-1:50 | Ellen Stofan (NASA, Chief Scientist); (presentation material)

1:50-2:20 | Buzz Aldrin (Astronaut, Gemini XII and Apollo XI)

2:20-3:15 | Virtual Reality and Space Exploration

3:15-3:35 | Break Mat Kaplan interviewing Peggy Wu, Jackie Morie

3:35-4:05 | Bill Nye "The Science Guy" (The Planetary Society, CEO)

4:05-5:00 | Policy Panel – Aligning the Journey to Mars With Other National Needs

  • Moderator: Mary Lynne Dittmar (Coalition for Deep Space Exploration, Executive Director; Member, Exec Committee, Space Studies Board of the National Academies)
  • Jan Davis (Jacobs Technology, VP, Deputy General Manager; NASA Astronaut (Retired), STS-47, STS-60, STS-80)
  • Madhurita (Madi) Sengupta (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), Program Manager)

5:00-5:20 | Humans to Mars Summit Day 1 Wrap Up

  • Scott Hubbard (Stanford Center of Excellence for Commercial Space Transportation, Director)

5:00-5:20 | Mat Kaplan Post Wrap Up with Bill Nye, Robert Picardo, & Andy Weir

  • Scott Hubbard (Stanford Center of Excellence for Commercial Space Transportation, Director)

5:30-7:00 | H2M 2016 Opening Reception Sponsored by the National Geographic Channel

  • The George Washington University, Lisner Auditorium, Lower Lobby
  • RSVP to debbiecohen@exploremars.org by Wednesday, May 11th
  • Space is Limited
  • 7:00-7:45 | In What Decade Will We Land on Mars

  • Moderator: Rick Tumlinson (New Worlds Institute, Founder); (presentation material)
  • Joe Cassady (Aerojet Rocketdyne, Executive Director, Space)
  • Robert Zubrin (The Mars Society, President)
  • 7:45-9:00 | Envisioning Mars: an Interactive Conversation

  • Facilitator: Janet Ivey (Janet's Planet; President and Chief Creative Officer)
  • Abigail "Astronaut Abby" Harrison (The Mars Generation, Aspiring Astronaut)
  • Vera Mulyani (Mars City Design, CEO)
  • Holly Melear (New Worlds Institute, Education Director)
  • Wednesday, May 18, 2016 | Lisner Auditorium

    Early Registration H2M 2017 Opens October 2016

    May 9-11, 2017

    The George Washington University

    Washington DC

    Click on the link beside a panel or panel's name to view their talk or presentation materials

    Stay Tuned for Updates on H2M 2017

    7:30-8:30 | Breakfast & Registration

    8:30-8:45 | Introductions and Goals

    • Harley Thronson (NASA GSFC, Senior Scientist for Advanced Concepts)

    8:45-9:45 | Moderated Discussion

    • Andy Weir (Author, The Martian)
    • Joel Achenbach (The Washington Post)

    9:45-11:00 | Panel Discussion: Industry Reps on Enabling Travel to Mars

    • Moderator: Grant Anderson (Paragon SDC, President and CEO); (presentation material)
    • John Elbon (Boeing, Vice President and General Manager of the Space Exploration Division of Boeing Defense, Space & Security); (presentation material)
    • Wanda Sigur (Lockheed Martin Corporation, Vice President and General Manager, Civil Space); (presentation material)
    • Julie Van Kleeck (Aerojet Rocketdyne, Vice President, Advanced Space and Launch Business Unit); (presentation material)
    • Charles Precourt (Orbital ATK, Vice President and General Manager of Propulsion Systems for Flight Systems Group, former Astronaut)

    11:00-11:15 | Mat Kaplan interviewing Charlie Precourt

    11:15-12:15 | Human Exploration and Mars Science

    • Moderator: James Watzin (NASA HQ, Mars Exploration Program, Director)
    • Richard M. Davis (NASA HQ/SMD, Assistant Director for Science & Exploration); (presentation material)
    • Cassie Conley (NASA HQ, Planetary Protection Officer); (presentation material)
    • James Head (Brown University, Professor of Planetary Geoscience, Providence, RI.); (presentation material)
    • Jacob Bleacher (NASA GSFC, Research Geologist); (presentation material)

    11:00-11:15 | Mat Kaplan interviewing Grant Anderson

    8:45-9:45 | Living Maths Interview with NASA Administrator Charlie Bokden

    • Charlie Bolden (NASA HQ, Administrator)
    • Steve Sherman (The Living Maths)

    12:15-2:00 | Speaker Lunch When Mars Falls to Earth: Exploring the Solar System through Meteorite Samples (Separate Registration Required)

    • Catherine (Cari) M. Corrigan Geologist/Curator of Antarctic Meteorites, Smithsonian Institution
    • Meteorite samples will be available to view

       

    2:00-4:00 | Parallel Breakout Sessions

    2:00-4:00 | Session 1: Making It Happen, Marvin Center, Room 309

    • Moderator: Harley Thronson (NASA GSFC, Senior Scientist for Advanced Concepts)
     

      | Knowledge Gaps

      | Asteroid Redirect Mission/ Solar Electric Propulsion (ARM/SEP)

      • Michael Barrett (NASA-Glenn: Deputy Chief for the Space Technology Project Office); (presentation material)

      | Entry - Descent - Landing (EDL)

      | Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS)

      | Mars Surface Space Suits

    2:00-4:00 | Session 2: Steps to Human Exploration of Mars, Lisner Auditorium

    • Moderator: Bret Drake (The Aerospace Corporation, Space Architect)
     

      | International Space Station (ISS)

      | Space Launch System (SLS)/Orion

      | Long-Duration Cislunar Habitation

      | Telerobotics from Mars Orbit

      • Jim Bell (ASU School of Earth & Space Exploration, Professor; The Planetary Society, President); (presentation material)

       

    4:00-5:15 | Vision to Reality: Human Exploration of Mars

    • Moderator: Kent Rominger (Orbital ATK, VP Business Development Propulsion Systems, former Astronaut)
    • John Baker (NASA JPL, Program Area Manager, Human Spaceflight Architectures); (presentation material)
    • Bret Drake (The Aerospace Corporation, Space Architect); (presentation material)
    • Tony Antonelli (Lockheed Martin Corporation, Chief Technologist for Exploration Systems); (presentation material)
    • Pat Troutman (NASA LaRC, Senior Engineer, Systems Analysis); (presentation material)

    5:15-5:30 | Boeing Geeking out about Apps, & NASA 360

    6:00-8:00 | Off-site Evening Cocktail Reception (Separate Registration Required)

    • Rooftop, 1730 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC
    • Special Ardbeg Scotch Tasting and much more…

    Thursday, May 19, 2016 | Betts Auditorium

    Early Registration H2M 2017 Opens October 2016

    May 9-11, 2017

    The George Washington University

    Washington DC

    Click on the link beside a panel or panel's name to view their talk or presentation materials

    Stay Tuned for Updates on H2M 2017

    8:00 - 8:45 | Day 3 Introductions

    8:45-9:15 | Robert Zubrin (The Mars Society, President); (presentation material)

    9:15-10:35 | Innovation and Economics of Mars

    • Moderator: Jeff Foust (Space News, Senior Staff Writer)
    • Andy Aldrin (Buzz Aldrin Space Institute, Director)
    • Chad Anderson (Space Angels Network, Managing Director)
    • Ken Davidian (FAA, Office of Commercial Space Transportation); (presentation material)
    • Richard French (NASA, Staff Technologist, Space Technology Mission Directorate)
    • Hannah Kerner (Space Frontier Foundation, Executive Director)
    • Alex MacDonald (NASA, Senior Economic Advisor)

    10:35-10:55 | Break Mat Kaplan Interviewing Chris Carberry

    10:55-11:20 | Living on Mars: We're Going to Stay

    • David Brin via Skype (Science Fiction Author and Futurist)

    11:20-11:50 | Journey to Mars

    • John Grunsfeld (Astronaut and former NASA Associate Administrator for Science Mission Directorate); (presentation material)

    11:50-12:50 | Where Do We Go From Here? A Facilitated Discussion

    12:50-1:00 | Final Remarks

    Afternoon

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

       

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

    • Mars Day on the Hill: Congressional Office Visits

    If you are a company or an organization looking for sponsorship opportunities please contact Explore Mars at info@exploremars.org

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