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

 

Registration Open Now

Student and EDU Registration available

H2M 2016 May 17-19, 2016

The Humans to Mars Summit 2016

The George Washington University, Washington D.C.

Press & Media Registration available

H2M 2016 May 17-19, 2016

NASA Employers & Employees should know: H2M is a Widely Attended Gathering (WAG) - http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/atoms/files/h2m_conference_5.17-19.16.pdf

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Secondary Registration Now Open

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.

The Humans to Mars Summit 2016

The George Washington University, Washington D.C.

May 17-19, 2016

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Join us via live Webcast if you are unable to attend in person!

Webcast begins 8:30am ET Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 | Lisner Auditorium

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)

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)

10:20-10:40 | Break

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

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)
  • 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)

12:00-12:20 | Abigail ‘Astronaut Abby’ Harrison (The Mars Generation)

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

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

1:50-2:20 | Buzz Aldrin (Astronaut, Gemini XII and Apollo XI) & Sarag J. Saikia (Purdue University, Advanced Astrodynamics Concepts Visiting Assistant Professor)

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

  • Moderator: Jacki Morie (All these Worlds, LLC, Founder and CEO)
  • Peggy Wu (Smart Information Flow Technologies – SIFT, Senior Research Scientist)
  • Larry Dungan (NASA, Project Manager and Electrical Designer, ARGOS Project)
  • Julian Reyes (Fusion, Lead VR Producer)
  • Dave Lavery (NASA, Program Executive For Solar System Exploration)

3:15-3:35 | Break

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)

5:30-7:00 | 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)
  • 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)
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    Wednesday, May 18, 2016 | Lisner Auditorium

    Join us via live Webcast if you are unable to attend in person!

    Webcast begins 8:30am ET Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

    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)

    9:45-11:15 | Panel Discussion: Industry Reps on Enabling Travel to Mars

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

    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)
    • Cassie Conley (NASA HQ, Planetary Protection Officer)
    • James Head (Brown University, Professor of Planetary Geoscience, Providence, RI.)
    • Jacob Bleacher (NASA GSFC, Research Geologist)

    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

      • Deborah Bass (NASA JPL)

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

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

      | Entry - Descent - Landing (EDL)

      • Rob Manning (NASA JPL, Mars Program Engineering Manager)

      | Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS)

      • Robyn Gatens (NASA HQ, Deputy Director, International Space Station Division)

      | Mars Surface Space Suits

      • Lawrence Kuznetz (Director, Space Spinoffs Inc.)

    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)

      • Sam Scimemi (NASA HQ, Director, International Space Station)

      | Space Launch System (SLS)/Orion

      • Gavin Mendeck (NASA JSC, Orion Mission & Systems Integrator)

      | Long-Duration Cislunar Habitation

      • Andrea Riley (NASA HQ, International Space Station Division)

      | Telerobotics from Mars Orbit

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

       

    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)
    • Bret Drake (The Aerospace Corporation, Space Architect)
    • Tony Antonelli (Lockheed Martin Corporation, Chief Technologist for Exploration Systems)
    • Pat Troutman (NASA LaRC, Senior Engineer, Systems Analysis)

    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

    Join us via live Webcast if you are unable to attend in person!

    Webcast begins 8:30am ET Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

    8:00 - 8:45 | Breakfast & Registration

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

    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)
    • 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

    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)

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

    • Bret Drake (The Aerospace Corporation, Space Architect)

    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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