Julie Van Kleeck
Jacquelyn (Jacki) Morie
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 email@example.com and let her know if you plan to attend this event.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and specify “H2M Dietary Restriction” in the subject line.
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 email@example.com and specify “H2M Dietary Restriction” in the subject line.
7:30-8:30 | Breakfast and Registration
8:30-8:40 | Opening Introductions
8:40- 9:00 | The Year in Review: 2016 Humans to Mars Report
9:00-9:30 | Plenary NASA Speaker
9:30-10:20 | Mars: How and Why
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
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
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
5:00-5:20 | Humans to Mars Summit Day 1 Wrap Up
5:30-7:00 | H2M 2016 Opening Reception Sponsored by the National Geographic Channel
7:00-7:45 | In What Decade Will We Land on Mars
7:45-9:00 | Envisioning Mars: an Interactive Conversation
7:30-8:30 | Breakfast & Registration
8:30-8:45 | Introductions and Goals
8:45-9:45 | Moderated Discussion
9:45-11:15 | Panel Discussion: Industry Reps on Enabling Travel to Mars
11:15-12:15 | Human Exploration and Mars Science
12:15-2:00 | Speaker Lunch When Mars Falls to Earth: Exploring the Solar System through Meteorite Samples (Separate Registration Required)
| Knowledge Gaps
| Asteroid Redirect Mission/ Solar Electric Propulsion (ARM/SEP)
| Entry - Descent - Landing (EDL)
| Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS)
| Mars Surface Space Suits
| International Space Station (ISS)
| Space Launch System (SLS)/Orion
| Long-Duration Cislunar Habitation
| Telerobotics from Mars Orbit
4:00-5:15 | Vision to Reality: Human Exploration of Mars
6:00-8:00 | Off-site Evening Cocktail Reception (Separate Registration Required)
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
10:35-10:55 | Break
10:55-11:20 | Living on Mars: We're Going to Stay
11:20-11:50 | Journey to Mars
11:50-12:50 | Where Do We Go From Here? A Facilitated Discussion
12:50-1:00 | Final Remarks