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Confirmed & Tentative 2018 Speakers Include:

The Humans To Mars Summit (H2M) embodies the core mission of Explore Mars, Inc., which is to advance humanity to the Martian surface by the 2030s. H2M provides an unparalleled platform to industry, government, and the scientific, entertainment, and academic communities, to present developing hardware and other innovations, to collaborate and to foster partnerships, to affect space policy, and to encourage students to pursue STEAM careers. H2M is an important part of Explore Mars' educational mission to communicate and to inspire, and to convey to the general public the importance of the human exploration of Mars to our future.

Nicholas Agnew

Director/Producer, Seat 25

Nicholas Agnew

Director/Producer, Seat 25

Madeleine Cooke

Writer/Producer, Actress, Seat 25

Madeleine Cooke

Writer/Producer, Actress, Seat 25

Janet Ivey

Creator and Star of Janets Planet

Janet Ivey

Creator and Star of Janets Planet

Mat Kaplan

Planetary Radio, The Planetary Society

Mat Kaplan

Planetary Radio, The Planetary Society

Rich Evans III

Explore Mars Inc.

Rich Evans III

Social Media Manager, Explore Mars, Inc.

John Wetzel

Sierra Nevada

John Wetzel

Program Manager, Sierra Nevada

Jeff Bingham

Senior Adviser at US Senate (Retired)

Jeff Bingham

Senior Adviser at US Senate (Retired)

James Muncy

Space Policy Consultant & Entrepreneur

James Muncy

Space Policy Consultant & Entrepreneur

Keri Kukral

Raw Science TV

Keri Kukral

Raw Science TV, CEO and Co-Founder

Domhnail Hernon

Director, E.A.T., Nokia Bell Labs

Domhnail Hernon

Director, E.A.T., Nokia Bell Labs

Vera Mulyani

Mars City Design

Vera Mulyani

Mars City Design

Chris Codela

IBM

Chris Codela

IBM

Torrey Radcliffe

Aerospace Corporation

Torrey Radcliffe

Aerospace Corporation

Gerald Jerry Sanders

NASA JSC

Gerald Jerry Sanders

NASA JSC

David Bloom

Columnist and Consultant

David Bloom

Columnist and Consultant

Franklin Chang-Diaz

Ad Astra Rocket Company

Franklin Chang-Diaz

Ad Astra Rocket Company, President, CEO

Pascale Ehrenfreund

Chair of the DLR Executive Board

Pascale Ehrenfreund

Chair of the DLR Executive Board

Ted Cruz

US Senator, Texas

Ted Cruz

US Senator, Texas

John Elbon

Vice President, Space Exploration, Boeing

John Elbon

Vice President, Space Exploration, Boeing

Tom Cremins

NASA: Associate Administrator for Strategy and Plans

Tom Cremins

NASA: Associate Administrator for Strategy and Plans

Franco Fenoglio

Thales Alenia Space, Italy

Franco Fenoglio

Head of Human Spaceflights and Transportation Programs Unit, Thales Alenia Space, Italy

Francesc Godia

ESA

Francesc Godia

European Space Agency

Scott Hubbard

Stanford University

Scott Hubbard

Stanford University

Les Johnson

NASA MSFC

Les Johnson

NASA MSFC

Adnan M Al Rais

MBRSC

Adnan M Al Rais

Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Center; Director of the Mars 2117 Program

Susan Ip-Jewell

Mars Academy USA

Susan Ip-Jewell

CEO/Co-Founder, Mars Academy USA

Nicole Harrison

The Mars Generation

Nicole Harrison

Executive Director, The Mars Generation

Robert Shishko

NASA JPL

Robert Shishko

Principal Systems Engineer/ Economist, NASA JPL

Sean Young

Hewlett Packard

Sean Young

H.P.: Worldwide Segment Manager, Product Development & AEC

Athena Brensberger

@AstroAthens

Athena Brensberger

Science Communicator, Influencer, International Model, @AstroAthens

Steve Jolly

Lockheed Martin Company

Steve Jolly

Chief Engineer, Commercial Civil Space, Lockheed Martin Company

Molly Anderson

NASA HQ, SMD

Molly Anderson

NASA HQ, Principal Technologist, Space Technology Mission Directorate

Kathy Laurini

NASA JSC

Kathy Laurini

NASA Johson Space Center

Mark Mozena

United Launch Alliance, NASA/FAA Relations

Mark Mozena

United Launch Alliance, NASA/FAA Relations Washington Operations, Manager

Timothy Cichan

Lockheed Martin

Timothy Cichan

Lockheed Martin, Space Exploration Technology Architect

Jonathan Witter

Explore Mars Inc

Jonathan Witter

President; Board of Directors, Explore Mars Inc

Peggy Wu

UTC

Peggy Wu

UTC

Josh Brost

SpaceX

Josh Brost

SpaceX

Ian Steff

U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration

Ian Steff

U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration

Vint Cerf

Google

Vint Cerf

Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist, Google

Takuya Onishi

JAXA

Takuya Onishi

JAXA

Brittany Wedd

The Mars Generation

Brittany Wedd

The Mars Generation Nonprofit Advisory Board Chair

Mary Lynne Dittmar

Coalition for Deep Space Exploration

Mary Lynne Dittmar

President and CEO, Coalition for Deep Space Exploration

Julian Reyes

Fusion

Julian Reyes

Fusion

Ed Perlmutter

Congressman, US House of Representatives, 7th District Colorado

Ed Perlmutter

Congressman, US House of Representatives, 7th District Colorado

David Blackmore

Master Brand Amabassador, Glenmorangie

David Blackmore

Master Brand Amabassador, Glenmorangie

Morgan Irons

The Mars Generation

Morgan Irons

The Mars Generation Nonprofit Advisory Board Vice Chair

Aaron Shepard

The Mars Generation

Aaron Shepard

The Mars Generation Nonprofit Advisory Board

Jeffrey Manber

CEO, Nanoracks

Jeffrey Manber

CEO, Nanoracks

Kellie Gerardi

Commercial Spaceflight Federation

Kellie Gerardi

Commercial Spaceflight Federation

Maggie Handler

Commercial Spaceflight Federation

Maggie Handler

Commercial Spaceflight Federation

James Garvin

NASA GSFC

James Garvin

Chief Scientist, NASA GSFC

Rick Tumlinson

Founder, New Worlds Institute

Rick Tumlinson

Founder, New Worlds Institute

Steven A. Chien

JPL, NASA

Steven A. Chien

JPL, NASA

Jacob Bleacher

NASA GSFC

Jacob Bleacher

NASA GSFC

Alex MacDonald

Senior Economic Advisor, NASA HQ

Alex MacDonald

Senior Economic Advisor, NASA HQ

Ellen Stofan

Director, National Air & Space Musem

Ellen Stofan

Director, National Air & Space Musem

Grant Anderson

President and CEO, Co-Founder Paragon SDC

Grant Anderson

President and CEO, Co-Founder Paragon SDC

Robyn Gatens

Deputy Director, ISS Division, NASA

Robyn Gatens

Deputy Director, ISS Division, NASA

Darren Samplatsky

UTAS

Darren Samplatsky

UTAS

Joe Cassady

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

Joe Cassady

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

Artemis Westenberg

Explore Mars Inc

Artemis Westenberg

President; Board of Directors, Explore Mars Inc

Abigail "Astronaut Abby" Harrison

Board Chair at The Mars Generation | Aspiring scientist and NASA Astronaut

Abigail "Astronaut Abby" Harrison

Board Chair at The Mars Generation

Greg Gentry

Boeing, ISS, ECLSS

Greg Gentry

Boeing, ISS, ECLSS

James Green

NASA: Director, Planetary Science

James Green

NASA: Director, Planetary Science

Sam Scimemi

NASA HQ: Director, ISS

Sam Scimemi

NASA HQ: Director, ISS

Kathleen Boggs

NASA HQ

Kathleen Boggs

NASA HQ

John Connolly

NASA JSC

John Connolly

NASA JSC

The Humans to Mars Summit 2018

May 8, 2018 – Day 1 | The Humans to Mars Summit 2018


8:00-8:30 | Continental Breakfast (Danish, fruit, juice, coffee) & Registration


8:30-8:40 | Opening Introductions


8:40- 9:00 | A Year in Review: The Humans to Mars Report 2018


9:00-9:30 | Congressional Panel discussion

  • Moderator: Guest Student (TBA)
  • Ed Perlmutter (Congressman, US House of Representatives, 7th District Colorado)
  • Bill Posey (United States House of Representatives) via Recorded Video Message

9:30-10:00 | Key Decisions on the Path to Mars - A Conversation

  • Moderator: Miles O’Brien (PBS News Hour)
  • Tom Cremins (NASA HQ: Associate Administrator for Strategy and Plans)
  • John Elbon (Vice President, Space Exploration, Boeing)

10:00-10:45 | Critical Mars Science: An International Collaboration


10:45-11:05 | Break


11:05-11:35 | Talking to Mars: increasing the bandwidth of Deep Space Network (DSN)


11:35-12:15 | Listening to the Mars Generation: A Student led Conversation


12:15-12:30 | Janet Ivey (Janet's Planet, President and Chief Creative Officer)

12:30-12:40 | Student Speaker: Owen Welch (The Weiss School)


12:40-1:00 | Takuya Onishi, JAXA, Astronaut, ISS Expedition 48/49


1:00-2:00 | Lunch Break


2:00-2:45 | The Economics and Manufacturing of Space Exploration


2:45-3:30 | Simulating Mars: Mars Design and Analog


3:30-3:45 | Break


3:45-4:30 | Can a commercial/international partnership enable the Moon and Mars in the 2030s?


4:30-5:15 | Special Panel (Announcing Soon!)


5:15-5:30 | Ted Cruz (US Senator, Texas)


5:30-7:00 | Onsite Evening Reception, 5:45 pm to 7:30 pm, (City View Room, The George Washington University) (Separate Registration Required)


8:00 PM | Washington, D.C. Premier Film Screening and Panel – Seat 25 (Separate Registration Required)



May 9, 2018 – Day 2 | The Humans to Mars Summit 2018, Lisner Auditorium


8:00-8:30 | Continental Breakfast & Registration (Danish, fruit, juice, coffee)


8:30-8:45 | Welcome and Introduction: Harley Thronson (NASA GSFC)


8:45-9:45 | Opening Roundtable Discussion: Achieving Mars V Architecture Report, a discussion with representatives from each of the three breakout teams


9:45-11:00 | ISS and Occupying the Stepping Stones to Mars


11:00-12:15 | How to Make Human Travel to Mars Affordable


12:15-2:00 | Speaker Lunch: Jeffrey Manber (CEO, Nanoracks) (Separate Registration Required, TBA)


1:00-2:00 | Robotic Reconnaissance and Scientific Preparation for Humans to Mars


2:00-5:30 | Parallel Afternoon Technical Sessions


Session 1 | Sustaining Mars Exploration: Living Off the Land, Location TBA

2:00-3:30 | Session 1a

3:30-5:30 | Session 1b Environmental Control and Life Support Systems (ECLSS)


Session 2 | Getting To Mars, Essential Technologies to Enable Mars Exploration

2:00-3:30| Session 2a


3:30-5:30 | Session 2b


2:00-5:30 Session 3 | Architectures for Human Exploration, Location TBA


6:30-8:00 | Off-site Evening Reception at the National Academy of Sciences, Great Hall (Separate Registration Required)

Featuring the very popular Ardbeg Single Malt Scotch Whisky Tasting


May 10, 2018 – Day 3 | The Humans to Mars Summit 2018, Lisner Auditorium

Technology, Innovation, and Mars


7:30-8:30 | Continental Breakfast & Registration (Danish, fruit, juice, coffee)


8:30-9:00 | Humanity 2.0: How the Fusion of Art and Technology will Enable a Better Version of Humanity on Mars


9:00-9:50 | Virtual & Augmented Reality: Emergent Technologies Aiding Mars Exploration


9:50-10:05 |Special STEAM Announcement


10:05-10:20 | Break


10:20-11:10 | Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) & Machine Learning: Advancing Humanity To Mars Together


11:10-11:30 | Markus Levin (Co-Founder XYO Network)


11:30-12:15 | Engage & Educate: How Social Media Amplifies Awareness and Support for the Journey To Mars Missions


12:15-1:00 | Why Mars: A Boisterous Discussion with Space Luminaries


1:00 | Closing Comments


Afternoon Events & Opportunities


2:00-3:30 | Capitol Hill Briefing Panel: Innovating Toward Mars Russell Senate Office Building, Room 253 (Separate Registration Required)


2:00-5:00 | Mars Day on the hIll & Distribution of H2MR 2018 to Congressional Offices (Separate Registration Required)


7:00 PM | Film Screening and Panel: Fight For Space (Separate Registration Required, Landmark Theater, Washington, D.C.)



May 11, 2018


9:00-5:00 | Distribution of H2MR 2018 to Congressional Offices (Separate Registration Required)

Explore Mars Would like to say Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor

Boeing

 

Gold Sponsor

Lockheed Martin

 

Silver Sponsor

Aerojet Rocketdyne

 

Bronze Sponsor

Orbital ATK  

Webcast Sponsor

NationalInstituteAerospace

 

Virtual Reality Sponsor

HP  

Patron Sponsor

UTC  

Continental Breakfast Sponsor

 

Honeywell

 

ParagonSDC

 

Media Sponsor

SpaceNews

 

Social Media Sponsor

#tagboard

 

Supporter Sponsor

United Launch Alliance

 

Friend Sponsors

MDA
BWXT
Busek Propulsion
 

In-Kind Supporting Partners

American Girl

University of Arizona, LPL HiRise

Paradox Interactive

Official Tasting Partners

Ardbeg

Olsen Wine & Vineyards

Cotton & Reed

Non-Profit and Partner Organizations

Space Policy Institute
Janet's Planet
Challenger Center
Raw Science
Living Maths
@AstroAthens
The Mars Generation
Commercial Spaceflight Federation
AIAA
The Planetary Society
Coalition for Deep Space Exploration
Nepris
New Worlds Institute
I Love Mars
Space Foundation

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