The 2019 Humans to Mars Summit

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. The 2019 Summit will feature a diverse lineup of topics, technologies, breakout sessions, and audience participation that will address the future challenges and progress of human exploration of Mars. Speakers will include high-ranking NASA officials, industry executives, experts from diverse fields (including science, engineering, and policy), representatives from the entertainment industry, international luminaries, and STEM education professionals.

New at H2M 2019:

Venue: National Academy of Sciences Building

Dedicated Networking Time

3 Full Days Of Technical Programming

New & Improved Format


H2M 2019 will present the latest on

  • Apollo Moon Landing: 50th Anniversary
  • Mars science and robotic precursor missions
  • Utilizing the Moon to enable human exploration of Mars
  • Insight, the 2020 Rover, and future science missions
  • Feeding Mars: Agriculture, synthetic biology, 3-D printing
  • Diplomacy, international collaboration, and Mars exploration
  • Living off the land: In-situ resource utilization
  • How the Gateway will be utilized to advance human exploration of Mars Mars
  • The partnership between the entertainment industry and space exploration
  • Innovating our way to Mars

Newly Added Speakers:

Sanjay Vijendran

European Space Agency (ESA)

Sanjay Vijendran

Mars Sample Return Campaign System Engineer & Coordinator, ESA

Paul Wooster

Principal Mars Development Engineer, SpaceX

Paul Wooster

Principal Mars Development Engineer, SpaceX

Nehemiah Williams

NASA JSC

Nehemiah Williams

AST, Liquid Propulsion Systems, NASA JSC

Abraham (Avi) Loeb

Frank B. Baird, Jr., Professor of Science, Harvard University

Abraham (Avi) Loeb

Frank B. Baird, Jr., Professor of Science, Harvard University

Tentative Speakers Include:

Jim Bridenstine

NASA Administrator

Jim Bridenstine

NASA Administrator

Ellen Stofan

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Director

Ellen Stofan

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Director

Buzz Aldrin

Astronaut, Gemini XII and Apollo XI

Buzz Aldrin

Astronaut, Gemini XII and Apollo XI

Tom Stafford

Apollo X Astronaut

Tom Stafford

Apollo X Astronaut

Jan Woerner

Director General, ESA

Jan Woerner

Director General, ESA, Presenting Via Skype

Penelope Boston

Penelope Boston

Director, NASA's Astrobiology Institute

Joe Cassady

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

Joe Cassady

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

Mat Kaplan

Host, Planetary Radio, The Planetary Society

Mat Kaplan

Host, Planetary Radio, The Planetary Society

Sascha Paladino

Creator, Miles From Tommorrowland

Sascha Paladino

Creator, Miles From Tommorrowland

Jon Morse

CEO & Board Chair, Boldly Go Institute

Jon Morse

CEO & Board Chair, Boldly Go Institute

John M. Logsdon

John M. Logsdon

Professor Emeritus of Political Science and Internation Affairs and Founder of GW's Space Policy Institute

Kim Binstead

Principal Investigator, HI-SEAS: Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation

Kim Binstead

Principal Investigator, HI-SEAS: Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation

Khaled Al Hashmi

UAE Space Agency

Khaled Al Hashmi

Director of Space Missions, Science and Technology, UAE Space Agency

James Garvin

NASA GSFC

James Garvin

Chief Scientist, NASA GSFC

Bret Drake

Aerospace Corporation

Bret Drake

Aerospace Corporation

Patrick McClure

DOE, Los Alamos

Patrick McClure

Project Lead, Kilopower Project, Los Alamos

Robert Howard

Lab Manager, NASA Habitability Design Center, JSC

Robert Howard

Lab Manager, NASA Habitability Design Center, JSC

Natalie Mary

EVA Specialist, NASA

Natalie Mary

EVA Specialist, NASA

Gioia Massa

NASA KSC

Gioia Massa

Plant Scientist and Project Scientist, NASA KSC

Alexa Ernce

The Weiss School, Palm Beach, Fl.

Alexa Ernce

Student, The Weiss School, Fl.

Yvonne Cagle

NASA Ames, Managing Astronaut

Yvonne Cagle

NASA Ames, Managing Astonaut

Rachael Mann

Founder, #TeachlikeTED & Coauthor, The Martians in Your Classroom

Rachael Mann

Founder, #TeachlikeTED & Coauthor, The Martians in Your Classroom

Richard M. Davis

NASA SMD

Richard M. Davis

NASA SMD

Anjan Contractor

CEO, BeeHex

Anjan Contractor

CEO, BeeHex

Pascale Ehrenfreund

Chair of the DLR Executive Board

Pascale Ehrenfreund

Chair of the DLR Executive Board

Henk Rogers

Founder, International MoonBase Alliance

Henk Rogers

Founder, International MoonBase Alliance

Clive Neal

University of Notre Dame

Clive Neal

University of Notre Dame

Steve Mackwell

Universities Space Research Association

Steve Mackwell

Universities Space Research Association

Sonya Gavankar

Newseum

Sonya Gavankar

Director Of Public Relations at Newseum

Rob Chambers

Lockheed Martin

Rob Chambers

Lockheed Martin, Senior Manager of Systems Engineering

Kellie Gerardi

Commercial Spaceflight Federation

Kellie Gerardi

Commercial Spaceflight Federation

Timothy Cichan

Lockheed Martin

Timothy Cichan

Lockheed Martin, Space Exploration Technology Architect

Dava Newman

MIT, Apollo Program Professor of Astronautics

Dava Newman

MIT, Apollo Program Professor of Astronautics Dept. of Aeronautics and Astronautic

Jeffrey Kluger

Editor at large, Time magazine

Jeffrey Kluger

Editor at large, Time magazine

Lynn Rothschild

NASA Ames, Sr Research Scientist

Lynn Rothschild

NASA Ames, Sr Research Scientist

Mike Selden

CEO, Finless Foods

Mike Selden

CEO, Finless Foods

Rebecca Keiser

National Science Foundation

Rebecca Keiser

Head, Office of International Science and Engineering National Science Foundation

Ann Merchant

Science and Entertainment Exchange, National Academy of Sciences

Ann Merchant

Science and Entertainment Exchange, National Academy of Sciences

Roya Mahboob

Founder and CEO, Digital Citizen Fund

Roya Mahboob

Founder and CEO, Digital Citizen Fund, & representatives of the Afghan Girls Robot Team

Maria Antonietta Perino

Director Relations with Space Associations, Thales Alenia Space Italy

Maria Antonietta Perino

Director Relations with Space Associations, Thales Alenia Space Italy

And Many More...

The Humans to Mars Summit 2019

Please note that all times and participants are tentative


May 13, 2019 – Pre Summit event | The Humans to Mars Summit 2019


| Film Screening and Panel Discussion – (Topic and Venue TBA)

Please note that all times and participants are tentative


May 14, 2019 – Day 1 | The Humans to Mars Summit 2019


7:30-8:30 | 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 2019


9:00-9:30 | NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine


9:30-10:15 | Beyond Apollo: Can a 2024 Moon landing Enable a Mars Landing in the 2030s?


10:15-10:35 | Networking Break


10:35-11:00 | Mars Insight Mission Updates


11:00-11:30 | Industry Speaker: (TBA)


11:30- 12:20 | The Power of Mars and STEM


12:20- 12:40 | Jan Woerner (ESA, Director General) Via Skype


12:40-1:00 | Explore Mars Special Announcement


1:00-2:00 | Lunch Break


2:00-3:00 | International Mars Robotic Precursors (panel)


3:00-3:30 | Networking Break


3:30-4:30 | Technologies Developed Synergies for the Moon that Will Enable Mars Exploration: Findings from the Sixth Achieving Mars Workshop


4:30-5:00 | Saralyn Mark (iGiant, President)


5:00-5:30 | Congressional Speaker (TBA)


5:30-7:30 | National Academy of Sciences H2M 2019 Opening Onsite Reception (Separate Registration Required)

Please note that all times and participants are tentative


May 15, 2019 – Day 2 | The Humans to Mars Summit 2019


8:00-9:00 | Continental Breakfast & Registration (Danish, fruit, juice, coffee)


9:00-9:10 | Morning Announcments


9:10-9:30 | Humphrey "Hoppy" Price (NASA JPL, Mars Program Chief Engineer)


9:30-10:10 | Space, Entertainment, and STEM Education: A Collaboration Made for Television


10:10-10:30 | Networking Break


10:30-11:10 | Apollo XI's Buzz Aldrin (Apollo XI, Gemeni XII, Astronaut)


11:10-11:50 | Afghan Girls' Robotics Team


11:50-12:30 | Is There a Commercial Market on or around the Moon?


12:30-2:00 | Speaker Lunch: (Hosted in National Academy of Sicences Courtyard) (Separate Registration Required)


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

Session 1: Mars Architecture


2:00-3:15 | Session 1a: Effectively Utilizing the Gateway to Explore the Moon and Mars


3:15-3:45 | Networking Break


3:45-5:30 | Session 1b: Surface Operations on Mars

Session 2: Sustaining Human Life on Mars


2:00-3:15 | Session 2a: Living off the land: in-situ resource utilization


3:15-3:45 | Networking Break


3:45-5:30 | Session 2b: Feeding Mars: agriculture, synthetic biology, 3-D printing

Session 3: Preparing for Mars


2:00-3:15 | Session 3a: Mars on Earth - Mars Analog Missions


3:15-3:45 | Networking Break


3:45-5:30 | Session 3b: Should we commit to an early orbital mission to Mars? (Panel)


6:30-8:30 | Cosmos Club, Washington, D.C. Off-site Evening Reception (Separate Registration Required)

Please note that all times and participants are tentative


May 16, 2019 – Day 3 | The Humans to Mars Summit 2019


8:00-9:00 | Continental Breakfast (Danish, fruit, juice, coffee) & Registration


9:00-9:10 | Morning Announcments


9:10-10:00 | Getting Humans to Mars: An Astronaut Panel


10:00-10:20 | Industry Speaker: Jim Maser (Aerojet Rocketdyne, Senior Vice President, Space Business Unit)


10:20-10:40 | Networking Break


10:40-11:30 | Space Policy (Title to be added soon)


11:30-11:50 | Bridging Earth and Space: How IoT, Blockchain, and AI further our Journey to Mars


11:50-12:40 | Diplomacy, international collaboration, and deep space exploration (Panel)


12:40-1:00 | Can Private Moon Bases Help Advance Humans to Mars? Henk Rogers (International MoonBase Alliance, Founder)


1:00-2:00 | Lunch Break


2:00-2:50 | Launching Mars: Using Social Media to Inform and Inspire


2:50-3:15 | University Speaker: Abraham "Avi" Loeb (Harvard University, Frank B. Baird, Jr., Professor of Science)


3:15-3:45 | Networking Break


3:45-4:05 | SCIM Sample Collection to Investigate Mars Jon Morse (Boldly Go Institute, CEO)


4:05-4:30 | Speaker (TBA)


4:30-5:00 | What Next? How to Continue the Momentum for Mars (Panel)


5:00-5:30 | Final VIP Speaker (TBA)

Please note that all times and participants are tentative


May 17, 2019 – Post H2M Event | The Humans to Mars Summit 2019


9:00-5:00 | Distribution of the 2019 Humans to Mars Report on Capitol Hill (TBA)

Registration Fees and Deadlines for the Humans to Mars Summit 2019

Early Registration (10/1/2018 - 1/31/2019)

  • Early Registration Full: $250
  • Early Single Day Registration (1,2,3): $100 each day

Regular Registration (2/1/2019 - 4/30/2019)

  • Regular Full Registration: $395
  • Regular Single Day Registration (1,2,3): $150 each day

Late Registration (5/1/2019 - 5/14/2019)

  • Late Full Registration: $475
  • Late Single Day Registration (1,2,3): $195 each day

(Registration from some institutions has been blocked by firewalls. Individuals may wish to register from personal computers or contact us via info@exploremars.org)

Hotel & Accommodations

Exclusive H2M 2019 Hotel Rate Reserved!


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The Humans to Mars Summit 2019,

an Explore Mars Inc. Premier Event,

May 14-16, 2019

The National Academy of Sciences Buidling, Washington D.C.

Due to the amount of other large conferences in Washington D.C. at the time of the H2M 2019, Explore Mars Inc has reserved a special rate of $200/night, plus 13% tax, has been locked in for H2M 2019 attendees at the Holiday Inn Rosslyn. There are a limited number of rooms available at this price, so reserve your room today.

Reservations must be made before April 19th to guarantee availability and reduced rates.

Please note Hotels are filling up quickly and room prices are at a premium.

Holiday Inn Rosslyn @ Key Bridge

1900 N Fort Myer Drive

Arlington, VA 22209

Rate Available: May 12- 18, 2019

Booking Code: HM9

Phone Reservations: 800-368-3408

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Registration Fees and Deadlines for the Humans to Mars Summit 2019

Early Registration (10/1/2018 - 1/31/2019)

  • Early Registration Full: $250
  • Early Single Day Registration (1,2,3): $100 each day

Regular Registration (2/1/2019 - 4/30/2019)

  • Regular Full Registration: $395
  • Regular Single Day Registration (1,2,3): $150 each day

Late Registration (5/1/2019 - 5/14/2019)

  • Late Full Registration: $475
  • Late Single Day Registration (1,2,3): $195 each day

(Registration from some institutions has been blocked by firewalls. Individuals may wish to register from personal computers or contact us via info@exploremars.org)

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

Platinum Sponsor

Boeing

 

Gold Sponsor

Aerojet Rocketdyne

 

Silver Sponsor

Lockheed Martin

 

Bronze Sponsor

Northrup Grumman  

Media Sponsor

SpaceNews

 

Supporter Sponsor

United Launch Alliance

 

Webcast Sponsor

NationalInstituteAerospace

 

Friend Sponsors

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Boldly Go Institute

Official Tasting Partners

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Olsen Wine & Vineyards

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