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Confirmed & Tentative 2018 Speakers Include:

The Humans to Mars Summit (H2M) is the most comprehensive Mars exploration conference to address the major technical, scientific, and policy challenges of getting humans to Mars, as well as how such missions can have positive impacts on STEM education, American competitiveness and other important collateral issues. This conference serves as the authoritative and diverse Mars exploration event, involving leading technical and policy experts from NASA, industry, the science community, and academia. There is now a clear consensus among NASA, the aerospace industry and policymakers that a human mission to Mars by the 2030s is not just feasible, but achievable as well, once the proper measures are taken. H2M is an important part of Explore Mars’s ongoing programming to help advance policy and excite the public regarding human Mars missions.

Confirmed & Tentative 2018 Speakers Include:

Robert M. Lightfoot

acting NASA Administrator

Robert M. Lightfoot

acting NASA Administrator

Pascale Ehrenfreund

Chair of the DLR Executive Board

Pascale Ehrenfreund

Chair of the DLR Executive Board

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

Google

Rick Tumlinson

Founder, New Worlds Institute

Rick Tumlinson

Founder, New Worlds Institute

Steven A. Chien

JPL, NASA

Steven A. Chien

JPL, NASA

Vera Mulyani

Mars City Design

Vera Mulyani

Mars City Design

Alex MacDonald

Senior Economic Advisor, NASA HQ

Alex MacDonald

Senior Economic Advisor, NASA HQ

Ellen Stofan

former NASA Chief Scientist

Ellen Stofan

former NASA Chief Scientist

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

PBS News Hour/Frontline

Miles O'Brien

PBS News Hour/Frontline

Abigail "Astronaut Abby" Harrison

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

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

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

The Humans to Mars Summit 2018

May 7, 2018 – H2M 2018 Opening Event

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6:00 - 8:30 PM | Washington, D.C. Premier Film Screening and Panel – Seat 25:
  • Nick Agnew (Seat 25 Director; co-writer)
  • Maddy Cooke (Seat 25 Actress; co-writer)

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

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8:000-8:30 | 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 | Opening Plenary
9:30-10:15 | Key Decisions on the Path to Mars - Leadership Panel

10:10-10:35 | Break


10:35-11:20 | Critical Mars Science:


11:20-11:50 | Talking to Mars: increasing the bandwidth of Deep Space Network (DSN)
  • Vint Cerf (Google)
11:50-12:40 | Talking to the Mars Generation
  • Abigail "Astronaut Abby" Harrison (The Mars Generation, Aspiring Astronaut)

12:40-1:00 | Pascal Ehrenfreund, Chair of the Executive Board of the DLR (German Aerospace Center


1:00-2:00 | Lunch Break

2:00-2:55 | The Economics of Space Exploration
2:55-3:25 | At What Risk Mars?
3:25- 3:45 | Entertainment Industry speaker
3:45-4:40 | Congressional Panel discussion
4:40-5:05 | Can a commercial/international partnership enable to Moon and Mars in the 2030s? (panel)
5:05-5:30 | Speaker (TBA)

5:30-7:00 | H2M 2017 Onsite Opening Reception (TBA)


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

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


| Opening Roundtable Discussion: Achieving Mars V Architecture Report: John Connolly moderates a discussion with representatives from each of the three breakout teams
| Preparing for Mars: The International Space Station (ISS) as First “Stepping Stone” and the Template for International Cooperation (Panel)

| ECLSS


12:15-2:00 | Speaker Lunch: TBA

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


Session 1 | Living Off the Land, Location TBA

| Session 1a: In-Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU)


| Session 1b: Agriculture


Session 2 | Location TBA

| Session 2a: Space Propulsion (solar electric propulsion, nuclear electric, chemical)


| Session 2b: Using the Moon to get to Mars


Session 3 | Location TBA

2:00-4:00 | Session 3: Planetary protection


6:30-8:00 | Off-site Evening Reception (Particpate and Contribute to Our Future, Register Today)

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

Technology, Innovation, and Mars

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


| Opening Keynote
| Virtual and Augmented Reality Panel
| Break
| Artificial Intelligence and Space Exploration
| Viral Mars: Social Media and Space Exploration

12:45-1:00 | Closing Comments

Afternoon (2:00-5:00)

| Capitol Hill Briefing Panel: TBD

| Distribution of H2MR 2018 to Congressional Offices

Afternoon Workshops (2:00-5:00)

| Women and Mars Workshop

| Women and Mars Workshop


May 11, 2018

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9:00-5:00 | Distribution of H2MR 2018 to Congressional Offices (TBA)

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

 

Patron Sponsor

UTC  

Continental Breakfast Sponsor

 

Honeywell

 

ParagonSDC

 

Friend Sponsors

MDA BWXT  

Official Tasting Partners

Ardbeg

Cotton & Reed

Non-Profit and Partner Organizations

Space Policy Institute
Janet's Planet
Challenger Center
Nepris
The Planetary Society
The Mars Generation
New Worlds Institute
I Love Mars
Space Foundation

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