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MAY 4- MAY 5, 2021

ENERGY AND SPACE

If we power the 300 largest cities in the world from space, we can power 40% of the global population with clean, limitless, and cheap energy – forever. Harnessing the energy from space has the potential to change everything; it can increase global GDP, literacy, education, advanced medical access, democracy, communications and raise the standard of living for every human being.

 

Together we'll explore how space-based energy could re-write our current chapter of climate change and even the future of humanity.

Join industry experts to discuss:
1) Space in the Energy Conversation
2) Space-Based Solar Power
3) Policy and the Future
4) Workforce Development: Jobs, Skills, and More

 

Enjoy networking/breakout sessions with industry experts, futurists, enthusiasts, and others excited to join the space ecosystem.

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DON'T MISS THE C4F "SHARK TANK" STYLE NEWSPACE BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION

Conversations for the Future will share the stage with budding space entrepreneurs vying to win the NewSpace Business Plan Competition and the $5,000 prize. Tune in as a panel of judges critique the concepts and announce the winners! This event is hosted by the Center for Space Commerce & Finance.

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DAY 1

DAY 2

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SPEAKERS

MAY 4, 2021

9:00am - 9:15am EDT

Opening Ceremony

TIM CHRISMAN

MA, MIA

Founder / Executive Director

Foundation For The Future

LAILA GISLASON

Co-Founder, Chief of Marketing

Foundation For The Future

9:15am - 9:30am EDT

Akron, Oh: Localization

TIM CHRISMAN

MA, MIA

Founder, Executive Director

Foundation For The Future

9:30am - 9:45am EDT

ReBrand C4F

LAILA GISLASON

Co-Founder, Chief of Marketing

Foundation For The Future

9:45am - 10:00am EDT

Grand Architecture - SBSP

MICHAEL LAINE

President / Chief Strategic Officer

LiftPort

10:00am - 10:30am EDT

Space Based Solar Power

M.V. COYOTE SMITH

Associate Professor

Schriever Space Scholars

10:30am - 11:00am EDT

Space Based Solar Power

PETER GARRETSON

MSc

Senior Fellow in Defense Stidies

American Foreign Policy Council

11:00am - 11:30am EDT

Space Based Solar Power

LtGen (ret) STEVEN KWAST

PhD

Air University Commander

United States Air Force

11:30am - 12:00pm EDT

PANEL

Space Based Solar Power

Engineering The Future - How We Got Here

MICHAEL LAINE

LiftPort

LtGen (ret) STEVEN KWAST

United States Air Force

M.V. COYOTE SMITH

Schriever Space Scholars

PETER GARRETSON

American Foreign Policy Council

12:00pm - 12:30pm EDT

Akron, Oh: Firestone Highschool

TIM CHRISMAN

MA, MIA

Founder, Executive Director

Foundation For The Future

12:30pm - 1:00pm EDT

HARDWARE

DALLAS BIENHOFF

MS, BS

1:00pm - 1:30pm EDT

HARDWARE

PAUL CHENG

Inventor / Founder

FuseRing.com

1:30pm - 2:00pm EDT

HARDWARE

DAN LEV

PhD, BsC

Electric Space Propulsion Specialist

Aerospace Industry

2:00pm - 2:30pm EDT

National Space Society Resources

RANDY GIGANTE

MBA

International Space Development Conference 2022 Chairman

National Space Society

2:30pm - 2:45pm EDT

117th Congress

TIM CHRISMAN

MA, MIA

Founder, Executive Director

Foundation For The Future

2:45pm - 3:00pm EDT

WORKSHOP

Localization - Akron, Oh

TIM CHRISMAN

MA, MIA

Founder, Executive Director

Foundation For The Future

3:00pm - 3:45pm EDT

PANEL

Imagining The Future - The High Frontier

RICK TUMLINSON

Space Frontier Foundation,

SpaceFund

WILL HENRY

MultiVerse Media

MICHAEL LAINE

LiftPort

3:45pm - 4:00pm EDT

Business Plan Competition

TOM OLSON

BA

Director of Business Development 

Avealto

3:45pm - 4:00pm EDT

Closing Ceremony

TIM CHRISMAN

MA, MIA

Founder / Executive Director

Foundation For The Future

LAILA GISLASON

Co-Founder, Chief of Marketing

Foundation For The Future

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MAY 5, 2021

9:00am - 9:15am EDT

Opening Ceremony

TIM CHRISMAN

MA, MIA

Founder / Executive Director

Foundation For The Future

LAILA GISLASON

Co-Founder, Chief of Marketing

Foundation For The Future

9:30am - 11:30am EDT

BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION

Competition Judges

TOM OLSON

Avealto

MICHAEL MEALLING

Starbridge Venture Capital

The Moon Society 

Waypaver Foundation

ERNIE KNIGHT

Knight & Associates

SHUBBER ALI

Elastic

Emory University

Georgetown University

12:00pm - 12:30pm EDT

Space Based Solar Power

JAMES VEDDA

PhD

Senior Policy Analyst

The Aerospace Corporation

12:30pm - 1:00pm EDT

Space Based Solar Power

PETER GARRETSON

MSc

Senior Fellow in Defense Stidies

American Foreign Policy Council

1:00pm - 1:30pm EDT

Space Based Solar Power

Col ERIC FELT

PhD

1:30pm - 2:00pm EDT

Space Based Solar Power

CHRISTOPHER MULDER

MBA

Senior Air Force Fellow

Atlantic Council

MARK MASSA

MA

Assistant Director

Atlantic Council

2:30pm - 3:15pm EDT

PANEL

Space Based Solar Power

Engineering The Future 

JIM VEDDA

The Aerospace Corporation

PETER GARRETSON

American Foreign Policy Council

CHRISTOPHER MULDER

Atlantic Council

MARK MASSA

Atlantic Council

JOHN MANKINS

Moon Village Association

Mankins Space Technology

Artemis Innovation Management Solutions

2:00pm - 2:30pm EDT

HARDWARE

JOHN MANKINS

MBA, BS, MS

Vice President

Moon Village Association

Founder & President

Mankins Space Technology

President

Artemis Innovation Management Solutions

3:15pm - 3:30pm EDT

Business Plan Competition

TOM OLSON

BA

Director of Business Development 

Avealto

3:30pm - 3:45pm EDT

ON-SITE

Akron, Oh

3:45pm - 4:00pm EDT

Closing Ceremony

TIM CHRISMAN

MA, MIA

Founder / Executive Director

Foundation For The Future

LAILA GISLASON

Co-Founder, Chief of Marketing

Foundation For The Future

3:30pm - 3:45pm EDT

NETWORKING

Akron, Oh

9:15am - 9:30am EDT

Business Plan Competition

TOM OLSON

BA

Director of Business Development 

Avealto