Building Space & Aerospace Communities on the Ground

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
immediately following the AURP International Conference

Jeff Bezos in Space X to Mars? Satellite Internet? Drones Delivering Heart Transplants?
Studies conducted by Morgan Stanley predict that the Global Space Economy will grow to $1 Trillion by 2040.*
Blast off at AURP's inaugural SPACE DAY with a galaxy worth of discovery. Converging state, regional and national leaders, unearth the policy and tactics to cultivate innovation clusters on the ground as an observe and investigate the skies above.
Register for the day or plan to attend the full conference. We want YOU at AURP Space Day in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Discussion Topics:

  • Economic Development in Space and on the Ground
  • International Space Station (ISS):  A National Laboratory in Space
  • State Space Business Councils Roundtable
  • The Private Sector in Space: A Critical Role
  • Falcon Hill National Aerospace Research Park
  • Drone Technology at Research Parks: Delivering Your Future?
9:30 am - 9:45 am
Welcoming Remarks
Brian Darmody, CEO, AURP
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
The Private Sector in Space: A Critical Role
Speakers to be announced
9:45 am - 10:30 am
Economic Development in Space and on the Ground: A View from NASA
Alexander McDonald, Chief Economist, Office of the Administrator, NASA
2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Falcon Hill National Aerospace Research Park, Utah: A Unique Federal/State/Industry Partnership
Paul Morris, Deputy Director and General Counsel at Military Installation and Development Authority
Brett Christensen, Chief, Enhanced Use Lease Program, Hill Air Force Base
E. Taylor Woodbury, Director, Chief Operating Officer, Woodbury Corporation; Project Manager, Falcon Hill Aerospace Research Park, Hill Air Force Base
10:30 am - 11:00 am
International Space Station (ISS): National Laboratory in Space

Christine M. Kretz, Vice President, Programs and Partnerships, International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory

3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
Drone Technology at Research Parks: Delivering Your Future
Katy Boren, President & CEO, Oklahoma City Innovation District
Jamey Jacob, PhD, PE, John Hendrix Chair and Professor of Aerospace Engineering, Director, Unmanned Systems Research Institute, School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Oklahoma State University
Erin Koshut, Executive Director, Cummings Research Park
Jerry Hendrix, Director, UAS Programs, University of Alabama, Huntsville
Ken Stewart, CEO NUAIR, New York
Matthew Scassero, Director, University of Maryland, UAS Test Site (Moderator)

11:15 am - 12:30 pm
State Space Business Councils Roundtable: How States Connect Academia/Industry/Government to Build Space Ports, Space Tech Centers and other Communities of Space and Aero Innovation
  • Maryland Space Business Roundtable, Georgie Brophy, President; Senior Director of Business Development, Relative Dynamics
  • New Mexico Space, Wayne Savage, Executive Director, Arrowhead Park, New Mexico State University
  • Arizona Space Business Roundtable, Stephen Fleming, Director, Strategic Partnerships & Innovation, Center for Quantum Networks, University of Arizona; Executive in Residence, Arizona Forge
  • Alabama Aerospace States Association, Chrystal Morgan, Vice Chair; Director, State and Local Affairs, United Launch Alliance
4:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Concluding Remarks

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Networking at Hotel Bar


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