Commercial Spaceflight Entrepreneurship Workshop

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Commercial Spaceflight Entrepreneurship Workshop

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Out of this World Workshop - Oct. 17 & 18, 2019

The SCCSI Workshop Brings the Commercial Space Community Together
The SCCSI Workshop brings the commercial space community to USC
 

Each generation, a California industry revolutionizes the world. Film, aviation, governmental spaceflight, personal computing, Internet, smart mobile devices & apps have made all our lives exciting, richer and more productive.

If you follow Elon Musk, Richard Branson, Paul Allen and Jeff Bezos then you know that “the next big thing” is New Space. Each of these entrepreneurs and many more have invested their money and souls into moving humankind more rapidly toward a future in space. They are committed to doing this in a peaceful, sustainable and commercial way.

Former NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden talks with SCCSI Director, Greg Autry
Former NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden talks with SCCSI Director, Greg Autry
 

The space economy is already several times larger than the app market and a 2018 Bank of America report projects this industry will grow to $2.7 Trillion in 25 years – that’s the size of the UK economy. USC’s Southern California Commercial Spaceflight Initiative sits in the center of this phenomena.

Our mission is to:

 Lead in the development and distribution of research that supports the entrepreneurial space economy, ensuring a brighter future in space for our region, the nation and the world.

Last year's workshop featured an incredible line up of guests including Former NASA Administrator, astronaut and USC alumnus General Charlie Bolden,  Virgin Galactic CEO George Whitesides and the Executive Secretary of the National Space Council Dr. Scott Pace.

Dr. Scott Pace, Executive Secretary of the National Space Council Addresses the SCCSI Workshop
Dr. Scott Pace, Executive Secretary of the National Space Council addresses the SCCSI Workshop
 

Portions of the Commercial Spaceflight Entrepreneurship Workshop are open to undergrad and graduate students interested in learning more about careers in commercial space or seeking mentoring for their space related startups.

SCCSI sponsor organizations will have the opportunity share their firm’s internship and employment opportunities with talent students from Marshall and across campus. We make a special effort to engage students from demographics and backgrounds that are underrepresented in aerospace industry.

Virgin Galactic CEO George Whitesides with members of USC's Latino Business Students Association
Virgin Galactic CEO George Whitesides with members of USC's Latino Business Students Association
 

The 2018 conference was be held in association with National Space Society's Space Settlement Summit and the Moon Village Association's Annual Symposium.  This year's event will cohost the Mars Society's International Convention.  

 

Workshop Related Links:

Registration

USC Hotel

Mars Society Conference and Hotel List

Questions

 

Workshop Agenda

Thursday October 17 – Fertitta Hall

09:00 - 17:00 - Workshop (Agenda TBD) - Lower Level

17:30 - 19:00 - Evening Mixer - Greif Center, 5th Floor

                       

Friday October 18 - Fertitta Hall

09:00 - 17:00 - Workshop (Agenda TBD) - Lower Level

 

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Speaker List (SCCSI + NSS + MVA)

Partial List of Speakers and Panelists from the 2018 Event
 

Scott Pace, National Space Council

Charlie Bolden, Former NASA Admin, State Dept. Science Envoy

George Whitesides, Virgin Galactic

Garret Reisman, Former NASA Astronaut, USC

Johann-Dietrich Wörner, Director General, European Space Agency

Giuseppe Reibaldi, Executive Secretary of the The Hague Space Resources Governance Working Group

Ken Davidian, Director of Research, FAA Office of Commercial Space Transportation

Jen Rae Wang, Former NASA Associate Admin for Comms

Tom Cremins, NASA Acting Chief of Staff

Andy Aldrin, President of the Buzz Aldrin Institute 

Paul Wooster, SpaceX Mars Architecture and Vehicles lead

Sean Mahoney, CEO Masten Space Systems 

Scott Macklin,  Head of Propulsion at Virgin Orbit

Anita Gale,  Former  Space Shuttle Engineer

Bruce Pittman, Chief Systems Engineer NASA Space Portal Office

Mark Hokins, Chairman of the NSS Executive Committee

Colonel Karlton D. Johnson (USAF-Retired), Global Cyber and Data Risk Officer at Arconic Inc

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Sponsors

SCCSI and Workshop Sponsors and Partners


Titanium Level Sponsor:

Deloitte Space

 

Inconel Level Sponsors:

SpaceX

Virgin Space

 

Carbon Fiber Level Sponsors:

Mojave Air and Space Port

 

Aluminum Level Sponsors:

Relativity Space

Aerospace Corporation

Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Barbara Belvisi

Kingstone

 

Partners:

Commercial Spaceflight Federation

Axiom Space

Masten Space Systems

NASA Ames Space Portal

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