9:00 AM

Registration & Networking Breakfast

Check-in and networking with complimentary breakfast & coffee courtesy of Science Partnership Fund.

10:00 AM

Opening Remarks

Mark Jackson, Szabolcs Marka, Brian Greene

10:40 AM

SpaceShipTwo: A Suborbital Vehicle for Human Spaceflight and Microgravity Research

Sirisha Bandla, Virgin Galactic

11:00 AM

Igniting Science through Prizes

Gregg Maryniak, XPRIZE

11:20 AM

Private Space and the Next Generation

Olivia Scharfman, Yale University ’19

11:40 AM

The Poland Mars Analogue Simulation 2017: A Platform for Space Exploration and Scientific Education

Anthony Yuen, Space Generation Advisory Council – PMAS2017

12:00 PM

The Long Space Age and the Second Space Age: The History and Potential Future of Private-Sector Space Exploration

Alex MacDonald, NASA Headquarters

12:30 PM


Complimentary lunch provided by Science Partnership Fund.

1:40 PM

Crew, Not Tourists: Citizen Science in Commercial Space Exploration

Jaime Guined, SeaSpace Exploration & Research Society

2:00 PM

Education in the Field of Space Law and its Importance for the Private Space Sector

Maria Manoli, Institute of Air and Space Law at McGill University

2:20 PM

Student Science to the Stratosphere

Elizabeth Kennick, Teachers In Space

2:40 PM

How to Crowdfund your Space Science Project

Mark Jackson, Fiat Physica

3:00 PM

Coffee Break & Networking

Meet fellow attendees and share ideas.

3:40 PM

The Interstellar Century — a Strong Beginning

Pete Worden, Breakthrough Initiative

4:00 PM

Astrobiology: the Science of Life in the Universe

Caleb Scharf, Columbia University

4:20 PM

Direct Fusion Drive – A Small Nuclear Fusion Rocket Engine for In-Space Propulsion

Michael Paluszek, Princeton Satellite Systems

4:40 PM

Privately Funded World-class Space Science Missions: Prospects and Challenges

Jon Morse, BoldlyGo Institute

5-6 PM

Networking Happy Hour

Networking reception & drinks, courtesy of Science Partnership Fund.


9:00 AM

Coffee & Networking

Networking with attendees over coffee, courtesy of Science Partnership Fund.

9:40 AM

The W.M. Keck Institute for Space Studies: Five Days — One Totally New Idea

Tom Prince, Keck Institute for Space Studies / Caltech

10:00 AM

Soliciting Support from Foundations and Corporations

Sandya Narayanswami, S. Narayanswami Consulting

10:20 AM

How Commercial Space can Help Astronomy and Planetary Science

Martin Elvis, Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

10:40 AM

Innovative Funding Mechanisms for Space Science Missions: A National Lab and Public University Perspective

Elizabeth Cantwell, Arizona State University

11:00 AM

Over the Horizon: The New Era of Climate Exploration

David Thoreson, Geoversiv Foundation

11:20 AM

The Next Generation of Earth Observations: Linking Microsatellites with Local Stakeholder Communities and Climate Impacts

Tom Armstrong, Madison River Group

11:40 AM

Frontiers of Innovation – Leveraging the International Space Station for Maximum Benefit to the World

Jennifer Lopez, Center for the Advancement of Science In Space

12:00 PM

Blue Origin: Gradatim Ferociter

Erika Wagner, Blue Origin

12:20 PM

Made In Space: Taking Manufacturing to New Heights

Matt Napoli, Made In Space

12:40 PM

Inspiring the Next Generation Work Force

Carie Lemack, DreamUp

1:00 PM


Complimentary lunch provided by Science Partnership Fund.

2-6 PM

White Paper Breakout Session

Participate in drafting the DPSS17 collaborative White Paper at Columbia ISCAP.

Be a part of the conversation. Attend DPSS17 in New York City or join us via livestream.