The Economist to Host Global Event on the Future of Space Exploration in Seattle, Nov. 9

Posted: 11/05/2017, 10:02 AM
Company: Edelman
Author: Staff

The Economist to Host Global Event on the Future of Space Exploration in Seattle
A New Space Age will delve into the reality behind the hype: the future of the industry and the real opportunities for businesses

Date: November 9, 2017
Location: Museum of Flight, 9404 East Marginal Way South, Seattle, WA 98108

The Economist Events will host its inaugural global Space Summit: A New Space Age, in Seattle – a testament to the growing space sector in Washington state – on November 9 at the Museum of Flight.

Space travel is moving from the world of government procurement and aerospace engineering giants to venture-capital-funded start-ups that rely on ever-cheaper services for ever more customers. A New Space Age will explore the future of the industry and what the new opportunities for business are on earth.

Featured speakers include: Chief Executive of Virgin Galactic and The Spaceship Company George Whitesides, Chief Executive of Space Angels Chad Anderson, General Manager of Air Line Pilots Association and former Deputy Administrator of NASA Lori B. Garver, Chief Executive of Airbus Defence and Space Dirk Hoke, Founder and Chairman of Moon Express Naveen Jain, among others.

Key sessions include:

  • Down to Earth: The Global Economic Impact of Space. Discover what space-based technologies and services can do to solve the Earth’s greatest challenges.
  • The Data Race. Learn who the unexpected businesses championing data in space are and how entrepreneurs and companies can capitalize on the possibilities.
  • Moon, Mars or Neither: What will Elon Musk see from his deathbed 100 years from now? A three way debate. This far-future interactive session will pit three diverse debaters in a war of words. Are we headed to the moon, to Mars or to the asteroid belt?

The one-day conference will bring chief executives, thinkers, policymakers and disruptive entrepreneurs from all over the world together to debate what technological advances will further progress in space.

Sponsors Include: Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Sierra Nevada Corporation, Edelman and The Art Institute of Seattle

For a full list of speakers and sessions, please visit the official conference website.

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