›Space Generation Fusion Forum
The Space Generation Fusion Forum offers the next generation of space sector leaders from government, industry, and academia the opportunity to come together to exchange views on current, hot space topics via interactive panels. The programme will also allow these top delegates to network with each other as well as with today’s current space leaders, who will be speaking and moderating the panels.
The event will start with an opening from a key note speaker, followed by three spotlight session speakers. These spotlight session speakers will give a background on each of the panel topics, which parallel those of the 28th Annual National Space Symposium:
- International Collaboration – From Space Situational Awareness to Exploration
- Developing Regions & Space Applications
- The New Role of Commercial in Space Flight
On the second day, approximately 15-20 of the 50 competitively selected delegates will serve on panels that address these three topics. The discussions will then open to all of the Space Generation Fusion Forum attendees to debate the issues. These new generation perspectives will be compiled in a report, which will be presented at the AIAA’s Space 2012, September 11-13 in Long Beach, California. The presenter of this report will be voted on by his or her peers at the Space Generation Fusion Forum and will be given a full scholarship, courtesy of the AIAA, to present the report in Long Beach.
At the end of the second day, participants will have the opportunity to be introduced to the National Space Symposium. Space Generation Fusion Forum Delegates will participate in the Space Foundation's New Generation Leadership Exchange and New Generation Networking Reception. The Leadership Exchange is a "speed networking" event where delegates will have the opportunity to interact with today's top space sector leaders from government and industry. Last year's leaders included Lori Garver (NASA Deputy Administrator), Emmanuel de Lipkowski (French space attaché and representative for the Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES) to the United States), and Kay Sears (President, Intelsat General), among others. Attendees of the Fusion Forum will also have access to the National Space Symposium Opening Ceremony and Opening Reception in the Exhibit Hall.