Featured Speakers

Dr. Peggy A. Whitson

Retired NASA Astronaut Space and Science Consultant
NSpace, LLC.

Dr. Peggy A. Whitson is a Space and Science Consultant for…[more]

 

Dr. Peggy A. Whitson

Retired NASA Astronaut Space and Science Consultant
NSpace, LLC.

Dr. Peggy A. Whitson is a Space and Science Consultant for NSpace, LLC. She…[more]

Dr. Marc D. Rayman

Chief Engineer for Mission Operations and Science
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Dr. Rayman joined JPL in 1986. His work there has spanned a broad…[more]

 

Dr. Marc D. Rayman

Chief Engineer for Mission Operations and Science
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Dr. Rayman joined JPL in 1986. His work there has spanned a broad range…[more]

Al Worden

Astronaut – Apollo 15

From July 26 to August 7, 1971, Astronaut Al Worden served as the Command Module Pilot for the Apollo 15 mission along with crewmates Dave Scott and Jim Irwin. Al is a…[more]

 

Al Worden

Astronaut – Apollo 15

From July 26 to August 7, 1971, Astronaut Al Worden served as the Command Module…[more]

Steve Jurvetson

Co-Founder
Future Ventures

Steve Jurvetson is an early-stage venture capitalist with a focus on founder-led, mission-driven companies at the cutting edge of disruptive…[more]

 

Steve Jurvetson

Co-Founder
Future Ventures

Steve Jurvetson is an early-stage venture capitalist with a focus on founder-led…[more]

Phil Plait

Astronomer and Science Communicator

Dr. Plait worked for ten years with Hubble Space Telescope, first to get his PhD, and then helping to build a camera on board that is still…[more]

 

Phil Plait

Astronomer and Science Communicator

Dr. Plait worked for ten years with Hubble Space Telescope, first to get his PhD…[more]

Steve Kwast

CEO, Kwast Enterprises
Lieutenant General, U.S. Air Force (retired)

Steve Kwast is the CEO of “Kwast Enterprise” a company dedicated to the moral leadership of…[more]

 

Steve Kwast

CEO, Kwast Enterprises
Lieutenant General, U.S. Air Force (retired)

Steve Kwast is the CEO of “Kwast Enterprise” a company dedicated to the moral leadership…[more]

Dr. David Gallo

Senior Advisor for Strategic Initiatives
RMS Titanic, Inc

Dr. David Gallo has been at the forefront of oceanographic exploration and discovery for…[more]

 

Dr. David Gallo

Senior Advisor for Strategic Initiatives
RMS Titanic, Inc

Dr. David Gallo has been at the forefront of oceanographic exploration and…[more]

Greg Russell

Academy Award Nominated Sound Engineer

Greg Russell is one of the most respected and sought-after sound engineers in the film industry. He has worked on more than 200…[more]

 

Greg Russell

Academy Award Nominated Sound Engineer

Greg Russell is one of the most respected and sought-after sound engineers in…[more]

Isaac Arthur

Science & Futurism with Isaac Arthur

Isaac Arthur is the creator of Science & Futurism with Isaac Arthur, a science education and entertainment…[more]

 

Isaac Arthur

Science & Futurism with Isaac Arthur

Isaac Arthur is the creator of Science & Futurism with Isaac Arthur, a science…[more]

Dylan Taylor

Chairman and CEO
Voyager Space Holdings

Dylan Taylor is a global business leader and philanthropist. He is an active pioneer in the space exploration…[more]

 

Dylan Taylor

Chairman and CEO
Voyager Space Holdings

Dylan Taylor is a global business leader and philanthropist. He is an active pioneer in the…[more]

Track Speakers

Brendon Traxler

President
Atlantis Sea Colony

Brendon is the sole owner of Atlantis Sea Colony (ASC), which is an exciting startup with the vision to colonize the ocean through…[more]

 

Brendon Traxler

President
Atlantis Sea Colony

Brendon is the sole owner of Atlantis Sea Colony (ASC), which is an exciting startup…[more]

Linda Dao

Project Officer – Operational Space Medicine
Canadian Space Agency

Linda Dao is a Project Officer in Operational Space Medicine at the…[more]

 

Linda Dao

Project Officer – Operational Space Medicine
Canadian Space Agency

Linda Dao is a Project Officer in Operational Space Medicine at the Canadian Space…[more]

Jose Soto, MD

Medical Doctor
Soto Medical Associates

Dr. Jose A. Soto,MD is a Family Medicine specialist working in private practice in Miami, Florida. Dr. Soto graduated from the…[more]

 

Jose Soto, MD

Medical Doctor
Soto Medical Associates

Dr. Jose A. Soto,MD is a Family Medicine specialist working in private practice in…[more]

John Quinn

COO
Exos Aerospace Systems & Technologies, Inc.

John M. Quinn Electrical Engineer, Stock Trader, Licensed Investment Advisor…[more]

 

John Quinn

COO
Exos Aerospace Systems & Technologies, Inc.

John M. Quinn Electrical Engineer, Stock Trader, Licensed Investment Advisor…[more]

Peter Swan

President
International Space Elevator Consortium

Space Professional (over 50 years experience) – AF Space 20 years – Motorola Iridium System 10 years – Teaching Science…[more]

 

Peter Swan

President
International Space Elevator Consortium

Space Professional (over 50 years experience) – AF Space 20 years – Motorola…[more]

Daniel Faber

CEO
Orbit Fab

Daniel Faber has over 20 years of space technology leadership, building and launching a dozen satellites for asteroid searches, environmental…[more]

 

Daniel Faber

CEO
Orbit Fab

Daniel Faber has over 20 years of space technology leadership, building and launching…[more]

Stevan Akerley

NSS Space Ambassador
NSS

Stevan Akerley is a retired aerospace engineer from Pratt & Whitney, UTC, with 40 years of manufacturing and program experience with automated…[more]

 

Stevan Akerley

NSS Space Ambassador
NSS

Stevan Akerley is a retired aerospace engineer from Pratt & Whitney, UTC, with 40…[more]

Joe Quirk

President
The Seasteading Institute

Joe Quirk is President of The Seasteading Institute and co-founder of Blue Frontiers. Joe Quirk is also a science writer, novelist, and memoir…[more]

 

Joe Quirk

President
The Seasteading Institute

Joe Quirk is President of The Seasteading Institute and co-founder of Blue…[more]

Adam Jewell

Social Media Manager
Atlantis Sea Colony

Adam is the social media manager and public relations specialist for Atlantis Sea Colony. Adam brings his background in podcasting, business, and…[more]

 

Adam Jewell

Social Media Manager
Atlantis Sea Colony

Adam is the social media manager and public relations specialist for Atlantis...[more]

Sara Jennings

Innovation & Entrepreneurship Program Manager
University of Colorado Boulder

Sara Jennings is the team leader for Team MoonrAIders a team competing in…[more]

 

Sara Jennings

Innovation & Entrepreneurship Program Manager
University of Colorado Boulder

Sara Jennings is the team leader for Team MoonrAIders a team competing in the…[more]

Richard Godwin

Senior Managing Member, Space Technology Holdings
President, AlumaPower Corporation
Founding Venture Partner, Starbridge Venture Capital

Richard Godwin has been a serial entrepreneur…[more]

 

Richard Godwin

Senior Managing Member, Space Technology Holdings
President, AlumaPower Corporation
Founding Venture Partner, Starbridge Venture Capital

Richard Godwin has been a serial entrepreneur and businessman since childhood…[more]

Starr Schroeder

Registered Nurse
Lancaster General Hospital Penn Medicine

Gwendolyn Starr Schroeder graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1999. She is currently a…[more]

 

Starr Schroeder

Registered Nurse
Lancaster General Hospital Penn Medicine

Gwendolyn Starr Schroeder graduated from Indiana University with a…[more]

Previous Featured Speakers

 

Tory Bruno, CEO, ULA (ISDC 2019)

Jeff Manber, CEO, NanoRacks (ISDC 2019)

Jim Bridenstine, NASA Administrator (ISDC 2019)

Jeff Bezos, Amazon, Blue Origin (ISDC 2018)

Freeman Dyson (ISDC® 2018)

Thomas Muller, Propulsion CTO, SpaceX (ISDC® 2018)

Johann-Dietrich Wörner, Director General, ESA (ISDC® 2017)

William Gerstenmaier, Associate Administator, NASA (ISDC® 2017)

Thomas P. Stafford, Gemini & Apollo Astronaut (ISDC® 2017)

Alan Stern, Principal Investigator, New Horizons (ISDC® 2016)

Ellen Ochoa, Director NASA’s Johnson Space Center ISDC® 2016)

Lindley Johnson, Planetary Defense Officer, NASA (ISDC® 2016)

Buzz Aldrin, Apollo 11 Astronaut (ISDC® 2015)

Lori Gaver, former NASA Deputy Administrator ISDC® 2015)

Kip Thorne, Interstellar, Caltech (ISDC® 2015)

Anousheh Ansari, X Prize, private Space Traveler (ISDC® 2015)

Elon Musk, SpaceX (ISDC® 2014)

A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, former President of India (ISDC® 2013)

Mae Jemison, NASA Shuttle Astronaut (ISDC® 2013)

 

Jeff Bezos at ISDC® 2018
Los Angeles, California
Photo by Keith Zacharaski/NSS

Kip Thorne at ISDC® 2015
Toronto, Canada
Photo by Gordon Hawkins/NSS

Buzz Aldrin at ISDC® 2015
Toronto, Canada
Photo by Gordon Hawkins/NSS

Previous Keynote Speakers

 

Tory Bruno, CEO, ULA (ISDC 2019)

Jeff Manber, CEO, NanoRacks (ISDC 2019)

Jim Bridenstine, NASA Administrator (ISDC 2019)

Jeff Bezos, Amazon, Blue Origin (ISDC 2018)

Freeman Dyson, (ISDC® 2018)

Thomas Muller, Propulsion CTO, SpaceX (ISDC® 2018)

Johann-Dietrich Wörner, Director General, ESA (ISDC® 2017)

William Gerstenmaier, Associate Administator, NASA (ISDC® 2017)

Thomas P. Stafford, Gemini & Apollo Astronaut (ISDC® 2017)

Alan Stern, Principal Investigator, New Horizons (ISDC® 2016)

Ellen Ochoa, Director NASA’s Johnson Space Center ISDC® 2016)

Lindley Johnson, Planetary Defense Officer, NASA (ISDC® 2016)

Buzz Aldrin, Apollo 11 Astronaut (ISDC® 2015)

Lori Gaver, former NASA Deputy Administrator ISDC® 2015)

Kip Thorne, Interstellar, Caltech (ISDC® 2015)

Anousheh Ansari, X Prize, private Space Traveler (ISDC® 2015)

Elon Musk, SpaceX (ISDC® 2014)

A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, former President of India (ISDC® 2013)

Mae Jemison, NASA Shuttle Astronaut (ISDC® 2013)

 

Jeff Bezos at ISDC® 2018
Los Angeles, California
Photo by Keith Zacharaski/NSS

 

Kip Thorne at ISDC® 2015
Toronto, Canada
Photo by Gordon Hawkins/NSS

 

Buzz Aldrin at ISDC® 2015
Toronto, Canada
Photo by Gordon Hawkins/NSS