CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 24, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Space exploration is experiencing a rapid evolution from predominately government-funded programs such as NASA to private enterprises funded by government contracts and venture capital.
In response, the first-ever New Space Age Conference organized by the MIT Sloan Astropreneurship and Space Industry Club (ASIC) will be held on April 9, 2016 on the MIT campus in Cambridge, MA. The conference will serve as a platform to advance growth of the private space industry by bringing together business leaders, academics and institutional investors.
The event will also serve as a vehicle for students from around the Institute and beyond to pursue employment and networking opportunities in the space industry while offering a turnkey, human capital solution to private and public sector companies.
Speakers will discuss all aspects of astropreneurship – the future of human space flight, space accelerators, the role of public organizations and policy makers, development of new generations of satellites, propulsion means, space habitats, and more.
Slated speakers among others are:
- William J. Pomerantz – Vice President, Virgin Galactic
- Akshay Patel – Vice President, Planetary Resources
- Naveed Hussain, Vice President, Boeing Corporation
- Dr. Leslie Dewan – Co-founder and CEO, Transatomic Power
- Dr. Jeffrey Hoffman – Director, MIT Man Vehicle Lab
- Grant Anderson – CEO and Co-Founder, Paragon
- Dr. Sean Casey – Founder and Managing Director, Silicon Valley Space Center
- Emily Calandrelli – Host/roducer/Writer, Xploration Outer Space and TechCrunch
To register for the New Space Age Conference, please visit: http://www.newspaceage.org/tickets/
Follow along on Twitter @SloanSpace and #MITNewSpaceAge.
About the MIT Astropreneurship and Space Industry Club
The aim of the MIT Astropreneurship and Space Industry Club is to create a platform that will advance growth of the private space industry sector by promoting entrepreneurship and providing the connection between "new space" organizations, academia, funding, and the talent pools of MIT. The club is driven by people who share these two passions: space and entrepreneurship. Learn more at facebook.com/asicmit
About the MIT Sloan School of Management
The MIT Sloan School of Management is where smart, independent leaders come together to solve problems, create new organizations, and improve the world. Learn more at http://mitsloan.mit.edu/
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