International Space Station Research & Development Conference

July 7-9, 2015

Boston, MA

Jul 06, 2015, 11:00 ET from Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS)

BOSTON, July 6, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Gain a new perspective on the International Space Station: The 4th annual ISS Research & Development Conference focuses on new discoveries in microgravity research, life sciences, materials development and remote sensing. Join us in Boston to learn about the incredible breadth of research and technology development on humankind's most innovative learning platform. 

Leaders from across industry and academia will converge for three full days of education and networking. Each day, leaders from NASA, CASIS, the commercial and academic communities will discuss how the ISS is changing the way research is conducted.

To learn more about the event, including a current program, agenda and registration information, please visit: www.issconference.org

*For those unable to attend in person, portions of ISS R&D will be live-streamed. The schedule for live-streamed events is available below.

Where:
Boston Marriott Copley Square
Boston, MA

When:
July 7-9th 
Welcome reception to be held evening of July 6th

Attention Media:
This event is open to all media (Must pre-register online).

Live-stream Schedule:

Tuesday, July 7
8:00-8:15am – Welcome and Opening Remarks
8:15-8:30am – An ISS Welcome, Michael Suffredini, Program Manager, International Space Station
8:30-9:30am – Keynote Address: A Conversation with Elon Musk, CEO and Lead Designer, SpaceX
9:45-11:00am – Panel Session: International Space Station: Catalyst for the Future
11:00am-12:15pm – Panel Session: Biomedical Advancements from Space-based Protein Crystal Growth
1:00pm-2:00pm – Best of 2015 Awards Ceremony (Featuring MA Governor Baker)

Wednesday, July 8
8:00-8:15am – Welcome
8:15-9:30am – Panel Session: The Evolving ISS Lab: Improvements to Enable New Research and Utilization
9:30-11:00am – Panel Session: Viewpoints: Leveraging ISS to Enable LEO Commercialization
11:15am-12:30pm – Panel Session: Stem Cell Research: Impact on Therapeutics
1:15pm-2:15pm – Keynote Address: ISS User Innovation

Thursday, July 9
8:00-8:15am – Welcome From Dan Collins, COO, United Space Alliance
8:15-9:45pm – Panel Session: Beyond LEO – The Role of ISS in Support of Exploration
10:00-11:00am – Panel Session: Materials Science Research: Testing and Manufacturing in Space 
11:00am-12:15pm – STEM on the ISS
1:00-2:15pm – Keynote Address: Featuring Astronauts Karen Nyberg and Sunita Williams

All Events Will Be Live-streamed Through:
www.issconference.org/livestream

There will also be a dedicated media room at the event. For interview requests, please reach out to:

CASIS
PONeill@iss-casis.org 
(321) 480-1054

NASA
Lesa.M.Spivey@nasa.gov 
(832)248-5152

SOURCE Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS)