9–13 January 2017
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CREATE: Enabling Innovation through Computational Prototypes and Supercomputers

Monday, 9 January 2017, 0930-1130 hrs

Panelists:

  • Edward Kraft, Technical Advisor, Arnold Engineering Development Center, Arnold Air Force Base
  • Robert Meakin, CREATE Air Vehicle Project Manager, High Performance Computing Modernization Program, Department of Defense
  • Scott Morton, CREATE, Kestrel Principal Software Developer, High Performance Computing Modernization Program, Department of Defense
  • Robert Narducci, Technical Fellow, The Boeing Company
  • Paul Nielsen, Director and Chief Executive Officer, Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University (Moderator)
  • Douglass Post, Chief Scientist, High Performance Computing Modernization Program, Department of Defense
  • Brian Smith, Lockheed Martin Fellow, ADP Program and Technology Integration, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics

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NASA Langley Centennial—A Storied Legacy, A Soaring Future

Monday, 9 January 2017, 1400-1600 hrs

Panelists:

  • James R. Hansen, Professor of History & Director, The University Honors College, Auburn University (Moderator)
  • Jeremiah Creedon, Langley Director 1996-2002
  • Delma Freeman, Langley Director 2002-2003
  • Roy Bridges, Langley Director 2003-2005
  • Lesa Roe, Langley Director 2005-2014
  • Steve Jurczyk, Langley Director 2014-2015
  • Dave Bowles, Langley Director 2015-Present

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Future of the Aerospace Industry and Workforce Needs

Tuesday, 10 January 2017, 0930-1130 hrs

Panelists:

  • C. Douglas Ebersole, Executive Director, Air Force Research Laboratory
  • Kevin Parsons, Director, Innovation and Transformation, Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • Robie Samanta Roy, Vice President, Technology Strategy & Innovation, Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • Kenneth Sanger, Vice President and General Manager, 787 Airplane Development, Boeing Commercial Airplanes
  • Lisa Teague, Director, Research and Technology Strategy, Rolls-Royce Corporation
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Geoengineering to Mitigate Climate Change – Is There a Role for Aerospace?

Tuesday, 10 January 2017, 1400-1600 hrs

Panelists:

  • Marty Bradley, Technical Fellow, The Boeing Company (Moderator)
  • Martin Bunzl, Professor, Department of Philosophy, Rutgers University
  • William Burns, Co-Director, Forum for Climate Engineering Assessment, American University
  • Tracy Hester, Professor, University of Houston Law Center
  • Doug MacMartin,  Research Professor, Computing + Mathematical Sciences at Caltech / Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Cornell University

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Space Traffic Management

Wednesday, 11 January 2017, 0930-1130 hrs

Panelists:

  • Moriba Jah, Director, Space Object Behavioral Sciences, University of Arizona (Moderator)
  • Travis Blake, Senior Manager, Advanced Technology Center, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company
  • P.J. Blount, Adjunct Professor, Montclair State University
  • Mike Gazarik, Vice President, Engineering, Ball Aerospace
  • Donald Greiman, Vice President and General Manager, Commercial Space Situational Awareness, Schafer Corporation
  • Lt. Gen. Susan Helms, USAF (ret)
  • George Nield, Associate Administrator, Commercial Space Transportation, FAA

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Transitioning Your Idea from the Lab to Flight Test

Wednesday, 11 January 2017, 1400-1600 hrs

Panelists:

  • Chris Cotting, Flight Sciences Technical Expert, U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School (Moderator)
  • Albion Bowers, Chief Scientist, NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center
  • James "Buddy" Denham, Senior Scientific Technical Manager, Aeromechanics Division, Naval Air Systems Command
  • Bill Gray, Chief Pilot, USAF Test Pilot School
  • Shawn Whitcomb, Systems Engineer, Advanced Development Programs, Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • Craig Woolsey, Professor of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

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Managing Change During the Development of Disruptive Technologies

Thursday, 12 January 2017, 0930-1130 hrs

Panelists:

  • Jocelyn Harrison, Program Manager, Air Force Office of Scientific Research (Moderator)
  • Rob High, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, IBM Watson
  • Steven Huybrechts, Chief of Staff, Applied Minds LLC
  • Robert Lutwak, Program Manager, Microsystems Technology Office, DARPA
  • Samantha Magill, Special Projects, Inclusion & Diversity, Honda Aircraft Company

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NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC): Enabling Missions from Venus to Alpha Centauri

Thursday, 12 January 2017, 1400-1600 hrs

Space is an imposing and harsh environment, but missions are designed to accommodate. Even so, some hurdles may seem insurmountable, if not impossible. The NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts program within NASA's Space Technology Mission Directorate invests in concepts that could change aerospace paradigms and break down exploration barriers. This panel will draw on leading innovators to discuss some of exploration's most challenging extremes -- for example: rovers on Venus, missions to icy moons, and ChipSats around Alpha Centauri.

Panelists:

  • Alvin Yew, Program Manager, NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts, Space Technology Mission Directorate, NASA (Moderator)
  • Geoffrey Landis, Scientist, NASA Glenn Research Center
  • Mason Peck, Associate Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University
  • Jonathon Sauder, Technologist, Technology Infusion Group, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
     

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Dates to Remember

  • Early Bird Reg Deadline: 19 Dec 2016
  • Cancellation Deadline: 26 Dec 2016

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