Women in Aerospace Announces its 2011 Conference AgendaApril 7, 2011 at 3:22 pm | Posted in Aerospace Law Interfaces | Leave a comment
by Sara M. Langston with the blog faculty
Women in Aerospace Announces its 2011 Conference Agenda!
Aerospace 2011: The Road Ahead is the theme of WIA’s day-long conference on issues of importance to women and men in the aerospace industry.
Coming to the Key Bridge Marriott on Friday, June 3, 2011, the conference agenda features morning sessions of special interest to women in aerospace and those who hire, mentor and promote them. Lunch and afternoon sessions follow which focus on topics of broad interest across the aerospace industry. End your day with a networking reception!
Registration is now open!
8:00 a.m. Registration and Welcome
9:00 a.m. Keynote Address
Aerospace 2011: The Road Ahead
Peggy Whitson, Ph.D.,Chief, Astronaut Office, NASA’s Johnson Space Center and first female commander of the International Space Station.
10:30 a.m. Panel Discussion
Are There Steeper ‘Heels’ to Climb in Aerospace?
Women executives in business, academia and government will discuss the challenges and competition they face as well as the collaboration necessary to succeed in the aerospace industry.
Jane Chappell, Vice President of Business Development and Strategy, Raytheon Intelligence & Information Systems
Victoria Cox, Senior Vice President for NextGen and Operations Planning Services in the Air Traffic Organization of the Federal Aviation Administration
Linda Y. Cureton, Chief Information Officer (CIO), National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Cindy Edgerton, CEO and President, Edge Space Systems
Alison Flatau, Ph.D., Assistant Dean and Professor of Aerospace Engineering, University of Maryland
Mina Samii, Ph.D., Vice President, Science & Engineer Center, NPS – Civil and Health Services Group, Computer Sciences Corporation
Moderated by Bridget Chatman, Senior Manager, Civil Space Mission Operations & Solutions, Raytheon Intelligence & Information Systems
11:30 a.m. Lunch
Featured Speaker: TBA
1:15 p.m. Plenary Session
Has America Lost Its Edge?
A panel discussion to explore America’s current and future role in aviation, space, technology and science.
Anita Antenucci, Senior Managing Director of Houlihan Lokey, leading the firm’s Aerospace·Defense·Government (ADG) Group
Remy Nathan, Vice President of International Affairs, Aerospace Industries of America (invited)
Jamie S. Gorelick, partner at the law firm WilmerHale, and former Deputy Attorney General of the United States (invited)
Leocadia I. Zak, Director, US Trade and Development Agency
2:00 p.m. Breakout Session
Accessing the International Space Station
A discussion of the challenges to successful commercial cargo and crew programs and how to overcome them
2:00 p.m. Breakout Session
The Future of Military Space in a Budget-Constrained Environment
How should our military best address persistent programmatic challenges and the need to integrate emerging technologies in the face of shrinking budgets, increased requirements and alternative options?
Colonel Stephanie Foster, Project Manager, Soldier Sensors and Lasers (SSL) (invited)
Rear Admiral Gretchen S. Herbert, Director, Net-Centric Capabilities for Information Dominance (invited)
Lieutenant General Susan Lawrence, Chief Information Officer/G6, United States Army (invited)
Richard W. McKinney Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force for Space Programs (invited)
Rear Admiral Elizabeth Young, Director, Systems Engineering, National Reconnaissance Office.She is also the Commanderof the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command’s Space Field Activity (SSFA), and PEO for Space Systems, U.S. Navy
3:30 p.m. Breakout Session
Is the Future of US Weather and Earth Science Satellites in Jeopardy?
An examination of the current NOAA and NASA weather and earth science satellite program budgets, including what changed and why.
Antonio J. Busalacchi Ph.D., Chair, Joint Scientific Committee, World Climate Research Program Director and Professor, Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center (ESSIC) at the University of Maryland
Grace Hu, Office of Management and Budget (invited)
Mary Kicza, NOAA Assistant Administrator for Satellite and Information Service (NESDIS)
Peg Luce Ph.D., Deputy Director, Earth Science Division, Science Mission Directorate, NASA
Eric Webster, Vice President and Director, Environmental Programs, ITT Geospatial Systems
Moderated by Jennifer Smith, Senior Vice President for Business Development, SAIC
3:30 p.m. Breakout Session
Beyond LEO: The Battle of the Heavy Lift Vehicles
This session will compare and contrast the options for NASA’s development of a Human Space Flight vehicle for taking humans beyond low Earth orbit.
Jeff Bingham, Staff Director, Senate Subcommittee on Science and Space, Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee
Doug Cooke, NASA Associate Administrator, Exploration Systems Missions Directorate
Jim Maser, President, Rocketdyne Division, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne
Charlie Precourt, Vice President and General Manager, ATK Space Launch Systems
Moderated by Lon Levin, President, SkySeven Ventures; co-founder, XM Satellite Radio
4:30 p.m. Reception
Continue the discussion and network with representatives from industry, the government, academia and the press.