More than a program, ASCEND is a mission
At ASCEND, every conversation furthers our exploration.
Each program morning starts with a visionary “Macro” session that sets the stage for the day’s discussions. Macro sessions ask the big questions, confront the big challenges and offer big-picture visions of the off-world future.
Macro sessions launch the “Meta” phase of the program, the search for pathways to achieve the vision. If Macro sessions ask “What?,” Meta sessions respond with “What if . . .?”
Which, of course, leads to “Now what?” Following the strategic direction of the Meta session, the “Micro” ASCEND Technical and Collaborative sessions are where input turns to outcomes. Fueled by a mix of published research and interactive discussions, the process opens our eyes and sharpens our focus.
Explore the full Micro program now, and stay tuned for the Macro and Meta sessions. These high-level sessions and rock star speakers will be announced as they are confirmed throughout the summer. In the meantime, start plotting your trajectory to 2021 ASCEND with the unique and exciting Micro sessions.