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2020 ASCEND Speakers

The inaugural ASCEND program featured an accomplished roster of aerospace professionals — from engineers to astronauts — along with a cross section of entrepreneurs and visionaries from adjacent fields not typically associated with space, but that will be crucial in making humanity’s off-world future a reality.

Scroll down to review the nearly 300 2020 ASCEND speakers and presenters.



Become an ASCEND speaker

The ASCEND Call for Content is open through 17 March 2020 and is accepting proposal for technical papers, tutorials, case studies, session leadership, and more in the following areas:

  • Defining the Space Economy
  • Education, Outreach, and Workforce Development
  • Information Systems and Software
  • National Science Priorities
  • National Security Space
  • Propulsion
  • Space Exploration Architectures and Enabling Infrastructures
  • Space Life Sciences and Systems
  • Space Policy and Law
  • Space Resource Utilization
  • Space Traffic Management and Integration
  • Transformative Research and Technologies
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Bobby Braun