0800 - Registration

Networking & breakfast

0815 - Opening Welcome

Krystal Wilson, SWF Director of Space Applications Programs, Summit Chair

0830 - SWF Vision

Peter Martinez, SWF Executive Director

0845 - Setting the Stage: Spotlight Talks

A series of short presentations by high-level experts on current situations, trends, and challenges in the space domain that impact space sustainability.

1045 - Coffee Break

1115 - Audience Voting on Priorities

Interactive session with the audience to vote on their priorities for space sustainability challenges using the Sli.do tool.

1130 - The Promise and Challenges of New Actors in Space


The last decade has seen a surge in new actors entering the space domain. Many more countries are developing space programs and national law and policy while commercial startups are leveraging cheaper and better technology to do more with less. What are the benefits of the surge in new actors and what should we be wary of? What steps can the world take to ensure that new actors are contributing to space sustainability? | Moderator: Ian Christensen, SWF Director of Private Sector Programs


1230 - Lunch

1300 - Luncheon Keynote

kevin o’connell

Director, Office of Space Commerce at the U.S. Department of Commerce


1345 - Space Traffic Management: Top-Down or Bottom-Up?

The growth in space activities has shifted space traffic management from an academic debate to real-world policy debate, yet there is still significant uncertainty about what it means and how to go about creating a workable regime. Should space traffic management be top-down with a global agreement on rules and standards? Or should it be done from the bottom-up with industry practices enshrined in national regulation? Who decides what the rules are, who they apply to, and how they are enforced? | Moderator: Chris Johnson, SWF Space Law Advisor


1445 - networking Break

1515 - The Relationship Between Commercial Space and Counterspace

Over the last several years, there has been a growing focus on two different conversations: one about the commercial and economic development of space, and another about the risk of conflict on Earth extending into space. Yet there is often very little dialogue on how these two issues interact and what impact each may have on the other. How might greater geopolitical instability or actual war in space impact commercialization? Can the private sector play a role in deterring space conflict or providing more resilient capabilities? | Moderator: Brian Weeden, SWF Director of Program Planning


1615 - summary & conclusions

Peter Martinez, SWF Executive Director


James “Jim” Bridenstine

Administrator, National Aeronautics and Space Administration

1700 - Close