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Time
Session
Duration
Cost
6:30 PM
  • Welcome Reception
    Professor Brian P. Schmidt AC FAA FRS

    Professor Brian P. Schmidt was appointed Vice-Chancellor and President of The Australian... More

    1.5 hours
8:00 PM
  • Nightcap Session

    Is the US ready for an independent space corps? 

    Dr Everett C. Dolman

    Dr. Everett C. Dolman is Professor of Comparative Military Studies at the US Air Force’s... More

    Dr Malcolm Davis

    Dr. Malcolm Davis joined ASPI as a Senior Analyst in Defence Strategy and Capability in January... More

    1 hour
Time
Session
Duration
Cost
8:45 AM
  • Welcome and Introduction
    Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash

    Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash is Minister Jobs and Innovation, and has held this portfolio... More

    The Hon Richard Marles MP

    Richard Marles is currently the Shadow Minister for Defence and the Federal Member for Corio. ... More

    Michael Shoebridge

    Michael joined ASPI in February 2018 as the Director of the Defence & Strategy program. ... More

    1.25 hours
10:00 AM
  • Session 1: Understanding the strategic implications of the space domain
    Air Vice-Marshal Gavin Turnbull

    Air Vice-Marshal Turnbull is a pilot with more than 3600 flying hours on rotary wing and fast... More

    Donna Lawler

    Donna Lawler is Assistant General Counsel for Optus Satellite, an Australian satellite operator,... More

    Professor Steven Freeland

    Steven Freeland is Dean of the School of Law and Professor of International Law at Western... More

    Peter B. Trainer

    Pete Trainer is the Vice President and General Manager of the Air Force Solutions business area... More

    Nicolas Chamussy

    Nicolas Chamussy became Executive Vice President Space Systems in the Airbus Defence and Space... More

    1 hour
11:15 AM
  • Session 2: Opportunities for Space Cooperation: US and Australian Perspectives
    Lieutenant General David D. Thompson

    Lt. Gen. David D. Thompson is Vice Commander, Air Force Space Command, Washington, D.C. He is... More

    Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, AO, CSC, RAN

    Vice Admiral Ray Griggs was born in Homebush NSW in 1961. He joined the Adelaide Port Division... More

    Dr Dave Williams

    Dr Williams leads the data-focused research, development and digital capability of CSIRO, and is... More

    1.25 hours
1:00 PM
  • Session 3: How an Australian space industry might develop?
    Dr Jason Held

    Prior to founding Saber Astronautics, Dr. Held was a US Army Major and team leader for... More

    Rod Drury

    Rod Drury is the Country Executive and Managing Director, Australia and New Zealand for Lockheed... More

    Michael Davis

    Michael Davis holds the degrees of Bachelor of Laws from the University of Adelaide and Master... More

    Solange Cunin

    Solange Cunin, 25, moved from her parents' eucalyptus plantation in regional NSW, to Sydney with... More

    Scott Wallis

    Scott is an entrepreneur focussed on creating sustainable commercial space ventures. ... More

    1 hour
2:00 PM
  • Session 4: State Perspectives on Space in Australia
    Professor Peter Klinken AC

    Professor Klinken is a leading Western Australian medical research scientist, highly regarded... More

    Richard Price

    Richard Price was appointed Defence SA Chief Executive in October 2017. In this role he was... More

    Jason Schoolmeester

    Jason is an experienced senior public servant with expertise in economic development, project... More

    The Hon Kate Lundy HonLittD, GAICD

    Having served as Senator in the Federal Parliament for nearly 20 years and resigned 3 years ago,... More

    Dr Paul Scully-Power AM, DSM, NSM, RML, GOSE

    Dr Paul Scully-Power is an integrator, strategist and orthogonal thinker and is... More

    1.5 hours
4:00 PM
  • Session 5: Crisis Situations in the Space Domain

    Interactive session tailored for the conference participants that will walk through the dynamics of a crisis situation in the space domain and the differences and similarities to other domains of warfare.

    Dr Zack Cooper

    Zack Cooper is a research fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, where he studies US... More

    1.5 hours
6:30 PM
  • Conference Dinner

    The conference dinner will be held at Gandel Hall, National Gallery of Australia

    Senator the Hon Marise Payne

    Marise Payne is Australia’s 53rd Minister for Defence. She was sworn in on 21 September... More

    3 hours
Time
Session
Duration
Cost
8:30 AM
  • Session 6: Keynote Address
    Anthony Murfett

    Mr Anthony Murfett is the incoming Deputy Head of the Australian Space Agency. Anthony will... More

    30 mins
9:00 AM
  • Session 7: Australian Space Science
    Senator the Hon Kim Carr

    Kim Carr has been a Labor Senator for Victoria for 20 years. He has been a member of the... More

    Professor Fred Menk

    Fred Menk is Conjoint Professor of space physics at the University of Newcastle and chair of the... More

    Dr Sarah Pearce

    Dr Sarah Pearce leads CSIRO’s involvement with the international Square Kilometre Array... More

    Scott Harris

    Scott Harris joined the Australian Army Aviation Corps in 1980. Scott’s accomplished 30... More

    1 hour
10:15 AM
  • Session 8: International Best Practice
    Masato Nakamura

    April 2018 Vice President, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) [General Affairs,... More

    Rod Drury

    Rod Drury is the Country Executive and Managing Director, Australia and New Zealand for Lockheed... More

    Johanne Lecomte

    Johanne Lecomte is Vice-President, Business Development and Sales for Thales Alenia Space, in... More

    Dr Malcolm Davis

    Dr. Malcolm Davis joined ASPI as a Senior Analyst in Defence Strategy and Capability in January... More

    1.25 hours
11:30 AM
  • Session 9: Defence and Space: The best path forward

    This session will explore the best path forward for defence for the national space agenda, in particular should Australia adopt a space 2.0 approach? The session will also consider the relationship between the defence and commercial sectors.

    Air Vice-Marshal (Ret'd) Margaret Staib AM CSC

    Margaret Staib was previously CEO at Airservices after a distinguished career over three decades... More

    Professor Russell Boyce

    The past: trained as a physicist at Australian National University; 25 years of experimental /... More

    Chris Jenkins

    Chris Jenkins is a defence industry leader, a passionate believer in local skills, and a strong... More

    Colonel (Ret'd) Pamela A. Melroy

    Pam Melroy is a retired Air Force test pilot and former NASA astronaut and Space Shuttle... More

    Scott Dewar

    As acting Deputy Secretary Strategic Policy and Intelligence, Mr Dewar has stewardship of the... More

    1 hour
12:30 PM
  • Session 10: Leveraging ‘New Space’ in the next Golden Era of space endeavours
    Flavia Tata Nardini

    Flavia Tata Nardini began her career at the European Space Agency as a Propulsion... More

    Professor Andrew Dempster

    Professor Andrew Dempster is Director of the Australian Centre for Space Engineering Research... More

    Adam Gilmour

    Adam Gilmour is the CEO & Founder of Gilmour Space Technologies, a new space company that is... More

    Aria Colton

    Aria Colton is the Founder and CEO of the National Space Innovation Hub Pty Ltd (NSIH)Ó.... More

    Mark Sarojak

    Mark Sarojak is Vice President of Commercial Earth Observation at SSL with responsibility for... More

    1 hour
1:30 PM
  • Concluding remarks
    Michael Shoebridge

    Michael joined ASPI in February 2018 as the Director of the Defence & Strategy program. ... More

    10 mins