Marimikel Charrier, Monday, 5-30-11 May 31, 2011Posted by The Space Show in Uncategorized.
Marimikel Charrier, Monday, 5-30-11
Guest: Marimikel Charrier. Topics: New Space 2011 Conference hosted by the Space Frontier Foundation. You are invited to comment, ask questions, and discuss the Space Show program/guest(s) on the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. Comments, questions, and any discussion must be relevant and applicable to Space Show programming. Transcripts of Space Show programs are not permitted without prior written consent from The Space Show (even if for personal use) & are a violation of the Space Show copyright. Follow along with this discussion by visiting the New Space 2011 website, http://newspace2011.spacefrontier.org. Our guest started off the discussion with an overview of the New Space conferences bringing us up to date with what is planned for this year’s conference which will be held at NASA Ames July 28-31, 2011. The conference hotel will be the Doubletree in San Jose, CA near the San Jose airport and as you will hear, there will be ride shares to and from the hotel to NASA Ames. Marimikel took us through the daily agenda of the conference. Rather than going through the agenda, you can follow along by calling up the agenda from the New Space website, http://newspace2011.spacefrontier.org/agenda. Some of the highlights she mentioned included the initial keynote talk by Lori Garver of NASA. We also talked about the business plan competition for this year. As far as conference registration goes, there is a conference price change as the early bird price is only good through June 15. Furthermore, there is yet another price for buying admission at the door. Note also that all meals are extra including the Gala Banquet which is on Saturday evening at the Doubletree, July 30. Other registration points to remember include the block rate at the Doubletree but to get the rate, you should make your reservation early. Online registration can be carried out at https://newspace2011.spacefrontier.org/registration. During our discussion, Marimikel was asked several questions about the Space Frontier Foundation, membership, and its overall programming goals and objectives. In this context, she mentioned the Tweet-Up they have planned, the conference networking, a mystery VIP dinner event, the Gala and Awards program Saturday evening, and the young persons networking and social dinner. Later in the program, listeners asked for the best way to get to the Doubletree if using either the Oakland or the San Francisco airports. Marimikel also took us through the conference sponsors and talked about sponsorship and other forms of support including voluntary support for the Foundation. Please post your comments and questions on the blog URL above. You can also email Marimikel about the conference using firstname.lastname@example.org.