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Marimikel Charrier, Monday, 6-11-12 June 12, 2012

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Marimikel Charrier, Monday, 6-11-12


Guest:  Marimikel Charrier.  Topics:  NewSpace Conference 2012 and SpaceUp Foundation.  You are invited to comment, ask questions, and discuss the Space Show program/guest(s) on the Space Show blog, https://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.  We welcomed back Marimikel Charrier, the Communications Director for the Space Frontier Foundation to update us on this year’s NewSpace 2012 Conference to be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Santa Clara, CA from July 26-28, 2012.  For complete conference information and online registration, visit https://newspace.spacefrontier.org and use the menu bar at the top of the page for your selection.  It is important to note that this Friday, June 15, is the last day to register for the conference, meals, and events before there is a price increase effective Saturday, June 16th.  Don’t miss out on the Early Bird special registration fees. If you are planning to attend, it is best to register by Friday.  For the first hour of this program, we talked about the conference agenda and most of the speakers.  You can follow along with us using the Agenda menu, https://newspace.spacefrontier.org/agenda.  Most of the keynote speakers are listed at https://newspace.spacefrontier.org/speakers.  We discussed the planned agenda starting with the first conference day, Thursday.  For Friday evening, Marimikel talked about the planned event, their TweetUp.  Listen for details.  During our discussion, we talked about logistics, airport transportation to the hotel, and the three Bay Area airports with the San Jose Airport being the closest to the hotel.  Some of the highlights that stood out for me included the NASA Technology Roadmap, the business plan competition, the space settlement panel, and the space investment panel.  The conference is single track so you won’t miss anything unless you are in the hallways networking.  As you will hear, this conference does provide an excellent networking environment.

In our 30 minute second segment, we talked about the SpaceUp Foundation (http://spaceup.org).  Marimikel explained the SpaceUp unconference format, we spoke about the recent San Francisco Bay Area SpaceUp, how to plan one, the typical format, and more.  If holding a SpaceUp unconference in your area interests you, contact Marimikel or others through the SpaceUp Foundation website and links. If you do one, let me know so we can talk about it on The Space Show.  If you have questions/comments about the program, please post them on The Space Show blog.

If you have specific NewSpace 2012 Conference questions, use the Contact form on the website, https://newspace.spacefrontier.org/contacts.  For SpaceUp information, use foundation@spaceup.org and reference The Space Show in the subject line.