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Beyond Earth Symposium

Wednesday, October 12 - Thursday, October 13



The Beyond Earth Symposium is the inaugural annual forum hosted by the Beyond Earth Institute. The Symposium will examine U.S. and international near-term policies that will best enable economically vibrant communities beyond Earth. Senior policy professionals from industry, academia and government will gather together and lean into the critical policy and legal issues that will help shape the future of human presence in space.

Human expansion into space, leading eventually to large space-based communities, is rapidly becoming a reality and requires the focused engagement of space policy and legal professionals. The Beyond Earth Institute contends that good policy must lead, not follow, the development of human spaceflight and habitation.

With plenty of opportunities for networking, the Symposium will be a place where lasting connections can be formed around a shared sense of purpose and vision.
The Beyond Earth Symposium is being organized in generous cooperation with the University of Arizona Lunar & Planetary Laboratory.

Topics to be covered at the Symposium include:

  • Policy Challenges of Commercial Space Stations – the First Rung Toward Space Habitation
  • Achieving Safety and Reliability in Human Spaceflight – The Basic Requirement for a Human Existence Beyond Earth
  • Toward a Cislunar Ecosystem with Human Presence – The Underpinning for Permanent Lunar Communities
  • Advanced Financing Models for Large Scale Space Infrastructure and Habitation

Here are some of the impressive Symposium Speakers:

·       Erika Wagner Sr., Director for Emerging Space Markets, Blue Origin

  • Mike Gold Executive, Vice President for Civil Space and External Affairs, Redwire Space
  • Carissa Christensen, Founder & CEO, BryceTech
  • Eric Stallmer, Executive Vice President, Government Affairs and Public Policy, Voyager Space
  • Michelle Hanlon, Co-Director, Center for Air and Space Law, University of Mississippi
  • Vishnu Reddy, Associate Professor, University of Arizona Lunar & Planetary Laboratory
  • Kevin O’Connell, Founder and CEO, Space Economy Rising, LLC
  • Paul Stimers, Partner at K&L Gates
  • Josef Koller, Space Policy Strategist, The Aerospace Corp.
  • Olivia Gamez Holzhaus, Founder and CEO – Rhodium Scientific
  • George Nield, President at Commercial Space Technologies, LLC

Full information and speaker list for the Beyond Earth Symposium can be found at

Register during the early bird special for $295


Wednesday, October 12
Thursday, October 13
Event Category:


Beyond Earth Institute