2021 Festival Sessions

Watch our previous sessions below:

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Neighbourhood Earth - ICC Sydney - Complimentary Visit with One Giant Leap Australia Foundation

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Building Western Australia’s Space Eco-System - Perth Sundowner Networking Event

SPEAKERS

  • Professor Phil Bland, Director of the Space, Science & Technology Centre, Curtin University

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Thriving in Space

SPEAKERS

  • Associate Professor Danail Obreschkow – Head of International Space Centre, UWA
  • Professor Harvey Millar – Director, ARC CoE Plant Energy Biology, UWA
  • Dr Clare Mouat – Geography and Planning, UWA
  • Dr Laura Fruhen – Psychological Sciences, UWA
  • Dr David Gozzard – Forrest Fellow, International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research, UWA

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SA Space Services Mission

SPEAKERS

  • Alex Grant, CEO, Myriota
  • Darin Lovett, Director, South Australian Space Industry Centre
  • Pete Nikoloff, SmartSat Kanyini Mission Director, SmartSat CRC
  • Jack Rintoul, Spacecraft Systems Test Engineer, Inovor
  • Dr Sarah Cannard, Industry Director, SmartSat CRC

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Cloud Powered Space Missions

SPEAKERS

  • Mani Thiru, Space Industry Development, Amazon Web Services, Asia Pacific 

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Space Innovation and Getting the Most Out of R&D Tax Concessions

SPEAKERS

  • Stephen Carroll, Director, Evolv3 

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Mental Health & Humans in Space

SPEAKERS

  • Mark O’Hare, Director, Positive Place

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Investing in Space

SPEAKERS

  • Mike Kalms, Defence & Space Industry Lead, KPMG
  • Rebecca Shrimpton, Head of Defence, Infrastructure and Space, Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade)
  • Tim Parsons, Executive Chair, SmartSat Aurora Space Cluster
  • Bill Bartee, Co-Founder, Main Sequence Ventures
  • Moderator: Stephen Carroll, Director Evolv3

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Southern Launch Update

SPEAKER

  • Lloyd Damp, Chief Executive, Southern Launch  

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The Value of Data from Space

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  • Andy Bowyer, CEO, Kleos 

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In-Orbit Logistics

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  • Dr Gordon Roesler, President, Robots in Space

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Space Innovation for Defence and National Security

SPEAKERS

  • Rod Smith Resilient Multi-mission Space (RMS) STaR Shot Leader Defence Science & Technology Group (DSTG)
  • Dr Carl Seubert, Chief Research Officer, SmartSat CRC
  • Dr Peter Kerr, Coordinator, Defence and National Security, SmartSat CRC
  • Dr Nick Stacy, Senior Principal Scientist, Space, Defence Science and Technology Group
  • Michelle Gee, Chief Technology Officer, Innovation and Strategic Research at Defence Science and Technology Group

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The Future of Work: YOUR Role in the Space Sector

SPEAKERS

  • Bidushi Bhattacharya, AstroHub
  • Rob Kremer, Kinexus
  • Renae Sayers, Space Science and Technology Centre, Curtin University
  • James Yuen, Western Australia Government – Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation
  • Moderator: Jessica Bainbridge, MySecurity Media

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NextGen Space

SPEAKERS

  • Associate Professor Marta Yebra, The Australian National University Institute for Space
  • Dr Philippa Ryan, Barrister & Associate Professor, The Australian National University College of Law
  • Associate Professor Francis Bennet, The Australian National University Institute for Space
  • Moderator: Catherine Ball, Associate Professor of Practice, Engineering, The Australian National University

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NetZero Spaceflight

SPEAKER

  • Paul Williams, CEO & Founder, Black Arrow Space Technologies 

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AI & Space Robotics

SPEAKERS

  • Dr Navinda Kottege, CSIRO Robotics and Autonomous Systems Group
  • Ali Buchberger, Director of Industry Engagement, QUT
  • Muhammad Bilal Shaikh, Data Scientist, MySecurity Media
  • Dr Benjamin Kaebe, Executive Director Space Industries
  • Moderator: Chris Cubbage, Director, MySecurity Media

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National Space Capabilities

SPEAKERS

  • Dr Malcolm Davis, Senior Analyst, Australian Strategic Policy Institute
  • Andy Koronios, Chief Executive Officer, SmartSat CRC
  • Dr Catherine Grace, Assistant Director, South Australian Space Industry Centre
  • Todd McDonell, President, Global Government, Inmarsat
  • Moderator: Chris Cubbage, Director, MySecurity Media

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Women in Space

SPEAKERS

  • Sumen Rai, Director of the Defence Innovation Partnership​
  • Julia Mitchell, SITAEL Australia
  • Dr Alice Gorman, Flinders University
  • Dr Amy Parker, Centre for Earth Observation CSIRO
  • Julia Dickinson, Lockheed Martin
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