Featured Speakers

Bonnie Dunbar

Dr. Dunbar is a retired NASA astronaut, engineer and...

Dr. Bonnie Dunbar

Retired NASA Astronaut, Engineer and Educator
John and Bea Slattery Chair, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Director, Aerospace Human Systems Laboratory, Texas A&M University

Jared Isaacman

Jared Isaacman is the CEO of Shift4 (NYSE: FOUR)...

Jared Isaacman

Mission Commander, Polaris Dawn Crew
Commander, Inspiration4

 

Dr. Pascal Lee

Dr. Pascal Lee is a Planetary Scientist at the SETI Institute...

Dr. Pascal Lee

Planetary Scientist, SETI Institute
Co-Founder and Chairman, Mars Institute
Director, Haughton-Mars Project

Dr. David Livingston

Dr. David Livingston is the founder and host of The Space...

Dr. David Livingston

Founder and Host, The Space Show®

Anita Gale

Anita Gale co-founded events in the 1980s that became...

Anita Gale

International Space Settlement Design Competitions
 National Space Society Board of Directors

Rod Pyle

Rod Pyle is an author, journalist, television producer, and...

Rod Pyle

Author, Journalist, Filmmaker

Karlton Johnson

Karlton D. Johnson is the Chairman of the National Space...

Karlton Johnson

Chairman
National Space Society Board of Governors

Michelle L.D. Hanlon

Michelle is Co-Director of the Air and Space Law Program...

Michelle L.D. Hanlon

President
National Space Society

Janet Ivey

Janet Ivey, creator of Janet’s Planet is committed to...

Janet Ivey

President, Explore Mars, Inc.
CEO, Janet’s Planet, Inc.

Dr. Anthony Paustian

Following his Air Force career in fighter aircraft and the...

Dr. Anthony Paustian

VP of Marketing
National Space Society

Holly Melear

Holly Melear is CEO & Founder of STEAMSPACE...

Holly Melear

CEO & Founder
STEAMSPACE Education Outreach

Sherry Bell

Dr. Sherry E. Bell has written numerous articles and...

Sherry Bell

National Space Society

Gary Barnhard

Gary Barnhard – a self-described synergistic technological...

Gary Barnhard

President and CEO
Xtraordinary Innovative Space Partnerships, Inc.
National Space Society Board of Directors

Previous Featured Speakers

Lori Garver, Former NASA Deputy Administrator (ISDC 2022)

Kathryn Lueders, NASA Associate Administrator (ISDC 2022)

Lars Hoffman, SVP, Rocket Lab (ISDC 2022)

James Green, Former NASA Chief Scientist (ISDC 2022)

Jim Bridenstine, NASA Administrator (ISDC 2019)

Tory Bruno, CEO, ULA (ISDC 2019)

Eileen M. Collins, Former NASA Astronaut (ISDC 2019)

Kathryn P. Hire, Former NASA Astronaut (ISDC 2019)

Jeff Manber, CEO, NanoRacks (ISDC 2019)

Scott Pace, Executive Secretary, National Space Council (ISDC 2019)

Al Worden, Apollo 15 Astronaut (ISDC 2019)

Jeff Bezos, Amazon, Blue Origin (ISDC 2018)

Freeman Dyson (ISDC 2018)

Thomas Muller, Propulsion CTO, SpaceX (ISDC 2018)

William Gerstenmaier, Associate Administrator, NASA (ISDC 2017)

Thomas P. Stafford, Gemini & Apollo Astronaut (ISDC 2017)

Johann-Dietrich Wörner, Director General, ESA (ISDC 2017)

Ellen Ochoa, Director NASA’s Johnson Space Center (ISDC 2016)

Lindley Johnson, Planetary Defense Officer, NASA (ISDC 2016)

Alan Stern, Principal Investigator, New Horizons (ISDC 2016)

Buzz Aldrin, Apollo 11 Astronaut (ISDC 2015)

Anousheh Ansari, X Prize, private Space Traveler (ISDC 2015)

Lori Garver, former NASA Deputy Administrator (ISDC 2015)

Kip Thorne, Interstellar, Caltech (ISDC 2015)

Elon Musk, SpaceX (ISDC 2014)

Mae Jemison, NASA Shuttle Astronaut (ISDC 2013)

A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, former President of India (ISDC 2013)

 

Jeff Bezos at ISDC® 2018
Los Angeles, California
Photo by Keith Zacharaski/NSS

Kip Thorne at ISDC® 2015
Toronto, Canada
Photo by Gordon Hawkins/NSS

Buzz Aldrin at ISDC® 2015
Toronto, Canada
Photo by Gordon Hawkins/NSS

Lori Garver, Former NASA Deputy Administrator (ISDC 2022)

Kathryn Lueders, NASA Associate Administrator (ISDC 2022)

Lars Hoffman, SVP, Rocket Lab (ISDC 2022)

James Green, Former NASA Chief Scientist (ISDC 2022)

​Jim Bridenstine, NASA Administrator (ISDC 2019)

Tory Bruno, CEO, ULA (ISDC 2019)

Eileen M. Collins, Former NASA Astronaut (ISDC 2019)

Kathryn P. Hire, Former NASA Astronaut (ISDC 2019)

Jeff Manber, CEO, NanoRacks (ISDC 2019)

Scott Pace, Executive Secretary, National Space Council (ISDC 2019)

Al Worden, Apollo 15 Astronaut (ISDC 2019)

Jeff Bezos, Amazon, Blue Origin (ISDC 2018)

Freeman Dyson (ISDC 2018)

Thomas Muller, Propulsion CTO, SpaceX (ISDC 2018)

William Gerstenmaier, Associate Administrator, NASA (ISDC 2017)

Thomas P. Stafford, Gemini & Apollo Astronaut (ISDC 2017)

Johann-Dietrich Wörner, Director General, ESA (ISDC 2017)

Ellen Ochoa, Director NASA’s Johnson Space Center (ISDC 2016)

Lindley Johnson, Planetary Defense Officer, NASA (ISDC 2016)

Alan Stern, Principal Investigator, New Horizons (ISDC 2016)

Buzz Aldrin, Apollo 11 Astronaut (ISDC 2015)

Anousheh Ansari, X Prize, private Space Traveler (ISDC 2015)

Lori Garver, former NASA Deputy Administrator (ISDC 2015)

Kip Thorne, Interstellar, Caltech (ISDC 2015)

Elon Musk, SpaceX (ISDC 2014)

Mae Jemison, NASA Shuttle Astronaut (ISDC 2013)

A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, former President of India (ISDC 2013)

 

Jeff Bezos at ISDC® 2018
Los Angeles, California
Photo by Keith Zacharaski/NSS

 

Kip Thorne at ISDC® 2015
Toronto, Canada
Photo by Gordon Hawkins/NSS

 

Buzz Aldrin at ISDC® 2015
Toronto, Canada
Photo by Gordon Hawkins/NSS