The SATELLITE Conference and Exhibition is pleased to announce that this year’s Monday Keynote Luncheon will feature a fireside chat with Former NASA Deputy Administrator and author of “Escaping Gravity: My Quest to Transform NASA and Launch a New Space Age,” Lori Garver, and Bessemer Venture Partners Vice President and one of Forbes’ 30 Under 30 in Venture Capital, Tess Hatch.
Lori Garver served as the NASA Deputy Administrator and led the agency’s transition team for the Obama Administration from 2008-2013. She is also Co-Founder of the Brooke Owens Fellowship, an aerospace internship and mentorship program for collegiate women and gender minorities, and the recipient of numerous honors and awards including AIAA’s 2021 Public Service Award, the 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award from Women in Aerospace, and the National Space Society’s 2020 Robert Heinlein Award.
Tess Hatch invests in technology and people who believe as strongly as she does that frontier technology will develop solutions for societal problems. She is a partner at Bessemer Venture Partners fostering entrepreneurship of frontier technology, specifically the commercialization of space, drones, autonomous vehicles, and agriculture and food technology. Tess also speaks and is published regularly on Bloomberg, TechCrunch, and other publications on space and frontier technology.
“We are honored to have Lori Garver and Tess Hatch share their perspectives on the future of our industry with our attendees as the first keynote speakers on this year's program,” says Jeffrey Hill, Executive Chairman of SATELLITE 2023. “Lori’s experience as one of the nation’s most influential policy leaders presents a unique opportunity for our attendees to learn about how we can solve future challenges in exploring and developing space. I couldn’t think of a more exciting choice to lead this discussion than Tess, with numerous accolades as a young and successful investor who has helped spring space innovation from the private sector to life.”
“The Future Space Economy” discussion will cover the future of space exploration, critical investments in commercial space technologies, recruiting and retaining talent, and how to tackle the issues and challenges the space industry is currently facing.
The Keynote Luncheon will take place on Monday, March 13, 2023 at SATELLITE 2023 and is open to all Conference-Level attendees.
SATELLITE 2023 will be held March 13-16 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center located at 801 Mt. Vernon Place NW, Washington, DC 20001.