Monday, May 6
a series of fast-paced TEDx-style inspirational talks from aerospace innovators and leaders

Built with young professionals in mind, SGx is a full day of open discussion forums that connect the ideas of students and young professionals with the experience and insight of aerospace industry leaders.  This year’s SGx program was built in partnership with the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) and the Future Space Leaders Foundation (FSLF), and promises to be one of the most engaging and compelling events at SATELLITE 2019! In addition to the TEDx-style talks, SGx will be hosting a Speed Mentoring event for any SGx registrant who is interested in having a round table discussion with the SGx speakers! This is the perfect opportunity for students and young professionals to ask questions and learn from experienced aerospace industry leaders.


SGx 2018 speakers:

  • Adam Smith, Co-Founder, Head of Business and Sales, Descartes Labs
  • Alex Greenberg, Co-Founder, Head of Operations, Loft Orbital
  • Brian Weeden, Director, Policy Planning, Secure World Foundation
  • Chirag Parikh, Director, Office of Source Strategies, NGA
  • David Payne, Vice President, Government and Regulatory Affairs, Analytical Space
  • Erika Wagner, Business Development Manager, Blue Origin
  • Gale Allen, Acting Chief Scientist, NASA
  • Jenny Barna, Director of Launch, Spire
  • Jim Simpson, CEO, ABS
  • Joe Vealencis, Director of Government Relations, Ball Aerospace
  • Justin Kugler, Business Development Engineer, Made in Space
  • Lisa Callahan, Vice President and General Manager, Civil Space, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company
  • Mark Boggett, Managing Director, Seraphim Capital
  • Matt Daniels, Advisor, Office of the Secretary of Defense, U.S. DoD
  • Nathan Kundtz, Chief Executive Officer and President, Kymeta
  • Randy Segal, Partner and Co-Lead, Satellite and Space Practice, Hogan Lovells
  • Saúl Reza Arcelus, Writer, Radio Host, EnElAire Radio & Pilot, AeroMexico
  • Tanya Harrison, Director of Research for the Space Technology and Science Initiative, ASU
  • Joe Mascaro, Director of Education & Research Programs, Planet
  • Tory Bruno, President and Chief Executive Officer, United Launch Alliance

SGx 2018 Speed Mentors:

  • Gale Allen, NASA Advanced Exploration Systems
  • Jenny Barna, Spire
  • Robert Bell, Society of Satellite Professionals International
  • Nancy Colleton, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies
  • Brendan Curry, Space Foundation
  • Sam Dinte, Dinte Resources
  • Mike French, Bryce Space and Technology
  • Janet Karika, Jacobs
  • Michelle Kley, MAXAR Technologies
  • Justin Kugler, Made in Space
  • Travis Langster, Analytical Graphics Incorporated
  • Rich Leshner, Planet
  • Phil Liebrecht, NASA SCaN
  • Michael Lopez-Alegria, MLA Space
  • Alex MacDonald, NASA
  • David Payne, Analytical Space
  • Todd Romberger, Space Florida
  • Frank Slazer, Aerospace Industries Association

SGx 2019 Registration

This year SGx tickets are available through the SATELLITE 2019 registration system. It’s easy to get registered…

  • Register here!
  • Pricing is as follows:
    • $35 (Loyalty Rate) – Young Professionals/Students under the age of 35
    • $125 (Loyalty Rate) – All other Industry Professionals

That’s all it takes! Email if you have any questions.

Interested in sponsoring SGx 2019?
Contact Clémentine Decoopman or Clay Mowry for more details.