Agenda: 2023 Technology Showcase for Planetary Science

Moody Gardens Hotel, Galveston TX

Monday, January 9, 2023

  • 7:00am – 12:00pm Technologist/Exhibitor Registration Only (South Lobby A Foyer)
  • 12:00pm (noon) – 7:00pm Registration Open to All
  • 4:00pm Hotel Check-in
  • 5:00pm – 6:30pm Conference Opening (Moody Gardens Ballroom)
    • Innovation for Planetary Science
      • Lori Glaze, Director, NASA Planetary Science Division
      • Panel on Innovative Technology on Competed Science Missions
        • Scott Hubbard (Moderator), Stanford University
        • Zibi Turtle, Principal Investigator, Dragonfly, Johns Hopkins APL
        • Julie Rogez-Castillo, Principal Scientist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
        • Jim Garvin, Chief Scientist, Sciences and Exploration Directorate
  • 7:00pm – 9:00pm Happy hour and opening reception, Moody Gardens Aquarium Pyramid

Tuesday, January 10

  • 7:45am – 8:45am Continental Breakfast
  • 9:00am – 9:10am Welcome and Logistics
    • Carolyn Mercer, NASA SMD Chief Technologist
  • 10:00am – 12:30pm Networking with concurrent Lightning Talks (10:30am – 11:00am Refreshments)
  • 12:30pm – 1:30pm Lunch with Lunchtime Panel discussion
    • Technology for Planetary Science
    • Florence Tan (Moderator), NASA Deputy Chief Technologist for SMD
    • Charles Norton (Moderator), Deputy Chief Technologist, JPL
    • Curt Niebur, Program Scientist, NASA Planetary Science Division
    • Ralph Lorenz, Dragonfly engineer, APL
    • Elena Adams, DART Mission Systems Engineer, APL
    • Andrew E. Johnson, Principal Member of Technical Staff, JPL
  • 1:30pm – 6:00pm Networking with concurrent Lightning Talks (2:45pm – 3:15pm Refreshments)

Wednesday, January 11

  • 7:45am – 8:45am Continental Breakfast
  • 9:00am – 9:45am – Technology Readiness Assessments using NASA’s Best Practices Guide
    • Patricia Beauchamp, Directorate Technologist, Engineering and Science Directorate JPL
    • Margaret Frerking, JPL (retired)
  • 9:45am – 11:00am Lunar Programs
  • (10:30am – 11:00am Refreshments)
  • 11:00am – 12:00pm – Panel Discission: Evolution of the Commercial Lunar Payload Systems program
    • Amy Fagan (Moderator), Chair, Lunar Exploration Analysis Group
    • Bethany Ehlmann, Professor of Planetary Science, Caltech
    • Brad Bailey, NASA Assistant Deputy Associate Administrator for Exploration
    • Kerri Donaldson-Hanna, Planetary Geologist, University of Central Florida
    • Hunter Williams, Technology Development Manager, Honeybee Robotics
  • 12:30pm – 1:30pm Lunch
  • 2:00pm – 6:00pm Hall Breakdown/Move-out