2024 Space Summit

The global race for space dominance is underway. New technologies, commercial investments and adversarial threats are shaping the future of space, and the United States must act quickly to solidify its superiority in a rapidly evolving and increasingly contested domain. Join the Potomac Officers Club’s 2024 Space Summit to get an in-depth look at how the nation’s space experts, government leaders and industry executives are tackling the most urgent issues while forging a path forward in space.


Space officials like Gen. Michael Guetlein, vice chief of space operations for the U.S. Space Force, and Space Development Agency Director Dr. Derek Tournear are slated to keynote this engaging and informative summit. 

Speaker and Presenter Information

Lt Gen Stephen Whiting

Gen. Stephen Whiting (Keynote Speaker)

U.S. Space Command [USSPACECOM]


Dr. Derek Tournear

Dr. Derek Tournear (Keynote Speaker)

Director, Space Development Agency [SDA]

U.S. Department of the Air Force


Lt. Gen. Heath Collins

Lt. Gen. Heath Collins (Keynote Speaker)


Missile Defense Agency (MDA)


Lt. Gen. Shawn Bratton

Lt. Gen. Shawn Bratton (Keynote Speaker)

Deputy Chief of Space Operations, Strategy, Plans, Programs, and Requirements,

U.S. Space Force


Deirdre Walsh

Deirdre Walsh (Introducer)
Executive Vice President of Strategy & Government Affairs


 Justin Kasper
Justin Kasper (Introducer)
Chief of Technology
BWXT Advanced Technologies LLC


Robert Conrad

Robert Conrad (Moderator)

Vice President of Business Development

Kepler Communications


 Eric Stuckey

Eric Stuckey (Moderator)

Chief Technology Officer



Kate Kelly

Kate Kelly (Moderator)

Director of Space & Emerging Programs

BWXT Advanced Technologies LLC


Dave Sterling

Dave Sterling (Moderator)

Founder &CEO

Royce Geo


Col. Richard Kniseley

Col. Richard Kniseley (Panelist)

Senior Materiel Leader, Commercial Space Office

Space Systems Command


Peter Muend

Peter Muend (Panelist)

Director, Commercial Systems Program Office

National Reconnaissance Office (NRO)


MAJ Austin Baker

MAJ Austin Baker (Panelist)

Deputy Director for the DIU Space Portfolio

Defense Innovation Unit (DIU)


Greg Heckler

Greg Heckler (Panelist)
Director, Commercial Communications Services Division,
Space Communications and Navigation Program
National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA)
Peter Schemmel

Peter Schemmel (Panelist)

Deputy Chief of Glenn Research Center’s

Space Communications and Navigation office

National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA)

Dr. Patrick Biltgen

Dr. Patrick Biltgen (Panelist)

Principal in Artificial Intelligence and Space Mission Engineering

Booz Allen


Lt Col. Thomas Nix

Lt Col. Thomas Nix (Panelist)

Space Nuclear Power Lead and Senior Military Advisor,
Spacecraft Technology Division (RVS)
Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)
Devin Brande
Devin Brande (Panelist)
Director, Commercial Operations Group
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)
Michael Smith

Michael Smith (Panelist)

Nuclear Portfolio Lead, Operational Energy-Innovation (OE-I)

Office of the Under Secretary of Defense

for Acquisition & Sustainment (OUSD A&S)


Dr. Tabitha Dodson

Dr. Tabitha Dodson (Panelist)

Program Manager, Demonstration Rocket for Agile Cislunar Operations [DRACO]

Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA)


Dave Wooddell

Dave Wooddell (Panelist)
Practice Manager, National Security Professional Services
Amazon Web Services
Jason Bryant
Jason Bryant (Panelist)
Senior Supervisory Computer Scientist
Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)
Dr. Steven Meier
Dr. Steven Meier (Panelist)
Director, Naval Center for Space Technology
Naval Research Laboratory

Relevant Government Agencies

DOD & Military, Federal Government, State & Local Government

Tue, Mar 5, 2024, 7:00am - 1:45pm


Government:  $0.00
Non - Member Government:  $50.00
Elite New:  $100.00
Member:  $250.00
Guest Member:  $345.00
Non - Member:  $475.00

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