The 20th Annual International Mars Society Convention

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20th Annual International Mars Society Convention

University of California, Irvine
A311 Student Center
Irvine, CA 92697

September 7 - 10, 2017

The four-day International Mars Society Convention brings together leading scientists, engineers, aerospace industry representatives, government policymakers and journalists to talk about the latest scientific discoveries, technological advances and political-economic developments that could help pave the way for a human mission to the planet Mars.

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Speakers

Dr. Mohamed Nasser Al Ahbabi

Dr. Mohamed Nasser Al Ahbabi

Director General, UAE Space Agency

Anousheh Ansari

Anousheh Ansari

First Female Private Space Explorer

Dr. Greg Benford

Dr. Greg Benford

Author & Astrophysicist, University of California Irvine

Dr. Paul Davies

Dr. Paul Davies

Director, The Beyond Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science

Mike Elsperman

Mike Elsperman

Director, Space Science & Advanced Space Utilization, Boeing

Dr. John Grotzinger

Dr. John Grotzinger

Former Project Scientist, NASA Curiosity Rover Mission

Jaakko Karras

Jaakko Karras

Robotics Electrical Engineer & Manager, PUFFER Mission, JPL

Dr. Joseph Kirschvink

Dr. Joseph Kirschvink

Professor & Geophysicist, California Institute of Technology

Dr. Scott Moreland

Dr. Scott Moreland

Member, MSL Team & Mars 2020 Development Team, JPL

Tom Mueller

Tom Mueller

Propulsion Chief Technology Officer, SpaceX

Vera Mulyani

Vera Mulyani

CEO & Founder, Mars City Design

Dr. Dava Newman

Dr. Dava Newman

Former Deputy Administrator, NASA

Dr. Robert Pappalardo

Dr. Robert Pappalardo

Project Scientist, Europa Clipper Mission, JPL

Dr. Seth Shostak

Dr. Seth Shostak

Senior Astronomer, SETI Institute

Dr. Carol Stoker

Dr. Carol Stoker

Planetary Scientist, NASA Ames Research Center

George T. Whitesides

George T. Whitesides

CEO, Virgin Galactic

Dr. Robert Zubrin

Dr. Robert Zubrin

President & Founder, The Mars Society