The Mars Society, the world's largest space advocacy group dedicated to the human exploration and settlement of the planet Mars, seeks to educate and inform the public, the media and the government about the importance of exploring Mars and the need to create a second home for humanity on the Red Planet.

To help further this effort, the Mars Society has created a Speakers Bureau with a list of representatives in the U.S. and Canada available to talk about the organization's mission, its work in Mars-related research, including the Mars Desert Research Station and the University Rover Challenge, the latest news about Mars exploration and the growing field of STEM-driven education and curriculum with a special focus on space exploration.

If your school, organization, club or company is looking for a speaker on any of these subjects, please feel free to contact one of our many representatives in the list below to inquire about availability.  Please note that invited representatives will need to be reimbursed for travel expenses if the event takes place outside of their general area.

If you have any general questions related to our Speakers Bureau, please email us at: mstoltz@marssociety.org.  Thank you.

STATES / PROVINCES / REGIONS

CALIFORNIA

Nicole Willett
Position: Director of Education (Mars Society)
Area: San Francisco Area
Email: nicolew@marssociety.org
Expertise: Mars Society (general), Mars exploration, STEM education & astrobiology

Jim Melton
Position: Chapter Representative (Mars Society)
Area: Los Angeles Area & Southern California
Email: jamesmelton837@gmail.com
Expertise: Mars Society (general), Mars exploration & Mars advocacy

Leonard Ortiz
Position: Chapter Representative (Mars Society)
Area: Los Angeles Area & Southern California
Email: lortiz@marssociety.org
Expertise: Mars Society (general), Mars exploration, Mars simulation programs & STEM education

Gerry Williams
Position: Chapter Head (Mars Society)
Area: San Diego Area
Email: filmist@mac.com
Expertise: Mars Society (general), Mars exploration & Mars-space film history

COLORADO

Dr. Robert Zubrin
Position: President (Mars Society)
Areas: Boulder, Denver, National
Email: cfay@marssociety.org
Expertise: Mars Society (general), Mars exploration, human space flight & terraforming

Dr. William Farrand
Position: Senior Research Scientist (Space Science Institute) & Mars Society member
Areas: Boulder, Denver
Email: farrand@spacescience.org
Expertise: Mars Society (general), Mars geology & robotic exploration

ILLINOIS

Kent Nebergall
Position: Former Crew Commander of the Mars Desert Research Station (Mars Society) & Steering Committee Member (Mars Society)
Area: Chicagoland Area
Email: knebergall@gmail.com
Expertise: Mars Society (general), Mars exploration & Mars simulation programs

NEW ENGLAND AREA

Susan Holden Martin, MBA, J.D.
Position: Steering Committee Member & Former Executive Director (Mars Society)
Areas: New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Maine, Vermont & Rhode Island
Email: SusanM@MarsSociety.org
Expertise: Mars Society (general), Mars exploration & Mars simulation programs

Ronald Dyer
Position: Chapter Representative (Mars Society) & former Mars Desert Research Station crew member
Area: Maine
Email: ronedyer@roadrunner.com
Expertise: Mars Society (general) & Mars simulation programs

OHIO

Jerry Black
Position: Chapter Head (Mars Society)
Areas: Dayton, Cincinnati
Email: gblack@cinci.rr.com
Expertise: Mars Society (general), Mars exploration & aerospace industry

Lyle Kelly
Position: Chapter Representative (Mars Society)
Area: Southwest Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana
Email: lhkelly@aol.com
Expertise: Mars Society (general) & Mars exploration

TEXAS

Kurt Chankaya
Position: Chapter Head (Mars Society)
Area: Dallas
Email: chankaya@yahoo.com
Expertise: Mars Society (general)

UTAH

Dr. Bonnie Baxter
Position: Chapter Representative (Mars Society)
Area: Salt Lake City Area
Email: bbaxter@westminstercollege.ed u
Expertise: Mars Society (general), Mars exploration & astrobiology

Edward Heisler
Position: Chapter Representative (Mars Society)
Area: Salt Lake City Area
Email: EdwardHeisler@msn.com
Expertise: Mars Society (general) & Mars exploration

WASHINGTON STATE

Chris Vancil
Position: Organizer (Mars Society Seattle)
Areas: Seattle
Email: clvancil@yahoo.com
Expertise: Mars Society (general)

James Burk
Position: IT Director (Mars Society) & Organizer (Mars Society Seattle)
Areas: Eastside (Redmond)
Email: jburk@marssociety.org
Expertise: Mars Society (general) & Mars VR program

WASHINGTON, D.C. AREA

Bryan Guzman
Position: Mars Society Representative & Former Mars Society Chapter Head (Los Angeles)
Area: Greater Washington, D.C. area
Email: bryanjg@marssociety.org
Expertise: Mars Society (general)

Kevin Sloan
Position: Director, University Rover Challenge (Mars Society)
Area: Greater Washington, D.C. area
Email: kevin@marssociety.org
Expertise: Mars Society (general) & University Rover Challenge

WINNIPEG (Canada)

Robert Dyck
Position: Chapter Head (Mars Society)
Areas: Winnipeg, Canada
Email: rbdyck@chapters.marssociety.org
Expertise: Mars Society (general), In-Situ Resource Utilization, Mars exploration & terraforming

Additional speaker options will be posted as they become available.