Aerospace Alliance Annual Summit

Presented by Space Florida and Florida Power & Light
October 16-18, 2019 • Orlando FL


AeroSPACE – The Sky Is NOT the Limit!

The 2019 Aerospace Alliance Annual Summit featured presentations, panels and discussion centered on subjects shaping aerospace today and into the next decade. With a special focus on space exploration, commercialization and innovation in beyond-earth ventures, the Summit explored how space-related initiatives are reshaping industries as well as the way we see our world.

With both private and public sector innovation driving industry change and growth, the way we see aerospace today will look extraordinarily different tomorrow. Advances in aircraft design; the Mission to Mars; private sector space initiatives, and technological innovations impacting all aspects of engineering, manufacturing, navigation and the human experience of flight will extend our knowledge and reshape the industry. The Aerospace Alliance Annual Fall Summit provided a forum to understanding and discussing the future for aerospace considering current and imminent changes across all aspects of the industry.

A captivating group of speakers addressed future impacts each from their own unique vantage point. Attendees were abele to connect with leaders from the southeastern region and beyond from some of the leading companies in the industry, economic development and elected officials whose communities and regions have an aerospace focus, as well as university and workforce professionals whose programs specialize in the sector. Plan on joining us in 2020.

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Still Looking to the Stars – NASA Missions in the Region

Robert Champion, Deputy Director, NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility

Tom Engler, Director, Center Planning and Development, Kennedy Space Center

Education Best Practices Session

Angela Albritton, Dir., Military Relations Strategic Initiatives, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Michael Corbit, Asst. Vice President, Business Services, CareerSource Palm Beach County
Jeff Lynn, Vice Chancellor, Workforce and Economic Development, Alabama Community College System


Exploring the Future of Aerospace & Defense

Jim Adams, U.S. Aerospace and Defense Industry Leader, KPMG in the U.S.

Space Entrepreneurs Panel – “What’s New BEYOND the Horizon?”

Scott Weintraub, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Modularity Space
Azryana Soto, Co-founder and Operations Manager at Sensatek
Mike Gleaves, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Of­cer, CEO, Arralis for Europe

Harnessing the Space Narrative to Promote a Prosperous, Robust Space Future

Stephen McNeily, Strategy and Communications Director, General Astronautics Research Corporation PBC
Robert Godwin, Research and Media Director, General Astronautics Research Corporation PBC
John Belk Lange, Interpretation and Production Director, General Astronautics Research Corporation PBC