Discover space technology, trends, policies and possibilities at TechCrunch Disrupt 2023 |  TechCrunch

Discover space technology, trends, policies and possibilities at TechCrunch Disrupt 2023 | TechCrunch

Set your configuration for Space Level September 19, Day 1 promptly at 0800 hours of TechCrunch disrupts 2023. You’ll find sessions with some of the industry’s leading founders, investors, NASA researchers, Defense Department officials, military commanders and national security experts.

Introduce the future of space at TechCrunch Disrupt 2023

These leaders will explore the challenges of interstellar travel, commercial and government cooperation, the future of space and more. Check out the many topics and speakers that await you in San Francisco. Then keep looking at the Full event agenda.

The most exciting time in space: How we got here and what’s next

Steve Isakowitz, President and CEO, Aerospace Corporation
Brian Weeden, Director, Program Planning, Global Security Foundation
Susan Karlin, Frequent Contributor, Acceleration Company
Peter Wegner, Chief Strategy Officer, BlackSky

Provided by Aerospace Corporation

The future of sending people into space

Laura Crabtree, founder and CEO, Epsilon3
Jared Isaacman, Astronaut and Director, Inspiration4 and the Polaris Program
Dave Korsmeyer, Deputy Center Director (Acting), NASA Ames Research Center
Aaron Stein, Chief Content Officer, War on the Rocks

The Power of the Trading Space and the Future of Space

General James Dickinson, Commander, US Space Command
Ryan Evans, CEO, Bedrock Learning
John Plumb, Assistant Secretary of Defense, Regional Policy, Department of Defense
Mandy Vaughn, CEO and founder of GXO.

Quantum and the New Age of Espionage

Debra L. Emmons, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Aerospace Corporation
Herbert Lin, Senior Research Fellow, Hank Holland Fellow, Stanford University
Laura Thomas, Head of Operations and Strategic Initiatives, Infleqtion
Andrew Wilson, Head of the Quantum Physics Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology

AI and War

Rajeev Chand, Partner and Head of Research, Wing Venture Capital
Craig Martell, US Department of Defense Chief Digital and Intelligence Officer, US Department of Defense
Tara Murphy Dougherty, CEO, Govini
Torsten Reil, founder and Co-CEO, Helsing

Why Is Venture Capital So Uncomfortable With The World’s Largest Client?

Morgan Beller, General Partner, NFX
Ryan Evans, CEO, Bedrock Learning
Dan Gwak, Managing Director, Point72 Private Investments
Tess Hatch, Partner, Bessemer Venture Partners
Dave Tremper, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Acquisition Coordination and Cooperation, Office of the Secretary of Defense.

The Challenge of Introducing Space

Don’t miss the five startups that won and will compete in the The Challenge of Space Awareness! Each team will pitch live on the Space Stage to our panel of judges: Tess Hatch (Bessemer Venture Partners) and Ian McCubbin (JPL). Stick around to see which one won the consumer roadshow and expert-led commentary.

Learn more about the Local Awareness Challenge winners:

All five startups will be featured in the Space Startup Pavilion in the Expo Hall throughout the three days of the show, so be sure to meet them and learn more about their tech innovations.

Can’t find enough related sessions? Head to the lounges on the second floor for two outdoor shows.

Breakout: The Hardest Problems in Space Provided by Aerospace Corporation

Tanya Pemberton, VP, National Programs Group, Aerospace Corporation
Al Tadros, Chief Technology Officer, Redwire
Colonel Wallace Turnbull, Deputy Director, Space Systems Integration Office, Space Systems Command
Peter Wegner, Chief Strategy Officer, BlackSky.

Break out: So, do you want to work in the area? Provided by Aerospace Corporation

Tess Hatch, Vice President, Bessemer Venture Partners
Rachel Morford, CEO, Aerospace Corporation
Aine Nakai, Atlas Deputy Director, Space Program Command
Will Pomerantz, Executive Advisor, Aerospace, Space Workforce 2030

TechCrunch disrupts 2023 takes place September 19-21. You have just one week to avoid paying the full price. Buy your pass before full prices start September 15 at 11:59 pm PDT — you’ll save up to $400.

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