First Keynote: Heather Bulk is the chief executive officer of The SAS Family of Companies: Special Aerospace Services (SAS), SAS Flight Factory, and Rocket Apparel. She is also co-founder of the Who Dreams Wins Foundation


Final Keynote: Daniel Dumbacher is an American aerospace engineer, educator and administrator. Dan was appointed an executive director of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics in 2017. From 2007 to 2014 he served as deputy associate administrator of NASA's Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate.


Extended Presentation: Ben Berry, son of a Tuskegee Airman, is the Executive VP of Information Technology and CIO of the Bonneville Power Administration. He is also CEO of Airship Technologies Group and serves on the Board of Directors for the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum, Oregon State University's School of Business and Portland State University.

Peter Kunz is the chief technologist and innovative problem solver at Boeing NeXt/HorizonX. He specializes in unmanned systems design and integration, multi-disciplinary aircraft design and technology development and assessment.


Extended Presentations: Daniel R. Adamo is a recognized authority in human space flight trajectory design and operations with extensive experience in operations concept formulation, training, documentation, and software development.  Since retiring in 2008 from employment as a NASA-Johnson Space Center (JSC) contractor, Dan has been engaged in astrodynamics research, consulting, and outreach.

Extended Presentation: James McDermott is an American politician (Democrat) who was the U.S. Representative for Washington's 7th congressional district from 1989 to 2017. He served on the House Ways and Means Committee and was a member of the House Progressive Caucus.


Peter McCloud is an Aerospace Engineer with fifteen years of experience on human spaceflight programs including the Space Shuttle, CST-100 and Orion. He is also currently developing technology for VTOL large scale drones and ultralight aircraft.


Rachel Tillman is the Founder and Executive Director of the 501c3 nonprofit “The Viking Mars Missions Education & Preservation Project” (VMMEPP) and began her path preserving Viking mission history at the young age of 11 when she saved the last remaining flight-ready Viking Mars Lander (VL3) from becoming scrap metal.

Anthony Draper is a Systems Engineer at Blue Origin, and graduated with his B.S./M.S. in Aerospace Engineering Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder in December 2018. He has a strong passion for all things science-related and enabling human access to space.


Dr. Cameron M. Smith is a prehistorian at Portland State University within the Department of Anthropology and working alongside his team at Pacific Spaceflight has made the first 99% home-made spacesuit. As well as technological prototyping and research, Cameron has presented his studies and applied his expertise within Archeology to help understand our evolution into space.