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Space Tourism Conference (STC) presents the cross-section of industries comprising space tourism: aerospace, media, entertainment, architecture, design, advertising, marketing, finance, high tech, science, manufacturing, futurism and the arts.

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$1T

Morgan Stanley estimates that the global space industry could generate revenue of more than $1 trillion in 2040.

$20B

UBS says by 2030 travel via outer space will reach $20 billion/year, competing with long-distance airline flights.

$415M

NASA recently funded three companies to develop commercial space stations, totaling $415M.

$560M+

Participants in the Space Tourism Conference have raised an astounding amount of capital within a few years.
ABOUT

Why Space Tourism?

Because it's Big Business. And, yes, INSPIRING!

The STC is the world's first and leading event devoted specifically to the commercial civilian outer-space travel sector. With decades of development behind it, the space tourism industry has entered its exciting next generation with private enterprise flights and many other consumer offerings in market and generating revenue.

The world's leading space tourism advocacy organization for 20+ years, the Space Tourism Society (STS) is an integral partner in STC programs. A hallmark of the STC is a dynamic mix of executives representing the breadth and depth of the space experience economy. Attendees can expect concrete, actionable information, real-world use cases, and stellar deal-making. PLUS it offers an inside track to the growth areas in space tourism, including earth-based outer space-themed experiences.

The April 28 conference date was deliberately chosen to honor the anniversary of Dennis Tito’s historic lift-off in 2001 as the world’s first private space tourist. Tito’s flight jump-started the space tourism industry, generating massive consumer awareness of the possibilities of private space travel and consumer outer space experiences.

Image: Dennis Tito, first space tourist. Credit:
NASA / Science Photo Library

Dennis Tito in space
STRATOSPHERIC OPPORTUNITIES

The Space Tourism Dream Has Become a Reality

The year 2021 will be recorded in history as the year space tourism got liftoff. In rapid succession, Virgin Galactic, SpaceX and Blue Origin scored huge wins. The era of reusable rockets and capsules financed and operated by the commercial space industry is in full swing.

It will significantly accelerate over the next decade. And great strides were made in every other aspect of the ecosystem—finance, manufacturing, software, marketing, entertainment and thought leadership.

The Inspiration4 mission heralded a new level of maturation of the industry: not only did a private citizen pay for all the trip's tickets, the first such 'chartered' voyage in history, but the effort incorporated a branded philanthropic effort.

In September 2021, Elon Musk's SpaceX launched the world's first all-civilian mission to orbit. SpaceX plans to send Yusaku Maezawa & 8 guests onboard Starship in 2024 on the first ever private enterprise lunar flyby.

'Star Trek’s' Shatner went to space on Bezos’ Blue Origin rocket in 2021. Jeff Bezos went to space himself the same year. All told, we've seen astonishing achievements and benchmarks.

At STC, we’ll look ahead to the very near future and beyond. Private space travel has arrived. The countdown is done. It’s now time to fly many more private citizens—vacationers, contest winners, athletes, actors, artists, and all seeking incomparable life-altering experiences.
MEDIUMS OF SPACE EXPERIENCE

Space Economy is not only about spaceflight

The Space Experience Economy boasts an exciting confluence of many important sectors. The intersection creates whole new sub-industries.
LEVELS OF SPACE EXPERIENCE

Entertainment Drives Consumer Demand

Movies, music, television, books, games, the arts and earth-based space-themed experiences (attractions, resorts, location-based entertainment) serve as the foundation for driving IRL space tourism. The Star Wars franchise alone has earned $56B+, with others such as Star Trek, the Marvel universe, IMAX movies and other content properties generating billions more.

The galactic synergy between art and commerce in space expands with the announcement of new films and shows planned for outer space shoots and studios developing to serve them.
UNLOCKING THE POTENTIAL OF SPACE TOURISM

Space Tourism Industry Report (STIR)

Experience the excitement and promise of the burgeoning space tourism industry with your own copy of our in-depth report. This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the space tourism market, examining its trends, opportunities, and challenges.

With exclusive insights from industry experts, the report offers a deep dive into the economics of space tourism, exploring topics such as pricing strategies, revenue streams, and the impact of technological advancements on the industry's growth.

Join the growing community of space tourism enthusiasts, investors, and industry professionals who rely on our research and analysis to stay informed and ahead of the curve.
SPACE TOURISM TRAILBLAZERS

Stellar Speakers 2023

OUR MISSION

Space, Media, Tech

STC’s founders, production team, and advisors represent the many interconnected sectors that form the space tourism industry. This executive network encompasses varied backgrounds in space, technology, architecture, entertainment, media, finance, science, the arts, education, and much more.  

Galvanized by the Space Tourism Society, the STC’s community bonds were forged in decades of work toward a common mission: launching a thriving ecosystem wherein participants profit through the space experience economy for the wider benefit of all humankind.

John Spencer

Allison Dollar

Co-founder & Chairman
Founder, Space Tourism Society
Co-founder & Executive Producer
CEO, ITV Alliance
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THERE'S A LOT TO CELEBRATE

Space Tourism Awards

The Space Tourism Awards honors pioneering individuals and companies that have brought the space tourism industry to life, promoted the sector, and actively demonstrate commitment to its growth.

The Space Tourism Society (STS) granted the first award to Dennis Tito, the first private citizen to purchase a ticket and travel to space. A Dennis Tito Award category has been reserved in permanent salute to his achievement. Subsequently, Tito was joined by such industry luminaries as Buzz Aldrin, Sir Richard Branson, Paul Allen, Peter Diamandis, Robert Bigelow, The XPRIZE Foundation, Scaled Composites, Zero Gravity Corporation, Eric Anderson and Anousheh Ansari.

As the industry has grown, the STS remains an integral player in the Space Tourism Awards and the STC.
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THERE'S A LOT TO CELEBRATE

Space Tourism Awards

The Space Tourism Awards honors pioneering individuals and companies that have brought the space tourism industry to life and are committed to its growth.

The Space Tourism Society (STS) granted the first award to Dennis Tito, the first private citizen to purchase a ticket and travel to space. A Dennis Tito Award category has been reserved in permanent salute to his achievement. Subsequently, Tito was joined by such industry luminaries as Buzz Aldrin, Sir Richard Branson, Paul Allen, Rick Searfoss, Robert Bigelow, The XPRIZE Foundation, Scaled Composites, Zero Gravity Corporation, Eric Anderson and Anousheh Ansari.

As the industry has grown, the STS remains an integral player in the Space Tourism Awards and the STC.
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AGENDA 2023

EVENT SCHEDULE

All times are listed in PT.
THURSDAY, APRIL 27
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Registration

Registration at Renaissance
Los Angeles Airport Hotel
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Speakers Networking Mixer – Invitation Only

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27
09:00
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Introduction to The Most Creative Conference

Arlene Miles
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09:30
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Morning Networking with hot coffee

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11:00
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Brining the most powerful Art Direction

Lily Grover
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12:40
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Advanced Design Systems

Lily Grover
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14:00
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Salad Break

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15:00
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Compositions and Effects of 2024

Peter Robbins
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16:30
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How to engage your audience effectively

Peter Robbins
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09:00
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Introduction to The Most Creative Conference

Lily Grover
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09:30
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Morning Networking with fresh croissant

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10:00
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Brining the most powerful Art Direction

Nathan Nguyen
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11:00
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Advanced Design Systems

Peter Robbins
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12:00
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Best conversions for Product managers

Nathan Nguyen
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13:30
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Burger Break

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14:45
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Compositions and Effects of 2024

Arlene Miles
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16:15
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How to engage your audience effectively

Jenny Watson
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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Registration

Peter Robbins
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

VIP Reception

7:00 AM - 8:45 AM

It’s Really Real: Now What?

Registration Opens w/Continental Breakfast & Platinum Sponsor Presentation
9 AM - 9:45 AM

Designing Stellar Habitats

Session 1
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27
9:45 AM - 10:00 AM

Break

Break 1 Interstitial
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Funding the Next Generation: Forecasts for Space Tourism

Session 2
10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Gold Sponsor Presentation

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27
FRIDAY, APRIL 28
All main programming and lunch are hosted in the Renaissance Ballroom.
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM

Registration Opens

9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Experience

SandboxLife ® Activity Pacific Room

Vanessa Valore, Inventor & Founder, SandboxLife®
Immersive Professional Development Experience
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Experience
Linda Rheinstein, Founder & CEO, Space Games Federation

SPACE GAME FEDERATION'S FIRST TERRESTRIAL ASTROLETE® TRAINING COMPETITION

8:30 AM - 9:15 AM
Session

DESIGNING SPACE PLACES: LUXURY MEETS PRACTICALITY   

Moderator: John Spencer, Co-Founder & Chairman, Space Tourism Conference

Marie-Lise Baron, CEO, The Baron Institute (Axiom Space consultant)
Barbara Belvisi, Founder & CEO, Interstellar Lab
Hunter Stanchak, Founder & CEO, Colonize Mars
Britt Duffy Adkins, Founder, Celestial Citizen; Space Urban Planner

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Session

HEALTH, SAFETY & WELLNESS: ADDRESSING CRITICAL UTILITIES

Moderators: Josef Koller, Ph.D., Systems Director, The Aerospace Corporation
Angie Bukley, Technical Fellow, The Aerospace Corporation

Grant Anderson, President & CEO, Co-founder, Paragon Space Development Corporation
Shawna Pandya, MD, Intn'l Institute for Astronautical Sciences (IIAS) Space Medicine Group
Linda Fischetti, Director, Health Innovation Center, MITRE
Larry DeLucas, Ph.D., SVP, Biologics, Predictive Oncology

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

BREAK

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Session

MONETIZING DIAMONDS & DUST: SPACE MANUFACTURING &
MINING

Moderator: Robert Jacobson, Partner, Space Advisors

Kirby Runyon, Ph.D., Founder/CEO, Planex
Joshua Western, Co-founder & CEO, Space Forge
Melissa Roth, Lead Researcher, Off Planet Research
Jim Keravala, CEO & Chief Architect, OffWorld

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Session

FOOD & DRINK OFF WORLD:  GO-TO GRUB & GALACTIC
GOURMET

Moderator: Samuel Coniglio, Futurist & Inventor, Board Member, Space Tourism Society

Carla Uyeda, Inventor, CHEF (space pressure cooker)
Chris Carberry, Author, Alcohol in Space; CEO, Explore Mars
Shahreen Reza, CEO, Astreas
Colleen McLeod Garner, Director of Sales -West, Sagamore Spirit

12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

PICNIC LUNCH & FIRESIDE CHAT

Host: Frank White, philosopher and author, “The Overview Effect”
Featured Guest: Sharon Hagle, Astronaut, Blue Origin; Founder, SpaceKids Global

1:45 PM - 2:30 PM
Session

SMART & GREEN: BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE GALAXY

Moderator: Paul Fuller, CFO, Trivium Corporate Solutions

Elizabeth Reynolds, Managing Director, USA, Starburst Aerospace
Keegan Kirkpatrick, Founder & CEO, RedWorks Construction Technologies
Jason Klassi, Founder, Expedition Earth
Josh Schertz, Treasurer, Planetary Sunshade Foundation; (SpaceX engineer)
Meagan Crawford, Managing Partner, SpaceFund

2:45 PM - 3:30 PM
Session

MARKETING SPACE: BRANDS, MERCH & DEMAND

Moderator: Izzy House, Author & Host, Space Marketing Podcast (and books)

Amy Imhoff, Director of Outreach & Strategic Partnerships, Explore Mars
Ben Haldeman, Founder & CEO, LifeShip
Brian Weiner, CEO/Founder, The Illusion Factory; Sizzle; IllusionQuest Studios
Nat Brown-Lennox, VP, Marketing, LeoLabs

3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
Session

SPORTS & FUN: PLAYFUL ACTIVITIES & EDUTAINMENT IN ZERO G

Moderator: Rick Loverd, Program Director, National Academy of Sciences,
Science & Entertainment Exchange

Sharon Hagle, Founder & CEO; Astronaut, SpaceKids Global
Larry Namer, Chairman, LJN Media/Founder, E! Entertainment Television
Linda Rheinstein, Founder & CEO, Space Games Federation

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Session

BREAK

5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Session

SPACE ROCKS! EARTH’S COSMOS-THEMED EXPERIENCES
FUEL OFF-WORLD DEMAND

Moderator: Roberta Perry, Business Development Catalyst

Bob Rogers, Founder and Chairman, BRC Imagination Arts
Robert Ward, Executive Director, United States Space Force Historical Foundation
Steven Franck, Founder & CEO, Pale Blue Dot Ventures, Inc.

6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Session

PRODUCING SPACE ENTERTAINMENT: INSPIRING CREATIVITY
& TOOLS

Moderator: Allison Dollar, Co-founder & Executive Producer, Space Tourism Conference

Patricia A. Beninati, Founding Partner & President, Centerboro Productions (Helios, a feature
film featuring Blue Origin’s Orbital Reef)
Bill Borden, Chief Creative, Space Hero
Bob Richards, Co-Founder & Partner, Artemis Music
Chris Porter, Producer/Director, CurtCo- SOLAR the Podcast

7:15 PM - 8:15 PM

Space Tourism Awards Reception & Awards Announcement  

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

SandBox Workshop

Vanessa Valore, CEO of SandBox
SESSION 5
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

CRUISING SPACE HIGHWAYS: FERRIES, TUGS & TRANSPORT

Mark Siegfried, Director, Client Advisory Services, CBIZ & Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C.
SESSION 7
1:45 PM - 2:30 PM

HEALTH, SAFETY & WELLNESS: ADDRESSING CRITICAL UTILITIES

Grant Anderson, President/CEO, Paragon
Josef Koller, Ph.D., Systems Director, The Aerospace Corporation
Angie Bukley,Technical Fellow, The Aerospace Corporation
Larry DeLucas, Ph.D., Principal Scientist, Aerospace Corporation
SESSION 9
2:45 PM - 3:30 PM

MONETIZING DIAMONDS & DUST: SPACE MANUFACTURING
& MINING

Robert Jacobson, Partner, Space Advisors
Kirby Runyon, Ph.D., Founder & CEO, Planex
Joshua Wester, Co-founder & CEO, Space Forge
Jim Keravala, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of OffWorld, Inc.


SESSION 11
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

GREENING THE GALAXY: SMART SUSTAINABILITY STRATEGIES

Paul Fuller, CFO, Trivium Corporate Solutions
Jason Klassi, Founder of Expedition Earth, Inc., author of The Everyday Space Traveler and
an Emmy-nominated documentary producer.
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