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Profiting From The Space Experience Economy
Renaissance Hotel LAX, Los Angeles
APRIL 28, 2023

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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Image: Civilian astronauts practice floating in microgravity.
Credit: John Kraus/Courtesy of Netflix

$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

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.
SPACE TOURISM TRAILBLAZERS

Stellar Speakers 2022

J. Brant Arseneau

Founder,
9.8 Capital / Spaced Ventures

Jane Poynter

Founder & Co-CEO,
Space Perspective

Anjali Gupta

Business Development Life Science LeadIn-Space Research & Manufacturing, Axiom Space

Steven Calcote

Creative Director & Co-founder,
Orbital Redux / Butcher Bird Studios

Deborah Sass

Founding Partner & Co-CEO,
Space Hero

Scott Lewers

Executive Vice President of Multiplatform Programming and Head of Science Channel Content, Discovery Communications

Jay Peterson

President, Boat Rocker Studios, Unscripted

Jim Thomas

Partner,
Kirenaga Partners

Adrian Mangiuca

Vice President of Infrastructure,
Voyager Space

Marie-Lise Baron

Founder & Private Jet Senior Interior Designer, The Baron Institute

Mark Siegfried

President,
L.A. Venture Association

Robert Jacobson

Founder,
Space Advisors

Meagan Crawford

Managing Partner,
SpaceFund

Daniel Fox

Founder, SPACE 100.10 &THE FUTURE OF SPACE

Cole Nielsen

Founder, CTO and Chaiman of the Board, Orbital Composites

Linda Rheinstein

Founder & CEO,
Space Games Federation

John Weathersby

Founder & Executive Director,
StellarModal Transportation

Daniel Klopp

Director, Marketing & Business Development, ILC Dover
Anastasia Prosina, Founder & CEO, Stellar Amenities

Roberta Perry

Founding Member, Themed Entertainment Association

Lewis Stanton

President & CEO,
Mars World Enterprises

Tim Alatorre

Architect, NCARB,
Orbital Assembly Corporation

Hunter Stanchak

Founder,
Colonize Mars

Alice Carruth

Public Relations Coordinator,
Spaceport America

Matt Gohd

CEO,
Zero Gravity Corporation

Frank White

Author,
The Overview Effect

Lisa Perry

Fractional CMO,
Captivating Solutions

Barbara Belvisi

CEO,
Interstellar Lab
Anastasia Prosina, Founder & CEO, Stellar Amenities

Roman Chiporukha

Co-Founder & CEO,
SpaceVIP

Sean Graham

Marketplace Director,
CreatorUp

Mélanie Prince

Head of Innovation,
F/LIST

Paul Frakes

Project Engineer,
The Aerospace Corporation

Mark Wagner

President,
Space Prize Foundation

Rachel Lyons

Executive Director,
Space for Humanity

Anastasia Prosina

F
Stellar Amenities

Chris Carberry

CEO & Co-Founder,
Explore Mars

Sam Coniglio

Retro-Futurist

William Bloomfield

Managing Partner,
Overview Productions

Vanessa Valore

Inventor & Founder, SandboxLife® Immersive Professional Development Experience
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.
Buzz Aldrin & Hugh Downs Orbit Awards ISDC 06Sam Coniglio ISDC 06 Orbit AwardsRobert Bigelow Orbit Award ISDC 06
AGENDA 2022

EVENT SCHEDULE

All times are listed in PT.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Registration

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

VIP Reception (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
THURSDAY, APRIL 28
All main programming and lunch are hosted in the Renaissance Ballroom.
7:00 AM

Registration Opens w/Continental Breakfast

INTRO
8:30 AM

Opening Introduction:
Space Tourism Is Really Real. Now What?

SESSION 1
9:00 AM

Designing Stellar Habitats

9:45 AM

Break

SESSION 2
10:00 AM

Funding the Next Generation: Forecasts for Space Tourism

Break

10:45 AM
SESSION 3
11:00 AM

Navigating & Servicing the Ocean of Space

11:45 AM

Break

12:00 PM

Hosted Lunch

12:30 PM

Fireside Chat

1:30 PM

Break

SESSION 4
1:45 PM

Extending Space Experiences on Earth

2:30 PM

Break

SESSION 5
2:45 PM

Off-World Entertainment: Ultimate Creative Frontier

3:30 PM

Break

SESSION 6
4:00 PM

Brands in Space: Design and Marketing for Our Future Off-World

Break

4:45 PM
SESSION 7
5:00 PM

Space As Inspiration: Art, Philanthropy &
the Overview Effect

5:45 PM

Closing Remarks Conference

7:00 PM

Reception Opens

7:30 PM

Space Tourism Awards

8:30 PM

Closing Remarks

9:00 PM

Wrap

9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Overview Effect Film Festival - Century

Screenings & Discussion
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

SandBoxLife® Experience - Board Room 1

Vanessa Valore, Inventor & Founder, SandboxLife®
Immersive Professional Development Experience
10:30 AM - 11:05 AM

Creature Comforts in Space: Because Survival Camping
Is So 1995 - Pacific

Sam Coniglio, Retro-Futurist
1:30 PM - 2:05 PM

AstroAccess Design Case Study: Making Space Accessible
for Everyone - Pacific

Anastasia Prosina, CEO, Stellar Amenities

Eat, Drink & Be Merry: How to Prepare & Enjoy in Zero G - Pacific

Chris Carberry, CEO, Explore Mars Inc
3:15 PM - 3:50 PM
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Renaissance @ LAX

Discover boutique style and a relaxing retreat at the newly redesigned Renaissance Los Angeles Airport Hotel. Located just minutes from LAX International Airport, the hotel offers a complimentary shuttle. Relax in our urban-chic accommodations with plush bedding and deluxe amenities, many with Los Angeles International Airport views. The boutique hotel boasts 18,000-square-feet of newly renovated event space for savvy hosts planning a meeting or special event near LAX Airport.
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