IAC 2016 will host a special plenary dedicated to young leaders of space sector.
The session panelists include Eleka Abello, Kyle Acierno, Yusuke Muraki, Merek Novák, and Sinead
O’Sullivan. The panelists were selected through a global competitive process to identify the best
worldwide candidates and showcase the diversity of successful efforts in towards space accessibility and
affordability through solutions with a new perspective. A team of IAF experts evaluated their proposals
to score and select participants for the Plenary Event. The plenary will be moderated by Dr. David
Parker, former Chief Executive of the UK Space Agency and now ESA’s Director of Human Spaceflight
and Robotic Exploration (D/HRE).
The plenary will open with remarks by the moderator followed by presentations by the panelists
covering their motivations for performing research in space vs. on Earth and discuss results and benefits
of their research – not only for deep-space exploration but also for improving life on Earth. This plenary
looks forward to a future when the panelists will be in the prime of their careers, executing the decisions
of the day and ultimately driving the space community.
A session of questions and answers from the attendees will follow the brief presentations.
Check IAC 2016 website.
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