July 29 - August 1, 2019

Hyatt Regency Atlanta

Accelerating Our Future In Space

Accelerating Our Future In Space

Discover how the International Space Station (ISS) is creating momentum in space-based research and technology development to benefit humankind for years to come. Learn about the increased utilization of the ISS National Lab from multiple industries, the expanding space infrastructure of new facilities and commercial services partners, and the infusion of private-sector investments.

Join us July 29-August 1, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Tap into 1000+ key players and thought leaders -- scientists, industry experts, investors, and more.

Hear and meet commercial space industry experts and leaders

Think Differently

Impactful case studies of research conducted in microgravity will transform your thinking and work.

Learn through a variety of keynotes, presenttations, discussions, workshops and more


Bring your challenges and collaborate within a powerful ecosystem to move innovation closer.


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The ISSR&D panels, technical sessions, and collaboration activities are designed to connect you to the knowledge, resources, and partners you need to propel your research and development to new heights in microgravity.

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Featured Speakers

Sanjay Gupta 2019 Keynote Speaker at the ISS R&D Conference

Dr. Sanjay Gupta

Dr. Gupta is the multiple Emmy® award winning chief medical correspondent for CNN. Gupta, a practicing neurosurgeon, plays an integral role in CNN’s reporting on health and medical news for all of CNN’s shows domestically and internationally, and regularly contributes to CNN.com.

During his ISSRDC session, Dr. Gupta plans to explore regenerative medicine onboard the International Space Station with several speakers pushing the boundaries of stem cell, tissue chip, and 3D tissue modeling research in microgravity.

Jim Bridenstine 2019 Keynote Speaker at the ISS R&D Conference

Jim Bridenstine

Jim Bridenstine was sworn in as NASA’s 13th administrator on April 23, 2018. Since Administrator Bridenstine joined NASA, there have been significant gains in commercial engagement on the orbiting laboratory through the joint ISS National Laboratory and NASA partnership. Notably, more than 70 percent of the research payloads flown to the ISS National Lab in fiscal year 2018 had significant private-sector contributions. Additionally, U.S. companies manage 14 commercially-operated facilities on the ISS that are available for use by a diverse customer base. In total, ISS National Lab has brought in more than $150 million in external, non-NASA funds for research and development.

Prior to becoming NASA administrator, Bridenstine served in the U.S. House of Representatives on the Armed Services Committee and the Science, Space and Technology Committee. In Congress, he led bipartisan efforts to improve government acquisition of space capabilities and enhance public-private partnerships to return humans to space. In April 2016, Bridenstine introduced the American Space Renaissance Act (H.R. 4945), comprehensive reform legislation with provisions affecting national security, civil, and commercial space policy. Before his election to Congress, Bridenstine served the country as a highly decorated Naval Aviator flying combat missions in both Iraq and Afghanistan.

Eren Ozmen 2019 Keynote Speaker at the ISS R&D Conference

Eren Ozmen

Born in Turkey, Eren Ozmen, chairwoman, owner, and president of Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), embodies an inspiring American dream story. She and her husband, SNC CEO Fatih Ozmen, acquired SNC in 1994 and have built it into what the National Space Council has recognized as one of the top three most innovative companies in space. Ozmen’s strategic leadership has been marked by targeted acquisitions, disciplined financial and technical management, and an unwavering focus on integrity, which together have fueled SNC’s growth from a small firm of 20 employees into one of the top woman-owned federal contractors in the United States. Today SNC’s workforce of nearly 4,000 operates in 33 locations in 19 U.S. states, England, Germany, and Turkey.

Astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor 2019 Keynote Speaker at the ISS R&D Conference

Serena Aunon-Chancellor, M.D.

NASA astronaut Serena Aunon-Chancellor, M.D. recently returned to Earth after more than seven months onboard the ISS, where she and other crew members conducted hundreds of science experiments that leveraged the space environment to both advance space exploration endeavors and benefit life on Earth. Among those projects was an investigation from biotech company Angiex evaluating a novel cancer therapeutic and Parkinson’s disease research from The Michael J. Fox Foundation, both sponsored by the ISS National Lab. Auñón-Chancellor also was part of the team that installed the new Life Sciences Glovebox, a fully enclosed facility with acrylic windows and glove ports that enables crew members to conduct experiments on the space station in a sealed environment.

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The Venue

Hyatt Regency Atlanta
265 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30303

Located in the heart of Atlanta, the iconic Hyatt Regency on Peachtree is a 30-minute train ride from the airport. After a productive day at the conference, continue your networking at nearby restaurants, or wind down in the hotel’s large, updated guestrooms.

Exclusive conference pricing of $152 is available. Deposits are non-refundable after July 14.

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Registration Policies and Details

PAYMENT: Your registration is not reserved until full payment is received. We accept online payments by credit card through PayPal. A PayPal account is not required to make payment, if you can have any questions please contact Dalia Ruffatto.

CANCELLATION POLICY: By submitting an online registration, you agree to pay the full fee. Cancellations received no later than July 15, 2019, will be charged an $80 cancellation fee (either billed or subtracted from the refunded fee). If you do not cancel by July 15, you will be charged the full fee. You may cancel online or by calling the ISS National Lab at 321-757-6134.

Hotel Deposit/Cancellation Policy

Guests will be charged a deposit in the amount of one night’s room and tax at the time of the reservation. The deposit is non-refundable after July 14.

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