Aug. 29th - Aug.31st - Traverse City, Michigan
Rick Tumlinson is a founding partner of SpaceFund, a new type of investment firm at the intersection of digital financial technologies and space development.
Rick has been called one of the world’s top space “visionaries” and is credited with helping create the commercial space industry, often referred to as: NewSpace. A leading writer, speaker, and Congressional witness, he led the commercial takeover of the Russian Mir space station, signed the first space tourist, co-founded the Space Frontier Foundation, and was a founding board member of the X-Prize.
As a result of his world-changing work, in 2015 he won the World Technology Award along with Craig Venter of the Human Genome project. Currently, his non-profit organization, the EarthLight Foundation is changing the world’s conversation about space, as his New Worlds Institute develops the people and technology to settle the frontier. Click for extended Bio
North American Space Summit
Join the Michigan Aerospace Manufacturers Association for its annual North American Space Summit’s “LEO: The New Gold Rush” Aug. 29-31 in Traverse City, Michigan and hear from some of the world’s most influential leaders in government and defense, automotive, business, aerospace and more on their initiatives to lead the world in new technology, capabilities, services and innovation in near-earth and low-Earth orbit, or LEO.
Attendees will learn about the boundless opportunities for commercial organizations to grow this nearly $424 billion industry, the benefits and prospects of government partnerships as well as industry issues, trends and the latest technology.
The summit will feature more than 30 educational and networking sessions for attendees to learn about the next generation of space-enabled communications, autonomous vehicle technology, space supply chains, government applications, funding sources and more.