Colorado Space Round Up Wrap-Up

Colorado Business Roundtable (COBRT) was delighted to join an impressive list of co-sponsors for the 13th Annual CSBR Space Round Up, held on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. 

COBRT sponsored a table, and ICOSA Media was the Media Sponsor. Major sponsors included Boeing, Boulder-headquartered Business Roundtable member Ball Aerospace, and Littleton-headquartered Oakman Aerospace, Inc., as well as companies with offices in Colorado like Business Roundtable member Lockheed Martin, Sierra Nevada Corporation and Northrop Grumman. The day-long event is among the most highly-anticipated among the Colorado aerospace community, and it attracts many companies and attendees from out-of-state as well.

This year's keynote speaker was Dr. Robert Braun, officially taking the reigns in January 2017 as Dean, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder. Braun comes to Colorado from previous roles at Georgia Institute of Technology and NASA. Braun is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, vice chair of the National Academies Space Studies Board, an American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics fellow and editor-in-chief of the organization's publication. He is the author or co-author of more than 300 technical publications. 

This year's event namesake panel, "The Future is in Focus: Earth, Moon, Mars & Stars," featured thrilling predictions about how technologies being developed in Colorado will put us within the grasp of the future imagined in the 1950's and 1960's.  It was moderated by Alires Almon, Orchestrator of Engagement, 100 Year Starship.

Panelists included:
Chris Crumley, VP, Civil and Commercial Space
Teledyne Brown Engineering

Tory Bruno, CEO, CisLunar Program
United Launch Alliance

Robert Chambers, Program Manager, MARS Basecamp
Lockheed Martin

Allison Barton, Program Manager, James Webb Space Telescope
Ball Aerospace

All of the panels included speakers at the height of their fields on a range of issues important to aerospace technology and workforce. Other panels included: Education: Watering the STEM; CSBR Report Card and Small Business Spotlight; Congressional Outlook: Change Has Come; and Colorado’s Role in International Space Policy. There was plenty of time for networking and exploring informational tables for education and partnership. 

See below for photos from ICOSA Media.