Wisconsin Space Conference

Space shuttle taking off for space
Where: Velzy Commons, Ullsvik Hall 1 University Plaza, Platteville, WI 53818
Begins: Aug. 15, 2019 at 7:30 am
Ends: Aug. 15, 2019 at 8:30 pm

The 29th Annual Wisconsin Space Conference will be held on Thursday, August 15, 2019 in Velzy Commons, Ullsvik Hall, on UW-Platteville's campus.

The conference kicks off at 7:30 a.m. with a continental breakfast and opening keynote by Elsbeth Magilton, J.D, Executive Director of the Space, Cyber, and Telecommunications law programs at the University of Nebraska College of Law. Throughout the day, you will hear about NASA partnerships, student research, K-12 outreach, academic and industry research, and Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium team projects. There will be a poster and networking session, and an awards ceremony.

The evening concludes with dinner and a special presentation by Dr. Brian Pomeroy, Senior Engineer and senior technical lead for Sierra Nevada Corporation’s propulsion program.

Plenary Speakers

Elsbeth Magilton, J.D., is the Executive Director of the Space, Cyber, and Telecommunications law programs at the University of Nebraska College of Law where she ovewrsees program development and research. In September 2018, Magilton was part of the team that received a major NASA Space Law grant to create a nationwide network of students, faculty, and practitioners interested in space law and policy.

Dr. Brian Pomeroy has more than 13 years of experience in aerospace engineering, specializing in rocket combustion and propulsion technology. Currently, as a Senior Engineer at Sierra Nevada Corporation, he is leading an effort to develop a propulsion technology that can help the government expand their capabilities while reducing cost.