Space Tourism Conference Webinar Series
In our run up to the Space Tourism Conference taking place April 28, 2021 at The Proud Bird in Los Angeles, we’ve instituted a series of preview webinars featuring many of the speakers and industry leaders taking part in the event.
“Festivities in Space: Food & Drink Off-World for Fun & Profit”
Thursday, December 3, 12:00 p.m. PST
This holiday season–arguably more than any other in recent memory–we yearn to celebrate together as in years past, looking toward a brighter future. And what way will be more fitting than raising a glass in space? Leading consumer goods brands have long understood the power of the stars to stimulate the imagination–and sales. Beer, wine, spirits, cookies, chocolates have all made their way to the ISS to enliven the trip and provide a taste of home. Savvy brands will share how the trillion dollar alcoholic beverage market and related treats will generate even larger revenues when the space hospitality sector blasts off.
As the Director of Marketing at Nanoracks Abby Dickes oversees commercial projects, press, public relations, print and digital media, launch guest operations, social media, creative and strategic planning, event planning, and external company communication. Passionate about space exploration since she was young, Abby enjoys spending each day sharing the Nanoracks story of commercial space entrepreneurship with the world.
Abby’s past experience includes working at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, NASA Headquarters’ Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs, the House Science Committee – Space Subcommittee, and Aerospace Industries Association. She achieved of Bachelor of Arts in Government and Politics with a minor in Astronomy from the University of Maryland, College Park.
Chris Carberry is CEO and co-founder of Explore Mars, Inc. and former Executive Director of The Mars Society. As CEO of Explore Mars, he launched the Humans to Mars Summit–the largest annual conference advocating human missions to Mars–and has overseen dozens of workshops, STEM education programs and other significant programs.
Carberry has conducted extensive work in space policy, including testifying before the United States Senate and House of Representatives. Carberry has published over 100 opinion pieces (and other writings) in publications around the world and is the author of the 2019 book, Alcohol in Space: Past, Present, Future.
Note: This webinar series is free for Space Tourism Conference ticket holders
Don’t Forget! The Orbit Awards Is Coming
The next Orbit Awards celebrating 20 years of private space travel will be held at the Space Tourism Conference (STC) taking place on April 28, 2021 in Los Angeles. The conference brings together world leaders involved in designing and implementing a successful and sustainable commercial space and private space tourism industry. This is on the 20th anniversary of lift-off into Earth orbit and visit to the International Space Station (ISS) by Dennis Tito, the first private space traveler.
In recognition of his achievement, the STS created the Orbit Awards, and named Dennis Tito Award top category in his honor. The date also marks the 25th anniversary of the founding of the
Space Tourism Society (STS).
Nominate finalists for next year’s Orbit Awards! We’d love to hear which individuals and companies you’d like STS to honor at the Space Tourism Conference.
We appreciate STS members, STC speakers and supporters—the industry leaders making it all happen.