July 19 – 20, 2020
The 2020 Lunar Development Conference is being organized as an all-virtual event and will feature prominent speakers, panels, and networking between attendees using a new virtual platform.
Click the link above to register. The $10 registration fee for non-members (and free registration for full-time students and seniors 60 and older) is intended to boost attendance and create a vibrant Lunar Development community that will persist beyond this event.
Current Moon Society members: login to our Wild Apricot member registration system and you will see a free members-only option.
Dates / Schedule
[New] The near-final Full Two-Day Schedule is now available.
Sunday, July 19, 2020 and Monday July 20, 2020. There will be scheduled events for both days culminating with a celebration of the 51st anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing in 1969.
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Online via the Internet using a new virtual event platform that will integrate video, sound, presentations, on-demand archives, Q&A, attendee profiles, networking opportunities, and adhoc events to help build a sense of community around the conferences.
Speakers & Panels
We will feature several prominent speakers in the lunar development field and organize panels among those who have submitted abstracts to present. All members of the lunar development community and the general public are invited and encouraged to submit an abstract.
- Michael Mealling – President, The Moon Society & General Partner, Starbridge Venture Capital
- Sean Mahoney – CEO, Masten Space Systems to discuss their involvement with NASA’s CLPS program.
- Dr. Doug Plata – President & Founder, Space Development Network
- Ben Smith – Founder, Lunar Homestead – SPORE: Resource Extraction and Habitable Space Creation
- James L. Burk – Vice President, The Moon Society & Senior Manager, Artic Consulting
- Rick Tumlinson, co-founder of Space Frontier Foundation, New Worlds Institute, and SpaceFund
- Emily Law, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory – NASA’s Moon Trek
- Philip Crume, Chairman, The Moon Society – Lunar Settlement: The Idea Whose Time Has Come
- Sara Jennings, University of Colorado Boulder – The Next Generation of Lunar Rovers
- Vincent Roux, Off Planet Research – Icy Moon: Origins, Nature, Challenge, and Promise
- Melissa Roth, Off Planet Research – Lunar Regolith: Optimizing a Challenge
- Elizabeth Kennick, Teachers in Space – Standardized Classroom Cubekits
- Michelle Hanlon, For All Moonkind – Heritage and the Artemis Accords
- Jim Plaxco, Chicago Society for Space Studies – The Sustainability of a Lunar Economy
- Joel. C. Sercel, TransAstra Corporation – Lunar Polar Propellant Mining Outpost (LPMO)
- Chris Richardson, WorldVistA – Bootstrapping Lunar Engineering
- Pete Bonasso, TRACLabs – CASE: A HAL 9000 for a Lunar Outpost
- Darel Preble, Space Solar Power Institute – Space Solar Power (SSP) and California’s Dying Power Grid
Abstract submissions are now closed, as the deadline was June 30, 2020.
Abstracts submitted now will still be accepted by the form, but may not be part of the conference schedule.
We plan to publish our conference proceedings after the event, including all presentations that were given and all research papers that were submitted. These will be published in both eBook and print formats through the Moon Society’s Luna City Press publishing imprint.