Saturday, April 7, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM PDT
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08:30 am - 09:00 am Check-in, Continental Breakfast
09:00 am - 12:00 pm Morning Sessions
12:00 pm - 01:00 pm Lunch, Exhibition, and Networking
01:00 pm - 04:30 pm Afternoon Sessions


S-Café (Building S - Cafeteria)
Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems
One Space Park
Redondo Beach, CA 90278

(Free Parking)

(Enter from Marine Ave., Turn South into Simon Ramo Drive Entrance, Keep going after the Stop Sign, then Turn Right into the Parking Lot. Then Walk down the Stairway, and you see the Glass Door of the S-Cafeteria (AIAA Sign will be there)
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LA Section Events/Programs Chair
AIAA Los Angeles - Las Vegas Section

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Ticket Information

$40 AIAA Professional Member Price
$50 Non-AIAA Member -Regular Price
$20 AIAA CSULB/UCLA/USC/UNLV Student Branches
$25 AIAA Student / Educator Member Price
$30 Non-AIAA Member -Student / Educator
$15 Presentation Only -No Meal

(No Refund within 7 days of the event or afterwards)

Lunch (except for Presentation Only tickets)

Double Entrée Buffet (2 options)
(A) Korean Beef Bulgogi and Chicken Stir-fry
-Sizzling Korean Bulgogi marinated with Toasted Sesame, Fresh Garlic & Ginger, Soy Sauce and Chili Flakes
-Chicken Stir-fry
(B) Korean Tofu Bulgogi (Vegetarian) 
marinated with Toasted Sesame, Fresh Garlic & Ginger, Soy Sauce and Chili Flakes
-(with other dishes)

Dress Code

Business Casual

Refreshment (for all attendees)

Snacks, cookies, and hot/cold beverages


AIAA LA-LV mini-Conference series

New Space mini-Conference 2018

with featured presentations by

 Dr. Fred Barez, CEO & CTO, ASMS Inc.
(Moon Revisited)
(also ASMS exhibition table with VR demo)

Peter Humphries, MSE
, & President
(Design and Applications of the Universal Module)
(also ASMS exhibition table with VR demo)

David Kaslow, Consultant
(Systems Engineering and CubeSats)

Joyce Liao, M.D. Ph.D., Associate Professor,
Stanford University School of Medicine
(Brain and eye edema and dysfunction in space travel)

Brian Matthews,  MSc., BSc., CEO & President | AddiTec
(Laser-Assisted Metal Additive Manufacturing System for Space Applications)
(also AddiTec exhibition table)

Bethany Orozco, EnCorps
(Inspire The Next Generation of Innovators)

Rod Pyle, Space Author, Historian, Writer
(Space 2.0)

Colonel Charlie Vono, USAF Retired 
(Keeping Complex Systems Working for Decades)
(See his website: charlesvono.com)

Marty Waldman, Space Information Labs
(Spaceport Las Vegas and related Aerospace advances in Clark County)

The Event

The recent successful launch of Falcon Heavy by SpaceX reminds us that the dynamic entrepreneurial spaceflight sector has arrived, and is here to stay. We're building on the momentum of Apollo and the shuttle program. However, the bigger picture and long-term impact of NewSpace goes well beyond the headlines. Please join us for this day-long conference, with topics to include:
  • Understand more about NewSpace and its potential impact
  • Understand what NewSpace activities are, and the required skill set for those involved
  • Share the excitement and experiences with those who are engaged in NewSpace activities
  • Learn more about the ongoing NewSpace efforts, their future, and near-term opportunities
  • Bring your questions for speakers and participants--they are there to inform
  • Network with the speakers, experts, aerospace professionals, educators, students, enthusiasts, business professionals, and other attendees 
  • (If you would like to have an exhibition table in this event, please contact us with the contact information provided below)

     Dr. Fred Barez            Peter Humphries                   David Kaslow                       Prof. Joyce Liao

      Brian Matthews                 Bethany Orozco                      Rod Pyle                         Charlie Vono     

        Marty Waldman

The Speakers

Dr. Fred Barez
CEO & CTO, ASMS Inc. (https://asms.space/)

Dr. Fred Barez is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. His research involves Advanced Transportation, Autonomous and Connected Vehicles, Machine Learning, Cyber Security, Smart Home and Energy Efficiency, Electronics Packaging, Space Exploration and Concepts. He is a Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and the Chair of the Aviation and Technology Department at San Jose State University

Peter J. Humphries, MSE
President, ASMS Inc. (https://asms.space/)

Certified Engineering Apprenticeship, City & Guilds of London Mechanical Parts A & B.
Electrical & Electronics engineering ITB.
Master’s Degree in Engineering San Jose State University.
Member of the America Society of Mechanical Engineers & AIAA.

Peter is the President of ASMS, Inc. Design engineer/field engineer/technician with specialty in automation. Background includes large international projects in design, the commissioning of equipment for automated manufacturing. Systems for repairing space vehicles, airline cargo-handling equipment. He holds a patent for Space Manufacturing Module:Patent US No 7988096: Space Manufacturing Module System and MethodPatent European No 1796963: Space Manufacturing Module System and Method

David Kaslow

David Kaslow has thirty-four years of experience at Lockheed Martin Corp. in both the technical and management aspects of developing ground mission capabilities. He has five years of experience at Analytical Graphics Inc., creating their Standard Object Catalog and pursuing Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE).David has experience in all aspects of systems engineering from initial feasibility studies through design, development, and delivery.  His experience has ranged from individual contributor to chief engineer, and from small projects to very large process-driven programs. David is the chair of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) Space Systems Working Group (SSWG) and has been an active member of the Space Systems MBSE Challenge Team since its founding in 2007. He is author and co-author of four chapters in Cost-Effective Space Mission Operations. David is also author and co-author of papers and presentations for the INCOSE Symposium and Workshop, the IEEE Aerospace Conference, the Space Foundation Space Symposium, the Small Satellite Conference and Workshop, the AIAA Space Forum, the NDIA Systems Engineering Conference, and the Conference on Systems Engineering Research.

Joyce Liao, M.D. Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Stanford University School of Medicine

Dr. Liao graduated from Harvard University in Biochemical Sciences and University of California San Francisco in M.D. and Ph.D. (Neuroscience) and then underwent clinical training in neurology and neuro-ophthalmology at Stanford and UCSF, respectively.  Dr. Liao is the Director of Neuro-Ophthalmology at Stanford since 2008. She is a physician-scientist who is dedicated to the study of the selective vulnerability of the visual pathway including the optic nerve, retina, and brain in hypoxic-ischemic injury and in space travel-related injury as well as the identification of effective treatment.


Brian Matthews, MSc., BSc.
CEO & President | AddiTec (www.additec.net)

Brian Matthews has 20-years of nuclear engineering and additive manufacturing experience.  While supporting innovative nuclear projects in the USA, Brian became interested in advanced manufacturing methods as a mechanism to improve the economic case for nuclear energy and other high technology industries such as aerospace.  Brian formed a company to develop advanced additive manufacturing systems, products and services, with the goal of achieving significant cost reduction while advancing capability.  Today, AddiTec designs, builds and offers innovative additive manufacturing systems to enable 3D printing of metallic components for the aerospace, nuclear energy, and automotive industries.

Bethany Orozco
EnCorps (encorps.org)

After volunteering as a university student in the Minneapolis Public Schools, Bethany was compelled to inspire a love of math in urban students and joined Teach For America. She taught high school math and science at Da Vinci Schools in Hawthorne, California where she created project-based curriculum and connected academics to 21st century skills and real-world issues. Most recently, Bethany was a Recruiter with Partnerships to Uplift Communities Schools. She also worked to empower teacher voice in policy decisions made at the local and state levels as a Program Coordinator for Educators 4 Excellence, while simultaneously serving as a selector for Teach For America. After realizing the huge shortage for great math and science teachers, Bethany joined EnCorps to find the best and brightest talent and help them transition into careers as educators. Bethany earned her Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from the University of Minnesota and Secondary Math Teaching Credential from Loyola Marymount University.

Rod Pyle
Space Author, Journalist, and Historian

Rod Pyle is a space author, jounalist and historian. He has authored eleven books on space history, exploration and development for major publishers that have been published in seven languagaes. His frequent articles have appeared in Space.com, LiveScience, Futurity, Huffington Post and WIRED. He has written extensively for NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Caltech, and authored the Apollo Executive Leadership Program for the Johnson Space Center with The Conference Board. His most recent book release is "Mars: Making Contatct." Rod is currently writing Space 2.0: The New Space Age" in association with the National Space Society, and "Technology Highlights" for NASA/JPL. He appears frequently on national radio and television, with regular slots on KFI/Los Angeles, and WGN/Chicago. He was recently featured on PBS's "Between the Lines" and C-SPAN's "Book TV." Rod holds an MA from Stanford University and a BFA from the Art Center College of Design, and lives in Pasadena, CA.

Charlie Vono
Colonel, USAF-Retired, AIAA Distiguished Lecturer

Charlie, an AIAA Associate Fellow, is a retired USAF colonel and retired defense contractor senior manager. In his 45 year career, he has been an operator, e.g., KC-135 aircraft commander. He has been an engineer, e.g., F-16 structures. And he has been a sustainer, e.g., ICBMs. He has a Bachelor of Science from the USAF Academy in Astronautical Engineering, a Master of Science in Systems Management from the University of Southern California, and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Utah State University. He is a graduate of Air War College. Charlie has 13 years full time active duty in Air Force and Joint assignments and 12 years part time duty in Air Force Reserve assignments. Since retiring from a major defense contractor in 2014, Charlie has been writing and presenting extensively on the sustainment of complex systems. One of his most popular presentation harks back to his first USAF assignment in 1977 as a tanker pilot supporting the world-wide SR-71 mission during the Cold War. Charlie’s Dad, Mike, was a WWII B-24 ball turret gunner in Europe and his Uncle Chuck was a Navy gunner engaged in every major combat operation in the Pacific. For more information on Charlie, his other roles, his blogs about his stories (and his Dad and Uncle’s stories), his presentations and technical papers, and how to purchase his two ebooks on sustainment, visit  charlesvono.com.

Marty Waldman
-Co-Founder of www.EndeavourInstitute.org
-Las Vegas Chapter Chair of the Los Angeles/Las Vegas AIAA
-NDIA Southern Nevada Chapter President
-Las Vegas Spaceport Project Lead @LasVegasSpaceport

Mr. Waldman brings over 42 years of DoD Navy and Air Force Program Management experience to SIL from his technical involvement with CruiseMissile, Space Shuttle, Titan IV, Minuteman, Peacekeeper and Eastern/WesternRange Data Acquisition and Processing Systems.With a keen eye on building business relationships to benefit SIL and its partners, Mr. Waldman leverages his understanding of projected DoD/Commercial needs in conjunction with available technology, and articulates thisunderstanding to other SIL leadership for suggested implementation.Having successfully authored and prosecuted numerous Patents, Mr.Waldman’s insight and understanding of what’s necessary to bring a product tothe commercial/military market is continually demonstrated via the fielding ofthese and other key technologies. Leading applications include the VehicleBased Independent Range System, Military Grade Small Satellites, and SpaceRated Battery/Power Systems.B.S. Electrical Engineering, Northeastern University, 1977

The Exhibitors


AddiTec designs and builds advanced additive manufacturing systems, as well as providing additive products and services. With our proprietary innovative technology, we manufacture high quality products for the aerospace, nuclear, energy, medical, automotive and high performance sports industries. Our technology affords new possibilities for product design and manufacturing, offering start-of-the-art quality and precision, multi-material capabilities, and large dimensional builds. (www.additec.net)

Advanced Space Manufacturing Systems (ASMS) Inc.

Universal Configurable/Sliding Platform Module, Space Manufacturing Systems, Advanced Thermal Research, Universal Manufacturing Module, CIM, IoT, Virtual Reality, Space Structure Construction Logistics (asms.space)


MAKEiT, Inc.

AIAA CSULB Student Branch

AIAA USC Student Branch


Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc