If you’re a space enthusiast, you can’t miss this Traverse City event! The Michigan Space Forum will be held at the Hagerty Center at Northwestern Michigan College May 31–June 1. 

The Michigan Space Forum is the premier space event in the Great Lakes area. Founded in 2018, the forum brings together industry experts ranging from space, aerospace, engineering, academia and entrepreneurial backgrounds.

This distinguished event is a two-day interactive platform for exciting discussions regarding Michigan’s role in shaping the next generation of space architecture. Topics include how the state can entice businesses to develop space technology on “The Third Coast,” the cultivation of the “Astropreneur” and how innovations in space can be used to study Earth and improve communications on a global scale.

Not only will this be an educational event, but it will also provide an intimate, interactive arena to discuss the issues, successes and innovations taking place in the space industry and how they’re shaping the education and growth of future space leaders.

Speakers and Panels

Dr. Pete Worden | Keynote Speaker
Executive Director, Breakthrough Starshot; Former Director of NASA Ames Research Center

Lt. Gen. (ret) Dave Buck | Speaker
Former Commander of USAF Space Command and Commander, Joint Functional Component Command for Space

Panels include:

  • Women Space Entrepreneurs
  • Launch in Michigan
  • Emerging Space Technology
  • Government Role in Space Innovation
  • Big Versus Small Satellites
  • “Rising Stars” panel, focusing on youth space exploration activities