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2022 Midwest Regional Space Conference Agenda

 

GREAT MIDWEST REGIONAL SPACE CONFERENCE
JULY 25-26, 2022

 

 

Wingspread Conference and Convention Center
33 E 4 Mile Rd, Racine, WI 53402
*If entrance gate is closed, call security (262.681.3963)
Check-in at Sam and Gene Johnson Guest House

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*Leave the sport coat, tie, and professional attire at home. 
Come prepared to network and collaborate on Wingspread’s 36-acre campus.  Casual is a must as you enjoy meetings during the day and cornhole, Jenga, fireside snacks, walks along Lake Michigan, and bike rides and hikes across the grounds throughout the day and evening.  

SATURDAY, JULY 23 

 SUNDAY, JULY 24 

 MONDAY, JULY 25 

 TUESDAY, JULY 26

 wednESDAY, JULY 27

 

SATURDAY, JULY 23

  • 2:00 - 10:00 PM Arrival, Dinner on your ownWingspread Guess Home

 

SUNDAY, JULY 24

  • 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM Arrival, Dinner on your own for those not attending the tour/cruise
  • 1:15 - 9:00 PM  Yerkes Observatory Tour/Lake Geneva Dinner Cruise, depart from the Sam and Gene Johnson House Lobby
  • 9:00 - 11:30 PM  Reception in the Sam and Gene Johnson House Living Room

Wingspread Guest House Wind Point and Living Room

 

 

MONDAY, JULY 25

  • 7:30 - 8:45 AM Wisconsin Breakfast Buffet in the Sam and Gene Johnson House Wind Point Room

Wingspread Conference & Convention Center Prairie Room

Wingspread Meeting Room

 

Welcome to the 2022 Great Midwest Regional Meeting
  • 9:00 AM  Welcome and Overview by Kevin Crosby, Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium
Space Grant Consortia Structures, Boards, and Staffing Models
  • 9:15 AM  Program Management Model by Debra Warrick, Michigan Space Grant Consortium
  • 9:30 AM  State Management Overview Discussion by Kevin Crosby, Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium
Networking, Food, and Fun
  • 10:15 AM  Morning Beehive Break in Wingspread Conference & Convention Center Prairie Room and Courtyard
Space Grant Consortia Best Practices, Web Development, and Grant Management
  • 10:45 AM  Advisory Council Role and Responsibility by Christopher Stockdale, Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium Chair
  • 11:00 AM  Going Beyond the Water Cooler:  Strategies for Effective Networking by Catherine Lanier, Oregon Space Grant Consortium
  • 11:15 AM  Virtual Office Hours by Angie Verrisimo, Indiana Space Grant Consortium
  • 11:30 AM  Communications: Social Media, Grant Platforms and Website by Katie Klink, Michigan Space Grant Consortium
  • 11:45 AM Independently Designed Grant Management System by Christine Bolz, Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium
Networking, Food, and Fun
  • 12:00 - 1:00 PM  Soup, Salad, and Sandwich Buffet Lunch in the Sam and Gene Johnson House Wind Point Room 
  • 1:00 - 1:30 PM  Free Time
Site Visits and External Evaluations
  • 1:30 PM  Site Visit Reports and Discussion by Josh Rovey and Heidi Bjerke, Illinois Space Grant Consortium
  • 2:00 PM  External Evaluation by Steve Everett, The Everett Group
Accessibility Workshop
  • 2:45 PM  Accessibility Workshop by Kate Meredith and Katie Corbett, GLAS Education
Networking, Food, and Fun
  • 3:30 PM  Afternoon Energy Break in Wingspread Conference & Convention Center Prairie Room and Courtyard
State Projects
  • 4:00 PM  Story Walks by Sara Nelson, Iowa Space Grant Consortium
  • 4:15 PM FLEx Virtual Reality by Sara Nelson, Iowa Space Grant Consortium
  • 4:30 PM GLEAM by James Flaten, Minnesota Space Grant Consortium
  • 4:45 PM Intercollegiate Challenges by James Flaten, Minnesota Space Grant Consortium

Wingspread

 

Networking, Food, and Fun (Alcohol charged as incidental to guest room)
  • 5:30 PM  Hospitality Hour in the Wingspread Lower Living Room 
  • 5:30 PM  Wingspread Tour by Wingspread Docent
  • 7:00 PM Plated Dinner in the Wingspread Dining Room
  • 9:00 -11:30 PM Hospitality in the Sam and Gene Johnson House Living Room and Wingspread Conference & Convention Center Courtyard

Wingspread Fireside

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

tuesDAY, JULY 26

  • 7:30 - 8:45 AM Hearty Breakfast Buffet in the Sam and Gene Johnson House Wind Point Room

Wingspread Conference & Convention Center Prairie Room

NASA Updates
  • 9:00 AM  NASA Headquarters by Frank McDonald, NASA Headquarters (In-person/Virtual Presentation)
  • 9:45 AM  Glenn Research Center-Academia Collaborative Opportunities: Higher Education Through K12 by Dave Kankam, NASA Glenn Research Center
Networking, Food, and Fun
  • 10:15 AM  Morning Refresher Break in Wingspread Conference & Convention Center Prairie Room and Courtyard
Industry Partnerships
 
  • 10:45 AM  Aerospace Jam: A Drone and Sensor Competition by Mike Mortensen, Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium Affiliate
  • 11:45 AM  STEM Engagement with Professional Athletic Teams by Paul Growt, Milwaukee Bucks
Networking, Food, and Fun
  • 12:00 - 1:00 PM  Wisconsin Lunch Buffet on the Fire Pit Patio
  • 1:00 - 1:30 PM  Free Time
Industry Partnerships Continued
  • 1:30 PM  MSGC Industry Partnerships by Mark Moldwin, Michigan Space Grant Consortium
  • 1:45 PM  Commercial Internships by Todd Treichel, Sierra Space
  • 2:30 PM  A 30-Year Partnership: Introducing Aviation Careers Through Hands-On Experience by Pat Rowe, MKE Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport (Virtual Presentation)
Accessibility Workshop
  • 2:45 PM  Accessibility Workshop by Kate Meredith and Katie Corbett, GLAS Education
Networking, Food, and Fun
  • 3:30 PM  Afternoon Garden Break and Group Photo in Wingspread Conference & Convention Center Prairie Room and Courtyard
National Programs
  • 4:00 PM  The National Eclipse Ballooning Project by James Flaten, Minnesota Space Grant Consortium
  • 4:15 PM Orbital Reef by Bob Morrow, Sierra Space
  • 4:45 PM Meeting Evaluation by Steve Everett, The Everett Group
  • 5:00 PM Meeting Adjourned!
Networking, Food, and Fun (Alcohol charged as incidental to guest room)
  • 5:30 PM  Hospitality Hour in the Sam and Gene Johnson House Living Room
  • 7:00 PM Lakeside Dinner Buffet in the Sam and Gene Johnson House Wind Point Room
  • 9:00 -11:30 PM Hospitality in the Sam and Gene Johnson House Living Room and Wingspread Conference & Convention Center Courtyard

wednESDAY, JULY 27

  • 6:30 - 9:00 AM Continental Breakfast Buffet in the Sam and Gene Johnson House Wind Point Room
  • 8:00 AM - Midnight EAA Airventure depart from the Sam and Gene Johnson House Lobby

thurSDAY, JULY 28

  • Final Farewell
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