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Grand Challenge

"Our Space, Our Future"

18 September 2015 Draft Agenda

11:30 AM – 12:45 AM

VIP Lunch with Bill Nye and Kenji Williams

12:45 PM – 1:00 PM

Welcome, agenda, comments  

·      Chancellor

·      Governor Hickenlooper

·      Dr. Waleed Abdalati    


1:00 PM – 1:45 PM

Keynote Address: Bill Nye the Science Guy


1:45 PM – 2:15 PM

Kenji Williams, Bella Gaia Performance


2:15 PM – 2:30 PM



2:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Break Out Working Groups*

Grand Challenge Engagement, poster sessions, Space Pod Exhibits, high school poster session, PhET simulation (lunar lander), CU-Boulder music students, DMNS Space Odyssey


2:30 Facilitator Intro


2:35 Introductions


2:45 Project Intro


3:00 Discussion of Project context in the national conversation**


3:45  Identify critical paths and partners for CU next steps


4:15 Summary for report out

4:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Group Report Outs with wide audience, additional invitees, dignitaries

5:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Chancellor announcement, dignitary responses to report outs

5:30 PM

VIP Reception


*Attendees for each breakout:

* Approximately 20 invitees per group, along with facilitator and scribe

* At least 3 federal sponsors, 2 external university partners, 1 commercial partner

            - For Earth Lab, ASU Decision Theater is key

- For IRISS, Penn State might be a good addition (else it should also go to Earth Lab)


** Sample questions for the discussions:

  • Describe how this work is a step forward, both for CU and its infrastructure and for the national capabilities?
  • Describe the context within which this step is being taken.  Which institutions are playing key roles in this field?  What is CU’s value-add?
  • What end users will benefit from this work?  Identify specific targeted sectors or sponsors that need this work and how you know.
  • Assuming that the vision for the project comes to fruition, what new work does this open up for CU?  Which sponsors will fund and support this work going forward?  Can you give an estimate of the economic value of this new work?