June 27-July 1, 2022, Girdwood, Alaska


June 27

6:30pm - 9:30pm     Opening Reception at the Bore Tide Bar-- Situated 2300 feet above the Turnagain Arm,  the Bore Tide Bar  The Bore Tide Bar offers stunning panoramic views of Turnagain Arm, the Chugach Mountain Range, and seven “hanging” glaciers. A perfect venue to launch ASA's Annual Meeting and State Aerospace Policy Summit. 

June 28


​8:00am- 7:00pm    Tour of the Pacific Space Port Complex- Kodiak Island-- ​The Pacific Spaceport Complex – Alaska (PSCA) on Kodiak Island provides responsive, flexible, and low-cost access to space for small- and light-lift vertical rockets and stratospheric balloons.  PSCA has been launching rockets since 1998 and was the first FAA-licensed spaceport not co-located on a federal range. One of the pioneering features of PSCA is its’ economic model.  Since 2015, the spaceport has not accepted state or federal funds for operations & maintenance and must operate within earned revenues. As such, PSCA provides unqualified economic benefit to Alaska, stimulates innovation, and keeps the team focused on customer outcomes versus stifling bureaucratic processes. As one of only four orbital vertical rocket launch sites in the United States, PSCA plays a key role in providing resiliency for US access to space.  PSCA also enjoys the largest launch azimuth range of any spaceport in the US and can access high-inclination, polar, and sun-synchronous orbits between 59° and 110° inclination.

June 29

8:00am- 5:00pm       3rd State Aerospace Policy Summit/  Economic Development Meetings 

               8:00am       Breakfast

               9:00am       Workforce Development

                                       Moderated by Colorado Lt. Governor Dianne Primavera

                                           -Dan Meranda, RUAG

                                           -Joe Rice, Lockheed Martin Space

                                           -Alicia Keyes, New Mexico Department of Commerce

                                           -Eric Velte, ASRC Federal


              10:30am      States, Industry, and University Partnerships in the Development of Artemis

                                       Moderated by Alabama Lt. Governor Will Ainsworth

                                           -Evan Jensen- ICON Build Corporation (invited)         
                                           -Corky Clinton- NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (invited)

                                           -Kellenie Lopez- RUAG
                                           -Jim Bell- Arizona State University

                                           -Dr. Robert McCoy, University of Alaska-Fairbanks

              12:15pm     Critical Space Infrastructure and the Role of Importance of Aerospace Defense

                                                   Lunch Speaker- Lt. General David A. Krumm, United States Air Force

              1:30pm       Urban Air Mobility, Drones, and Airspace Expansion

                                       Moderated by Alaska Lt. Governor Kevin Meyer

                                      -Dr. Timothy Holt, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University 
                                           -Dr. James Parish, University of Alaska-Fairbanks

​                                           -Joseph Zeis, Office of the Governor of Ohio

                                           -Bardley Pizzimenti, Turnagain Heavy Lift

               3:15pm      Weather, Climate, Wildland Firefighting

                                                 Moderated by Louisiana Lt. Governor Billy Nungessor

                                           -Arlando Teller, U.S. Department of Transportation (invited)                   

                                           -Annette La Belle-Hamer, University of Alaska- Fairbanks

​                                           -Kimberly Davis, ASRC Federal

                                           -Kim Lowry, Lockheed Martin Corporation


​6:00pm- 9:00pm       Thomas R Hobson Award Dinner

                                                 Keynote Speaker- Apollo 17 Astronaut and Former U.S. Senator

                                        Harrison Schmitt


                                                       2020 Thomas R Hobson Awardee: 

                                                       Charles Huettner, ASA Former Executive Director

June 30

8:00am-4:00pm        Annual Aerospace States Association Meeting

                                                 Lunch Speaker- Space Shuttle Astronaut

                                                             Scott "Scooter" Atlman, ASRC Federal

5:00pm- 7:30pm       Annual Meeting Dinner at the Crow Creek Mine- Girdwood, Alaska

July 1, 2022



The Alyeska Resort
1000 Arlberg Avenue

Girdwood, AK 99587

Phone:  (800) 880-3880

Alyeska Resort is your gateway to the Chugach Mountains, offering a peek into the vastness and wild nature of this breathtaking mountain range. Home to numerous wildlife and flora species, Alyeska seamlessly entwines luxury accommodations with convenient access to nature.


​Alaska Airlines is offering ASA Attendees an exclusive 5% discount on airfare to/from/within Alaska. Use Meeting Fare Code:   ECMA476 at www.alaskaair.com. Travel must occur between June 25-July 10, 2022, excluded destinations include Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, Canada, Mexico and Costa Rica.