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.   FLIGHT IS FULLY BOOKED!!!

June 29

7:00am- 5:00pm       3rd State Aerospace Policy Summit (Columbia Room)

                                  Economic Development Meetings   (Harding and Bering Rooms)


               7:00am       ASA Policy and Education Meetings 

               8:00am       Breakfast

               9:00am       Workforce Development

                                       Moderated by Colorado Lt. Governor Dianne Primavera

                                           -Alicia Keyes, Cabinet Secretary, Department of Economic Development, and Chairperson, Spaceport America   

                                           -Joe Rice, State and Local Government Relations, Lockheed Martin Space
                                           -Dan Merenda, Director Operations US, Beyond Gravity        
                                           -Kimberly Davis, VP of Software, Applications and Analytics, ASRC Federal​


              9:45am        Networking Break

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

                                       Moderated by Alabama Lt. Governor Will Ainsworth

                                           -Raymond G. "Corky" Clinton Jr., Ph.D., Associate Director of the Science & Technology Office, NASA's Marshall

                                            Space Flight Center

                                           -Evan Jensen, Vice President of Strategic Research and Development, ICON         
                                           -Jim Bell, Ph.D., Professor and Director of ASU NewSpace, Arizona State University

                                           -Robert P. McCoy, Ph.D., Director of the Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska-Fairbanks

                                           -Kellenie Lopez, Director of Program Area Satellites US, Beyond Gravity

              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       Advanced Air Mobility, Drones, and Airspace Expansion

                                       Moderated by Alaska Lt. Governor Kevin Meyer

                                      -Joseph Zeis, Senior Advisor for Aerospace and Defense, Office of the Governor of Ohio
                                           -James Parrish, Business Director, Alaska Center for UAS Integration, University of Alaska-Fairbanks 
                                           -Timothy Holt, Ph.D., Dean of the College of Aviation, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
                                           -Bradley Pizzimenti, Founder and CEO, Turnagain Heavy Lift


              3:00pm        Networking Break


              3:15pm      Weather, Climate, Wildland Firefighting

                                                 Moderated by Colorado Lt. Govenor Dianne Primavera

                                           -Arlando Teller, Assistant Secretary for Tribal Affairs, U.S. Department of Transportation                   

                                           -Nette La Belle-Hamer, Ph.D., Vice Chancellor for Research, University of Alaska- Fairbanks
                                           -Norm McDonald, Deputy State Forester: Fire, Alaska Department of Natural Resources 

                                           -Kim Lowry, Director for Civil Programs with Civil and Regulatory Affairs, 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

7:00am-2:00pm        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.


June 27-July 1, 2022, Girdwood, Alaska

Dr. Lewis Benefield, DVM