Will Pomerantz, a vice president of special projects at Virgin Galactic and graduate from both Harvard and the International Space University, will speak at the 2016 GSV Pioneer Summit. He is responsible for extending the company’s efforts efforts beyond space tourism. We are very excited to hear his out-of-this-world ideas at the Pioneer Summit!
Will was previously the primary author and manager of the $30 million Google Lunar XPRIZE and the $2 million Northrop Grumman Lunar Lander XCHALLENGE. He’s also given a Tedx Talk about why humans go to space. He has also worked at Brown University, the Futron Corporation, and the United Nations, among others. He was the co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of SpaceAlumni.com, an early social network for space professionals. He is proud to have served the National Academies on a Federal Advisory Committee producing a report called “Building a Better NASA Workforce: Meeting the Workforce Needs for the National Vision for Space Exploration,” and the Federal Aviation Administration on its Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee.
Outside of work, Will is the Chairman of the Board of Advisors of SEDS-USA, the world’s largest student space organization. He is also a member of the Editorial Board of ROOM, a Space Journal; an adviser at Waypaver Labs, a nonprofit dedicated to pushing the boundaries of human exploration; and a member of the Professional Development Committee of Women in Aerospace. He lives in Southern California with his wife, L. Diana Trujillo, an engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Will is a graduate of Harvard, the NASA Academy, and the International Space University.
The GSV Pioneer Summit is a two-day technology conference (September 14-15, 2016) in the heart of Silicon Valley that is focused on the people and companies building tomorrow’s industries. The Pioneer Summit convenes a global community of daring entrepreneurs and connects them with leading growth investors and global corporations who can help scale their efforts. GSVlabs in Redwood City, California will host the 2016 GSV Pioneer Summit. Buy your ticket now to reserve your place.