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The 2nd International Moon Village Workshop & Symposium

November 04, 2018 @ 00:00 November 11, 2018 @ 23:59 UTC+0


November 04, 2018 @ 00:00 UTC+0
November 11, 2018 @ 23:59 UTC+0
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Moon Village Association
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Los Angeles, CA United States

2018 International Moon Village Workshop & Symposium Final Report

The final report from the 2018 International Moon Village Workshop & Symposium will be completed later in the summer, 2019. Please check back for an update on its release, which will also be announced when it occurs.

The 2nd International Moon Village Workshop & Symposium will take place on November 04-05, 2018 in Southern California.


The workshop, being organized by the Moon Village Association (MVA), in cooperation with the University of Southern California (USC) and the National Space Society (NSS) will take place at/near the USC campus on Sunday, November 04, 2018 and Monday, November 05, 2018, immediately following the NSS Space Settlement Summit (November 02-03, 2018), and concurrently with a planned space business event at USC. During the Moon Village Workshop & Symposium, the MVA – working with diverse leaders from around the globe – will lay out the results of its first year of work – and make plans for how best to advance the goals of humanity vis-à-vis the exploration, development and settlement of the Moon and cis-Lunar space.


The 2-day program will comprise both plenary sessions featuring leading lunar industrialists, technologists, scientists & visionaries, as well as breakout sessions, organized according to the ten (10) MVA working groups at which real progress will be made in developing strategies and plans for humanity’s lunar future.


We encourage participation in the Space Settlement Summit by MVA members and meeting attendees; please see; http://spacesettlementsummit.nss.org/. Please be aware that registration at the two events is separate; however, the three events are sharing the Radisson at USC as their conference hotel (see the information provided separately).

Confirmed speakers

Government Representatives & Space Agencies

Scott Pace

Executive Secretary
US National Space Council

Johann-Dietrich Wörner

Director General, ESA / MVA Advisory Council Member

Pierre Franck

Executive Director of the Trade and Investment Office / Consul General Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

Yoshifumi Inatani

Professor, Institute of Space & Astronautical Sciences / JAXA

Jing Peng

Representative; China Academy of Space Technology

Tom Cremins

NASA Chief of Staff, Office of the Administrator

Space Industry

Rob Chambers

Director, Strategy and Business Development for Human Space Flight @ Lockheed-Martin

Mark Kinnersley

Director, Orion European Service Module, Airbus DS Space Systems Inc.

Daniel Inocente

Senior Designer, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

Oleh Ventskovsky

Director of Yuzhnoye’s European Representation in Brussels; Yushnoye State Enterprise

Rahul Narayan

CEO, Axiom Research Labs Private Limited; Team Indus

Torsten Kriening

Chief Commercial Officer; PTScientists GmbH

Mark Nall

co-Founder; OffWorld, Inc.

Gary Calnan

CEO; CisLunar Industries

Universities, NGOs and Non-Profits

Angel Abbud-Madrid

Director, Center for Space Resources; Colorado School of Mines; MVA Institutional Member

Greg Autry

Professor; University of Southern California

Steven Brody

Vice President; North American Operations and Lecturer; International Space University

Michelle L.D. Hanlon

Co-Founder; For All Moonkind; MVA Institutional Member

Mark Hopkins

CEO, National Space Society

Rick Tumlinson

Chair, New Worlds Institute

Moon Village Association


Giuseppe Reibaldi

President, Moon Village Association

John C. Mankins

Vice President,
Moon Village Association

Final program

Click here to download the final program.

Sponsorship opportunities

Click here to view sponsorship opportunities.

Location, November 03, 2018, Venue for Social Event

Early registration will be on Saturday, beginning at 15:00 hours in the Lobby of the Radisson Hotel

Location, November 04, 2018, Fertitta Hall @ USC

Registration will be at the Fertitta Hall

Location, November 05, 2018, USC Radisson Mid-City Hotel

Recommended Parking, Behind the USC Radisson

Recommended accommodation

MVA has a special accommodation rate provided by the Radisson Hotel Los Angeles Midtown at USC. The rate is $199 per night.


For reserving a room, please follow these instructions:

  • Click on the following link: https://www.radisson.com/nssmva
  • Enter your desired “Check In” and “Check Out” dates
    (these must be between Thursday, November 01, 2018 and Tuesday, November 06, 2018)
  • Finalize your reservation.

If you wish to make the arrangements by phone, you may call Radisson Central Reservations at +1-800-333-3333.



  • The discounted rate is available only by using this link: https://www.radisson.com/nssmva.
  • All accommodation charges are/will be paid by attending individuals.
  • Parking is available at $25.00 per night; all guests must pay for their own parking.
  • Last day to make reservations using the MVA discounted rate is October 11, 2018.

Additional MVA special accommodation posibility.


There is a second option, the “Luxe City Center Hotel“.


If you would like make a reservation at the Luxe, please click on the following link:

In cooperation with:


Gold sponsors


Bronze sponsors


Institutional Members:


First Moon Village Association Workshop, Fall 2017, organized in cooperation with ISU


List of Speakers at the 1 st International Moon Village Association Workshop,
November 2017.


  • Johann-Dietrich Woerner, ESA – Director General
  • Dave Murrow, Lockeed-Martin- Senior Manager
  • Tom Cremins, NASA – Associated Administrator for Strategy and Plan
  • Shizuo Yamamoto, JAXA – Vice President
  • Mathias Link, Luxembourg Ministry of Economy
  • Silvio Sandrone , Airbus – Vice-President
  • Michel Tognini, Association of Space Explorer – President Europe
  • Dhruv Batra, Teamindus – Vice President
  • Sun Gonling, ISU
  • Ian Crawford, University of London
  • Kyle Acierno, Ispace – Managing Director Europe
  • Torsten Kriening , PTScientists GmbH – Head of Business Development
  • Tai Sik Lee, International Space Exploration Institute, South Korea
  • Micheal Mealing, Waypaver Foundation
  • Clive Neal, University of Notre Dame – US
  • Steven Durst, Founding Director – International Lunar Observatory Association
  • Maesh Anand, European Space Science Committee
  • Arkless Grey, For All Moonkind
  • Henk Rogers, International Moonbase Alliance
  • Oleg Ventskovsky, Yuzhnoye, Design office

The full details of speakers and report form the meeting can be found at:



If you are a member of the Moon Village Association, please login with your credentials, in order to see the actual registration fees.


Journalists wanting get a free registration should send a request to address: gro.n1713314367oitai1713314367cossa1713314367egall1713314367ivnoo1713314367m@ral1713314367ok.na1713314367j1713314367 with their name, email address, and the name of media they are representing. When approved, they will obtain the promotion code allowing free registration for the Workshop.