2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Weird Goes Galactic: Austin's New Space Economy

Friday, March 11
3:45PM - 4:45PM

Hilton Austin Downtown
Austin Chamber Offices
500 E 4th St

The Austin Chamber of Commerce recently identified the space industry as one of the region's top growth sectors for the future. What is happening in the city now with regards to this industry — and what will likely happen in the next decade? How does the space industry intersect with new and traditional aspects of the Austin economy?

Hashtags: #sxsw #SpaceTech


Dorothy Swanson

Former CFO

NASA/Johnson Space Center

Paul Baffes

Design Thinking & Agile Coach


Stephen Kreher at SXSW

Stephen Kreher

Sr Dir/Economic Dev

Austin Chamber of Commerce

Helping companies relocate/expand to the "#1 boom town," Austin, Texas in the creative/digital media, mobile, and tech industry sectors.

Home to over 1.9 million residents, Austin is one of the ...

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Tom Markusic at SXSW

Tom Markusic


Firefly Space Systems

Prior to co-founding Firefly, Tom served in a variety of technical and leadership roles in new-space companies: Vice President of Propulsion at Virgin Galactic, Senior Systems Engineer at Blue Orig...

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