Keynote Speaker: Dr. Harrison "Jack" Schmitt

Dr. Schmitt, the lunar module pilot of the final lunar mission Apollo 17, was one of only 12 persons to have walked on the moon and the only geoscientist to have done so. Dr. Schmitt holds a B.S. from the California Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. Geology from Harvard University. Dr. Schmitt participated in the examination and evaluation of the returned lunar samples and played an active role in documentation of the Apollo program's geoscientific results. 

Presently Dr. Schmitt chairs the NASA Advisory Council and serves as an Adjunct Professor of Engineering Physics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he is a consultant engaged in research with the Fusion Technology Institute, studying the feasibility of using helium-3 as fuel from the moon. In addition, he is the founder and chairman of Interlune Intermars Initiative Inc., an organization whose goal is to advance the private sector's acquisition and use of lunar resources, and is an accomplished author with his recent publication, "Return to the Moon: Exploration, Enterprise, and Energy in the Human Settlement of Space" (2006).

  • Neil Van Wychen
    Neil Van Wychen
    University of Guelph
  • Sara Lise Underhay
    Sara Lise Underhay
    McMaster University
  • Mike Tucker
    Mike Tucker
    Laurentian University
  • David Swanton
    David Swanton
    Acadia University
  • Jon Rigg
    Jon Rigg
    University of Waterloo
  • Robert Renz
    Robert Renz
    University of Alberta
  • Shaun O'Connor
    Shaun O'Connor
    Carleton University
  • Daniel Mwagura
    Daniel Mwagura
    Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
  • Mathew Moss
    Mathew Moss
    British Columbia Institute of Technology
  • David Milstead
    David Milstead
    University of Toronto
  • Paul Medici
    Paul Medici
  • Seamus Magnus
    Seamus Magnus
    Lakehead University
  • Darren Lefort
    Darren Lefort
    Saint Mary's University
  • Cassia Johnson
    Cassia Johnson
    University of Saskatchewan
  • Brett Hannigan
    Brett Hannigan
    Simon Fraser University
  • Francis Hainstock
    Francis Hainstock
    University of Saskatchewan
  • Nicolas Guest
    Nicolas Guest
    St. Francis Xavier University
  • Karen Grey
    Karen Grey
    University of New Brunswick
  • Shaun Gallagher
    Shaun Gallagher
    University of Manitoba
  • Robert Foley
    Robert Foley
    Memorial University
  • Jordan Eamer
    Jordan Eamer
    University of Victoria
  • Robin Buckley
    Robin Buckley
    Dalhousie University
  • Jamie Bewcyk
    Jamie Bewcyk
    University of Regina
  • Constanza Jara Barra
    Constanza Jara Barra
    Graduate Exploration Geologist, Barrick Chile
  • Melissa Anderson
    Melissa Anderson
    Brandon University