Principality of Monaco - November 21-23, 2018

Wednesday, November 21

All Day

Guests arrive in the Principality

Evening (Time TBA)

Welcome Dinner for invited guests

​By invitation only

Thursday, November 22

Morning (Time TBA)

Press Conference with guests, speakers and sponsors

Auditorium Rainier III

From 5:00pm

Welcome and Introduction

Monaco premiere screening of Above & Beyond: NASA's Journey to Tomorrow, directed by Academy Award nominee Rory Kennedy.
In English, with French subtitles. 60 minutes.
Free and open to the public with advance reservations (details TBA).

Round table panel discussion Pioneers & Innovators of Our Time
​In English with French translation available (60 min)
Moderator : Mr. Mesut Ciceker, Director EMEA Region, Lockheed Martin Space
Master of Ceremonies: Mr. Christian Moore, Senior Vice President Media, SSI Monaco
- Captain Robert "Hoot" Gibson, former US naval officer, test pilot, aeronautical engineer, NASA retired astronaut, flew aboard the shuttles Columbia, Atlantis, Endeavour;
- General Charles Bolden, former NASA Administrator, Major-general of the US Marine Corps and NASA astronaut;​
​- Dr. George "Pinky" Nelson, American physicist, astronomer, scientific educator and former NASA astronaut;​​
- Dr. Rhea Seddon, one of the first six women accepted into the Astronaut Corps;
- Captain Michael Lopez-Alegria, USN (Ret.), four-time astronaut, President of the Association of Space Explorers USA;
- Dr. Ilhami Aygun, President & CEO, Space Systems International - Monaco S.A.M., one the pioniers of satellite communications in Europe;
- Mr. Guy Beutelschies, VP Communication Satellite Solutions, Commercial Civil Space, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company.

The Embassy also welcomes the following Pioneers and Innovators and NASA alumni:
- Buzz Aldrin, one of the first two men to set foot on the Moon in the 1969 historic Apollo 11 mission;
- Jean-François Clervoy, ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut from France;
- Patrick Baudry, cosmonaut and astronaut, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador.

Auditorium Rainier III
Open to the public
Seating for 1,000

Advanced reservation essential
T. +377 93 10 40 61
October 29-November 19

Friday, November 23

From 10:00am

Lectures, presentations and Q&A by panelists to students from various local schools arranged through Monaco's Education Ministry

Auditorium Rainier III


New Orleans-style lunch in honor of New Orleans Takes Monaco week

Limun Bar
Hotel Hermitage
Starting at 32€/person

Evening (Time TBA)

Monte-Carlo Jazz Festival reception and concert
in honor of New Orleans Takes Monaco week

Details TBC
By invitation only


Take a look back...
1st Edition of Pioneers & Innovators of Our Time
​Monaco, November 2016