Pioneers & Innovators of Our Time
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​ [email protected]
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
Limun Bar
Hotel Hermitage
Starting at 32€/person
New Orleans-style lunch in honor of New Orleans Takes Monaco week
Evening (Time TBA)
Monte-Carlo Jazz Festival reception and concert
in honor of New Orleans Takes Monaco week
Details TBC
By invitation only