William Watson

William Watson is presently the Executive Director of the Space Frontier Foundation (SFF). He endeavors to create new business relationships for the Foundation and to communicate their vision. He is also serving as Chair of their annual NewSpace conference. This year the conference takes place in Washington DC, from July 17-19. Will chaired NewSpace 2007 in D.C. and was part of the SFF's management team during NewSpace 2006 in Vegas. Before the Foundation, Will worked for the Tauri Group as an analyst on The Space Foundation's The Space Report and on spaceport related business development. Mr. Watson's professional involvement with the NewSpace industry started with his graduate placement at the Transformational Space Corporation, LLC (t/Space) during the summer of 2005. Will received his Master's in Space Management from the International Space University (ISU) in Strasbourg, France. The year long MSM graduate program focused on aerospace business, marketing, and law. Prior to ISU, Mr. Watson received a BA in Russian Literature & History from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He has studied in Moscow at Lomonosov University and as part of the Institute for Biomedical Problems' summer space program.

Broadcast 1022 (Special Edition)

Guests: Berin Michael Szoka and Will Watson were the guests for this Space Show program. We talked about the new direction and board in place for the Space Frontier Foundation (SFF) and the focus on Web 2.0 for mastering and maximizing the Foundation's vision. This discussion is appropriate for more than just SFF because it puts forth a general plan for how organizations are redefining themselves for the times we are in and the new forms of communication and staying in contact being used by people of all ages, interests, and cultures.

Broadcast 978 (Special Edition)

Guest: William Watson, Executive Director of The Space Frontier Foundation, was the guest for this special program to discuss the important upcoming NewSpace 2008 Conference, July 17-19, 2008 at the Doubletree Hotel, Crystal City, Virginia (please see their website www.space-frontier.org/Events/NewSpace2008/). Will went over the agenda with us as several speakers and events have now been finalized for this event. In addition, Michael Potter called in regarding the "Orphans of Apollo" program scheduled for Friday evening.

Broadcast 964 (Special Edition)

Guest: William Watson, Executive Director of the Space Frontier Foundation (SFF), was the guest for this show to discuss the upcoming NewSpace 2008 conference, July 17-19, 2008 in Washington, DC. Will went over the list of speakers and panels, noted that the conference is single track unlike many other conferences, and responded to listener questions about students, NASA participation, side trips to possibly Goddard or Wallops, and much more. We talked about space education and career opportunities, specifically with the International Space University in Strasbourg, France.

Broadcast 734 (Special Edition)

William Watson was the guest for this Space Show program. William discussed in some detail the upcoming Space Frontier Foundation NewSpace 2007 Conference to be held in Washington, DC from July 18-21, 2007. You can check out the conference, register online and see the agenda and speakers by visiting www.space-frontier.org/Events/NewSpace2007. Will told us about special events, the keynote dinner speaker, the Advocate evening, and the panel format. Listeners asked many questions about format, subjects to be discussed, and more.

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