Colorado Space Business Roundtable Presents
Virtual RoundUp 2020: The Human Side of Space
Thank You to everyone for their participation!

Sponsored By:


 In this unprecedented year of change, the Colorado Space RoundUp, the premier all-Colorado space industry event, is going 100% virtual.

Presented by the Colorado Space Business Roundtable (CSBR), and now in its 17th year, the RoundUp is your chance to engage with leaders from business, government, and education and to connect with the latest Colorado space news.

Whether you are a CEO, an entrepreneur, a student, or simply someone who loves space and being in-the-know, this three-day, all-virtual forum is for you! This year’s theme – The Human Side of Space – explores what recent scientific and commercial advances mean for commerce, employment, government policy, and the creation of industries, and will take a deep dive into the progress the U.S. has made in space travel and our renewed efforts to get back to the moon.

This year’s Roundup virtual event features two powerful keynote speakers, Dr. Sian Proctor and Dr. Saralyn Mark.

Informative panel discussions will cover:

  • Colorado Congressional Aerospace Update

  • Starting in the Workforce – Student Ambassador Forum

  •  Resources Beyond Earth: Enabling Future Exploration and the New Space Economy

  • Space Force Colorado – Foundation and Future

Special features include highlights from Colorado Small Business, Colorado Space Business Roundtable, student ambassadors, and the presentation of the 2020 Cosmic Contributor Award.


Dr. Sian Proctor is a geoscientist, explorer, space artist, and science communication specialist with a passion for space exploration. Her talk “Space2Inspire” will encourage you to use your unique, one-of-a-kind strengths and passion to inspire those within your reach and beyond.

Dr. Sian Proctor is a geoscientist, explorer, space artist, and science communication specialist with a passion for space exploration. Her motto is called Space2inspire where she encourages people to use their unique, one-of-a-kind strengths, and passion to inspire those within their reach and beyond. She uses her AfronautSpace art to encourage conversations about women of color in the space industry. She’s an analog astronaut and has completed four analog missions including the all-female SENSORIA Mars 2020 mission at the Hawai’i Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (HI-SEAS) Habitat, the NASA funded 4-months Mars mission at HI-SEAS, a 2-weeks Mars mission at the Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS), and a 2-weeks Moon mission in the LunAres Habitat.She believes that when we solve for space, we also solve issues on Earth. She promotes sustainable food practices used in space exploration as a way to reduce food waste on Earth. She has a TEDx talk called Eat Like a Martian and published the Meals for Mars Cookbook.


Dr. Saralyn Mark is an endocrinologist, geriatrician, and women's health specialist who was the former senior medical/policy advisor for Health and Human Service, NASA, and the White House. Her talk, “It’s iGIANT Time for Sex in Space,” will assess the impact of sex and gender on adaptation to space.

Saralyn Mark, MD, an endocrinologist, geriatrician and women's health specialist is the founder, president and CEO of SolaMed Solutions, LLC, a boutique consulting firm.  In this capacity, she has served as a medical and scientific policy advisor providing scientific and strategic direction for organizations and agencies including the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Strategic Investment Fund, academia, industry, and non-governmental and professional society organizations. She is also the founder and president of the iGIANT®, a nonprofit dedicated to accelerating the translation of research into gender/sex-specific design elements across all sectors.