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Welcome to the web page for the 9th Emerging Space Industry Leaders Workshop (ESIL-09). 


ESIL-09 was held on May 13-14, 2016 in collaboration with the Secure World Foundation in Washington DC.


Below is information about the workshop which will be updated as details become available.


At-A-Glance Details:

  • What: Center of Excellence for Commercial Space Transportation Ninth Emerging Space Industry Leaders Workshop (COE CST ESIL-09), a two-day workshop including a mix of presentations, discussion, and active working sessions, culminating in a final presentation of results at the end of the second day and the possibility of a participant-led conference paper for presentation at a later date focused on evaluating the viability of different commercial space activities.
  • When: Friday and Saturday, May 13-14, 2016.
  • Where: 1779 Massachusetts Ave NW Washington, DC 20036
  • Who: Registered participants.
  • Why: Introduction to game theory-based industry structure analysis of the resource potential within cis-lunar space.
  • Dress Code: Business Casual


  • Network - meet other emerging leaders from across the space industry
  • Learn - gain insight into the context of commercial space, strategy formulation, and Game Theory
  • Impact - utilize lessons and perspectives gained to contribute to the space industry



  • ESIL is a workshop series supported by the FAA Center of Excellence for Commercial Space Transportation and coordinated by the University of Colorado at Boulder. ESIL-09 is being conducted with the support of Secure World Foundation.
  • The intent of the workshop series is to bring together emerging industry leaders, foster collaboration, and provide tools to help shape the space industry of the future.  This is accomplished through talks from industry, government, and academia as well as group activities. These activities include both educational and social development.



  • ESIL workshops are conducted around a specific topic.  For ESIL-09 the specific topic is orbital space traffic management. 
  • The working group activities will utilize a structured approach based on game theory to evaluate the environment in this industry segment and look for key areas that would enable future commercial space transportation growth.


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  • Attendance - attendees are expected to participate in the entire workshop.  A core component of ESIL workshops is networking and teamwork.
  • Questions - please direct questions to bradley.cheetham@colorado.edu




  • Will be uploaded after the event.





Secure World Foundation

Advanced Space


Information on Previous ESIL Workshops - ESIL Home Page

ESIL-01 - Boulder CO

ESIL-02 - Washington DC

ESIL-03 - Buffalo NY

ESIL-04 - Broomfield CO

ESIL-05 - Tempe AZ

ESIL-06 - Palo Alto CA

ESIL-07 - Washington DC

ESIL-08 - Denver, CO

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