Saturday Grand Banquet

Keynote Speaker Dan Barstow, KA1ARD

Dan Barstow, KA1ARD

Enjoy dinner as our keynote speaker, Dan Barstow, KA1ARD, takes us on a journey to new heights!

Dan Barstow is Senior Education Manager for the International Space Station National Lab. In this role, he supports large-scale use of the ISS by students, teachers and the public. He does this work through the Center for Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) and the Space Station Explorers program. Previously, he was Director of TERC’s Center for Earth and Space Science Education, President of the Challenger Learning Center network, Development Director for the Virtual High School, and Principal Investigator for Windows on Earth, an Earth observation experiment on the ISS. Throughout his career, he has focused on revolutionizing Earth and Space education, through inquiry-based learning, Earth visualizations and student investigations of Earth system science.

Dan has a long-term interest in ham radio and its space connections. Through Space Station Explorers, he supports the Amateur Radio on the ISS (ARISS) program to connect students with astronauts, and has developed software to facilitate direct ham radio communications through the ISS.

Door Prizes

The Grand Banquet will feature a grand door prize of a Yaesu FT DX 3000!


Tickets are likely to sell quickly, so make sure to get your tickets online when they are available. The meal will be buffet style with plenty of options to choose from.

Doors will open at 6:30 PM on Saturday at the Federal room.