The politics and policy of space affects the future of our industry in many ways—both at the federal and local level. Come hear from Casey Dreier, Director of Space Policy at the Planetary Society, on how you can train yourself to be an effective advocate for space and how you can influence the future of the space industry via activism and outreach.
As Director of Space Policy, Casey leads the strategic planning and implementation of The Planetary Society's policy and advocacy efforts. These include working closely with other policy representatives in the space community, educating legislators and congressional staffers, and organizing Planetary Society members to become active space advocates. He also educates the public about space policy and history through writing, his monthly Space Policy Edition podcast, and unique online course offerings such as Space Advocacy 101.
He is a trusted source for space policy analysis for journalists and has been featured as a source in many general interest publications including the New York Times, the Washington Post, The Atlantic, Scientific American, Vox and The Verge, to name a few. He is committed to demystifying the politics and policy of space for all audiences and has been an invited speaker at conferences such as The Atlantic's Washington Ideas Week and Politicon.
He is also an instructor at Western Washington University, where he teaches the occasional class on space history and policy.