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Nicholas Skytland

Program Manager, Open Innovation Program NASA

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Nicholas Skytland Biography

Nicholas Skytland (b. 27 April 1980) is a creator, designer, and technologist, with a passion for engaging all generations in the adventure of space exploration. He is continually working to help NASA embrace new technologies, increase public participation and innovate on how government does business.

Skytland is currently the Program Manager of the Open Innovation Program at NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC, where he leads a motivated team of entrepreneurs and technologists who are responsible for directing the agency's Open Government Plan and Digital Government Strategy, with aggressive goals towards releasing more high value data sets online, pushing forward the use of open source technology, and creating participatory opportunities to engage citizens in NASA's mission. He has experience planning galactic-sized hackathons, envisioning future space exploration missions, designing next generation space suits, training space-bound astronauts, developing open-source technology and crafting new partnerships between government and industry. His current research focus is to better understand how governments can apply the art and science of mass collaboration to solve humanity's toughest challenges.

Previously, Skytland managed two science and technology projects for NASA’s Human Research Program, formed new collaborations with industry, academia and other governments in NASA's Strategic Partnerships Office, and trained astronauts for spacewalks at NASA's Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory. Skytland has also worked in the private space industry at the Zero G Corporation helping other experience the excitement of weightlessness during parabolic flight and the X PRIZE Foundation where he was instrumental in the planning of the first privately funded, manned space launch of SpaceShipOne in the Mojave Desert.

Combining elements of space exploration, science, technology, visual art and storytelling, Skytland is well known for many of his presentations promoting human space exploration, citizen science, digital natives, social media, participatory exploration, and open innovation. He has spoken to numerous audiences, including the Pentagon, the United Nations, Disney Imagineering and many others around the world. His favorite speaking experiences include the Nobel Prize Public Services Summit in 2009 and the South by Southwest Interactive festival the past three years.

Skytland holds a bachelor’s degree from Valparaiso University in mechanical engineering, a master’s degree from the International Space University in space studies and a MBA from the University of Texas McCombs School of Business. In 2008 he was the recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award from Valparaiso University.

Born in North Dakota, he now lives in Texas with his beautiful wife and two adventurous sons.

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    Booking fees for Nicholas Skytland, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Nicholas Skytland, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
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    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Nicholas Skytland for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Nicholas Skytland for your next private or corporate function.
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Nicholas Skytland Biography

Nicholas Skytland (b. 27 April 1980) is a creator, designer, and technologist, with a passion for engaging all generations in the adventure of space exploration. He is continually working to help NASA embrace new technologies, increase public participation and innovate on how government does business.

Skytland is currently the Program Manager of the Open Innovation Program at NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC, where he leads a motivated team of entrepreneurs and technologists who are responsible for directing the agency's Open Government Plan and Digital Government Strategy, with aggressive goals towards releasing more high value data sets online, pushing forward the use of open source technology, and creating participatory opportunities to engage citizens in NASA's mission. He has experience planning galactic-sized hackathons, envisioning future space exploration missions, designing next generation space suits, training space-bound astronauts, developing open-source technology and crafting new partnerships between government and industry. His current research focus is to better understand how governments can apply the art and science of mass collaboration to solve humanity's toughest challenges.

Previously, Skytland managed two science and technology projects for NASA’s Human Research Program, formed new collaborations with industry, academia and other governments in NASA's Strategic Partnerships Office, and trained astronauts for spacewalks at NASA's Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory. Skytland has also worked in the private space industry at the Zero G Corporation helping other experience the excitement of weightlessness during parabolic flight and the X PRIZE Foundation where he was instrumental in the planning of the first privately funded, manned space launch of SpaceShipOne in the Mojave Desert.

Combining elements of space exploration, science, technology, visual art and storytelling, Skytland is well known for many of his presentations promoting human space exploration, citizen science, digital natives, social media, participatory exploration, and open innovation. He has spoken to numerous audiences, including the Pentagon, the United Nations, Disney Imagineering and many others around the world. His favorite speaking experiences include the Nobel Prize Public Services Summit in 2009 and the South by Southwest Interactive festival the past three years.

Skytland holds a bachelor’s degree from Valparaiso University in mechanical engineering, a master’s degree from the International Space University in space studies and a MBA from the University of Texas McCombs School of Business. In 2008 he was the recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award from Valparaiso University.

Born in North Dakota, he now lives in Texas with his beautiful wife and two adventurous sons.

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  • How to book Nicholas Skytland?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Nicholas Skytland for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Nicholas Skytland, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Nicholas Skytland or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Nicholas Skytland?

    Booking fees for Nicholas Skytland, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Nicholas Skytland, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Nicholas Skytland?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Nicholas Skytland for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Nicholas Skytland for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Nicholas Skytland or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Nicholas Skytland or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Nicholas Skytland is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Nicholas Skytland for your event is available upon request. Nicholas Skytland generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Nadja Bellan-White, Elizabeth Valleau, Fadia Kader, David Sandstrom and Katie Puris. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Nicholas Skytland for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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