The Consortium for Execution of Rendezvous and Servicing Operations (CONFERS)

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CONFERS is a not-for-profit trade association to develop industry-led standards and guide international policies for satellite servicing that contribute to a sustainable, safe, and diverse space economy. CONFERS is open to membership by industry, academic research institutions, governments, and nonprofit and not-for- profit organizations and individuals who are interested in furthering the commercial satellite servicing industry.

Meet Our Team

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Executive Director

Brian Weeden is the Director of Program Planning for Secure World Foundation, and Executive Director of CONFERS. In his role with SWF, Dr. Weeden directs strategic planning for future-year projects to meet the Foundation’s goals and objectives, and conducts research on space debris, global space situational awareness, space traffic management, protection of space assets, and space governance. Dr. Weeden also organizes national and international workshops to increase awareness of and facilitate dialogue on space security, stability, and sustainability topics. He is a member and former Chair of the World Economic Forum’s Council on the Future of Space Technologies, and is also a member of the Advisory Committee on Commercial Remote Sensing (ACCRES) to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Prior to joining SWF, Dr. Weeden served nine years on active duty as an officer in the United States Air Force working in space and intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) operations. Dr. Weeden holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Clarkson University, a Master’s Degree in Space Studies from the University of North Dakota, and a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Public Administration from George Washington University in the field of Science and Technology Policy.