The UP Experience 2012 first speaker announced – BURT RUTAN

burt rutan photoThe UP Experience is pleased to welcome Burt Rutan, aerospace entrepreneur, Virgin Galactic spacecraft designer, and founder of aerospace research firm Scaled Composites. A bold visionary with a passion for the advancement of technology, Burt will captivate participants during his UP presentation, "Inspiration for Innovation and the Race for Space."

Named "Entrepreneur of the Year" by Inc. magazine and one of "The World’s 100 Most Influential People" by TIME, Rutan designed the legendary Voyager aircraft – the first to circle the world nonstop without refueling. He is also responsible for the design of SpaceShipOne, the world’s first privately funded spacecraft which, in 2004, became the first private rocket plane ever to put a man into space. Five of his planes, including the Voyager and SpaceShipOne, now hang in the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.

Rutan believes that the best ideas come from the collaborative efforts of small, closely knit project teams, along with an environment not limited by adversity to risk. He is positively inspiring with his vision on creativity, innovation, and the role managers play in motivating a creative team. Rutan has been profiled by 60 Minutes and featured on the covers of both LIFE and TIME.

To learn more about Burt Rutan and understand why he’s one of the biggest names in the aviation industry, sign UP today for our October 25th event.

The UP Experience
October 25, 2012
8:30am – 4:30pm
Stafford Performing Arts Theatre
10505 Cash Road
Stafford,TX 77477

Burt Rutan photo courtesy: Wikipedia


The UP Experience is an annual thought-leader conference held one day each October in Greater Houston, featuring domain-expert speakers from every area of work and culture. The purpose is to inspire, entertain and challenge by offering unique perspectives from unique people. Speakers are hand-selected for their expertise and ability to communicate passionately and succinctly. The UP Experience schedules time for attendees to meet and talk with all speakers. This is the only conference of this breadth and quality offered on America’s South Coast.


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