Iowa Ideas 2021 Keynotes
We are proud to present our keynote speakers for the 2021 Iowa Ideas conference. Please check back for further updates and announcements as we reveal the remaining speakers!
Iowa Native • Former Nasa Astronaut
First Female Space Station Commander
October 15, 2021Iowa Ideas Keynote Speaker
Peggy Whitson has over 35 years in space and science experience with NASA and as a consultant. During that time, she has held various positions, including Chief of the Astronaut Office, Commander of the International Space Station (twice), Chair of the Astronaut Selection Board, Science Officer, Operations Branch Chief, Deputy Division Chief for both Medical Sciences and the Astronaut Office, and co-chair of the US/Russian Mission Science Working Group.
Visiting Associate Professor
@ U of Iowa's Public Policy Center
October 14, 2021Iowa Ideas Keynote Speaker
Previously, Mr. Gould served the University of Iowa as an administrator at the BelinBlank International Center for Gifted Education and Talent, the Associate Director of Professional Student Development in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, a Lecturer in the Department of Health and Human Physiology, and the first Obermann Center Public Scholar. Mr. Gould also worked with Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh’s Downtown Project in its effort to transform Las Vegas into the “most community-focused large city in the world.”