Space Systems/Loral Users Conference 2014

SSL invites you to its 7th Users Conference to be held October 20-22, 2014 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Palo Alto, California. Our keynote speaker this year is Peter Sheahan. As CEO of ChangeLabs, Peter is known internationally for inspiring innovative business thinking and creating lasting behavior change. The conference will include presentations from the audience of satellite owners and operators, and a report from SSL on the overall status of its fleet of on-orbit satellites.


Peter Sheahan

Founder and CEO of ChangeLabs™ & World Renowned Speaker on Exploiting Business Trends and New Market Opportunities

Peter Sheahan is known internationally for inspiring innovative business thinking and creating lasting behavior change. He has established himself as a highly successful entrepreneur with his international thought leadership practice and as the CEO of ChangeLabs™, a global consultancy building and delivering large-scale behavioral change projects for clients such as Apple and IBM. Peter has worked with some of the world's leading brands, including Google, Goldman Sachs, News Corporation, Harley Davidson and GlaxoSmithKline.

He has delivered more than 2000 presentations to over 300,000 people in 15 different countries. In 2006, Peter was voted the National Speakers Association's Keynote Speaker of the Year and has since been named one of the 25 Hottest New Speakers in America, and one of the 25 Most Influential Speakers in the industry.

He is the author of six books, including international bestsellerFl!p.As a global thought leader, Peter's insights into business trends and the changing needs of customers and staff have made him a regular presenter on Fox Business, with appearances on ABC and BBC as well. In 2008 Peter was a featured expert in a five-part global series on Innovation on CNBC, and he has been written up in the Washington Post and Fast Company magazine. His newest book Making It Happenunpacks his insights on the execution of ideas though focused business growth, understanding buying behavior and compelling market positioning.

Making It Happen: Turning Good Ideas Into Great Results(2011)
Fl!p: How to Turn Everything You Know on Its Head - and Succeed Beyond Your Wildest Imaginings(2008)
Flip! Upside Down Thinking(2007)


15:00 Conference registration desk open for sign-in at Crowne Plaza Hotel
18:00 — 22:00 Welcome Reception, Crowne Plaza Hotel
08:00 — 08:30 Breakfast
08:45 — 09:00 Opening remarks by SSL President, John Celli
09:00 — 10:00 Keynote Speech by Peter Sheahan
10:00 — 10:15 Keynote Q&A
10:15 — 10:30 Break
10:30 — 11:15 Presentation 1
11:15 — 12:00 Presentation 2
12:00 — 13:15 Lunch
13:15 — 14:00 Success with the First Omega-3 Spacecraft, by Lindsay Pattinson, Eutelsat
14:00 — 14:45 Presentation 4
14:45 — 15:15 Break
15:15 — 16:00 Integration of a New Platform and New RTS, by Michael Myers, BBS Philippines
16:00 — 16:45 Presentation 6
16:45 Closing remarks SSL
18:00 Leave for dinner activity
22:00 Return from Dinner Activity
08:00 — 08:30 Breakfast
08:45 — 09:00 Opening Remarks, by SSL
09:00 — 10:00 SSL On-Orbit Fleet Overview, by SSL Chief Engineer & Vice President of Mission Assurance, Matteo Genna
10:00 - 10:45 Presentation 7
10:45 — 11:15 Break
11:15 — 12:00 Presentation 8
12:00 — 12:20 Presentation 9
12:20 — 12:30 Closing Remarks SSL
12:30 — 13:30 Box Lunch
13:30 — 15:30 Optional Factory Tour

Hotel Information

We have secured a number of rooms at a special conference rate of $259.00 per night single or double occupancy. If you would like to reserve a room at this rate please complete the SSL registration information. Do NOT contact the hotel directly to book room reservations. If you try to book directly with the hotel or any other booking agency, you will pay a higher room rate for each night. Please book your room requests on the SSL registration page by September 7, 2012 to guarantee this discounted rate.


Map and directions from San Jose Airport to Crowne Plaza Cabaña Hotel.
San Jose (Norman Y Mineta) International Airport to 4290 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA

Map and directions from San Francisco Airport to Crowne Plaza Cabaña Hotel.
San Francisco International Airport to 4290 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA

Map and directions from Crowne Plaza Cabaña Hotel to Bowlmor Lanes.
4290 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA to 10123 N Wolfe Rd, Cupertino, CA 95014

Contact Us

For questions on conference materials contact David Vandigrifft at

For conference logistics questions contact Debbie Litle at

  • SSL Web site
  • Users Conference Chairman
  • Space Systems/Loral
  • 3825 Fabian Way, MS G-48
  • Palo Alto, CA 94303