The Space Foundations 26th National Space Symposium, set for April 12-15 at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colorado, is where all sectors of the space industry gather together to share perspectives and get down to business.
For four days in April, you can witness the largest gathering of space professionals in the world. Visit the AMERICOM Government Services Exhibit Center, which will be teeming with activity and overflowing with the latest in space technology. You can hear from the leaders who are shaping todays global space agenda and meet the ones who will shape tomorrows. You can witness a spectacular opening ceremony featuring the eclectic and energetic musical group, Barrage. You can applaud as the Space Foundation recognizes organizations and individuals who have advanced space exploration, discovery, awareness, and commerce.
And, if you hurry, you can get a great deal.
Register for the 26th National Space Symposium by February 5, 2010, and receive $425 off the regular industry rate.
For details => www.NationalSpaceSymposium.org.
This years National Space Symposium continues the tradition of excellence that the premier gathering of the global space community has established over the years. And, it mixes it up with two exciting new programs: a separate Cyber 1.0 Conference on Monday, April 12, immediately before the Symposium kick-off; and special programs and events for up-and-coming New Generation space professionals woven throughout the four-day event.
Cyber 1.0 Conference
Conducted by the Space Foundation, the Cyber 1.0 Conference will clarify Air Force Space Command (AFSPC)s newly acquired cyberspace mission, which is the direct responsibility of the 24th Air Force. It will feature AFSPC, government, and industry leaders who will provide an overview of the cyberspace mission and discuss the influence of the cyber domain on modern life, the Department of Defenses cyber perspective, and cyber acquisition policies and procedures. Interactive AFSPC and industry demonstrations and a luncheon that looks at the domain from inside the beltway round out the program. The speakers include...
- AFSPC Commander General C. Robert Kehler
- USAF Lieutenant General Larry James, USAF, Commander, Joint Functional Component Command (JFCC) Space, United States Strategic Command, and Commander, 14th Air Force (Air Forces Strategic), AFSPC
- Major General Richard Webber, USAF, Commander, 24th Air Force.
The Cyber 1.0 Conference is a complementary event to the 26th National Space Symposium, with a separate registration fee. There is a significant discount for Symposium attendees and space is extremely limited. For registration and more details, go to www.SpaceFoundation.org.
Building on an initiative launched at the 25th National Space Symposium in 2009, this years event is offering expanded programs aimed directly at the younger generation of space professionals. The New Generation program will allow attendees to both be involved in the mainstream 26th National Space Symposium program and to spend highly focused time concentrating on issues specific to new entrants to the burgeoning space industry. Program elements include mentoring opportunities that provide quality exposure to industry leaders, workshops for professionals in the early stages of their space careers both commercial and military, representation on a wider range of main program panels and as master moderators, and a New Generation reception following at the close of the Symposium.
The 26th National Space Symposium program looks at opportunities and issues facing the global space community today, addressing all aspects of space, including civil, commercial, national security, new space, international and its many related components. It includes presentations, panels, forums, and workshops featuring high-level space leaders, including:
- Dr. William F. Ballhaus, Jr., Vice Chairman, Space Foundation Board of Directors, and former president and chief executive officer, The Aerospace Corporation
- Steve Bochinger, Director of Institutional Affairs, Euroconsult, and managing director, Euroconsult North America
- Major General Charles F. Bolden, Jr., USMC (Retired), Administrator, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
- General Bruce Carlson, USAF (Retired), Director, National Reconnaissance Office
- Ariane Cornell, Executive Director, Space Generation Advisory Council
- Lieutenant General Larry D. James, USAF, Commander, Joint Functional Component Command Space, United States Strategic Command, and Commander, 14th Air Force (Air Forces Strategic), Air Force Space Command
- General C. Robert Kehler, USAF, Commander, Air Force Space Command
- Dennis A. Muilenburg, Executive Vice President, The Boeing Company, and President and Chief Executive Officer, Integrated Defense Systems
- Major General Richard E. Webber, USAF, Commander, 24th Air Force
The Symposium will also feature a panel representing three decades of National Reconnaissance Office leadership, moderated by General Thomas Moorman, USAF (Retired), Chairman, Space Foundation Board of Directors, and former Commander, Air Force Space Command. Speakers will include:
- Hans Mark, Ph.D., Under Secretary of the Air Force/Secretary of the Air Force and NRO director, 1977-1979
- Edward C. Aldridge, Jr., Under Secretary of the Air Force/Secretary of the Air Force and NRO director, 1981-1988
- Martin C. Faga, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Space and NRO director, 1989-1993
- Jeffrey K. Harris, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Space and NRO director, 1994-1996
- Keith R. Hall, Assistant secretary of the Air Force for Space and NRO director, 1997-2001
- Peter B. Teets, Under Secretary of the Air Force and NRO director, 2001-2005
- Donald M. Kerr, Ph.D., Assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force (Intelligence Space Technology) and NRO director, 2005-2007
- Scott F. Large, Assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force (Intelligence and Space Technology) and NRO director, 2007-2009
The 26th National Symposium also features a number of special events:
- The invitation-only Congressional Luncheon
- The Corporate Partnership Dinner (additional fee for non-military registrants; included in Active Military/Government rate)
- The General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award Luncheon (additional fee for non-military registrants; included in Active Military/Government rate)
- The Space Technology Hall of Fame® Dinner, featuring actor/director and space icon Leonard Nimoy (additional fee for non-military registrants; included in Active Military/Government rate)
- Special events geared for selected teachers and students (invitation-only)
The 26th National Space Symposium is made possible by the generous support of the following major sponsors:
- AMERICOM Government Services the sold out Exhibit Center
- AVIATION WEEK Media partner
- Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. Congressional Luncheon
- The Boeing Company Corporate Partnership Dinner
- General Dynamics Cyber 1.0 Luncheon
- Lockheed Martin Space Technology Hall of Fame® Dinner and space education activities for teachers
- Northrop Grumman Opening Ceremony
- Raytheon General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award Luncheon
Other sponsors include ATK, Cisco Systems, Inc., GMV, International Space University, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, SAIC, Space News, and United Space Alliance.
Additional sponsorship opportunities are available; interested companies should contact Sponsorships@SpaceFoundation.org.
More than 140 companies are exhibiting in the sold-out AMERICOM Government Services Exhibit Center. To be put on the waiting list, companies should contact Exhibitor@SpaceFoundation.org.
The 26th National Space Symposium promises to be informative, inspirational, and an excellent venue for making connections and conducting business.
For more information, including online registration, agenda, speakers, exhibitors, and sponsors, go to www.NationalSpaceSymposium.org