For its 30th year the Space Foundation’s global space conference unveils a new name to reflect its expanding international reach. With “National” dropped from its name, the 30th Space Symposium will be held May 19-22, 2014, at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA.
Expect even more international participation at the 30th Space Symposium than in previous years, including speakers, panelists, visiting delegations and exhibitors.
Widely known as the most significant global space industry conference for conducting business, the Space Symposium annually attracts more than 9,000 participants worldwide, including top decision makers from civil, military, commercial and academic institutions.
More than 100 top civil and military space leaders from the U.S. and abroad are slated to speak, including:
Brig. Gen. Yves Arnaud, FAF, Commander, Joint Space Command, French Ministry of Defense
Charles F. Bolden, Jr., NASA Administrator, USA
Lt. Gen. James R. Clapper, USAF (Ret.), Director of National Intelligence, USA
Matthew J. Desch, Chief Executive Officer, Iridium Communications, Inc.
Michael C. Gass, President and Chief Executive Officer, United Launch Alliance (ULA)
Yasushi Horikawa, Ph.D., Chairman, United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space
Letitia A. Long, Director, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, USA
Dr. Ger Nieuwpoort, Director, Netherlands Space Office
Gen. William L. Shelton, USAF, Commander, Air Force Space Command, USA
Deborah Westphal, Managing Director, Toffler Associates
View the current agenda at www.SpaceSymposium.org, and look for details on new additions to the Symposium for 2014, including Wednesday’s Technical Track presentations and panels.
Also on Wednesday, May 21, the Space Foundation will confer its highest honor, the General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award. This significant accolade will be presented to A. Thomas Young at a special luncheon that is co-sponsored by Lockheed Martin
Another main reason to attend the 30th Space Symposium is the dynamic Boeing Exhibit Center and Boeing Exhibit Center Pavilion, featuring more than 160 displays of the world’s latest space technology, products and services.
Space Symposium Website Available In 71 Languages
The Space Foundation web designers have created a dynamic Space Symposium website that now provides information in 71 languages. The website is responsive and adaptive for mobile and tablet devices, as well.
Register Now For Space Symposium + Cyber 1.4
The 30th Space Symposium is preceded by a full-day cyberspace conference, Cyber 1.4 on Monday, May 19, at The Broadmoor Hotel. Congressman Lamar Smith (R-TX), chairman of the United States House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, will give the Cyber 1.4 keynote speech.
Cyber 1.4 will focus on senior leadership views on Department of Defense and industry cyber activities, with emphasis on human capital development, international dimensions and the evolving challenges posed by cyberspace. Featured speakers and panelists provide insight into cyberspace policy issues affecting industry and the government. Cyber 1.4 is also appropriate for those who are new to the cyber domain, for help in understanding current hot-button issues.
See more details, and register for both the Symposium and Cyber 1.4 at www.SpaceSymposium.org.
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Cyber 1.4 + The New Generation Space Leaders Program
Space and cyberspace intersect at the Space Foundation national conference Cyber 1.4, on Monday, May 19, 2014, at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Cyber 1.4 focuses on senior leadership views on Department of Defense and industry cyber activities, with emphasis on hot button issues, human capital development, international dimensions and the evolving challenges posed by cyberspace. Featured speakers and panelists provide insight into cyberspace policy issues affecting industry and the government.
This full-day conference takes place immediately before the official opening of the 30th Space Symposium. For those interested in learning more about this special one-day event, here’s the agenda to entice your presence.
The registration for Cyber1.4 occurs on Sunday, May 18th, from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m., simultaneously with the 30th Space Symposium registration in the foyer of Broadmoor Hall. Registration continues o Monday, May 19th, from 6:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., but registering earlier is better than later, as the Cyber 1.4 Breakfast takes place at 7:00 a.m. in the Rocky Mountain Foyer at Broadmoor West. The breakfast is co-sponsored by Booze | Allen | Hamilton.
The featured speaker for Cyber 1.4 is the Honorable Lamar Smith (R-TX), who is the Chairman of the Science, Space and Technology Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives. His presentation will start at 8:30 a.m. in Rocky Mountain Ballroom A & B at Broodmoor West.
Smith represents the 21st Congressional District of Texas and, as Chairman, he promotes legislation that encourages scientific discoveries, space exploration, and new technologies. In addition to having oversight over NASA, Chairman Smith’s committee has been engaged on cyber security issues including holding a variety of hearings and passing out a variety of cyber-related legislation. He currently serves on the Judiciary Committee and the Homeland Security Committee. Before his election to the House of Representatives, Smith practiced law and served as a Bexar County commissioner. Smith is a graduate of Yale University and Southern Methodist University School of Law.
At 9:00 a.m., the Cyber 1.4 program starts in the same A & B Ballroom and runs until 12:00 noon or so, with Ballroom C & D the next stop for— lunch. The speakers are yet to be announced for this great opportunity for continued networking and speaker insights.
At 2:00 p.m., the program continues until 4:00 p.m. in Ballrooms A & B, with the Cyber 1.4 Reception to follow and close the event at 4:30 p.m.
To register, access http://www.spacesymposium.org/register/register-now
The New Generation Space Leaders Program
During the 30th Space Symposium, the Space Foundation will help participants of this worthwhile program gain visibility and exposure to senior leaders while obtaining advice and insight on career development. The multi-dimensional New Generation Space Leaders Program features speed mentoring, workshop sessions, keynotes, Q&A sessions, interactivity, social networking, receptions and exposure for some members as part of the Space Symposium agenda.
Young space professionals should consider attending these events if they are seriously seeking to advance their carriers, all the while desiring to create new contacts and gain visibility for their participaton. One of the most important factors is that these are the leaders of tomorrow who will help to set the direction for the future of the space industry.
The agenda runs on Monday, May 19th, from 3:00 until 4:30 p.m. with the New Generation Leadership Exchange at the Broadmoor’s Main Ballroom. The event closes with a special Networking Reception for New Generation Space Leaders and Mentors from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Pompelian Room, Broadmoor Main Mezzanine. The reception is co-sponsored by Aerojet Rocketdyne.
The program continues on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday with special breakfasts, panels, workshops and receptions. For a complete rundown on the event, head over to http://www.spacesymposium.org/about/new-generation-space-leaders-program. The sponsors include Aeroject Rocketdyne, Airbus Group, Booz | Allen | Hamilton, MOOG, Space Generation Advisory Council, Spincraft and the SI Organization and United Launch Alliance, Aviation Week, SatNews Publishers and SpaceNews are media partners..