Thank You Symposium Volunteers
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Apr. 8, 2010) -- The National Space Symposium is the premier gathering of the global space industry and one reason it's so special is the support and hard work of a team of 250 volunteers. These extraordinary people donate hours of their time to assist Symposium staff and attendees in various capacities, from helping with registration to staffing the media center to assisting with logistics for the more almost 100 speakers appearing on the agenda.
On Wednesday evening, April 7, some of this year's Symposium volunteers attended an orientation meeting at The Broadmoor Hotel, where the event will be held April 12-15. Space Foundation CEO Elliot Pulham welcomed the group and told them that, with record attendance this year, the Space Foundation anticipates that almost 9,000 people will move through The Broadmoor next week as part of the event.
"The Symposium is a force of nature," Pulham told them, "and something we couldn't do without our volunteers. I'm delighted with the support we receive from the community, from local military bases, and even from some who travel from out of state to help out."
Every year the Space Foundation accepts volunteer applications through the National Space Symposium website (www.NationalSpaceSymposium.org), starting about two to three months before the event.