Ball Aerospace Exhibit Center, New Pavilion An Overwhelming Success
The Space Foundation's National Space Symposium is known as the single annual event where exhibitors can reach all of their customers in one place. In 2012, the Ball Aerospace Exhibit Center was the biggest and most exciting in Space Symposium history.
The main hall of the Ball Aerospace Exhibit Center held the largest displays, most from long-time Space Foundation corporate members and co-sponsors.
The new Ball Aerspace Exhibit Center Pavilion at The Broadmoor Hotel was a fantastic addition to the exhibit space, with 100 of the total 166 exhibitors housed there. And response from exhibitors was overwhelmingly positive. The Pavilion was also the location for the annual Space Foundation Student Art contest display and a series of book signings by such authors as Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, P.J. O'Rourke and Mark Stevenson. The art contest display won a top award from the Colorado American Marketing Association.
Of the 166 Space Symposium exhibitors, 42 were new for 2012 and of those, six companies have already signed up to exhibit for the 29th National Space Symposium, to be held April 8-11, 2013, at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo.
The 42 new exhibitors in 2012 included:
- Accutek Testing Laboratory
- Air Force Reserve
- Alaska Aerospace Corporation
- Aldec, Inc.
- Alfresco Software Inc.
- Astro-und Feinwerktechnik Adlershof GmbH
- BRPH Architects-Engineers
- Canada's Aerospace Community
- Cascade Tek
- Command & Control Technologies Corp
- Composite Technology Development, Inc.
- Compunetix, Inc.
- Dunmore Corporation
- Embry-Riddle University
- Extron Electronics
- Fiberteck, Inc.
- Flotron, Inc.
- Fluor Corp
- Geospatial Intelligence Forum
- Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
- Kansas Cosmosphere & Space Center
- LeFiell Manufacturing Company
- Magnolia High-Performance Epoxy
- Martinez & Turek, Inc.
- McCollister's Transportation
- National Space Grant & Fellowship Program
- Omnetics Connector Corporation
- Operationally Responsive Space Office
- Sandia National Laboratories
- Scalable Network Technology
- Solidyn Solutions, Inc.
- Spacecraft Technology Expo
- STAR-Dundee, LTD
- TDK-Lambda America
- T.E. Connectivity
- Telecomunnication Systems, Inc.
- The SI
- TouchTable, Inc.
- University of North Dakota -- Dept of Space Studies
The Space Symposium provides access to decision makers not only in the U.S., but also from around the world. In 2012, international participation included representatives from 21 countries, including: Austria, Australia, Canada, Denmark, Ethiopia, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Republic of Korea, Romania, Sweden, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.
For 2013, the main exhibit center is already sold out. For space in the new Pavilion contact Exhibitor@SpaceFoundation.org.