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Top-Level Government Speakers Share Insight at 30th Space Symposium

With senior government speakers continuing to confirm their participation at a record pace -- and continued commitment of government agencies to their exhibits -- the Space Symposium is shaping up to be one of the most significant in the 30 years of the event.

With more than 9,000 expected participants this year, the 30th Space Symposium will be held May 19-22, at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs.

The Space Symposium has been firmly established as the single most important event for government organizations, and between government and industry on both a national and international basis. Top civil and military space leaders from the U.S. and abroad are confirmed to participate during the week, including:

  • James R. Clapper (Lieutenant General, USAF, Ret.), Director of National Intelligence
  • Richard DalBello, Assistant Director, Space and Aeronautics, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President
  • Eric K. Fanning, Under Secretary of the Air Force, USAF
  • BG Jeffrey A. Farnsworth, USA, Deputy Commanding General for Operations, US Army Space and Missile Defense Command (USASMDC)/Army Forces Strategic Command (ARSTRAT)
  • Dave Gallagher, Director for Astronomy, Physics and Space Technology, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • Lewis Groswald, Associate Program Officer, National Academy of Sciences
  • John M. Grunsfeld, Ph.D., Associate Administrator for the Science Mission Directorate, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
  • Tom Hammond, Staff Director, Majority, House Science, Space and Technology Committee; Subcommittee on Space
  • Gil Klinger, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Space and Intelligence Office
  • Robert M. Lightfoot Jr., Associate Administrator, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
  • Letitia A. Long, Director, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  • John C. Mather, Ph.D., Senior Project Scientist, James Webb Space Telescope, NASA
  • George C. Nield, Ph.D., Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration
  • Lt. Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, USAF, Commander, Space and Missiles Systems Center, Air Force Space Command
  • Lt. Gen. John W. "Jay" Raymond, USAF, Commander, 14th Air Force
  • Gen. William L. Shelton, USAF, Commander, Air Force Space Command
  • Brig. Gen. Roger W. Teague, USAF, Director, Space Programs, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Acquisition
    Office of the Secretary of the Air Force
    Damon Wells, Director, Office of Policy & Strategy, National Reconnaissance Office
  • Maj. Gen. Martin Whelan, USAF, Director of Requirements, Headquarters Air Force Space Command

Featured international participants are:

  • Col Dominique Arbiol, FAF, Chief of Policy and Cooperations Bureau, French Joint Space Command, Ministry of Defence France
  • Francisco Mendieta-Jimenez, Ph.D., General Director, Mexican Space Agency
  • Walter J. Natynczyk, (General, CA, Ret.), President, Canadian Space Agency
  • Ger Nieuwpoort, Ph.D., Director, Netherlands Space Office
  • David Parker, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer, United Kingdom Space Agency
  • Marius-Ioan Piso, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer, Romanian Space Agency (ROSA)

Featured by-invitation event speakers are:

  • Andrew D. Cox, Director, Space Security & Defense Program, Air Force Space Command
  • Lt. Gen. John E. Hyten, USAF, Vice Commander, Air Force Space Command
  • Douglas L. Loverro, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Space Policy, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense
  • Col. Alan F. Rebholz, USAF, Chief, Space Operations Division, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Air and Space Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force
  • Betty J. Sapp, Director, National Reconnaissance Office

Affiliated events:

  • Eric L. Hirschhorn, Under Secretary for Industry and Security, Department of Commerce

Visit www.SpaceSymposium.org to see all of the speakers and panelists.

Register Now for Space Symposium and Cyber 1.4
The 30th Space Symposium is preceded by the full-day cyberspace conference, Cyber 1.4, on Monday, May 19, at The Broadmoor. Cyber 1.4 requires separate registration, and a substantial discount is available when combined with Space Symposium registration. See details and register for both the Symposium and Cyber 1.4 at www.SpaceSymposium.org.

Co-sponsors
a.i. solutionsAeroflex Microelectronic Solutions; Aerojet RocketdyneAirbus Group, Inc.Analytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI); ArianespaceATKBall Aerospace & Technologies Corp.; Booz Allen HamiltonColorado Space Business Roundtable (CSBR); Colorado Space CoalitionEaglePicher Technologies, LLCEl Pomar FoundationEuroconsultExelisFedExFisher Space PenGovernment Executive Media GroupHigh Impact CreativeHolland & Hart LLPInmarsatIntelsat General CorporationLaunchspaceLockheed MartinMaui Economic Development Board (MEDB); MetiSpace Technologies, Inc.Millennium Engineering and Integration CompanyMoog Inc.Müller-BBM VibroAkustik Systeme, Inc.National Science Teachers AssociationNorthrop GrummanOrbital Sciences CorporationOrbital Technologies Corporation (ORBITEC); PAEPulsed HarmonixRaytheonScitor CorporationSecure World FoundationSES Government Solutions; SLS and Orion Industry Team; Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC); Space Tech ExpoSpaceXSpincraftSSLStellar Solutions,Inc.The Boeing CompanyThe SI OrganizationUnited Launch Alliance; and Universities Space Research Association (USRA)Aviation WeekSatNews Publishers; SpaceNews and TechBriefs Media Group are media partners.

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