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Second exhibit expansion, two specialized seminars added for Space Foundation's 19th National Space Symposium

Written by: Space Foundation Editorial Team

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.(Jan. 21, 2003) — After a record-breaking early sellout of the already-expanded Boeing Exhibit Center, organizers of the 19th National Space Symposium announced today yet another expansion of symposium exhibit facilities to accommodate additional exhibitors. The expansion accommodates numerous space organizations that had been on a waiting list to participate in the industry’s premier annual event, to be held April 7-10, 2003 at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs. More than 4,000 space professionals, representing more than 500 space companies and organizations, are expected to participate, including more than 100 exhibitors. The symposium is organized by the not-for-profit Space Foundation as part of its mission “to vigorously advance and support civil, commercial and national security space endeavors and educational excellence.” The Foundation also today announced the expansion of the symposium program itself, with the addition of two new special interest seminars on Monday, April 7, prior to the official opening:

  • “Making Space Law Today Meet the Needs of Tomorrow,” a special law seminar scheduled from 1:30 – 4:30 p.m., will be presented by Holland and Hart; and
  • A special Communicator’s Workshop is scheduled from 1-4 p.m. and presented by the Space Foundation.

The law seminar is open to National Space Symposium registrants for an additional $125, and to the general public for $199. Topics include

  • U.S. Export Controls and Aerospace: Trends in Enforcement, Reform and Regulation
  • Essential Tools for Protecting Space Intellectual Property
  • “What’s Shaping Up for 2003?” — a discussion with The Honorable Robert S. Walker, Chairman, Wexler & Walker Public Policy Associates.

The Communicator’s Workshop, free to communicators registered for the 19th National Space Symposium, offers networking opportunities, presentations and roundtable discussions. Call the Space Foundation at 1-800-691-4000 to register for either seminar. Additional details and registration information for the symposium and related events can be found on-line at Widely regarded as the premier conference for space professionals anywhere in the world, the National Space Symposium is the only space-related conference to fully integrate all sectors of space – commercial, civil and national security – while attracting the most important and influential speakers and the national leadership of the space industry. The 19th National Space Symposium’s opening ceremony is co-sponsored by Northrop Grumman Corporation; the exhibit center is sponsored by The Boeing Company; the media center and Space Career Fair for College Students Luncheon are both sponsored by Lockheed Martin Corporation; the 15th Anniversary Space Technology Hall of Fame Awards Dinner is co-sponsored by Northrop Grumman Space Technology; the Corporate Partnership Dinner is co-sponsored by Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corporation; and the cyberspace center is sponsored by Oracle Corporation. Additional sponsors include Analytical Graphics, Inc., BAE Systems, Computer Sciences Corporation, Eastman Kodak Company, General Dynamics, Harris Corporation, Holland and Hart, Infinite Links, ITT Industries, ManTech, MicroSat Systems, Inc., Penwal Industries, Space News/, SpaceVest, Stellar Solutions and Veridian. In addition to the National Space Symposium, the Space Foundation and its partnering organizations will conduct the Space at the Crossroads Conference, Feb. 19, 2003, at the U.S. Department of Commerce in Washington, DC; the American Space Showcase at the Paris Air Show, June 15-22, 2003; and the International Space Symposium, Oct. 28-30, 2003, at the Reagan International Trade Center in Washington, DC.