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26th National Space Symposium Promises to be Best

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26th National Space Symposium Promises to be BestCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Nov. 4, 2009) — There is already a buzz in the air about the 26th National Space Symposium. Scheduled for April 12-15 at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo., the 2010 event may just be the biggest and best ever held. Companies and individuals are already planning who will attend, what business they’ll conduct, and how they will maximize this opportunity to hear from and network with the space community’s most influential leaders. The 2009 event attracted almost 8,000 attendees, exhibitors, sponsors, and speakers.

The 2010 list of top-level speakers and panelists, even at this early date, is impressive:

  • Edward C. Aldridge, Jr., under secretary of the Air Force/secretary of the Air Force, 1981-1988
  • William F. Ballhaus, Jr., Ph.D., Space Foundation vice chairman and former president and chief executive officer of The Aerospace Corporation
  • Gen. Bruce Carlson, USAF, (Retired), director, National Reconnaissance Office
  • Ariane Cornell, executive director of the Space Generation Advisory Council
  • Martin C. Faga, assistant secretary of the Air Force for Space, 1989-1993
  • Keith Hall, assistant to the secretary of the Air Force (Intelligence and Space Technology), 1997-2001
  • Jeffrey K. Harris, assistant secretary of the Air Force for Space, 1994-1996
  • Gen. C. Robert Kehler, USAF, commander, U.S. Space Command
  • Donald M. Kerr, assistant to the secretary of the Air Force (Intelligence Space Technology) 2005-2007
  • Scott Large, assistant to the secretary of the Air Force (Intelligence and Space Technology) 2007-2009
  • Hans Mark, Ph.D., under secretary of the Air Force/secretary of the Air Force, 1977-1979
  • Gen. Thomas Moorman, USAF (Retired), chairman, Space Foundation Board of Directors, and former commander, Air Force Space Command
  • Peter B. Teets, under secretary of the Air Force, 2001-2005

Exhibit Center Sold-Out; Sponsorships Going Quickly
The Exhibit Center, sponsored by AMERICOM Government Services (AGS), is sold out and a number of key sponsorships have been snapped up. In addition to AGS, major co-sponsors include Northrop Grumman for the spectacular Opening Ceremony, and Boeing for the Corporate Sponsorship Dinner. Other Symposium co-sponsors to date are ATK, Cisco Systems, Inc., GMV, International Space University, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, Raytheon, SAIC, and United Space Alliance. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available; interested companies should contact [email protected]. To be put on the waiting list for exhibit space, contact [email protected].

Corporate Memberships Provide Opportunities for Involvement
Becoming a Space Foundation Corporate Member provides year-round benefits with a number of special opportunities at the National Space Symposium. This includes: advance notice of event sponsorship and business opportunities, complimentary or special rate registrations, preferential exhibit hall positioning, reduced exhibit booth rates, room allocations at The Broadmoor Hotel, inclusion in special invitation-only events, opportunities to provide input and/or speakers for the Symposium agenda, and much more. A list of current corporate members can be found by clicking here. Interested companies should contact [email protected].

As the list grows, new speakers and sponsors will be added to the 26th National Space Symposium website, which also includes a listing of exhibitors and information on accommodations and registration.