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Why Attend the 26th National Space Symposium?

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Why Attend the 26th National Space Symposium?COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Nov. 12, 2009) — After 25 years of fine tuning, the Space Foundation has found the winning formula for the 26th National Space Symposium.

This must-attend event combines networking opportunities with the space community’s most influential leaders and a powerful agenda for a future-thinking conference.

Scheduled for April 12-15 at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo., the agenda covers all the critical facets of the space industry – presented by the people who are making the decisions, running the companies, establishing the policies, and setting the course for the future.

The Exhibit Center, sponsored by AMERICOM Government Services (AGS), is already sold out and a number of key sponsorships have been taken. 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].

The 2009 event attracted almost 8,000 attendees, exhibitors, sponsors, and speakers. Feedback from attendees of last year’s Symposium cited a variety of great reasons for attending:

“It’s exceptionally well-organized and run, offers the best opportunity of the year for contact with senior government officials … (that’s) of greatest value to us, that’s what really justifies our investment in the space symposium.”

“I invariably have meetings with people who would be too difficult to get in touch with any other time.”

“Our biggest reason for attending is the amount of actual business that gets conducted there…”

“The opportunity to interact at a high level with customer organizations.”

“Anyone who has anything to do with space should have this as number-one priority.”

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