National Space Symposium is Must-Attend Event
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The 26th National Space Symposium, set for April 12-15 at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo., is where all sectors of the space industry gets together to share perspectives and get down to business.
For four days in April, you can witness the largest gathering of space professionals in the world. You can visit the AMERICOM Government Services Exhibit Center, which will be teeming with activity and overflowing with the latest in space technology. You can hear from the leaders who are shaping today's global space agenda - and meet the ones who will shape tomorrow's. You can witness a spectacular opening ceremony, sponsored by Northrop Grumman, featuring the eclectic and energetic musical group, Barrage. You can applaud as the Space Foundation recognizes organizations and individuals who have advanced space exploration, discovery, awareness, and commerce.
And, if you hurry, you can get a great deal.
Register for the 26th National Space Symposium by Feb. 5, 2010, and receive up to $425 off the regular industry rate.
This year's National Space Symposium continues with the tradition of excellence the premier gathering of the global space community has established over the years. And, it mixes it up with two exciting new programs:
- The Cyber 1.0 Conference will be held on Monday, April 12, will provide an in-depth introduction to the Air Force Space Command's new cyberspace responsibilities. For details, see the related article in this issue of Space Watch. If you register in conjunction with the National Space Symposium, you will get a substantial savings.
- Special programs and events that will give up-and-coming New Generation space professionals exposure to mainstream Symposium programs as well as opportunities to build their industry expertise, hone their career plans, and network, will be woven throughout the four-day event. For details, see the related article in this issue of Space Watch.
The extraordinary 26th National Space Symposium program looks at opportunities and issues facing the global space community today, addressing all aspects of space, including civil, commercial, national security, 'new space', international and its many related components. It includes presentations, panels, forums, and workshops featuring high-level space leaders, including:
- Dr. William F. Ballhaus, Jr., vice chairman, Space Foundation Board of Directors, and former president and chief executive officer, The Aerospace Corporation
- Steve Bochinger, director of institutional affairs, Euroconsult, and managing director, Euroconsult North America
- Gen. Bruce Carlson, USAF (Retired), director, National Reconnaissance Office (see related article in this issue of Space Watch)
- Ariane Cornell, executive director, Space Generation Advisory Council
- Lt. Gen. Larry D. James, USAF, commander, Joint Functional Component Command - Space, United States Strategic Command, and commander, 14th Air Force (Air Forces Strategic), Air Force Space Command (see related article in this issue of Space Watch)
- Gen. C. Robert Kehler, USAF, commander, Air Force Space Command (see related article in the December issue of Space Watch)
- Dennis A. Muilenburg, executive vice president, The Boeing Company, and president and chief executive officer, Integrated Defense Systems
- Maj. Gen. Richard E. Webber, USAF, commander, 24th Air Force (see related article in this issue of Space Watch)
The Symposium will also feature a panel representing three decades of National Reconnaissance Office leadership (see related article in the December issue of Space Watch). Moderated by Gen. Thomas Moorman, USAF (Retired), former chairman, Space Foundation Board of Directors, and former commander, Air Force Space Command, the panel will include:
- Hans Mark, Ph.D., under secretary of the Air Force/secretary of the Air Force and NRO director, 1977-1979
- Edward C. Aldridge, Jr., under secretary of the Air Force/secretary of the Air Force and NRO director, 1981-1988
- Martin C. Faga, assistant secretary of the Air Force for space and NRO director, 1989-1993
- Jeffrey K. Harris, assistant secretary of the Air Force for space and NRO director, 1994-1996
- Keith R. Hall, assistant secretary of the Air Force for space and NRO director, 1997-2001
- Peter B. Teets, under secretary of the Air Force and NRO director, 2001-2005
- Donald M. Kerr, Ph.D., assistant to the secretary of the Air Force (Intelligence Space Technology) and NRO director, 2005-2007
- Scott F. Large, assistant to the secretary of the Air Force (Intelligence and Space Technology) and NRO director, 2007-2009
Aldridge, Mark, and Teets were winners of the Space Foundation's General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award in 2005, 2008, and 2009, respectively.
In addition, the Symposium features a number of special events, including:
- The Congressional Luncheon, sponsored by Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (invitation-only)
- The Corporate Partnership Dinner, sponsored by The Boeing Company (additional fee for Industry/Educator/Nonprofit/Contractor registrants; one ticket included in Active Military/Government rate)
- The General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award Luncheon, sponsored by Raytheon (additional fee for Industry/Educator/Nonprofit/Contractor registrants; one ticket included in Active Military/Government rate)
- The Space Technology Hall of Fame® Dinner, sponsored by Lockheed Martin and featuring actor/director and space icon Leonard Nimoy (additional fee for Industry/Educator/Nonprofit/Contractor registrants; one ticket included in Active Military/Government rate; see related article on Nimoy in the December issue of Space Watch)
- Special education events geared for selected teachers and students (invitation-only)
The 26th National Space Symposium promises to be informative, inspirational, and an excellent venue for making connections and conducting business.
You should be there.
For more information, including online registration, agenda, speakers, exhibitors, and sponsors, go to www.NationalSpaceSymposium.org.
This article is part of Space Watch: January 2010 (Volume: 9, Issue: 1).
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