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Register for the 27th National Space Symposium by March 18 for Early Bird Savings

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Register for the 27th National Space Symposium by March 18 for Early Bird SavingsCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Mar. 2, 2011) — Take advantage of Early Bird savings by registering now for the 27th National Space Symposium. Sign up by March 18 and save up to $200. Plus, add registration to the Cyber 1.1 conference for $50 in extra savings.
Industry/Educator/Nonprofit/Contractor registrants who sign up now will pay only $1,595 to attend 27th National Space Symposium, the premier gathering of the global space community, to be held April 11-14 at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo. Add on the April 11 Cyber 1.1 conference for a total price of only $2,040. Without a discount, the full price for both is $2,090.

Cyber 1.1 by itself is only $495 regardless of when you register, but because space is limited, early registration is recommended.

The Industry/Educator/Nonprofit/Contractor Symposium rate includes admission to general sessions, exhibits and receptions. Tickets to the Corporate Partnership Dinner, the General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award Luncheon, Space Technology Hall of Fame Dinner and Industry Salutes the Space Shuttle luncheon can be purchased separately.

For full registration details, including special rates for active military and government attendees, go to

About the 27th National Space Symposium
The 27th National Space Symposium offers workshops, forums, panels and presentations covering all aspects of space. The top allure for attendees, exhibitors, sponsors, and speakers is as a venue for networking and conducting meaningful business.

Some Symposium highlights include:

  • Craig R. Barrett, Ph.D., education advocate and retired Intel Chief Executive Officer/Chairman, who will speak at the Corporate Partnership Dinner;
  • Wes Bush, chief executive officer and president of Northrop Grumman Corporation, providing a space industry perspective;
  • Gen. Bruce A. Carlson, USAF (Retired), director National Reconnaissance Office (NRO); 
  • Gen. James Cartwright, USMC, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the nation’s second-highest-ranking military officer;
  • Charles Elachi, Ph.D., director of the Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) and vice president of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, Calif., who will receive the General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award;
  • Hirofumi Katase, deputy secretary-general for the Cabinet Secretariat, Secretariat Headquarters for Space Policy, Government of Japan;
  • P.J. O’Rourke, best-selling author and political satirist, is featured speaker at the Space Technology Hall of Fame® Dinner; 
  • Ambassador Gregory L. Schulte, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Space Policy;
  • Presentation of the Douglas S. Morrow Public Outreach Award to space journalists Jay Barbree, NBC News, Marcia Dunn, The Associated Press and William Harwood, CBS News. 

Cyber 1.1
Cyber 1.1, to be held on April 11 before the opening of the 27th National Space Symposium, is even more in-depth than the sold-out Cyber 1.0 conference held in 2010 in conjunction with the 26th National Space Symposium. The full-day Cyber 1.1 conference will focus on senior leadership views on Department of Defense and industry cyber activities, including emphasis on developing people to meet the challenges posed by cyberspace. Featured speakers and panelists will provide insight into evolving cyberspace policy issues affecting industry and the government.

Attendees can take advantage of opportunities to meet key people helping shape the future of cyberspace at both the networking breakfast, sponsored by Booz Allen Hamilton, and at the policy-focused luncheon, sponsored by General Dynamics.

27th National Space Symposium and Cyber 1.1 Co-Sponsors
Confirmed co-sponsors include: ADD STAFFa.i. solutionsAnalytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI)ARES Corporation; ArianespaceATK; Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.; Blue Ridge Networks; The Boeing Company; Booz Allen HamiltonCisco Systems, Inc.; EuroconsultFisher Space Pen Co.; GMVGeneral Dynamics; IBM; ILA Berlin Air ShowIntegral SystemsIntelsat General CorporationInternational Academy of Astronautics (IAA)International Space University (ISU); Lockheed MartinMaui Economic Development Board (MEDB); MoogNorthrop GrummanParadigm; Pratt & Whitney RocketdyneQinetiQ; Raytheon; SAIC; SES World SkiesSpace Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) ; SpaceSystems/LoralSpaceX; Stellar SolutionsSwedish Space Corporation (SSC)United Launch Alliance; and United Space AllianceSpace News International and Aviation Week are official media partners. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available; interested companies should contact [email protected].

About the Space Foundation
The Space Foundation is
a global, nonprofit organization and the foremost advocate for all sectors of the space industry – civil, commercial, military and intelligence. Founded in 1983, the Space Foundation is a leader in space awareness activities, educational programs that bring space into the classroom, and major industry events, including the National Space Symposium, all in support of its mission “to advance space-related endeavors to inspire, enable and propel humanity.” An expert in all aspects of the global space industry, the Space Foundation publishes The Space Report: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity and provides three indices that track daily performance of the space industry. Through its Space Certification and Space Technology Hall of Fame® programs, the Space Foundation recognizes space-based technologies and innovations that have been adapted to improve life on Earth. Headquartered in Colorado Springs, the Space Foundation conducts research and analysis and government affairs activities from its Washington, D.C., office and has field representatives in Houston, Texas, and Cape Canaveral, Fla. For more information, visit Follow us on TwitterFacebook and LinkedIn, and read about the latest space news and Space Foundation activities in Space Watch.

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