Space Foundation Press Releases

First Fusion Forum to be Held in Conjunction with the 28th National Space Symposium

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (March 2, 2012) — The Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) will present its first Fusion Forum with the goal of becoming an annual event that brings together top young minds from the United States and around world to discuss key space topics. Fusion Forum will take place in conjunction with the Space Foundation’s  28th National Space Symposium, and this year will be held April 15 and 16, the days leading up to the Symposium, at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Hosted by the Space Foundation with participation from The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, the Federal Aviation Administration’s Center of Excellence for Commercial Space Transportation and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Fusion Forum offers the next generation of space sector leaders from government, industry and academia the opportunity to come together to exchange views on current, hot space topics via interactive panels.

Fusion Forum attendees is a diverse group of top-notch, dedicated university students and young professionals in the space sector including government, industry and academia. The application process for Fusion Forum has closed.

At the 28th National Space Symposium, Fusion Forum delegates will participate in the Space Foundation’s New Generation Leadership Exchange and New Generation Networking Reception. The Leadership Exchange is a “speed networking” event where delegates will have the opportunity to interact with today’s top space sector leaders from government and industry. Attendees of the Fusion Forum will also have access to the Symposium’s opening ceremony and exhibit center opening reception.

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About the 28th National Space Symposium
Widely known as the premier space policy and program forum for the entire global space community, the 28th National Space Symposium will feature more that 100 top-level speakers and panelists, an exhibit center featuring highly visual examples of the latest space technology, presentation of prestigious Space Foundation awards, the popular Space Technology Hall of Fame® dinner and special programs for educators, students and young space professionals.

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About the SGAC
The Space Generation Advisory Council is a global non-governmental organization and network which works on the international, national and local level to link together university students and young professionals to think creatively about international space policy issues and inject the youth point of view into international space policy creation. Having been created in the United Nations environment (UNISPACE III), SGAC’s work with the UN, particularly the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UN COPUOS), is of central importance to its mission.

About the Space Foundation
The foremost advocate for the space industry and an expert in all aspects of space, the Space Foundation is a global, nonprofit leader in space awareness, 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.” The Space Foundation publishes The Space Report: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity and provides three indexes 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. Founded in 1983 and headquartered in Colorado Springs, the Space Foundation conducts research and analysis and government affairs activities from its Washington, D.C., office and has a field office in Houston, Texas. For more information, visit Follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, and read about the latest space news and Space Foundation activities in Space Watch