Space Symposium

Thank You to Our Symposium Volunteers

Written by: developer

The four-day Space Symposium is the premier gathering of the global space industry and could not happen without the support and hard work of hundreds of volunteers. The Space Foundation deeply appreciates everyone who helped make this year's event a success, including our more than 350 Symposium volunteers.

Our extraordinary volunteers, who may work from as little as four hours to as much as several months gearing up for the Space Symposium, donate their personal time to assist in various capacities, from helping with registration to staffing the media center to assisting with logistics for the numerous speakers and panelists.

This year, volunteer orientation and training sessions, previously held onsite at The Broadmoor, were held at the Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs. This provided many of the volunteers their first exposure to the Discovery Center, which also relies on the support of a dedicated team of volunteers.

Each year, the Space Foundation accepts volunteer applications for the Space Symposium, beginning several months prior to the start of the event, and volunteers who work a minimum of four hours at the Symposium receive benefits including a pass to a speaker presentation, session or panel, plus entry into the exhibit center.

Plan to join us next year for the 31st Space Symposium, April 13-16, at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs. To learn more about volunteering with the Space Foundation, click here or email [email protected].

This article is part of Space Watch: June 2014 (Volume: 13, Issue: 6).