Space Symposium

Participate in the 33rd Space Symposium as a Volunteer

Written by: developer

While the 33rd Space Symposium is not open to the general public, the public has the opportunity to participate in this global space event through volunteering.

The four-day Space Symposium, held each spring at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo., requires the support of more than 300 volunteers. Volunteers provide valuable assistance in crucial areas, such as security, speaker support, on-site registrant check-in, greeter and directional personnel and technical support.

The Symposium will be held April 3-6, 2017, at The Broadmoor. Pre-event training and a site visit will be provided for volunteers. 

Requirements to Volunteer
To volunteer with the Space Foundation, you must:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Dress appropriately, in accordance with your particular job or activity
  • Communicate clearly with the Space Foundation about your expectations – we are happy to be flexible with your schedule if you communicate with us
  • Provide two or more references if you have not volunteered with us before
  • Understand that the volunteer coordinator will evaluate your skills and preferences in order to place you in the best role

There may be additional requirements based on a particular job or activity.

Volunteers who work a minimum of four hours at the Space Symposium receive:

  • Pass to a panel or featured speaker session
  • Exhibit Center entry
  • Use of the volunteer lounge for breaks and meals
  • Volunteer gift
  • Opportunity to participate in the premier gathering of the global space community

If you are interested in volunteering for the 33rd Space Symposium, you may send an email to Volunteer Manager, Jennifer Picard at [email protected], and she will provide additional information.

This article is part of Space Watch: October 2016 (Volume: 15, Issue: 10).