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Elżbieta Bieńkowska and Gen. David L. Goldfein, USAF Chief of Staff, to Speak at 33rd Space Symposium

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Dec. 7, 2016) – The Space Foundation announces two important additions to the Space Foundation’s 33rd Space Symposium, featured speakers Elżbieta Bieńkowska, Commissioner, European Commission, and Gen. David L. Goldfein, USAF, Chief of Staff, U.S. Air Force. Other notable recent speaker confirmations include:

  • Lt. Gen. David J. Buck, USAF, Commander, 14th Air Force, Air Force Space Command; Commander, Joint Functional Component Command for Space, U.S. Strategic Command
  • Lynn Dugle, Chief Executive Officer, Engility
  • Alan Stern, Ph.D, Principal Investigator New Horizons Mission, CEO Uwingu

The Space Foundation’s 33rd Space Symposium will be held April 3-6, 2017, at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA. Previously announced speakers include:

  • Winston A. Beauchamp, Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force for Space, and Director, Principal Department of Defense Space Advisor Staff, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
  • Kira Blackwell, iTech Program Executive & OCT Innovation Liasion, NASA
  • Zachary Bogue, Co-Managing Partner, Data Collective
  • Robert D. Cabana, Director, John F. Kennedy Space Center
  • Gwang-Rae Cho, Ph.D., President, Korean Aerospace Research Institute
  • Maj. Gen. Clinton E. Crosier, USAF, Director of Plans and Policy, U.S. Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb.
  • Lars Dyrud, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer, OmniEarth Inc.
  • Dr. Pascale Ehrenfreund, Chair, DLR Executive Board
  • Janet Kavandi, Ph.D., Director, John H. Glenn Research Center
  • Sylvain Laporte, President, Canadian Space Agency
  • Jean-Yves Le Gall, President, Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES)
  • Marius-Ioan Piso Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer, Romanian Space Agency
  • Todd May, Director, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
  • Ellen Ochoa, Ph.D., Director, NASA Johnson Space Center
  • Jane Poynter, Chief Executive Officer, World View
  • Chris Scolese, Director, Goddard Space Flight Center
  • Brig. Gen. John Shaw, USAF, Deputy Director, Global Operations, Global Operations Directorate, U.S. Strategic Command
  • Jeffrey Tarr, President and CEO, DigitalGlobe
  • Dylan Taylor, President and COO, Colliers International
  • Pham Anh Tuan, Ph.D., Director General, Vietnam National Satellite Center
  • Michael Watkins, Ph.D., Director, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • Dr. Johann-Dietrich ‘Jan’ Woerner, Director General, European Space Agency (ESA)

The 33rd Space Symposium will also feature discussion of emergent space technology, and more than 160 displays of the world’s latest space technology, products and services in the Boeing Exhibit Center and Boeing Exhibit Center Pavilion.

Widely known as the most significant global space industry conference, the Space Foundation’s Space Symposium annually attracts thousands of participants from dozens of countries, including the world’s top decision makers from civil, military, government, commercial and academic institutions.

Early Registration Discount
A discount on standard industry registration is now in effect for registration paid by Jan. 20, 2017. Visit for complete conference information and secure online registration. The registration discount does not apply to contractors who work for or with the government or military.

Co-sponsors for the 33rd Space Symposium include: AGI; Boeing; El Pomar Foundation; Lockheed Martin; Northrop Grumman; Raytheon; Secure World Foundation; SES Government Solutions; Stellar Solutions; SpaceX; Spincraft; United Launch Alliance (ULA).

About the Space Foundation
Founded in 1983, the Space Foundation is the foremost advocate for all sectors of space, and is a global, nonprofit leader in space awareness activities, educational programs and major industry events, including the annual Space Symposium, in support of its mission “to advance space-related endeavors to inspire, enable and propel humanity.” Space Foundation World Headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colo., USA, has a public Discovery Center, including El Pomar Space Gallery, Northrop Grumman Science Center featuring Science On a Sphere® and the Lockheed Martin Space Education Center. The Space Foundation has a Washington, D.C., office and field representatives in Houston and the Florida Space Coast. It publishes The Space Report: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity, and through its Space CertificationTM and Space Technology Hall of Fame® programs, recognizes space-based innovations that have been adapted to improve life on Earth. Visit both of our websites — and — and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Twitter, Google+, Flickr and YouTube, and read our e-newsletter Space Watch.

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