Space Symposium

2018 Technical Track Call for Abstracts

Written by: developer

The Space Foundation’s ever popular Technical Track is calling for candidates to submit abstracts for 2018’s event. Tech Track provides the opportunity for candidates from all backgrounds to present technical ideas surrounding space launch, spacecraft technologies, architectures, processes, strategies and updates.

Presenters from all generational strata, from space industry manufacturers and operators, from commercial, civilian or military backgrounds, U.S. or international, are encouraged to submit abstracts for judging. Categories and presentations from 2017’s Tech Track may provide guidance to new candidates for successful submission and acceptance:  

The diversity of Tech Track presentations and speaker topics is drawing increasing numbers of interest from surprising market sectors, not only those traditionally involved in industry, but newcomers and new generations wishing to learn more of the challenges and solutions facing the space industry. Growing numbers of the Tech Track audience members have seized upon opportunities to chat with the event’s presenters. The event sold out last year.

As of Oct. 1, 2017, the Space Foundation is accepting abstracts for papers presented at the 34th Space Symposium Tech Track, to be held April 16, 2018, at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo., USA. This premier global space conference annually attracts thousands of space professionals from dozens of countries. Abstracts will be accepted until Nov. 10, 2017, and authors will be notified of acceptance by Jan. 4, 2018.

Abstracts should be submitted on the form on this page.

Presentations are welcome on technology developments with applications for civil, commercial, entrepreneurial and national security fields. The emphasis should be on recent issues, activities or emerging technologies.

Example topics presented at past Tech Tracks:

  • Space situational awareness
  • Space science
  • Hardware and/or software solutions
  • Satellites and launchers
  • Ground architectures

Key dates for authors
Abstracts are due on: Nov. 10, 2017
Authors of accepted abstracts will be notified on: Jan. 4, 2018
Confirmation by authors of intent to present at Tech Track: Feb. 5, 2018
March 30, 2018:  Full papers due
April 6, 2018:  Presentations due
April 16, 2018:  Tech Track presentations at the 34th Space Symposium

Please direct questions to [email protected].

This article is part of Space Watch: October 2017 (Volume: 16, Issue: 10).