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Top-Level Government Speakers are Confirmed for 30th Space Symposium

04/22/2014

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (April 22, 2014) - With senior government speakers continuing to confirm their participation at a record pace -- and continued commitment of government agencies to their exhibits -- the Space Symposium is shaping up to be one of the most significant in the 30 years of the event.

With more than 9,000 expected participants this year, the 30th Space Symposium will be held May 19-22, at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo., USA.

The Space Symposium has been firmly established as the single most important event for government organizations, and between government and industry on both a national and international basis. Top civil and military space leaders from the U.S. and abroad are confirmed to participate during the week, including:

  • James R. Clapper (Lieutenant General, USAF, Ret.), Director of National Intelligence
  • Richard DalBello, Assistant Director, Space and Aeronautics, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President
  • Eric K. Fanning, Under Secretary of the Air Force, USAF
  • BG Jeffrey A. Farnsworth, USA, Deputy Commanding General for Operations, US Army Space and Missile Defense Command (USASMDC)/Army Forces Strategic Command (ARSTRAT)
  • Dave Gallagher, Director for Astronomy, Physics and Space Technology, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • Lewis Groswald, Associate Program Officer, National Academy of Sciences
  • John M. Grunsfeld, Ph.D., Associate Administrator for the Science Mission Directorate, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
  • Tom Hammond, Staff Director, Majority, House Science, Space and Technology Committee; Subcommittee on Space
  • Gil Klinger, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Space and Intelligence Office
  • Robert M. Lightfoot, Jr., Associate Administrator, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
  • Letitia A. Long, Director, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  • John C. Mather, Ph.D., Senior Project Scientist, James Webb Space Telescope, NASA
  • George C. Nield, Ph.D., Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration
  • Lt. Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, USAF, Commander, Space and Missiles Systems Center, Air Force Space Command
  • Lt. Gen. John W. "Jay" Raymond, USAF, Commander, 14th Air Force
  • Gen. William L. Shelton, USAF, Commander, Air Force Space Command
  • Brig. Gen. Roger W. Teague, USAF, Director, Space Programs, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Acquisition Office of the Secretary of the Air Force
    Damon Wells, Director, Office of Policy & Strategy, National Reconnaissance Office
  • Maj. Gen. Martin Whelan, USAF, Director of Requirements, Headquarters Air Force Space Command

Featured international participants are:

  • Col Dominique Arbiol, FAF, Chief of Policy and Cooperations Bureau, French Joint Space Command, Ministry of Defence France
  • Walter J. Natynczyk, (General, CA, Ret.), President, Canadian Space Agency
  • Ger Nieuwpoort, Ph.D., Director,  Netherlands Space Office
  • David Parker, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer, United Kingdom Space Agency
  • Marius-Ioan Piso, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer, Romanian Space Agency (ROSA)

Some of the notable Cyber 1.4 speakers include:

  • COL Burt A. Biebuyck, USA, Chief, Cyberspace Future Operations Division, NORAD and USNORTHCOM Cyberspace Operations
  • Kristina Harrington, Director of Signals Intelligence Directorate, National Reconnaissance Office
  • Col. Dean G. Hullings, USAF, Chief, Cyber Superiority Division, Air Force Space Command
  • Maj. Gen. James K. "Kevin" McLaughlin, USAF, Commander, 24th Air Force and Air Forces Cyber
  • Maj. Gen. Craig S. Olson, USAF, Program Executive Officer for C3I and Networks, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass.
  • Congressman Lamar Smith (R-TX), Chairman of the United States House Committee on Science, Space and Technology

Featured New Generation Space Leaders participants are:

  • Larry D. James (Lieutenant General, USAF, Ret.), Deputy Director, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • Phil Larson, Senior Advisor for Space and Innovation, Office of Science and Technology Policy

Technical Track participants include:

  • Col. Douglas N. "Neal" Barlow, USAF, Chief Scientist, Air Force Space Command
  • Robert S. Cox (Colonel, USAF, Ret.), Director, National Space Technology Applications, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • Kathryn Lueders, Acting Program Manager, NASA's Commercial Crew Program

Featured by-invitation event speakers are:

  • Andrew D. Cox, Director, Space Security & Defense Program, Air Force Space Command
  • Lt. Gen. John E. Hyten, USAF, Vice Commander, Air Force Space Command
  • Douglas L. Loverro, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Space Policy, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense
  • Col. Alan F. Rebholz, USAF, Chief, Space Operations Division, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Air and Space Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force
  • Betty J. Sapp, Director, National Reconnaissance Office

Affiliated events:

  • Eric L. Hirschhorn, Under Secretary for Industry and Security, Department of Commerce

These notables join the already impressive roll of U.S. and international government panelists. Visit www.SpaceSymposium.org to see all of the panelists, plus the complete speakers list and agenda.

Register Now for Space Symposium and Cyber 1.4
The 30th Space Symposium is preceded by the full-day cyberspace conference, Cyber 1.4, on Monday, May 19, at The Broadmoor. Cyber 1.4 requires separate registration, and a substantial discount is available when combined with Space Symposium registration. See details and register for both the Symposium and Cyber 1.4 at www.SpaceSymposium.org.

Co-sponsors
a.i. solutionsAeroflex Microelectronic Solutions; Aerojet RocketdyneAirbus Group, Inc.; Analytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI); ArianespaceATKBall Aerospace & Technologies Corp.; Booz Allen HamiltonColorado Space Business Roundtable (CSBR); Colorado Space Coalition; EaglePicher Technologies, LLCEl Pomar FoundationEuroconsultExelisFedEx; Fisher Space PenGovernment Executive Media Group; InmarsatIntelsat General CorporationLockheed Martin; Maui Economic Development Board (MEDB); MetiSpace Technologies, Inc.Millennium Engineering and Integration CompanyMoog Inc.Müller-BBM VibroAkustik Systeme, Inc.; Northrop GrummanOrbital Technologies Corporation (ORBITEC); PAE; Pulsed HarmonixRaytheonScitor Corporation; Secure World Foundation; SES Government Solutions; SLS and Orion Industry Team; Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC); SpaceXSpincraftSSLStellar Solutions,Inc.; The Boeing CompanyThe SI OrganizationUnited Launch Alliance; and Universities Space Research Association (USRA)Aviation WeekSatNews Publishers; SpaceNews and TechBriefs Media Group are media partners.

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, all in support of its mission "to advance space-related endeavors to inspire, enable and propel humanity." Space Foundation world headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colo., features a public Discovery Center including the El Pomar Space Gallery and the Northrop Grumman Science Center featuring Science On a Sphere®, and is a member of the American Alliance of Museums. The Space Foundation has a field office in Houston, and from its Washington, D.C., office, conducts government affairs, publishes The Space Report: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity and provides three indexes that track daily U.S. stock market performance of the space industry. Through its Space Certification™ and Space Technology Hall of Fame® programs, the Space Foundation recognizes space-based innovations that have been adapted to improve life on Earth. Visit www.SpaceFoundation.org, follow us on FacebookLinkedIn and Twitter, and read our e-newsletter Space Watch.

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