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April 3-6, 2017 · Colorado Springs, Colorado USA

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Oct. 19, 2016) - With more early confirmed speakers than ever, the Space Foundation's annual Space Symposium will have a larger and more global roster of speakers than in past years. For its 33rd year, the Space Symposium will bring together leaders of the civil, commercial and defense space sectors from more than 30 spacefaring nations to discuss and shape the future of space.


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sept. 7, 2016) - The Space Foundation is announcing a Call for Abstracts for the Technical Track presentations to be delivered on April 3, 2017, as part of the 33rd Space Symposium. Tech Track sessions offer registrants an opportunity to hear from government and industry leaders in space technology development, and to learn about recent advances from presenters in a series of 20-minute tech talks.


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Aug. 18, 2016) – The Space Foundation is seeking talented, creative student artists from around the world, ages 3 to 18 years, to enter its seventh annual International Student Art Contest. Children may draw, paint or create a digital mixed media image for the 2017 contest theme "Space Through My Eyes..."


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (June 27, 2016) - The Space Foundation is now accepting nominations for its highest award, the General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award. Honoring its late, long-time chairman, Gen. James E. Hill, USAF (Ret.), the award recognizes outstanding individuals who have distinguished themselves through lifetime contributions to humankind through exploration, development and use of space, or through use of space technology, information or resources in academic, cultural, industrial or other pursuits of broad benefit to humanity.


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May 16, 2016) - The Space Foundation is now seeking nominations for induction into the prestigious Space Technology Hall of Fame® in 2017. This international program honors innovations by organizations and individuals who transform space technology into commercial products that improve life on Earth.


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (April 1, 2016) - For the third time, the Space Foundation has been designated by The NonProfit Times and Best Companies Group as among the 50 Best Nonprofit Organizations to Work For in the United States, ranking 7th among Small Nonprofit organizations, and ranked 12th best overall. The Space Foundation also participated in the screening processes, and made the list of Best Nonprofits to Work For, in 2012 and 2014.


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (April 1, 2016) - The 32nd Space Symposium's Lockheed Martin Exhibit Center and Pavilion has sold out for 2016, with 189 exhibits of the world's latest space technology, products and services, including 54 first-time exhibitors at the Symposium. The 32nd Space Symposium will be held April 11-14, at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo., and is expected to attract thousands of space leaders from more than 25 countries, representing all sectors of the global space community.


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (March 28, 2016) - The Air Force Association (AFA) and the Space Foundation are combining forces at the 32nd Space Symposium to inspire students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).   On the morning of Wednesday, April 13, nine teams of high school students from across the U.S., and one from an American school in Germany, will gather at the Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs to tackle a problem of space system design using AGI's Systems Tool Kit (STK).


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (March 8, 2016) - The Space Foundation announces that Jeff Bezos, Founder of Blue Origin, will be a featured speaker at the 32nd Space Symposium. Bezos' talk will take place Tuesday afternoon, April 12, following a presentation by Gen. John E. Hyten, USAF, Commander, Air Force Space Command, and preceding The Honorable Robert O. Work, Deputy Secretary of Defense.


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (March 4, 2016) — Representatives from a coalition of 13 leading U.S. space organizations have produced a white paper entitled "Ensuring U.S. Leadership in Space." The coalition includes aerospace professionals from industry, academia and government, who joined together to outline issues every presidential and congressional candidate needs to know about space to ensure that space and space policy are a priority in the next administration.