The 32nd Space Symposium opens tonight, April 11, at 6:30 pm (DST, GMT-6), in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The first day of the Symposium is expected to include opening remarks by Governor of Colorado John W. Hickenlooper.
This year's Symposium's has a varied and fascinating program. Two of the most
anticipated events of this year's event include the Cyber 1.6 Classified section, which
will focus on senior leadership views on Department of Defense and
industry cyber activities, and is open only to US citizens with
TS/SCI security clearance, and the Space Classified section, where
space professionals will gather to discuss space security (also open
only to US citizens with TS/SCI security clearance).
The New Generation Space Leaders forum will provide a place where promising young space professionals (35 and under) will be able to learn about the space business and advance their careers.
The Technical Track conference sessions will offer an opportunity to hear from both government and industry leaders in space technology development and learn about recent advances from presenters. The sessions will constitute a series of 20-minute-long talks, with some of the featured speakers including Stephen Jurczyk (Associate Administrator of the Space Technology Mission Directorate at NASA), Samer Halawi (CEO, Thuraya), dr. Brad Tousley (Director, Tactical Technology Office, DARPA), Christina Bain (systems engineer, Lockheed Martin) and many others.
The Symposium's program will also include a presentation of the General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award, which is the highest honor bestowed by the Space Foundation. The award will be presented at a special luncheon on April 13th. This year's award recipient is VADM Richard H. Truly, USN (Ret.).
Registration for the Symposium is
still open on the event's website.