Agenda Released for NewSpace 2012 Conference

Agenda Released for NewSpace 2012 Conference

March 27, 2012 Press Releases

The Conference Theme New Products, New Profits, NewSpace Gets Down to the Business of Building Out the Frontier

Silicon Valley, CA – The NewSpace 2012 Conference agenda is now available at newspace.spacefrontier.org. The panels cover a wide range of topics pertinent to the current state of space industry from “Space Meets Cyberspace” and “Moving Forward with What We’ve Got” to “Opportunities in Military Space” and a roundtable with NASA’s leadership. Hosted by the Space Frontier Foundation, NewSpace 2012 is a prime opportunity for the next generation of space companies to lay out a roadmap with established space leaders. View the panels to see how NewSpace 2012 covers the near term issues as well as long term vision and register today to get involved. The conference will be held at NASA Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley on July 26-28.

The communication and networking that is the core of NewSpace 2012 will help the commercial space industry reach a critical mass of products and customers. Thursday covers Developing Product and Demand with panels that talk about democratizing space for private citizens and the products being developed by NASA’s commercial programs. Friday’s big event is the NewSpace Business Plan Competition and is titled Supply Lines to Space Profits. Realistic and indispensable tips on building a space company will be shared in panels like “The Down and Dirty of the Space Business.” Saturday’s Settling Into Space is about moving forward with settlement as a goal, both from a visionary and practical standpoint. Finally, the entertaining and glamorous NewSpace Awards Gala will close the conference by recognizing those taking bold steps towards space.

Participants will be guided through these thought-provoking panels by the likes of NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver, Draper Fisher Jurvetson Managing Director Steve Jurvetson, NASA Associate Deputy Administrator for Policy Integration Rebecca Spyke Keiser, FAA Associate Administrator of Commercial Space Transport George Nield and Sierra Nevada Space Systems Chairman Mark Sirangelo. A more complete list of the speakers joining NewSpace 2012, as well as keynote events, will be posted soon.

Discount registration for NewSpace 2012 is available for at a limited time. Visit newspace.spacefrontier.org to register, where you can also find information about the group rate at the Hyatt Regency in nearby Santa Clara. RSVP on Facebook today and follow the NewSpace Conference on Twitter for updates.

Sponsorship and Exhibit Opportunities Available!

The SFF is currently partnering with companies to sponsor or host exhibits at NewSpace 2012. This is a great opportunity for companies to support the development of their industry, network with potential business partners or future employees and gain some quality publicity.

Those interested in sponsoring NewSpace 2012 should email Executive Director Will Watson. If interested in hosting an exhibit, contact Exhibits Director Cameron Crowell. Press correspondents planning to cover the conference should contact Communications Director Marimikel Charrier.