2008 Space Elevator Conference - Announcement and Call for Organizers

Black Line Ascension announces the opportunity to be an organizer of the 2008 Space Elevator Conference (PDF).

At this time we expect the conference to be held in Seattle, Washington. This conference will continue the tradition of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Space Elevator Conferences hosted by HighLift Systems, Los Alamos National Laboratory and the Institute for Scientific Research.

The purpose of the conference is to bring together scientists, engineers, businessmen, economists, educators, financiers, writers, students and others interested in the Space Elevator for wide-ranging papers and discussion sessions. The papers will report on the technical, political/social, economic and legal aspects of the Space Elevator. One discussion session will focus on the Space Elevator community’s roadmap and another will deal with raising the awareness of the Space Elevator in society. Additional sessions will be created as the need arises. The specific date of the conference has not been chosen yet.

We are looking for individuals local to Seattle, in the United States and abroad with a deep interest in the Space Elevator and a desire to organize and attend the conference. Facets of conference organization include:

1) Conference strategy, scope and mission statement
2) Technical paper solicitation, organization, proceedings and review
3) Sponsorship solicitation and organization
4) Venue choice and negotiations
5) Exhibition solicitation and organization
6) Conference activities and administration

So if this opportunity piques your interest, please contact:
Dr. Bryan Laubscher, belaubscher AT comcast.net

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