Press Release

30th Space Symposium Will Feature Leaders of Five Space Agencies, International Panels and Speakers

By SpaceRef Editor
April 7, 2014
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (April 7, 2014) — The heads of five of the world’s space agencies will be featured speakers at this year’s 30th Space Symposium, to be held May 19-22 at the five-star, five-diamond Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo., USA.

The Thursday morning panel “Space Agency Leaders” will feature:

– Charles F. Bolden, Jr. (Major General, USMC, Ret.), Administrator, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) USA

– Walter J. Natynczyk (General, CF, 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)

The panel will be moderated by Yasushi Horikawa, Ph.D., Chairman, United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space.

More than 20 countries will be represented at this year’s 30th Space Symposium, with panel discussions of the most pressing global space issues, and a roster of leading decision makers as featured speakers.

Other Symposium panels and sessions of special interest include:

-“MilSpace and International Collaboration: Partnering for Collective Security”

– “International Collaboration: The Industry Looks Globally”

– “Space Development in the Americas: Region in Focus”

See the complete agenda and list of speakers at

The Space Symposium will attract more than 9,000 participants, and feature exhibits of the world’s latest space technology and services. To honor its global guests, the Space Foundation will host a by-invitation international reception on Wednesday, May 21, providing an opportunity for additional networking.

Register NowA discount is currently available on standard industry registration, if paid by April 25, 2014. The Space Symposium website provides information in 71 languages, and includes the complete agenda and speakers list, plus registration information. Visit

Co-sponsorsThe Space Symposium officially kicks off Monday evening, May 19, with a spectacular opening ceremony, co-sponsored by Northrop Grumman. Other co-sponsors include: a.i. solutionsAeroflex Microelectronic Solutions; Aerojet RocketdyneAirbus Group, Inc.ArianespaceATKBall Aerospace & Technologies Corp.; Booz Allen HamiltonColorado Space Business Roundtable (CSBR); El Pomar FoundationExelisGovernment Executive Media GroupInmarsatIntelsat General CorporationLockheed MartinMetiSpace Technologies, Inc.Millennium Engineering and Integration CompanyMoog Inc.Northrop GrummanOrbital Technologies Corporation (ORBITEC); PAERaytheonScitor CorporationSecure World FoundationSES 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 FoundationFounded 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, 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 technologies and innovations that have been adapted to improve life on Earth. Visit, follow us on FacebookLinkedIn and Twitter, and read our e-newsletter Space Watch. 

SpaceRef staff editor.