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NewSpace Conference Calls for Programming Nominations, Announces 2016 Dates

By SpaceRef Editor
September 14, 2015
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The Space Frontier Foundation announced today that its annual NewSpace conference will be held at the Motif Seattle hotel, June 21-23, 2016. For the first time, the commercial space industry conference will be accepting programming nominations (, which must be submitted by 11:59pm PDT on December 4th, 2015. Current conference sponsors include Vulcan Aerospace, Blue Origin, Spaceflight Industries, Space Angels Network, Washington State Space Coalition, Washington Aerospace Partnership and the Museum of Flight.

“Inviting the public to participate in programming in addition to hosting the event in Seattle marks two firsts for the NewSpace conference,” said Hannah Kerner, executive director of the Space Frontier Foundation. “We’re thrilled to partner with the Washington State Space Coalition to bring the conference to a new city at a key time of development in commercial space. NewSpace 2016 is expected to attract larger crowds than any previous year.”

Through this form (, entrepreneurs, engineers, students, general enthusiasts, companies and organizations are invited to participate in the construction of NewSpace 2016 by submitting content proposals that educate the private space industry on topics ranging from technology to economics and nominating potential speakers.

With past speakers such as Gwynne Shotwell, president of SpaceX, the NewSpace conference gathers together key players in the rising commercial space industry including startups, established companies, investors and government agencies to showcase cutting-edge technologies and address the challenges of working in the space sector.

About the NewSpace Conference

new ? space \nöö – späs\ noun: a movement and philosophy often affiliated with the emergent private spaceflight industry.

Organized by the Space Frontier Foundation since 2006, the annual NewSpace conference is the only event that brings a unique mix of revolutionary space entrepreneurs, investors, scientists, engineers, regulators and space policy leaders together to explore the opportunities and challenges of opening the space frontier to human settlement. Facilitating the necessary cross-disciplinary collaboration is how the private space industry will grow and create a sustainable space economy, which in turn fuels innovation in areas from healthcare to construction. For more information visit

About the Space Frontier Foundation

Founded in 1988 by Jim Muncy, Rick Tumlinson and Bob Werb, the Space Frontier Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to opening the space frontier to human settlement as rapidly as possible by unleashing the power of free enterprise. Our goals include protecting the Earth’s fragile biosphere and creating a more prosperous life for each generation by using the unlimited energy and material resources of space. The Foundation is composed of a diverse, multinational array of space activists, expert scientists and engineers, media and political professionals, entrepreneurs, and passionate citizens. You too can be a part of the Space Frontier Foundation. For more information visit

Space Frontier Foundation
Alexandra Abrams
(925) 918-0081, alexandra.abrams(at)spacefrontier(dot)org
NewSpace Conference Sponsorships

Hannah Kerner
NewSpace Conference Programming
Brandon Seifert

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