SPACE SYMPOSIUM AGENDA

Full Agenda

Saturday, April 15, 2023

Saturday, April 15, 2023

10:30 am - 6:15 pm

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Location: Cheyenne Lodge

Space Generation Fusion Forum 2023

Held annually in scenic Colorado Springs in conjunction with the Space Symposium, the Space Generation Fusion Forum is a three-day, high-intensity, fast-paced professional development and networking event focused on the international and US space industry. Delegates are students and young professionals (ages 18-35) from around the world and various facets of the space sector including science, engineering, law/policy, business/commerce, medicine, media, military, and government. Through breakout sessions, expert panels, keynote presentations, and interactive activities, these selected delegates will “fuse” their unique perspectives and backgrounds to formulate solutions to global problems of interest and importance to the space community.

In 2023, the SGFF will run in a hybrid format on April 14-17 in Colorado Springs, USA. The applications for delegates will open in December and close in late January. Further information can be found on the website: https://spacegeneration.org/sgff-2023.

Space Generation Fusion Forum is restricted to registered delegates and invited speakers. It is closed to media and other affiliated press.

Separate Registration or Purchase Required

Sunday, April 16, 2023

Sunday, April 16, 2023

8:00 am - 6:45 pm

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Location: Cheyenne Lodge

Space Generation Fusion Forum 2023

Held annually in scenic Colorado Springs in conjunction with the Space Symposium, the Space Generation Fusion Forum is a three-day, high-intensity, fast-paced professional development and networking event focused on the international and US space industry. Delegates are students and young professionals (ages 18-35) from around the world and various facets of the space sector including science, engineering, law/policy, business/commerce, medicine, media, military, and government. Through breakout sessions, expert panels, keynote presentations, and interactive activities, these selected delegates will “fuse” their unique perspectives and backgrounds to formulate solutions to global problems of interest and importance to the space community.

In 2023, the SGFF will run in a hybrid format on April 14-17 in Colorado Springs, USA. The applications for delegates will open in December and close in late January. Further information can be found on the website: https://spacegeneration.org/sgff-2023.

Space Generation Fusion Forum is restricted to registered delegates and invited speakers. It is closed to media and other affiliated press.

Separate Registration or Purchase Required

Sunday, April 16, 2023

5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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Location: Space Foundation Headquarters and Discovery Center

Space Foundation Yuri’s Night

Celebrate the past, ensure the future! Prepare the STEM innovators of tomorrow while celebrating epic pioneering events in history.  Enjoy an evening of out-of-this-world fun that makes a difference on our planet as you raise money for immersive STEM education. Party with a purpose all evening long at Space Foundation Discovery Center, the region’s first and only dedicated space, science, and technology center and museum. 

So many fun and unique things to do at Yuri’s Night! Highlights include Astronaut meet and greets, silent auction, Drone obstacle course, many fun and interactive space activities, and so much more! All proceeds benefit Space Foundation’s STEM education programs that support future space explorers and innovators across the globe. Your ticket includes all activities and food plus your first drink is on us! 

This event is 21+ only.  Tickets can be purchased with your Symposium registration.  For more information visit www.GoYurisNight.com.

Separate Registration or Purchase Required

Monday, April 17, 2023

Monday, April 17, 2023

8:00 am - 12:10 pm

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Location: Cheyenne Lodge

Space Generation Fusion Forum 2023

Held annually in scenic Colorado Springs in conjunction with the Space Symposium, the Space Generation Fusion Forum is a three-day, high-intensity, fast-paced professional development and networking event focused on the international and US space industry. Delegates are students and young professionals (ages 18-35) from around the world and various facets of the space sector including science, engineering, law/policy, business/commerce, medicine, media, military, and government. Through breakout sessions, expert panels, keynote presentations, and interactive activities, these selected delegates will “fuse” their unique perspectives and backgrounds to formulate solutions to global problems of interest and importance to the space community.

In 2023, the SGFF will run in a hybrid format on April 14-17 in Colorado Springs, USA. The applications for delegates will open in December and close in late January. Further information can be found on the website: https://spacegeneration.org/sgff-2023.

Space Generation Fusion Forum is restricted to registered delegates and invited speakers. It is closed to media and other affiliated press.

Separate Registration or Purchase Required

Monday, April 17, 2023

10:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Location: Cheyenne Mountain Resort

Space Law and Regulatory Track

Presented in Association with the International Institute of Space Law (IISL) and Sherman & Howard

10:00 am – Regulatory Update: FCC, FAA, NOAA, State/Commerce

11:20 am – Keynote Speaker 

11:45 am – Lunch 

12:45 pm – Risk Management Models for Space Activities

2:45 pm – General Council Forum

5:00 pm – Participants are invited to attend the Space Law and Regulatory Reception co-sponsored by Sherman & Howard

 

Co-Sponsor

Monday, April 17, 2023

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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Location: Colorado Hall

New Generation Space Leaders Luncheon

The New Generation Space Leaders program fosters meaningful, long-term peer relationships by providing access to top space leaders through program opportunities at Space Symposium and throughout the year. Our goal is to fuel the future for young professionals and be the driving force in helping them launch their careers further.

Separate Registration or Purchase Required

Monday, April 17, 2023

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Location: Colorado Hall

Monday, April 17, 2023

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Location: The Broadmoor Hotel

New Generation Space Leaders: Networking Reception

This reception is only open to New Generation Space Leaders Registrants and Mentors participating in the Leadership Exchange.

By Invitation Only

Monday, April 17, 2023

4:45 pm - 6:00 pm

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Location: The Broadmoor Hotel

Pre-Ceremony Space Foundation Speaker Reception

By Invitation Only

Co-Sponsor

Monday, April 17, 2023

4:45 pm - 6:00 pm

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Location: The Broadmoor Hotel

Government Affairs Social

By Invitation Only

Monday, April 17, 2023

5:15 pm - 6:00 pm

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Location: International Center: Outside

Welcome Reception

Co-Sponsor

Monday, April 17, 2023

6:30 pm - 7:15 pm

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Location: International Center

Opening Ceremony

The Opening Ceremony celebrates the official start of the annual Space Symposium.  Space Foundation honors outstanding individuals and organizations at several Symposium events, to highlight the best of the best in the space community.  

Co-Sponsor

Monday, April 17, 2023

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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Location: Northrop Grumman Exhibit Center

Monday, April 17, 2023

7:45 pm - 9:15 pm

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Location: The Broadmoor Hotel

Heads of Agency Reception

By Invitation Only

Monday, April 17, 2023

8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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Location: Lake Terrace Dinning Room

Opening Night Celebration – Maxar

Fireworks viewing outside at the Lake at 9:00pm

Co-Sponsor

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

7:15 am - 8:30 am

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Location: Colorado Hall

Government Affairs Breakfast

The Government Affairs Breakfast is a unique opportunity for attendees to enhance their networking opportunities by engaging with government, military, and industry representatives on public policy issues. Discussion focuses on topics critical to the government affairs community with a senior official as featured speaker.

Separate Registration or Purchase Required

Co-Sponsor

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

8:45 am - 9:10 am

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Location: International Center

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

9:15 am - 9:40 am

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Location: International Center

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

9:30 am - 4:30 pm

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Location: Cheyenne Mountain Resort

Space Science Track

Presented in Association with the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory 

 

Co-Sponsor

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

9:45 am - 10:10 am

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Location: International Center

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

10:15 am - 10:30 am

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Location: The Broadmoor Hotel

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

10:30 am - 10:55 am

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Location: International Center

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

11:00 am - 11:45 am

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Location: International Center

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

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Location: The Broadmoor Hotel

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

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Location: The Broadmoor Hotel

Salon Luncheon: Wells Fargo

If interested in being invited, contact [email protected]ation.org, and we will forward your request to the sponsor.

By Invitation Only

Co-Sponsor

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

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Location: Colorado Hall

Acquisition Luncheon

Returning to the Symposium agenda, the popular Acquisition Luncheon provides a networking experience and an opportunity to hear a senior official address key issues related to government space acquisition.  

Separate Registration or Purchase Required

Co-Sponsor

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

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Location: The Broadmoor Hotel

Salon Luncheon: Bank of America

If interested in being invited, contact [email protected]ation.org, and we will forward your request to the sponsor.

By Invitation Only

Co-Sponsor

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

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Location: International Center

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

2:50 pm - 3:10 pm

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Location: International Center

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

3:15 pm - 3:30 pm

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Location: The Broadmoor Hotel

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

3:30 pm - 4:15 pm

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Location: International Center

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

4:15 pm - 5:00 pm

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Location: International Center

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Location: Northrop Grumman Exhibit Center

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

5:00 pm - 6:15 pm

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Location: The Broadmoor Hotel

International Military Leaders Reception

By Invitation Only

Co-Sponsor

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

5:15 pm - 7:15 pm

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Location: The Broadmoor Hotel

Corporate Member Appreciation Reception

By Invitation Only

Co-Sponsor

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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Location: International Center

Corporate Partnership Dinner

At the Corporate Partnership Dinner, we salute all the companies that support Space Foundation throughout the year. Their donations, in-kind contributions, and voluntary efforts are essential to the success of Space Foundation’s programs. The financial backing and on-going participation by corporate members in Space Foundation programs have helped us grow into the leading organization we are today.

Corporate membership is an investment in the future of our industry, the returns are endless. Learn more about Corporate Membership (external link).

Separate Registration or Purchase Required

Co-Sponsor

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

7:15 am - 8:30 am

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Location: Colorado Hall

Satellite Forum Breakfast

Commercial space companies are sending more satellites into orbit than ever before, providing a constant stream of data, images and communications capability. This breakfast provides an opportunity to hear key insights for satellite manufacturers, launchers and operators.

Separate Registration or Purchase Required

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

7:15 am - 8:30 am

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Location: The Broadmoor Hotel

Salon Breakfast: Hawkeye 360

If interested in being invited, contact [email protected]ation.org, and we will forward your request to the sponsor.

By Invitation Only

Co-Sponsor

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

7:15 am - 8:30 am

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Location: The Broadmoor Hotel

Salon Breakfast: AWS

If interested in being invited, contact [email protected]ation.org, and we will forward your request to the sponsor.

By Invitation Only

Co-Sponsor

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

7:30 am - 8:30 am

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Location: Broadmoor West: Ballroom

New Generation Space Leaders: Breakfast

The New Generation Space Leaders program fosters meaningful, long-term peer relationships by providing access to top space leaders through program opportunities at Space Symposium and throughout the year. Our goal is to fuel the future for young professionals and be the driving force in helping them launch their careers further.

Separate Registration or Purchase Required

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

7:30 am - 9:00 am

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Location: The Broadmoor Hotel

Exhibitor Breakfast

By Invitation Only

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

7:30 am - 8:45 am

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Location: The Broadmoor Hotel

Astronaut Reunion Breakfast

By Invitation Only

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

8:45 am - 9:05 am

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Location: International Center

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Location: Cheyenne Mountain Resort

Game Changers Track

Presented in Association with Euroconsult

9:00 am – Opening Remarks

9:10 am – Fireside Chat: Foresight of Space – What Will Space Look Like in 2050?

    • Jean-Jacques Dourdain, SpaceResources.lu
    • Robert Lightfoot, Lockheed Martin 
    • Pete Worden, Breakthrough Initiatives 

9:25 am – Panel: Commercial SSA: The Next Game Changers 

    • Julien Cantegreil, Spaceable
    • Phil Carrai, Kratos
    • Todd Simon, Geospatial Alpha – Moderator 
    • Melanie Stricklan, Slingshot Aerospace

10:10 am – Coffee Break and Networking

10:30 am – Panel: Satellite Life Extension

    • Joe Anderson, SpaceLogistics
    • Daniel Faber, Orbit Fab
    • Nobu Okada, Astroscale

11:00 am – Panel: New Ways of Monitoring Climate Change: From Observing to Acting

    • Stephane Germain, GHGSat
    • Mitch Goldberg, NESDIS – NOAA

11:30 am – Keynote Speaker

11:45 am – Panel: Enabling the Space Infrastructure 

    • Stephen Kitay, Microsoft
    • Luigi Pasquali, Telespazio
    • Dr. Vagan Shakhgildian, Comtech 

12:15 pm – Keynote Speaker

12:30 pm – Lunch and Networking

1:30 pm – Panel: Private Sector in Science Exploration Missions

    • Peter Beck, Rocket Lab
    • Barry Matsumori, Impulse Space
    • Michael Sheetz, CNBC – Moderator 

2:00 pm – Panel: Unlocking New Commercial Services in Lunar Exploration 

    • Joe Landon, Lockheed Martin
    • Natalia Larrea Brito, Euroconsult – Moderator
    • Sir Martin Sweeting, Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd 

3:00 pm – Coffee Break and Networking

3:20 pm – Keynote Speaker

3:35 pm – Panel: The Race to Reinvent the Space Station 

    • Tejpaul Bhatia, Axiom Space
    • Dr. Janet Kavandi, Sierra Space
    • Brent Sherwood, Blue Origin 
    • Marshall Smith, Voyager Space

4:35 pm – Closing Remarks 

5:00 pm – Participants are invited to attend the Game Changers Reception co-sponsored by Euroconsult, Redwire, and SGAC

Co-Sponsor

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

9:10 am - 9:55 am

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Location: International Center

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

10:00 am - 10:15 am

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Location: The Broadmoor Hotel

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

10:15 am - 10:40 am

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Location: International Center

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

10:45 am - 11:30 am

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Location: International Center

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

11:35 am - 11:55 am

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Location: International Center

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

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Location: Colorado Hall

Space Warfighters Luncheon

This luncheon honors the service and contributions to our national and global security by our military forces and those of our global partners.  Remarks from a distinguished leader in the Space domain.

Separate Registration or Purchase Required

Co-Sponsor

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

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Location: Broadmoor Main: Ballroom

International Space Collaboration Luncheon

This luncheon focuses on the critical global relationships in the exploration and development of Space.  

Separate Registration or Purchase Required

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

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Location: The Broadmoor Hotel

Salon Luncheon: Astranis

If interested in being invited, contact [email protected]ation.org, and we will forward your request to the sponsor.

By Invitation Only

Co-Sponsor

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

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Location: The Broadmoor Hotel

Salon Luncheon: Deloitte

If interested in being invited, contact [email protected]ation.org, and we will forward your request to the sponsor.

By Invitation Only

Co-Sponsor

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

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Location: International Center

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

2:50 pm - 3:10 pm

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Location: International Center

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

3:10 pm - 3:30 pm

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Location: The Broadmoor Hotel

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

3:30 pm - 4:15 pm

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Location: International Center

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

4:15 pm - 5:00 pm

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Location: International Center

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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Location: The Broadmoor Hotel

Thursday, April 20, 2023

Thursday, April 20, 2023

8:45 am - 9:15 am

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Location: International Center

Thursday, April 20, 2023

9:20 am - 9:30 am

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Location: International Center

Thursday, April 20, 2023

9:35 am - 10:15 am

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Location: International Center

Thursday, April 20, 2023

10:15 am - 10:25 am

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Location: The Broadmoor Hotel

Thursday, April 20, 2023

10:25 am - 10:55 am

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Location: International Center

Thursday, April 20, 2023

10:55 am - 11:15 am

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Location: International Center

Thursday, April 20, 2023

11:20 am - 12:05 pm

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Location: International Center

Thursday, April 20, 2023

12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

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Location: Colorado Hall

Women’s Global Gathering Luncheon

The Annual Women’s Global Gathering is an inspirational and memorable program. Participants will hear from accomplished senior leaders as they share their insights on the important role of women in the exploration of space.

Separate Registration or Purchase Required

Co-Sponsor

Thursday, April 20, 2023

2:00 pm - 2:20 pm

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Location: International Center

Thursday, April 20, 2023

2:25 pm - 3:00 pm

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Location: International Center

Thursday, April 20, 2023

3:00 pm - 3:10 pm

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Location: International Center

Thursday, April 20, 2023

3:10 pm - 3:55 pm

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Location: International Center

Thursday, April 20, 2023

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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Location: The Broadmoor Hotel

Thursday, April 20, 2023

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

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Location: Colorado Hall

Thursday, April 20, 2023

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Location: International Center

Space Technology Hall of Fame Dinner

At the Space Technology Hall of Fame® Dinner we honor those who transform technology originally developed for space exploration into products that help improve the quality of life here on Earth. Join us to celebrate these technologies and conclude a week of successful discussions and networking at the 38th Space Symposium.

Separate Registration or Purchase Required

Co-Sponsor

Thursday, April 20, 2023

9:00 pm - 12:30 am

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Location: Colorado Hall