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Fusion Forum

Date: Sunday and Monday, April 7 and 8, 2013
Time: All day
Location: The Broadmoor Hotel's Cheyenne Lodge

Hosted by the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) and the Space Foundation, Fusion Forum's interactive space topic panel discussions, will be moderated by international space sector leaders and cover the perspectives of university students and young professionals from around the world. Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in some Space Symposium activities on April 8. Fusion Forum is open only to participants selected through an early application process. No onsite registration.

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Hosted Payload Key Issues Workshop

Date: Monday, April 8, 2013
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Rocky Mountain Ballroom, The Broadmoor Hotel (West)
Fee: $150 (includes luncheon)
Register: Click here

The full-day workshop is designed to facilitate open dialog between government and industry, tackling key issues that are potential obstacles for more widespread use of hosted payloads. Three parallel tracks will each include:

  • In-depth examination of obstacles associated with the issue
  • Sharing how these issues were resolved in successful hosted payload programs
  • Identification of potential solutions.

The day will conclude with each working group providing a summary to the broader group.

The workshop begins with a keynote address by Lt. Gen. John Hyten, USAF, vice commander, Air Force Space Command. In addition, there will be a luncheon with the keynote address by Col. Scott Beidleman, USAF, director, Development Planning Directorate, USAF SMC/XR.

Registrants can choose one of the three tracks in which to participate:

Track 1: Assessing Commercial Space Alternatives in Early Stages of Acquisition Process
Track 2: Successful Procurement Strategies and Cooperative Terms and Conditions
Track 3: Operational Coordination of Hosted Payloads

Click here for more information about and to register for the Hosted Payload Key Issues Workshop.

Live "Colorado State of Mind" Taping

Date: Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Time: 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Rocky Mountain Ballroom, Broadmoor West
Open to the Public

Rocky Mountain PBS and the Space Foundation invite the public to attend a special live taping on April 9 of "Colorado State of Mind," the Rocky Mountain PBS Emmy Award-winning weekly news program. Seating is first-come, first-seated. The show will focus on space issues, drawing its guests from the 29th National Space Symposium, which is being held at The Broadmoor April 8-11. Attendees who are not registered to attend the Space Symposium must park on the west side of The Broadmoor.

Hosted by Cynthia Hessin, the show will feature:

  • Dr. Leroy Chiao, Space Foundation special advisor - human spaceflight and former NASA astronaut 
  • G. Ryan Faith, Space Foundation research analyst and primary author of the Space Foundation's recent report, PIONEERING: Sustaining U.S. Leadership in Space
  • Debra Facktor Lepore, vice president and general manager - strategic operations, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corporation 
  • Dr. Ron Sega, vice president and enterprise executive for energy and the environment, Colorado State University and The Ohio State University, and former NASA astronaut 
  • Dr. George F. Sowers, vice president of Human Launch Services, United Launch Alliance (ULA)

Following the taping, a drawing will be held for two visitor badges for access to the Lockheed Martin Exhibit Center at the Space Symposium (winners must be at least 18 years old).

The Aerospace States Association 

Date: Friday, April 12, 2013
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Trent Jones and Donald Ross Rooms, The Broadmoor Golf Club
Invitation Only

The Aerospace States Association (ASA) is holding its annual meeting immediately following the 29th National Space Symposium.

ASA is a bi-partisan organization of lieutenant governors and state-appointed delegates that promotes a state-based perspective in federal aerospace policy development and supports state aerospace initiatives that enhance student/teacher education outreach and economic development opportunities.

ASA is working to rally America to improve U.S. global aviation/aerospace competitiveness. ASA supports:
1. Achieving America's vision for space science and exploration.
2. Implementing the NextGen aviation system as soon as possible.
3. Creating an educational system that will result in an aviation/aerospace workforce that is second to none.
4. Investing is science, research and technology to ensure American leadership.
5. Revising the legal and procedural framework for export control to increase U.S. ability to compete in a global market.

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