33RD SPACE SYMPOSIUM
April 10th, 2017
The Space Symposium, held at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA, has brought together space leaders from around the world to discuss, address and plan for the future of space since the inaugural event in 1984. It has become widely known as the premier U.S. space policy and program forum and as the "must attend" opportunity for information on and interaction among all sectors of space.
The event consists of seven tracks that attendees can choose from: Symposium Program, Tech Track, New Generation Space Leaders, Cyber 1.7 Classified, Space Classified, Educators and Students, and Affiliated Events.
The Patel College of Global Sustainability's (PCGS) Internship Coordinator, Rhiannon Roberts, was in attendance this past week at the 33RD Space Symposium as a moderator for the Tech Track. The Tech Track sessions offer registrants an opportunity to hear from some of the government and industry leaders in space technology development and to learn about recent advances from presenters in a series of 20-minute tech talks. The papers submitted by the presenters featured are available on the Space Symposium website.
Rhiannon had the opportunity to network with several leaders in the space community such as former astronaut Dr. Buzz Aldrin, Jeff Bezos who is the founder of Blue Origin and other featured speakers. She also attended the Space for Earth discussion where climate change monitoring through satellite data and utilizing digital media to communicate that data was discussed. Rhiannon also participated in a video in which she discussed PCGS, the importance of aerospace communication, social media strategies for STEM education, and sustainability awareness.
Year after year, the Space Symposium keeps up its reputation as the "must attend" space industry event. Mark your calendars for the 34TH Space Symposium on April 16-19, 2018.