COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (March 8, 2016) – The Space Foundation announces that Jeff Bezos, Founder of Blue Origin, will be a featured speaker at the 32nd Space Symposium.
Bezos’ talk will take place Tuesday afternoon, April 12, following a presentation by Gen. John E. Hyten, USAF, Commander, Air Force Space Command, and preceding The Honorable Robert O. Work, Deputy Secretary of Defense.
The four-day conference will be held April 11-14 at The Broadmoor, in Colorado Springs, Colo., and is widely known as the most significant annual global space industry conference, attracting thousands of participants from dozens of countries, including the world’s leading decision makers from civil, military, government, commercial and academic institutions.
The 32nd Space Symposium program will include a Technical Track, two classified tracks, discussion of emergent space technology, international space panels and a New Generation Space Leader program. The Symposium’s Lockheed Martin Exhibit Center and Pavilion will feature more than 170 displays of the world’s latest space technology, products and services.
See all of the confirmed speakers for the 32nd Space Symposium, plus the agenda and registration information, at www.SpaceSymposium.org. A discount on standard industry registration is currently available if paid by March 11, 2016.
Jeff Bezos is the founder of aerospace company Blue Origin, which is working to lower the cost and increase the safety of spaceflight so that humans can better continue exploring the solar system.
Bezos is also President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Amazon.com. Bezos founded Amazon.com in 1994 with a mission for it to be Earth's most customer-centric company. Amazon offers low prices and fast delivery on millions of items, designs and builds the bestselling Kindle hardware and empowers companies and governments in over 190 countries around the world with the leading cloud computing infrastructure through its Amazon Web Services offering.
Bezos graduated summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, in electrical engineering and computer science from Princeton University in 1986, and was named TIME magazine's Person of the Year in 1999.
About Blue Origin
Blue Origin, LLC, is a private company developing vehicles and technologies to enable commercial human space transportation. Blue Origin has a long-term vision of greatly increasing the number of people that fly into space so that we humans can better continue exploring the solar system. For more information and a list of job openings, please visit www.blueorigin.com/.
Space Symposium Co-sponsors
a.i. solutions; Aerojet Rocketdyne; Aerus; AGI; Arianespace, Inc.; ASRC Federal; BAE Systems; Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.; Boeing; Booz Allen Hamilton; Colorado Space Coalition; El Pomar Foundation; FLUOR; General Dynamics; Holland & Hart; Inmarsat; Intelsat General Corporation; Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co.; Northrop Grumman; Raytheon; SAIC; Secure World Foundation; SES Government Solutions; SpaceX; Stellar Solutions; United Launch Alliance (ULA). Aviation Week Network and Space News are official media partners.
About the Space Foundation
Founded 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., USA, has a public Discovery Center, including El Pomar Space Gallery, Northrop Grumman Science Center featuring Science On a Sphere® and the Lockheed Martin Space Education Center. The Space Foundation has a field office in Houston and conducts government affairs from its Washington, D.C., office. It publishes The Space Report: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activityand through its Space CertificationTM and Space Technology Hall of Fame® programs, recognizes space-based innovations that have been adapted to improve life on Earth. Visit www.SpaceFoundation.org, follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Twitter, Google+, Flickr and YouTube, and read our e-newsletter Space Watch.