SpaceCom Commits Annual Financial Contribution to Support the ISS National Lab STEM Programs
ALEXANDRIA, VA (March 3, 2015) – SpaceCom, the Space Commerce Conference and Exposition, today announced a new partnership with the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (the ISS National Lab) for the November 17-19 event at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. In support of NASA’s goal to create a sustainable, commercial space market, SpaceCom will unite global business executives with international space leaders to explore ways for the medical, manufacturing, energy, communications, and transportation sectors to utilize space technologies and achieve competitive advantage. SpaceCom will also examine ways to optimize the use of the International Space Station (ISS) and other Low Earth Orbit (LEO) applications, as well as suborbital commercial activities.
“We are delighted to play a prominent role in the launch and development of SpaceCom,” said the ISS National Lab Director of Marketing and Communications Brian Talbot. “SpaceCom is a terrific platform to expand awareness, connect new user communities, and further efforts to diversify the ISS National Lab research and development portfolio.”
SpaceCom also unveiled that the event will make an annual financial investment to support Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programs produced by the ISS National Lab.
“There are many synergies between SpaceCom and the ISS National Lab, including our desire to invest in tomorrow’s future,” said James Causey, executive director of SpaceCom. “The genius and hard work of young scientists, engineers and innovators is essential to the rich pool of ideas necessary for a vibrant industry to blossom. Supporting STEM is a core component of SpaceCom, and by making this contribution, we are joining others in the betterment of our future.”
SpaceCom is a dynamic three-day event that combines an in-depth conference program with a vibrant technology exposition. The event will feature a keynote from NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden, Jr., as well as interactive panel discussions and roundtable sessions. The show floor will encompass more than 100 exhibiting companies showcasing the latest technologies. In addition, the Innovation Theater and market-specific Industry Centers will spotlight market round-ups, sponsor presentations, product demonstrations and VIP meet and greets. The event will also include tours of the Johnson Space Center and the Young Entrepreneur’s Technology and SpaceCom STEM Awards.
For more information about SpaceCom, the conference program, or to join the mailing list to keep abreast of the latest event developments, please visit www.spacecomexpo.com.
SpaceCom, the Space Commerce Conference and Exposition, is focused on the economic development of space and the application of space technologies across important industry sectors of the global economy. The event is produced in collaboration with NASA Johnson Space Center, Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (the ISS National Lab), Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau (GHCVB), Houston First Corporation, and National Trade Productions. For more information, visit www.spacecomexpo.com.
About the ISS National Lab
The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (the ISS National Lab) was selected by NASA in July 2011 to maximize use of the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory through 2020. the ISS National Lab is dedicated to supporting and accelerating innovations and new discoveries that will enhance the health and wellbeing of people and our planet. For more information, visit www.issnationallab.org.