April 24th, 2012
The official Press Announcement:
For 2012, the Space Elevator Conference moves to The Museum of Flight!
The International Space Elevator Consortium is proud to announce that the 2012 Space Elevator Conference will now be held at the Museum of Flight in Seattle, Washington. The conference dates remain the same, August 25th through August 27th, 2012, with the Family Science Fest being held on August 25th. Come experience learning, brainstorming, and working together surrounded by an atmosphere of invention and discovery! Conference and family science fest attendees will be stimulated and energized by the planes hanging from the Great Gallery glass ceiling or watching a jet take off from the Boeing Field runway. This will be a fantastic new venue for the conference!
3-Day Technical Conference
The theme of this year’s technical conference is “Operating and Maintaining a Space Elevator”. There is still time to submit your abstracts and papers for the technical conference. The abstract deadline has been extended to May 18th (the draft and final paper deadlines are still the same). Abstracts and papers are coming in steadily and we want to be sure we have a great set of presentations for the technology, business, legal, and outreach sessions.
Family Science Fest
The Family Science Fest on Saturday, August 25th will also be held at the Museum of Flight. This event is open to the public and is included in the Museum of Flight admission price. The Family Science Fest includes Space Elevator 101 and 201 presentations, a youth robotics competition, exhibits from universities and science clubs, and much more.
Registration, Lodging, and More Info Coming Soon
More details of the conference technical program and the Family Science Fest will be posted on the conference website (http://spaceelevatorconference.org) in early May including registration, lodging, and other information as it becomes available. Please note the the conference web site will be updated with a new look and feel the end of April.
The Space Elevator is one of the most magnificent Engineering projects ever conceived. It promises abundant access to space and a multitude of benefits for humanity. Come to the Conference and hear presentations and discussion with people working to make the Space Elevator a reality!
So, mark your calendars and make your reservations. This Conference promises to be the most exciting ever!