Just a reminder that registration closes for the upcoming Space Elevator Conference on Sunday, August 19th, so you have 12 days from today to register if you want to attend (and you do want to attend, don’t you?).
The latest press release from the Conference:
Tether Strength Competition and Pacific Science Center Exhibits at the 2012 Space Elevator Conference
The technical conference will be held at the Museum of Flight in Seattle, Washington August 25th through August 27th, 2012.
Registration for the 3-day technical conference closes August 19, 2012 in order to get our final attendee and catering counts to the museum and to the caterer. All 3-day registrations will be entered in a raffle to win one of two Android Tablets (a 10” and a 7” model) provided by Leeward Space Foundation. Raffle winners will be announced at the Saturday night dinner banquet.
The Family Science Fest on Saturday, August 25th is included with Museum of Flight admission. You do not need to register for the Saturday Family Science Fest.
3-Day Technical Conference
The presentation schedule for the technical will be finalized by August 10th. There may be a few changes to the presentation order and start times between now and August 10th. Check out the fantastic presentations we have lined up this year, register to come see them, and participate in the discussions!
Tether Strength Challenge: ISEC is funding the prize purse for this year’s Tether Strength Competition and the rules have been updated to lower the bar a bit and increase the chances that someone will win the competition this year. Competition rules are now available on the conference web site. One or two teams are interested in competing this year and we’re working to get them registered for the challenge.
Family Science Fest
The Family Science Fest on Saturday, August 25th is included in the Museum of Flight admission price. We have recently added the Pacific Science Center to the list of activities. They will have physics exhibits and instructors to provide hands-on experience with various physics concepts for kids of all ages. The Family Science Fest also includes the Space Elevator 101 and 201 presentations, the ever-popular youth robotics competition (rules and registration instructions are on the web site), and much more. This is a great event for the whole family!
About the Space Elevator
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 discussions with people working to make the Space Elevator a reality!
Many thanks to the Museum of Flight for being a “Counter Weight” level sponsor of this year’s conference.