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Event: Pluto System After New Horizons
Date: July 14-18, 2019
Location: John Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, Maryland

Description: An international science conference on the Pluto system and the Kuiper Belt. The conference will provide an opportunity to summarize our understanding of the Pluto system and the Kuiper belt following the New Horizons encounters with Pluto and 2014 MU69 (Ultima Thule). Contributions spanning all relevant research on the Kuiper belt, including both observations and theory, are being solicited. The conference will also serve as the nucleus for a forthcoming volume, The Pluto System After New Horizons, in the University of Arizona Space Science Series. With a projected 2020 publication date, this new book will be the successor to Pluto-Charon, published in 1997.

Event: National Aviation Hall Of Fame 57th Annual Enshrinement Dinner & Ceremony
September, 2019
Location: Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, Denver, Colorado

Description: Each year, the NAHF Board of Nominations, a voting body comprised of over 120 aviation professionals nationwide, selects from a prestigious group of nominated air and space pioneers to be recognized for their achievements with induction into the NAHF. This year’s class is a diverse group representing a range of enduring contributions to both the advancement of flight and human exploration of space.

Event: Aerospace & Defense Small Business Industry Day
October 3, 2019
Location: Denver Marriott West, Golden, Colorado

Description: This event is designed to bring together small businesses and prime aerospace contractors to create greater collaboration and opportunities for new business. This statewide contract opportunities fair will give attendees an overall look at what is happening in the Colorado aerospace industry, sessions on business topics, networking, as well as matchmaking opportunities with prime contractors for small businesses. Exhibitors include businesses offering a variety of products & services. Representatives of prime contractors and other government agencies will be available to answer specific questions about doing business with their respective organizations. Registered attendees will have the opportunity to meet with aerospace and defense prime contractors.

Event: Innovation And Opportunity Conference – Advancing Aerospace And Defense
November 14-15, 2019
Location: Aurora, Colorado

Description: The Innovation & Opportunity Conference: Advancing Aerospace & Defense (IOC), now in its second year, brings together NASA experts, small businesses, startups, research institutions and large businesses/prime contractors for a technology and commercialization event. The IOC provides opportunities for companies at every stage of maturity, from those just starting out with a great idea, to experienced innovators looking to expand and actively participate in tomorrow’s aerospace and defense.


Event: 2020 Space Weather Workshop
April 20-24, 2020
Location: Embassy Suites/Hilton Garden Inn, Boulder, Colorado

Description: Space Weather Workshop is an annual conference that brings industry, academia, and government agencies together in a lively dialog about space weather. What began in 1996 as a conference for the space weather user community, Space Weather Workshop has evolved into the Nation’s leading conference on all issues relating to space weather. The conference addresses the remarkably diverse impacts of space weather on today’s technology. The program highlights space weather impacts in several areas, including communications, navigation, spacecraft operations, aviation, and electric power. The workshop will also focus on the highest priority needs for operational services that can guide future research and new high-value capabilities that can be transitioned into operations. The conference fosters communication among researchers, space weather service providers, and users of space weather services.