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2018


Event: SatSummit 2018
Date: September 19-20, 2018
Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center , 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington D.C.

Description: A conference on using satellite data for global development. SatSummit is a two-day event that convenes leaders in the satellite industry and experts in global development for in-depth conversations on solving the world’s most critical development challenges with satellite data. From climate change to population growth to natural resource availability, earth observation data offers insights into today’s biggest global issues. This event brings together a unique group of representatives from NGOs, nonprofits, government agencies, and industry and includes keynotes, panel sessions, working groups, workshops, and an evening social event at the Smithsonian Institution National Air and Space Museum.


Event: ROCKETOBERFEST
Date: September 15, 2018
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Space Foundation Discovery Center, 4425 Arrowswest Drive, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Description: The all-ages event will feature interactive activities and games, beer, food trucks, live music and of course, space exhibits. The event is also a fundraiser benefiting the Space Foundation’s education programs, Sudden Arithmetic Death Syndromes (SADS) and the Pikes Peak Club.


Event: Skygazing
Date: September 15, 2018
Time: 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Location: Fossil Creek Reservoir Natural Area, Fort Collins, Colorado

Description: Each month volunteers from the Northern Colorado Astronomical Society provide telescopes for your viewing pleasure and share their knowledge about stars, planets, galaxies, and more. Dress warmly and bring a blanket or chair to sit on. Meet in the parking lot off Carpenter Road. Free, registration required. For weather updates, visit the NCAS website at www.NoCoAstro.org.


Event: Skygazing
Date: October 19, 2018
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Fossil Creek Reservoir Natural Area, Fort Collins, Colorado

Description: Each month volunteers from the Northern Colorado Astronomical Society provide telescopes for your viewing pleasure and share their knowledge about stars, planets, galaxies, and more. Dress warmly and bring a blanket or chair to sit on. Meet in the parking lot off Carpenter Road. Free, registration required. For weather updates, visit the NCAS website at www.NoCoAstro.org.


Event: Women In STEM Conference – Implicit Bias: Allies and Action
Date: October 26, 2018
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 4:20 p.m.
Location: Tivoli Turnhalle, Metropolitan State University, Denver, Colorado

Description: Researchers have long been studying the various reason why women are underrepresented in the STEM fields. This conference aims to not just address some of these reasons, but give Metropolitan State University students, faculty, and staff the understanding and tools to help them succeed in their careers of choice.


Event: Innovation & Opportunity Conference
Date: November 7-8, 2018
Location: Hyatt Regency Aurora-Denver Conference Center, 13200 East 14th Place, Aurora, Colorado

Description: The inaugural Innovation and Opportunity Conference: Advancing Aerospace and Defense brings together NASA experts, small businesses, startups, research institutions and large businesses/prime contractors for a technology and commercialization event. The Innovation and Opportunity Conference (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: Skygazing
Date: November 17, 2018
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Fossil Creek Reservoir Natural Area, Fort Collins, Colorado

Description: Each month volunteers from the Northern Colorado Astronomical Society provide telescopes for your viewing pleasure and share their knowledge about stars, planets, galaxies, and more. Dress warmly and bring a blanket or chair to sit on. Meet in the parking lot off Carpenter Road. Free, registration required. For weather updates, visit the NCAS website at www.NoCoAstro.org.


Event: Skygazing
Date: December 14, 2018
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Fossil Creek Reservoir Natural Area, Fort Collins, Colorado

Description: Each month volunteers from the Northern Colorado Astronomical Society provide telescopes for your viewing pleasure and share their knowledge about stars, planets, galaxies, and more. Dress warmly and bring a blanket or chair to sit on. Meet in the parking lot off Carpenter Road. Free, registration required. For weather updates, visit the NCAS website at www.NoCoAstro.org.


2019


Event: International LiDAR Mapping Forum (ILMF)
Date: January 28-30, 2019
Location: Hyatt Regency Denver, Denver, Colorado

Description: International LiDAR Mapping Forum (ILMF) is a technical conference and exhibition showcasing the latest airborne, terrestrial, and underwater LiDAR as well as emerging remote-sensing and data collection tools and technologies. In 2019, ILMF and the ASPRS Annual Conference will take place together, giving attendees access to more geospatial solutions, technical education and networking than ever before! The combined event will feature a single exhibit hall and inclusive social activities. The events will maintain their unique technical programs, including ILMF product previews and ASPRS workshops, awards, and committee meetings. Attendees will be able to purchase a conference pass that allows entry to programs of their choice, or they may choose a universal pass that allows entry to all programs.


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.