Gateway to Space 2014
St. Louis, MO

Gateway to Space 2014 – A Regional Space Development Conference

St. Louis Space Frontier, a chapter of the National Space Society, will host “Gateway to Space 2014,” a regional space development conference on November 7-9, 2014 in downtown St. Louis. The three-day conference will be packed with out-of-this-world panels, keynotes, sessions, seminars, tours, and special events.

Registration is now open!

Keynote speakers include Michael Snyder of Made in Space and John Mulholland of Boeing CST-100. Mr. Snyder’s Saturday keynote, “In Space Manufacturing: The Next Gateway to Space,” will focus on 3-D printing. Mr. Mullholland’s Sunday keynote, “Boeing CST-100 puts Astronauts on ISS with Style,” will provide an update on the crew transportation program.

On Saturday, participants will be able to attend seven break-out sessions, with three choices during most sessions. On Sunday, participants will attend the “Rocky Road to Space Settlement” panel and workshop-style sessions on (choice of) space settlement, advocacy, and outreach. The presenters are experts in their fields of rocket science, asteroid hunting, asteroid mining, satellites, space-based solar power, lunar colonization, Mars exploration, advocacy, and more.

Beyond presentations, panels, and keynotes, several special events are planned, including:

  • A tour of the Washington University Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences laboratory, including a full-size model of Spirit/Opportunity
  • A St. Louis Space Retrospective to honor the work of early St. Louis space pioneers, held at Boeing’s Prologue Room (in conjunction with the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics)
  • A networking Saturday lunch to interact with like-minded space enthusiasts and informal Sunday brunch to enjoy new-found friends
  • A bookclub-style discussion of Ann Leckie’s award-winning novel Ancillary Justice (bring your book to get a bookplate signed by the author)
  • A tour of the Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum
  • And: the conference chair’s favorite event… The Cosmic Celebration to celebrate the cosmos thru the arts: poetry, visual arts, music, a galactic fashion show, and a spacey photo booth.

To learn more, please visit the or contact conference chair Christine Nobbe at StLSpaceFrontier [at] gmail [dot] com

ISDC 2014 - A Space Renaissance
Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel, 6101 West Century Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90045, United States

The International Space Development Conference (ISDC) is the annual conference of the National Space Society. The conference covers several broad areas of study related to building a spacefaring civilization, including transportation to and through space, technology needed to live and work in space, and Earth-based activities to advocate for or educate others about space development. The ISDC is unique in that it brings together members of the general public with space activists, scientists, engineers, educators, astronauts, aerospace industry leaders, and government officials for one purpose: to explore humanity's future in space.

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George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida de las Americas, Houston, TX 77010

The Texas International Comic Con.  According to Wikipedia, "Comicpalooza is an annual comic book, science fiction, anime, gaming, and pop culture convention, held in Houston, Texas. The event is organized by Startling Events, LLC.[1] The event hosts the annual Comicpalooza Fandom Awards." Join us as we celebrate Comicpalooza with Houston and the expected 30,000 attendees.

AIAA Space 2014
San Diego, Califonia

Connecting, Protecting, and 
Enhancing a Global Society

AIAA SPACE 2014 will examine the impacts of space activity on society. The forum will convene a global conversation around the important role our community plays in enabling a connected culture, monitoring our planet, expanding our boundaries beyond Earth, and advancing technology and innovation to address worldwide opportunities.


The Forum's general sessions, plenary speakers and panelists will address these key issues: 

Facilitating Global Connections

  • What sorts of new opportunities and capabilities do space-based assets and technologies enable in terms of connecting society? 
  • What capabilities are missing? 
  • What do complimentary industries need from the space community to make their businesses more successful? 

Monitoring the Planet

  • What new EO systems are being developed? 
  • What innovative uses of climate and weather data will we see in the near, mid, and long term? 
  • Are our on-orbit systems sufficient and sustainable to provide the data and services needed in an emergency?

Expanding Boundaries

  • What is the current status of major exploration programs? 
  • How do non-governmental initiatives fit with governmental plans? 
  • How do we sustain exploration in a constantly changing policy and budget environment? 
  • How do we communicate the importance and benefits of exploration to those outside of our community?

Advancing Technology

  • How are space technologies used to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of common processes? 
  • What new technology spin offs are providing opportunities for new businesses? 



SPACECOM: The Space Commerce Conference and Exposition
George R. Brown Convention Center Houston, TX

SPACECOM:  The Space Commerce Conference and Exposition

On November 17-19, 2015, SpaceCom will host a dynamic three-day event engineered to fuel business innovation across the medical, energy, transportation, communications and advanced manufacturing industries.

SpaceCom distinctly unites public and private stakeholders involved in domestic and international space commerce with a new group of global buisness executives looking for compeititve advantage through the appplication of space technology to their industries.


ISPCS 2014 Conference
New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum | Las Cruces, New Mexico

The International Symposium for Personal and Commercial Spaceflight (ISPCS) is the most relevant, high-value commercial space conference of the year.This year, through two high-impact days of dynamic dialogue and collaboration, ISPCS will address strategies to manage the risks and reap the rewards of the rapidly evolving commercial space industry.Handcrafted panel discussions will examine key industry issues and trends in the high-risk ventures of developing new platforms for suborbital space and beyond.