With space budgets tighter than ever, Space Tech Conference 2014 (http://www.spacetechexpo.com) will bring together key military personnel, government officials and private industry executives to discuss the pressing issues facing the space industry during April 1-3, 2014 in Long Beach, California.

The West Coast’s premier space event, Space Tech Conference tackles business and strategic issues impacting commercial, military/DoD and civil government space sectors, and will offer attendees vital insights into purchasing priorities, acquisition requirements and business opportunities.

The unique conference format is designed to help busy space professionals maximize their time, by offering separate day one-day tracks that focus on commercial, military, and technology topics:

  • Day 1, Tuesday, April 1, focuses on commercial space, including launch services, commercial crew and cargo and human spaceflight opportunities, as well as new ITAR / regulatory issues affecting players. Key representatives from NASA, U.S. Department of Commerce, and the Federal Aviation Administration, will join panels with senior industry executives from Boeing, United Launch Alliance, Orbital Sciences, SpaceX, Ball Aerospace, XCOR Aerospace, and entrepreneurs developing new space-based enterprises.
  • Day 2, Wednesday, April 2, panelists address key military space issues, from resiliency and affordability, to hosted payloads, to smallsats and evolving military space architectures. Speakers include DoD and government agency representatives from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, U.S. Air Force, GPS Directorate, DARPA, Navy SPAWAR Systems, and industry speakers from SES, Intelsat, NewSat, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, and ATK Aerospace Group.
  • Day 3, Thursday, April 3rd focuses on potentially game-changing technologies, from electric propulsion and mission enabling, to 3D printing in space, with speakers ranging from key government agencies such as NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, to global space tech players including as Thales Alenia Space, Space Systems/Loral, Boeing.
  • Within easy driving distance from much of California’s space industry, key manufacturing facilities, NASA’s JPL, as well as DoD facilities involved in space, Space Tech Conference 2014 is also an exceptionally travel-budget-friendly option for conference attendees from the West Coast.

To view the full agenda and registration details, please visit http://www.spacetechexpo.com. Media interested in covering the event are invited to register for full access at: http://www.spacetechexpo.com/media/press-registration/ .