Advance registration is now open for SA’16, Space Access Society’s next annual conference on the business, technology, and politics of radically cheaper access to space, this year with a strong sub-focus on Beyond Low Orbit: The Next Step Out. Our upcoming conference will (as usual) feature a cross-section of the growing cheap access community, talking about what’s going on now and what we should be doing next, in a fast-paced intensive informal atmosphere.
SA’16 registration remains at $120 in advance, $140 at the door, student rate $40 in advance and $50 at the door. Day rates Thu/Fri/Sat will be $60/$60/$60 and $20/$20/$20 student, and will be available at the door only. You can register in advance by mailing a check, along with your name, email, and desired organization name (if any) for your badge to Space Access ’16, PO Box 16034, Phoenix AZ 85011, or register online via Paypal or your credit card.
(Keep an eye on SA’16 Info for preliminary details on the conference agenda in the next week or so.)
We’ll once again be at the Radisson Hotel Phoenix North, 10220 N Metro Parkway E in Phoenix Arizona, with Space Access conference room rates of $97 a night plus tax, single/double, rate includes the hotel full-breakfast buffet. This is the same recently-renovated location as last year, with a wide variety of restaurants and shopping a short walk away. Click on this link to reserve your room at our rate, or call the Radisson at 602 997-5900 and ask for the “Space Access Conference” rate (good for up to three days before and after our dates.)
We’ll be opening Registration and Hospitality at noon on Thursday 4/7, commencing programming sometime after 1 pm Thursday, running (with breaks) till ~10 pm, Friday 9 am till ~10 pm, then Saturday 9 am till ~6 pm, with Saturday evening hanging out, talking and partying to follow till late. Our overall schedule will include roughly twenty-one hours on the latest and most interesting developments in this fast-moving field.
Supporting The Conference
As for SA’16 conference funding, our sustainability goal is once again to raise ten thousand dollars. If you believe that Space Access conferences are useful to this community, and that keeping conference prices as low as possible for all of us who are still students, hungry amateurs, or tight-budget startup pros is still the way to go, help, please. Mail a donation of whatever size – fifty, a hundred, a thousand, it all helps – via check to: Space Access Society, PO Box 16034, Phoenix AZ 85011. (There will also be an online donation button soon, but for now, sending checks would be hugely helpful.)
(Note that this is NOT tax-deductible, as we are not a 501c-anything. It is however entirely confidential, as we have never and will never share or disclose in any way our supporters’ names. Our ongoing gratitude goes out to all who’ve supported us over the years and who continue to help.)