Buzz Aldrin, the second person to walk on the moon following the Apollo 11 landing more than 50 years ago, will present opening remarks at the Summit’s Evening Reception at the Texas State History Museum. Aldrin’s talk follows a full day of panel presentations and keynote speakers representing technology, business and government leaders from Texas, Florida, Alabama, California, Washington, D.C., and across the nation who will discuss the role of space in shaping the future of environmental research, energy policy, national security and advanced communications.
Summit speakers include Texas Secretary of State Hope Andrade, technology leader Esther Dyson and private astronaut
Said Phillips & Company President and summit host Rich Phillips, “U.S. competitiveness depends on a vital economic engine of job creation—and one of the greatest opportunities for job growth is fueled by our commitment to scientific discovery and our leadership position in the global Space Economy. The Space Economy promises to be a $1 trillion industry within 10 years, rivaling the Internet economy's early days and a critical component to job growth and economic leadership. Our ability to leverage this opportunity depends on a renewed partnership between NASA and the private sector and our willingness to come together on issues of principle that we all share.”
Summit speakers will be available to the media for interviews and briefings prior to or during the event. Please contact Scott Campbell at 512-423-4907 or firstname.lastname@example.org to secure press credentials or to schedule a briefing or interview with Summit participants.
For more information or to register for the 2010 Space Economy Leadership Summit, call Stacy Zellner at 512-402-5857 or visit www.spaceeconomyleadership.org.
Space Economy Leadership Summit
May 5, 2010
Conference at Stephen F. Austin Intercontinental Hotel, 8am – 5:30pm
Reception at Texas State History Museum, 6pm – 9pm
For the complete agenda, visit www.spaceeconomyleadership.org.
About Phillips & Company
Phillips & Company is a leading consulting firm that helps companies achieve sustainable growth through the creation and execution of strategic communications and business development campaigns. Business solutions include brand positioning, business development, public relations, integrated marketing and government relations. Ultimately, Phillips helps companies create demand for their products and services by broadening and reinforcing the trust customers, partners and investors have in their company. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Phillips & Company has operations in Washington, D.C., Miami, London and
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