High Altitude and Near Space Conference (HAaNS)

Venue: Inverness Conferece Center

Location: Englewood, Colorado, United States

Event Date/Time: Oct 19, 2009 End Date/Time: Oct 21, 2009
Registration Date: Oct 19, 2009
Early Registration Date: Sep 30, 2009
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The Rocky Mountain Technology Alliance is hosting the inaugural HIGH ALTITUDE AND NEAR SPACE (HAaNS) CONFERENCE in Englewood, Colorado on Oct. 19-21st, at the Inverness Conference Center. The conference is focused on technology innovation within the high altitude and near space envelope, sometimes referred to as Stratospheric Operations. The conference is themed ‘OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS’, because of the strategic opportunities stratospheric technology brings about in commercial, voice and data, navigation, climate research, agriculture, disaster response, ,medical services, homeland security and more. It is viewed as the next commercialization frontier.

“Within the last decade technology innovation in materials, power generation, energy storage, propulsion and digital communications has resulted in many opportunities IN THE HIGH ALTITUDE OR NEAR SPACE ARENA that are vast and varied,” says, MajGen (Ret.) Bentley Rayburn. “These opportunities encompass not only defense and homeland security, but disaster relief and humanitarian efforts, agriculture, atmospheric research, commercial broadband networks to remote areas of the U.S. and the globe, cellular communications, navigation, and many more. And in many of these areas services are substantially improved with reduced cost,” he continues.
“One of RMTA’s initiatives is to continue to enhance the opportunities of the commercialization of technology and build more of a ‘technology habitat’ along this western corridor,” says Michael Semmens, Chairman of RMTA. “This conference has been created to discuss and collaborate on this ever evolving frontier bringing both new and experienced minds to the table,” he adds.
Several highly regarded keynote speakers have been confirmed such as Major General Larry Stutzriem, Director, Plans, Policy and Strategy, NORAD/USNORTHCOM, Brigadier General Kurt S. Story, Deputy Commander for Operations USASMDC/ARSTRAT, and Captain David MacKay, Virgin Galactic Test Pilot for WhiteKnightTwo, and the Honorary Chair, Lt. Gov. Barbara O’Brien. The agenda will also include industry-relevant panel leaders (see attached flyer for details) to share their knowledge and the latest applications in open panel discussions regarding a variety of applications, problems and solutions. The conference is supported by the Colorado Space Coalition, Colorado Homeland Defense Alliance, and Global Near Space Services, New Mexico Economic Development, Denver Economic Development in conjunction with the RMTA.

You can register for, sponsor, exhibit, or volunteer at the conference at: www.RMTECH.org and clicking on the HAaNS logo.
The Rocky Mountain Technology Alliance (RMTA) was founded in 2004 and is located in Colorado Springs, CO and is a network of industry, academic institutions, and government organizations cooperating to expand the Rocky Mountain Technology Corridor's global leadership in research, education, application, and commercialization of technology. They can be reached at www.rmtech.org, or 719.785-0399.

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