Rockville, MD – October 13, 2021 – The SATELLITE Conference and Exhibition is pleased to announce their partnership with the Space Frontier Foundation to launch “Inclusive Innovation” – a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) program that will take place during the conference in March 2022. The program will include sessions and workshops designed to bring space professionals of all ages, backgrounds, and cultures together to share ideas on how to create more positive, inclusive work environments and more diversity among entrepreneurs.
“In the wake of recent discourse about inclusivity in the workplace, the Space Frontier Foundation is looking forward to partnering with SATELLITE 2022 to create a slate of programming centered on diversity and inclusion. Our programming will feature a collective of passionate advocates and allies engaging in constructive conversations. We hope attendees will walk away with actionable steps on how to make our industry more welcoming and inclusive so that they can go back to their workplace and begin to create the world we want to see.” – Kim Macharia, Chair of the Board of Directors, Space Frontier Foundation.
This is the Space Frontier Foundation’s second diversity-oriented partnership with SATELLITE. In 2016, the organization helped SATELLITE launch the annual Startup Space entrepreneur pitch contest, which has since brought more than 80 new startup companies (including Astroscale, Astrapi, Ursa Space, OrbitFab, LeoLabs, and others) into the spotlight at one of the industry’s leading global events.
“I am honored that Kim and her team at Space Frontier Foundation chose to partner with us to launch Inclusive Innovation – a program that will clearly explain why our industry needs to invest in DEI in order to achieve its larger ambitions in space. Our community has spent many years trying to attract young talent and more women into the space industry, and while it has made progress during that time, there is still a lot of work to be done. I personally look forward to learning from and sharing this experience with our attendees.” – Jeffrey Hill, Chair, SATELLITE 2022
More details will be revealed during the launch of the SATELLITE 2022 conference agenda this fall.
Registration for SATELLITE 2022 is open and can be accessed at www.SATShow.com.
About SATELLITE 2022
SATELLITE unites a diverse community of aerospace and connectivity thought leaders, entrepreneurs, executives, engineers, end-users, and enthusiasts from around the world for the most important global space and satellite technology event of the year. The SATELLITE Conference and Exhibition will take place on March 21-24, 2022 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center (801 Mt. Vernon Place NW, Washington, DC 20001). For more information, please visit www.SATShow.com.
About Space Frontier Foundation
Founded in 1988, the Space Frontier Foundation is transforming the space industry into a dynamic and inclusive frontier open to free enterprise. We are determined to convert the image held by many young people that the future will be worse than the present, and we reject the idea that the world’s greatest moments are in its past. The Space Frontier Foundation is composed of a diverse, multinational array of space activists, expert scientists and engineers, media and political professionals, entrepreneurs, and passionate citizens. Through conferences, speakers, policy papers, awards and prizes, and nationally recognized projects, the Space Frontier Foundation is actively advancing the cause of ‘NewSpace’ – the term which has come to represent space infused with the spirit of entrepreneurialism and the free market. For more information, please visit www.newspace.spacefrontier.org.