Space Tech Conference 2016

Welcome to the Space Tech Conference 2016!

Welcome to Space Tech Conference! The West Coast’s premier space conference returns to California, May 24-25.  

New for 2016!

In addition to a change in venue from Long Beach to Pasadena, 2016 also marks a new structure for the conference, which will now run for two days – May 24-25.  The agenda will examine how military and government organizations can deliver space missions by working closely with the commercial sector to leverage the latest innovative technologies and business models.  The conference also takes a deep dive into the rapidly evolving space-to-space market and offers specific sessions examining the plethora of on-orbit services and technologies emerging.

On May 26, Space Tech Expo is delighted to host the free-to-attend ‘Gov/Mil/Prime Requirements’ day.  The session will be held in the exhibition hall, allowing all attendees to participate and hear the upcoming space supply chain requirements of government and military organizations, as well as major prime contractors.

Key Topics for 2016:

  • Commercial, defense and new space – the inflection point
  • Launch market trends – reusability and affordability  
  • Simplifying and improving ground systems architecture
  • Commercializing new technologies
  • Driving innovation with new space players
  • Cross-sector collaboration in space situational awareness
  • Enabling space-to-space commerce and on-orbit services 


May 24 – Conference Day 1

May 25 – Conference Day 2

May 26 – Requirements Day

  • Space – The Inflection Point
  • Launch services market
  • Enterprise Ground Services
  • Commercial Crew Program
  • Commercializing New Technologies
  • Space Situational Awareness
  • Space debris mitigation
  • Enabling space to space commerce
  • Transitioning from space data


New for 2016!  Gov/Mil/Prime Requirements Day

Hear leading government, military and prime organizations discuss current and future requirements from the supply chain, including small business opportunities.  Confirmed speakers include representatives from SMC, NASA and JPL.


For more information about the conference, please contact:

Mindy Emsley, Conferences Director, Smarter Shows, email: [email protected].

"Thanks - it was great working with such a professional organization"

Frank Slazer, Vice President – Space Systems, AIA

"You can talk to 100 people within 2-3 days, it would take months to contact these people through phone"

Rick Hoskin, Director, ATK

"It’s a networking opportunity that quite frankly is priceless"

Marv Vander Weg, Vice President of EELV Customer Office, SpaceX

“We found this a great opportunity to connect and network with most of the participants. We’ve had a very busy week arranging meetings every day”

Ing. Alex Carrella, Product Manager Dynamic Environmental Testing, LMS International

“This year’s show has had a LOT of foot traffic. We’ve also had a lot of media coverage.”

Andrew Nelson, COO, XCOR Aerospace