ISPCS is a nonprofit independently run event whose speakers capture the growth and diversification of the global commercial space industry in the form of short powerful talks. ISPCS started in 2005 as the International Symposium for Personal and Commercial Spaceflight. Today, the impact of the commercial space industry exceeds all expectations. Its contractors, suppliers, government partners and entrepreneurs demonstrate broad, tangible added value to investors and taxpayers. It is the ongoing work of thousands of us, as we create demand for new space tech products and services that grow new markets. ISPCS has become a regional attraction, with attendees and speakers from all over the world making the trek to New Mexico to hear cutting edge dialogue among entrepreneurs, aerospace engineers, space tourists, government officials, astronauts, spaceport operators and academics. ISPCS is recognized as one of the premier symposia in the commercial space industry.