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At the recent annual Board of Directors meeting, Directors Martin Lades and David Horn were re-elected to three year terms.  Former board member Ben Shelef declined to accept another term as Director as he is now devoting all of his energies to his new business. 

In addition to electing Directors, the Directors unanimously elected a new set of officers for a four-year term.  The new officers are:

  • President - Dr. Peter Swan
  • Vice-President - Robert "Skip" Penny
  • Secretary - Dr. Martin Lades (Dr. Lades was re-elected to this position)
  • Treasurer - Ted Semon

These Directors and Officers assumed their new duties effective immediately.

The August 2015 ISEC Space Elevator eNewsletter has been released and it is chock-full of information about the recently completed (and very successful) 2015 ISEC Space Elevator Conference.

If you were unable to attend the conference, this newsletter will summarize and share the highlights with you.

You can also see some of the photos that were taken on our Flickr Page.


The third annual ISEC Board of Director's meeting was held on Friday, August 24th, 2012, at Seattle's Museum of Flight.  This meeting is held every year in conjunction with the annual Space Elevator Conference (now hosted by ISEC).

Most Board members were in attendance (Ted Semon, Bryan Laubscher, Skip Penny and Peter Swan attended in person while Ben Shelef and Martin Lades attended via Skype).  Also in attendance was David Horn, conference chair.

The first order of business was discussing adding David Horn to the ISEC Board of Directors.  After a short discussion and an indication from David that he would like to join, he was nominated, seconded and unanimously voted onto the Board of Directors.  Per the ISEC Bylaws, his first term is for one year, expiring in August of 2013, at which time he will be eligible for a full three year term.

The second order of business was the expiring Director terms for Skip Penny (who had been added on a preliminary one-year term at the August 2011 meeting) and Bryan Laubscher and Ted Semon (who were finishing three year terms).

All three of these Directors expressed a desire to stay on the Board.  All of them were nominated, seconded and unanimously approved for new, three-year terms.

The composition of the ISEC Board is now as follows:

  • David Horn (term expires in August, 2013)
  • Ben Shelef (term expires in August, 2013)
  • Martin Lades (term expires in August, 2013)
  • Peter Swan (term expires in August, 2014)
  • Markus Klettner (term expires in August, 2014)
  • Ted Semon (term expires in August, 2015)
  • Bryan Laubscher (term expires in August, 2015)
  • Skip Penny (term expires in August, 2015)

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2017 ISEC Space Elevator Conference, Seattle, WA, August 25-27, 2017 at the Museum of Flight.  Click 2017 ISEC Space Elevator Conference page for more info.

2017 British Interplanetary Society's Symposium on the Space Elevator, London, England, UK, November 7, 2017.  Click here for more info.




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