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Museum of Flight logoISEC is very proud to announce that this year's Space Elevator Conference, the first organized by ISEC, will be held at the Museum of Flight in Seattle, Washington. Conference dates are August 25-27, 2012. 

The official Press Announcement:

For 2012, the Space Elevator Conference moves to The Museum of Flight!

The International Space Elevator Consortium is proud to announce that the 2012 Space Elevator Conference will now be held at the Museum of Flight in Seattle, Washington. The conference dates remain the same, August 25th through August 27th, 2012, with the Family Science Fest being held on August 25th. Come experience learning, brainstorming, and working together surrounded by an atmosphere of invention and discovery! Conference and family science fest attendees will be stimulated and energized by the planes hanging from the Great Gallery glass ceiling or watching a jet take off from the Boeing Field runway. This will be a fantastic new venue for the conference!

3-Day Technical Conference The theme of this year's technical conference is “Operating and Maintaining a Space Elevator”. There is still time to submit your abstracts and papers for the technical conference. The abstract deadline has been extended to May 18th (the draft and final paper deadlines are still the same). Abstracts and papers are coming in steadily and we want to be sure we have a great set of presentations for the technology, business, legal, and outreach sessions.

Family Science Fest The Family Science Fest on Saturday, August 25th will also be held at the Museum of Flight. This event is open to the public and is included in the Museum of Flight admission price. The Family Science Fest includes Space Elevator 101 and 201 presentations, a youth robotics competition, exhibits from universities and science clubs, and much more.

Registration, Lodging, and More Info Coming Soon More details of the conference technical program and the Family Science Fest will be posted on the conference website ( in early May including registration, lodging, and other information as it becomes available. Please note the the conference web site will be updated with a new look and feel the end of April. The Space Elevator is one of the most magnificent Engineering projects ever conceived. It promises abundant access to space and a multitude of benefits for humanity. Come to the Conference and hear presentations and discussion with people working to make the Space Elevator a reality!

So, mark your calendars and make your reservations. This Conference promises to be the most exciting ever!

Table and Chairs imageAt the 2014 ISEC Space Elevator Conference, several mini-workshops were held, each delving more deeply into a specific topic to help us increase our understanding of the space elevator.  Previously, the results of two of the 2014 Conference workshops were published on this site and now we're happy to announce the availability of the third one, this one dedicated to the 2014 ISEC Theme - Space Elevator Architectures and Roadmaps.

The Workshop was conducted by Michael "Fitzer" Fitzgerald and its summary is: Space Elevator Architectures and Roadmaps Workshop Summary.

The summaries from all of the Conference workshops can be accessed from the top menu (Activities -> Conference Mini-workshops).

Many thanks to Peter Glaskowsky for creating these summaries.

Man with megaphone graphicThe April, 2015 ISEC Space Elevator eNewsletter is now available here and it's jam-packed with news!

Among the articles is the official notification for the 2015 ISEC Space Elevator Conference (Early Bird rates now available!), two new columns (one from the ISEC History Committee and one from the ISEC Research Committee) and an announcement about a 2-week bootcamp in Hungary with a space-elevator theme.

If you are not already on our mailing list, we urge you to sign up.  It's free and by doing so, you'll always be among the first to be "In The Know" about ISEC and its many activities.

Now that the first issue of CLIMB has been published and released, ISEC is setting its sights on Volume 2. An official "Call for Papers" has been released:

This is the official “Call for Papers” for the second issue of CLIMB, the Space Elevator Journal. We recently released our first issue of CLIMB - you can take a look at it / purchase it here:

Your article must have some relevance to the Space Elevator itself or to technologies that will be needed to build and operate a Space Elevator.

Article submission deadline is May 15th (this year!) as we want to have this issue published in time for the 2012 Space Elevator Conference (tentatively scheduled for August of this year).

We will soon have the format specifications ready. If you are interested in submitting an article, please send an email to CLIMB [at[ letting us know.

The first issue of CLIMB is something we’re very proud of and, with your help, we can make the second issue even better.

Thank you.

Ted Semon
President - ISEC

Person holding a megaphoneThe March, 2016 issue of the ISEC Space Elevator Newsletter is now available - you can access it March 2016 ISEC Space Elevator Newsletter.

This is a very full issue - including information about the latest ISEC Space Elevator Report (Design Characteristics of a Space Elevator Earth Port) which has just been released, a notification that Registration is NOW OPEN for the 2016 ISEC Space Elevator Conference in August and much, much more!

Also see the January 2016 ISEC Space Elevator Newsletter and the April 2016 ISEC Space Elevator Newsletter

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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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