SIA Events

SIA’s 16th Annual DoD Commercial SATCOM Workshop Co-Sponsored by U.S. Spacecomm*

December 15-17, 2020
Hyatt Regency Crystal City

As one of the year’s most anticipated industry events, the 16th Annual 2019 Workshop will bring together government leaders from the DoD Combatant Commands, Services and Agencies as well as commercial satellite industry operators, service provides, integrators, ground equipment supplies and manufacturers. 

Interested in:
A Booth?
A Sponsorship?
A Speaking Slot?

Visit or contact Jennifer Williams, SIA’s Senior Director of Events and Operations, at

This event is co-sponsored by the U.S. Spacecomm*

*Note: U.S. Spacecomm co-sponsorship of this event does not constitute federal endorsement of SIA or any other sponsors of this workshop.

With a 50/50 mix of industry and government personnel, this is an event you do not want to miss!

SIA’s 23rd Annual Leadership Dinner

Postponed to September 22, 2020
Further Details to Follow

Each year SIA Executive and Associate members join senior government officials, CEOs and other senior executives from the satellite industry at SIA’s flagship event which underscores the dynamic role satellite technologies play in the nation’s defense and economy. 

SIA annually presents its Satellite Leadership in Government award to a government employee, a member of the military or a member of congress who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in issues impacting the satellite industry. 

Contact SIA today if you are interested in learning more about SIA’s 2020 Leadership Dinner.

SIA’s 22nd Annual Leadership Dinner

May 6, 2019

SIA’s 22nd Annual Satellite Industry Leadership Dinner was held on Monday, May 6, 2019, at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C.  Approximately 200 people from both the satellite industry and the government attended SIA’s flagship event.

The 2019 Satellite Leadership in Government Award was presented by SIA President, Tom Stroup, to Dr. Scott Pace, Executive Secretary of the National Space Council.  The 2019 award to Dr. Pace recognizes his distinguished career in the space industry.

Click here to view pictures from SIA’s 22nd Leadership Dinner that was held on Monday, May 6, 2019.

Two keynote addresses were given at the 2019 22nd Annual Satellite Industry Leadership Dinner.  The first keynote address was given by David Redl, former Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information Administrator, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), U.S. Department of Commerce.  The second keynote address for the 2019 Leadership Dinner was given by Grace Koh with the U.S. Department of State’s Office of International Communications and Information Policy.  Ms. Koh is also head of the U.S. delegation for the 2019 World Radiocommunication Conference known as WRC-19.

Official Partner – SATELLITE Conference and Exhibition

For more than a decade, SIA has partnered with the show organizer of the domestic satellite industry’s largest annual tradeshow, the SATELLITE Conference and Exhibition, which is held annually in Washington, DC area.   As an Official Association Partner for the next SATELLITE show, SIA will once again organize the Government and Military Forum and organize and conduct tours of the exhibitor floor for U.S. Government officials.   For more details regarding the SATELLITE show, please click HERE for more show details.