SIA Events

SIA’s 25th Annual Leadership Dinner

March 18, 2024
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
International Spy Museum

SIA Executive and Associate Members-Only

The Annual Satellite Leadership Dinner, hosted by the Satellite Industry Association, brings together top leaders from the government and satellite industry to recognize and discuss the critical role that satellite technology plays in the economy and defense of the nation and around the world. Open to SIA Executives and Associate members only, the dinner provides an exclusive opportunity for senior government officials, CEOs, and other industry executives to connect and network with colleagues.

The dinner features an esteemed guest list, including government officials, agency experts, Congressional staff, members of congress, and representatives from leading companies in the satellite industry from around the world. The evening also includes the presentation of the prestigious Satellite Leadership in Government Award, which is awarded to government employees or members of Congress who have demonstrated exceptional leadership in issues affecting the satellite industry.

In the past, this award has been presented to a distinguished group of leaders, including Congressman Mike Rogers (2022); Kenneth Turner, Deputy Director, Spectrum Policy and Programs, DoD CIO (2021); Cecily Holiday of the FCC and State Department (2020); Scott Pace of the National Space Council ( 2019); Jose Albuquerque of the FCC (2018); Julius Knapp of the FCC (2017); Lieutenant General Jay Raymond of the Air Force (2016); Karl Nebbia of the Commerce Department (2015); the Bureau of Industry and Security, U.S. Department of Commerce (2014); Richard Beaird of the State Department (2013); Brian Nilsson of the White House National Security Staff (2012); Rural Utilities Service Administrator Jonathan Adelstein (2011); Major General Ellen Pawlikowski (2010); General James Cartwright and Mr. Richard Russell, Ambassador to the 2007 World Radio Conference (2008); Representative Ellen Tauscher and Maj. Gen. James B. Armor Jr. (2007); Senator Ted Stevens (2006); Admiral James O. Ellis Jr. (2005) and Tom Tycz, Federal Communications Commission (1998).

Please contact Jennifer Williams, SIA’s Senior Director of Events and Operations, and Operations at for any questions.

SIA’s Government & Military Forum at Satellite 2024

March 18-21, 2024
Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Each year SIA organizes the Government and Military Forum at the Satellite Show. In 2023, SIA’s panel discussions explored the use of 5G technology in military communications, the competitiveness of the US in remote sensing, the challenges of communication in the face of cyber and kinetic attacks, the role of satellites in disaster relief, and the challenges and opportunities for next-generation space architecture. These panels and discussions provided a platform for experts to share their insights and knowledge on these topics, including the importance of standardization, how 5G can improve communications in austere environments, and the regulatory hurdles to the growth of novel space activities.

SIA is organizing the following Government and Military panels for SATELLITE 2024:

  1. Strategic Synergies in the Multi-layered Network Transport Era – Tuesday, March 19th at 11am – 12pm
  2. Recent Developments in Satellite Spectrum Policy – Tuesday, March 19th at 1:45 pm to 2:30 pm
  3. Space-Focused, Zero-Trust Cybersecurity for Hybrid Networks – Tuesday, March 19th at 2:45pm – 3:30pm
  4. Sustainable Satellites and End-of-Life Disposal – Tuesday, March 19th at 3:45pm – 4:30pm
  5. Leveraging Direct-to-Device Technology for US Government Applications – Wednesday, March 20th 10:45am-11:45am

Visit this page in the future for additional details about SIA’s Government and Military Forum panels at SATELLITE 2024.