SIA Events

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

December 16-17, 2020

The DoD Commercial SATCOM Workshop brings together government leaders from DoD Combatant Commands, Services and Agencies as well as commercial satellite industry operators, service providers, integrators, ground equipment suppliers, and manufacturers.

The 2020 Workshop, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will be held for 2 days, December 16 and 17, from a studio in Washington, DC.

Over 40 speakers from the military and industry will join together for a unique virtual event.  Attendees will be virtual but the Workshop will be hosted live in a studio in Washington, DC by Tom Stroup, SIA President.

This is the industry’s chance to join Government decision-makers, for this important Virtual Workshop.

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

SIA’s 23rd Annual Leadership Dinner

Postponed until 2021
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. 

SIA’s 22nd Annual Leadership Dinner

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.