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Conference Details

The Rocky Mountain Technology Alliance (RMTA) is proud to announce the High Altitude and Near Space (HAaNS) Conference is now the Wide Area Sensing and Communication (WASC) Conference. The WASC will build upon the success of HAaNS and provide for a more in-depth exploration of various high altitude platforms and payloads, presentation of Near Space technology development, education, scientific and commercialization efforts. The goal of the conference is to assist Government, Commercial and Educational organizations to develop systems procedures and policies that will add to the Nation's economic growth, technological independence and physical security.

Conference History

The WASC has evolved from the success of the 2009 and 2010 HAaNS conferences. When planning for the 2011 event, the RMTA Board of Directors sat down to see what improvements could be made to enhance the value for the customer and accommodate the growth of the industry. The decision was made to delay the conference until March, 2012 allowing time to plan the expansion of the conference.

What's New

As in years past, the conference will feature dynamic and engaging keynote speakers, panel members and technical discussions. The 2012 conference will be held over two and a half days in order to incorporate more discussions on payloads and platforms, scientific research and development, and to allow for participants to submit poster presentations for technical discussions.

The information and sponsorship packet to the left contains more on the history of the conference and information how you and your organization may participate in the Wide Area Sensing and Communication Conference, to be held March 2012, at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs, CO.

2012 Keynote Speakers

Lt. Governor, Colorado

As co-chair of the Colorado Space Coalition, and Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Higher Education, Lt.... read more

Former Director, Central Intelligence Agency

Gen. Michael V. Hayden is former Director, Central Intelligence Agency, Langley, Va. Appointed by President George W. Bu... read more

Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance

Lt. Gen. Larry D. James is the Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Headquarters U.S... read more

Director, Strategy

Ron Kurjanowicz is the Director, Strategy, for the Director, Defense Research and Engineering (DDR&E), in the office of... read more

Retired March 31, 1990. General John L. Piotrowski is commander in chief of the North American Aerospace Defense Co... read more

Past Commander

The general entered the Air Force in 1971 following graduation from Indiana University. He was commissioned through the... read more

RMTA Chairman,

President and Cofounder, Imprimis, Inc. (and Affiliates) Cofounder, i2 Information Systems (i2IS) Founder and Chairman... read more

Commander, Air Force Space Command

Gen. William L. Shelton is Commander, Air Force Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. He is responsible for orga... read more