The Robert H. Goddard Memorial Symposium is held annually in Greenbelt, Maryland is sponsored by the American Astronautical Society. The symposium convenes leaders in science, engineering and technology to discuss many of the common and unique challenges and opportunities that might lie ahead.
In 2016, the theme was “Leadership for Space: Opportunities and Challenges.” It was an opportunity to emphasize NASA’s projects and programs in the coming years.
“For 54 years, the Robert H. Goddard Memorial Symposium has been the D.C. area’s premier conference for leaders in the aerospace industry, science and space policy,” said Harley Thronson, chairman of the symposium’s planning committee. “The theme of the 2017 symposium will be determined in the fall, but will certainly address how a new Administration and Congress will impact our current space program.”