Abstract Deadline: February 17, 2020.

June 2-4, 2020
Cape Canaveral, Florida

Join us in Cape Canaveral, Florida for a symposium exploring preservation of Space Race resources!  The NPS National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT) is partnering with the US Air Force Space and Missile Museum Foundation to host the three-day symposium, which will bring together professionals with a stake in preserving what the space race left behind, including conservators, curators, cultural resource managers, scientists, engineers, and collection owners.  The symposium will feature talks and posters held at the Radisson Resort at the Port in Cape Canaveral, and a site visit to the US Air Force Space and Missile Museum at Cape Canaveral.

Potential Topics Include:

  • Concrete structures
  • Control Centers
  • Launch Sites and Pads
  • Launch Umbilical Towers
  • Metals: Aluminum, etc.
  • Missiles
  • Space Suits
  • Electronics
  • Memorabilia
  • Presentations

    Presentations will be 30 minutes, including 10 minutes for questions. Please submit an abstract of no more than 500 words (excluding figures and references). Submissions need to include main presenter’s full name and contact information (name, title, organization, address, phone, email), and an additional 100-word biography for each presenter. We recommend no more than two presenters per presentation.  Abstracts due February 17, 2020.

    Presentation Papers

    Presenters will be required to prepare a paper for a symposium publication. Click here for author guidelines. Papers due May 15, 2020.

    Posters

    Posters should be approximately 30 x 40 inches. Please submit an abstract of no more than 500 words (excluding figures and references). Submissions need to include main presenter’s full name and contact information (name, title, organization, address, phone, email) and an additional 100-word biography for each presenter (include position, organization/firm, location). Abstracts due February 17, 2020.

    Important Dates

    February 17, 2020      Presentation and poster abstracts due
    March 9, 2020             Accepted presentations and posters notified
    May 15, 2020              Presentation papers due
    May 22, 2020              Presentation files (ppt) due
    June 2-4, 2020            Symposium

    Submit abstract and bio(s) to:

    Catherine Cooper at cooperca@nsula.edu

    National Center for Preservation Technology and Training
    645 University Parkway
    Natchitoches, LA 71457

    Email: ncptt[at]nps.gov
    Phone: (318) 356-7444
    Fax: (318) 356-9119