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Updated: March 26, 2009

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Space Weather Enterprise Forum 2009
"Space Weather and Our Technological Society - Are We Ready for Solar Max?"

Marriott at Metro Center
Washington DC
May 19-20, 2009

As we approach the next peak of solar activity in 2011-2012, our nation faces many uncertainties resulting from our increased reliance on space weather-affected technologies for communication, navigation, security, and other activities, many of which underpin our national infrastructure and economy. We also face increased exposure to space weather-driven human health risk as trans-polar flights and space activities increase. We seek to bring together members of government at all levels, the private sector, and academia, including both users and providers, to raise awareness, improve understanding, and educate all participants on opportunities, needs, and priorities. The desired outcome is actionable information to drive improved space weather science, products, services, and applications to serve a broad user community.

The forum will consist of speaker presentations, followed by panel discussions designed to encourage productive dialogue among all attendees. The forum is open to the public but a registration fee of $75 is required from all attendees. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis and is not guaranteed after the pre-registration deadline.

Direct questions to Mike Bonadonna at 301-427-2002 or michael.bonadonna@noaa.gov.