2018 CSBR Roundup

Advanced Registration Is Now Closed. On-Site Registration Is Available!

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 from 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Cost: CSBR Member: $35; Non-Member: See Registration Rates Below
Denver Museum of Nature and Science
2001 Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80205

The Colorado Space Roundup is the premier all-Colorado space industry update and networking event. Presented by the Colorado Space Business Roundtable (CSBR) and the Colorado Space Coalition (CSC), the Roundup is in its 15th year. It is your chance to catch up on the latest Colorado space news and connect with leaders from business, government and education.

This year’s theme is All Systems Go as Colorado had an outstanding year in space with successful launches of satellites, awarding of commercial and military contracts, and major milestones on the horizon. The 2018 Roundup will continue to focus on small businesses and the important role they play in the Colorado aerospace economy, maiden launches of commercial crew and crew cargo missions supported by Colorado primes and small businesses, and the highlighting of the importance of military space in the Colorado aerospace community. 

Non-Member Registration Rates:

Membership Level Roundup Registration Fee Total Cost
REGULAR MEMBERSHIP – $175 $35 $210


Keynote Speaker: Major General John Shaw

Maj. Gen. John E. Shaw is Deputy Commander, Air Force Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. He assists the commander in organizing, training, equipping, and maintaining mission-ready space forces and providing missile warning, positioning, navigation and timing, and communications capabilities for North American Aerospace Defense Command, U.S. Strategic Command and other combatant commands. The command manages a global network of satellite command and control, communications, missile warning and space launch facilities; and is responsible for space system development and acquisition. The command comprises approximately 30,000 space professionals worldwide. General Shaw also directs and coordinates the activities of the headquarters staff.

General Shaw entered the Air Force in 1990 as a distinguished graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy with a degree in astronautical engineering and a minor in Russian language. He has served in a variety of air and space operations and staff positions, including operations tours in the 50th Space Wing, the National Reconnaissance Office, the 32nd Air Operations Group and the Space Warfare Center. His operational commands have included the 4th Space Operations Squadron, the 50th Operations Group and the 21st Space Wing. He has also served previously at U.S. Strategic Command as Director of the Commander's Action Group, as Deputy Director for Operations and in the Pentagon as an Air Force intern, as Deputy Chief of Space Strategy and Integration, a speechwriter and as a senior space policy advisor.

Click here to learn more about Maj. Gen. Shaw.


  • 7:00-7:30 AM
    • Exhibitor Set Up
  • 7:30-8:15 AM
    • Check In, Exhibitor Area Opens for Networking and Continental Breakfast is provided
  • 8:15-8:30 AM
    • Welcome by Newly Elected Lt. Governor Dianne Primavera 
  • 8:30-9:00 AM
    • Board Chair Welcome and Announcements, Cosmic Contributor Award
  • 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
    • Theme Panel: Getting to Space, What Launch Vehicle is the Right Choice?
  • 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
    • Exhibitor Visit Break
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    • Theme Panel: Commercial Crew, Crew Cargo, and Exploration - Benefits to Colorado
  • 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM
    • Lunch Seating
  • 12:10 PM
    • Welcome - Joseph Troutman, 2018 Round Up Chair
  • 12:15 PM
    • Lunch Served
  • 12:35 PM
    • Remarks - George Sparks, CEO Denver Museum of Nature and Science
  • 12:40 PM
    • Introduction of Keynote Speaker - Frank Backes, EVP Kratos Corporation
  • 12:45 PM - 1:15 PM
    • The role of space – Past, Present & Future.
      • Keynote Speaker - Major General John Shaw
  • 1:30 PM – 1:45 PM
    • CSBR Internship 2018 Review
  • 1:45 PM – 3:00 PM
    • Small Business Outlook: Doing Business with the Industry Primes and Getting Investment Funding.
  • 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM
    • Military Space: Colorado's Role as The Epicenter For National Security Space
  • 4:30 PM – 5:15 PM
    • Education: STEM’s Impact on Student’s Interest in Space
  • 5:15 PM – 6:30 PM
    • Reception and Networking


Sponsorship Opportunities


Thank You To Our Current Sponsors!




Lockheed Martin Space


Space Foundation



The Boeing Company

General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems

Jeff Co Economic Development

Secure World Foundation 

University of Colorado, AeroSpace Ventures Office

Wings Over the Rockies



ADK Consulting & Executive Search


Colorado Air and Space Port

Colorado Space Coalition 

Holland & Hart

Northrop Grumman

Sierra Nevada Corporation





Ball Aerospace
Belcan, LLC
Burns & McDonnell
The CPI Group
Critical Path IP Law
Merrick & Company
M.J. Smith and Associates
MSU Denver - Aviation and Aerospace Department
OneWorld InfoTech
Red Canyon Software
Teledyne Brown Engineering
US ProTech. Inc.

Sponsorship Opportunities