2017 AIAA SPACE Forum in Orlando Canceled Due to Hurricane Irma Written 7 September 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: John Blacksten
Annual event was scheduled for 11-15 September at Hyatt Regency Orlando
September 7, 2017 – With Hurricane Irma bearing down on Florida and the southeastern United States—AIAA recognizes the serious threat that the storm poses and has made the decision to cancel the 2017 AIAA SPACE Forum scheduled for 11-15 September, including all associated meetings and activities.
The safety of our attendees, speakers, exhibitors, and sponsors is of paramount concern to the Institute. The unprecedented size and scope of the storm made canceling AIAA SPACE Forum the only responsible conclusion.
AIAA will provide updates as they are warranted here: space.aiaa.org/HurricaneIrma. If you have any related questions, AIAA has established a dedicated email Space2017@aiaa.org or call Customer Service at 800.639.2422.
Our members, friends, and colleagues who have been—and will be—affected by Hurricane Irma are in our thoughts.
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