Geoff Notkin Named Keynote Speaker for Prestigious NewSpace Conference
Tucson, AZ, July 23, 2013 --(PR.com)-- Geoff Notkin, star of the award-winning Science Channel
television series "Meteorite Men," has been selected to provide the Keynote Address at the 2013
NewSpace Conference taking place July 25-27 in Silicon Valley, California.
Notkin's presentation will be held on Saturday, July 27 during the event's 25th Anniversary Black-Tie
Birthday Bash and Awards Dinner. The festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Cascade Ballroom at the
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in San Jose, CA.
At 7:30 p.m., Notkin will take the stage for an informative and entertaining presentation about meteorites
and his work as a consultant with Deep Space Industries, a commercial asteroid mining firm. The Awards
Dinner will be emceed by Frank Todaro, an acclaimed actor notable as the voice of Buzz Lightyear in the
"Toy Story" video game.
The dinner and awards gala celebrates 25 years of the Space Frontier Foundation, an advocacy
organization committed to realizing the vision of a greatly expanded and permanent human presence in
"As a lifelong space program devotee, I could not be more pleased that my work with meteorites is
making a contribution to private sector space exploration and asteroid mining,” said Notkin. “Many world
leaders in space exploration will be attending NewSpace 2013 and I expect the conference to be a
The 2013 NewSpace Conference is an annual gathering which highlights NASA-private cooperation, the
business of NewSpace, and space frontier enabling technology. Highly regarded as one of the most
important commercial space conferences in the nation, NewSpace 2013 offers thought-provoking panels
and visionary keynote speakers that make it a hotbed of innovation and partnership.
Other speakers at the three-day conference include Lori Garver, Deputy Administrator of NASA; U.S.
Congressman Dana Rohrabacher; and Rick Tumlinson, Co-founder of the Space Frontier Foundation.
“We are really looking forward to having Geoff Notkin speak as our keynote for our 25th anniversary
event,” said Sara Jennings, NewSpace 2013 Assistant Conference Chair. “Having him not only as a
speaker but as an exhibitor is sure to draw lots of attention and enthusiasm, and I can't wait to hear his
talk. Geoff's experiences will complement the event by sharing his expertise and how it relates to space
Notkin's company, Aerolite Meteorites, will be an exhibitor throughout the three-day conference. Visitors
to his display will be treated to an impressive array of rare and valuable meteorites, some found during
the filming of "Meteorite Men," the international hit TV series that Notkin hosts. His two books, "Rock
Star: Adventures of a Meteorite Man," featuring an introduction by bestselling author Neil Gaiman, and
"Meteorite Hunting: How to Find Treasure from Space," will also be available for signing.
Media wishing to interview Geoff Notkin, either in person at the above event or via prior arrangement,
are asked to contact Becca Gladden, Public Relations Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For additional conference details and registration information, visit https://newspace.spacefrontier.org/.
Source: Aerolite Meteorites Public Relations
About Geoff Notkin: A television host, professional meteorite hunter, science writer, photographer, and
owner of Aerolite Meteorites, Geoff stars on Science Channel's award-winning TV show, Meteorite Men.
He has also made documentaries for National Geographic, Discovery, PBS, BBC, History Channel, A&E,
and Travel Channel and has written more than 150 published articles on meteoritics, paleontology,
adventure travel, history, and the arts. The minor planet 132904, discovered at Mount Palomar, was
named "Notkin" and approved by the Minor Planet Center in recognition of Geoff's contributions to
science and education.
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