February 20-21, 2012
The Ohio State University
Ohio Union, U.S. Bank Conference Theater
1739 N. High Street
Columbus, OH

 Join us to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Honorable Senator John Glenn’s flight of Friendship 7
and to hear about America’s exciting new chapter in space exploration.


NASA 2012 Future Forums

Through NASA, America Continues to Dream Big: NASA’s future aeronautics, science and exploration missions are grand in scope and bold in stature. These future missions require investments in innovative technology, science and education today.

NASA’s impact on the America's technologies, workforce and economy are based on investments and innovations from the past. Today’s investments in education, science, innovation and space technology will maintain NASA's position on the cutting-edge while stimulating our economy and the global competitiveness.


Join NASA leadership, technologists, scientists, and engineers along with local business, science, technology, and education leaders as they discuss the future role of NASA in further advancing innovation, technology, science, engineering, education and the economy that benefits your community and the nation.

The program will feature panel discussions on Innovation, Discovery, National Benefits, and Education, and will feature key speakers, including:  
  • The Honorable Senator John Glenn
  • Dr. E. Gordon Gee, President, The Ohio State University
  • The Honorable Charles Bolden, NASA Administrator
  • The Honorable Lori Garver, NASA Deputy Administrator
  • Mr. Leland Melvin, Astronaut and NASA Associate Administrator for Education
  • Dr. John Grunsfeld, NASA Associate Administrator for the Science Mission Directorate
The Forum will be simultaneously broadcast and web streamed by NASA TV.  Please consult your cable company for channel information.  The link for the web stream is http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html.

Future Forums are day-long meetings to discuss
the role of technology, innovation, science and education in our future space exploration plans and in sustaining economic development here on Earth.
NASA's Future Forum series will be visiting university campuses and museums around the country throughout this year.  We anticipate convening 2-3 additional Forums- geographically spread across the U.S. where you can attend one near you.