The 24th AMOS Conference held September 19-22, 2023 at the Wailea Beach Resort, Maui was a resounding success with a sold-out status, keynote address by Chief of Space Operations/United States Space Force, numerous networking opportunities and much more.
AMOS, short for Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance Technologies, is the premier technical conference in the nation devoted to Space Domain Awareness. The 2023 event hosted a record 1082 in-person attendees from 22 countries with a further 269 participating virtually.
The AMOS Conference program featured daily Keynote speakers, SSA/SDA policy forums, exhibits, short courses and networking receptions. Both in-person and livestream attendees had access to a virtual platform to facilitate networking and collaboration before, during and after the conference.
With many requests from the AMOS community to support Maui in the recovery from the wildfires, an AMOS for Maui Fund was established. Just over $5,000 was raised directly with 100% of Funds raised to go to Hawaii Community Foundations’ Maui Strong Fund. Large donations were also made directly to Maui Strong Fund and a number of participants and their partners volunteered their time during their stay on Maui.
General B. Chance Saltzman, Chief of Space Operations, United States Space Force, presented a stirring keynote address that set the tone for the weekend. A highlight of the weekend was a Student Space Exploration Day where 150 middle school students were treated to a presentation by astronaut Scott “Scooter” Altman followed by hands-on, space-related activities with select AMOS exhibitors and local organizations.
The annual AMOS Conference and EMER-GEN are presented by the Maui Economic Development Board, Inc. (MEDB), a nonprofit corporation established in 1982 to focus on diversifying Maui’s economy.
Save the date for 2024 – September 17-20 with EMER-GEN Program on September 15-17.