Networking Events

With more than 15,000 satellite communications professionals expected to attend SATELLITE 2020, we want to make sure you have plenty of time to network with those in attendance!  The audience at SATELLITE is from a wide array of markets including transportation, enterprise and consumer industries, government and military and finance so attendees from every background and level of interest in connectivity technology will bring fresh views and new insights to the conversation. So, grab your drinks and prepare to connect in an exciting, fun and interactive way!

*New for 2020* SATELLITE 2020 is excited to introduce a smart matchmaking tool to help you search, connect, and secure meetings before the show even starts! Full access to this complimentary service is available only for conference pass holders and exhibitors.

Young Professionals Meetup

With many of you arriving in DC Sunday before the show, we’re inviting young professionals to share drinks, play Skee-Ball, and network at a casual get together hosted by SATELLITE and Via Satellite at nearby Rocket Bar.

When: Sunday, March 8
Time: 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Location: Rocket Bar
714 7th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001
FREE for SATELLITE attendees!

Whiskey Society Meetup

Do you like drinking whiskey? Do you know the difference between an austere whiskey and a rich whiskey? Do you get hyped when you try a whiskey and find a new mouthfeel? Or do you just like to network? Then join us for the first-ever SATELLITE Whiskey Society meet-up!

When: Sunday, March 8th
Time: 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Location: Crimson DC (located inside Pod Hotel)
627 H Street NW, Washington, DC 20001
Free for all SATELLITE attendees!

Welcome Reception – OrBITEing the Globe

Join 15,000+ to kick off SATELLITE 2020 with the largest gathering of the week! Embark on a culinary journey around the world by visiting food stations featuring cuisines from different cultures, all while catching up with old friends and creating new connections. Start your week off your week on the right food! Open to all attendees.

When: Monday, March 9
Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Location: Ballroom C, Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Open to all SATELLITE attendees

Networking Breaks in the Engagement Stations

New for 2020, Engagement Stations set up throughout the show floor will serve as hubs for you to relax and engage in fun and immersive experiences!

When: Tuesday, March 10 (2:30 PM – 3:00 PM); Wednesday, March 11 (2:45 PM – 3:15 PM), Thursday, March 12 (11:15 AM – 12:00 PM)
Open to all SATELLITE attendees

Happy Hour on the Show Floor

Wrap up a busy day by sharing a drink with our exhibitors on the show floor!
Sponsored by:  

When: Tuesday, March 10
Time: 4:45 PM – 5:45 PM
Location: SATELLITE Exhibit Hall Engagement Stations
Open to all SATELLITE attendees

5K Fun Run

After selling out in 2019, we’re excited to bring back the 5K Fun Run taking place on Wednesday, March 11! This activity is open to all attendees, but is first-come-first-served and requires a separate sign-up. Click here to register before it fills up!
Sponsored by:

When: Wednesday, March 11
Time: Race begins at 7:00 AM, Check-in begins at 6:30 AM
Location: Marriott Marquis Washington, DC, L Street Entrance
901 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001
FREE for SATELLITE attendees!

The Stars of Satellite Awards Luncheon

Join us for this special luncheon presentation as we announce the winners of the 4th Annual Startup Space competition, as well as the winners of Via Satellite‘s prestigious “Satellite Executive of the Year” and “Satellite Technology of the Year.”

When: Wednesday, March 11
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Location: Ballroom AB, Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Price: Ticket included with Executive All-Access and Track passes; all others can add on a ticket for $65 through SATELLITE registration.

Women’s Happy Hour

The first-ever Women’s Happy Hour at SATELLITE will feature a panel of Human Resource professionals from Space Primes and Startups who will provide insight on successful Diversity and Inclusion hiring practices within their companies.
Sponsored by:  

When: Wednesday, March 11
Time: 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Location: Room 150, Walter E. Washington Convention Center
FREE for SATELLITE attendees!


If you’re interested in sponsoring a networking event, contact Michael Cassinelli or at +1 301-354-1691.