The 5th Annual PNW AIAA Techncial Symposium was held on Nov. 12th this year and was a great success. Many interesting presentations were given along with fantastic tours of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. One of the highlights of this year's symposium was our closing speaker Dr. Randii Wessen. Dr. Wessen is currently Deputy Manager of the Project Formulation Office at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He gave an excellent presentation entitled, "Market-Based Systems and their Application to Space Systems" that we would like to share with all of our members that could not attend.