If you haven’t registered yet for the 34th International Space Development Conference being held in Toronto between May 20-24th then here’s another reason to attend, the All-Star Canadian Speakers who will be there.

The list includes a former astronaut and past President of the Canadian Space Agency, a team of researchers in control of the HiRISE camera on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, a company taking live Ultra HD video from the International Space Station, a company tackling the Astronomy Big Data sector to policy influencers, educators, business people and more.

Here’s a list of some of the All-Star Canadian Speakers:

– Marc Garneau, former astronaut and President of the Canadian Space Agency and current Member of Parliament for Westmount–Ville-Marie
– Ted Hewitt, President, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), Government of Canada
– Scott Larson, CEO, UrtheCast
– David Kendall, United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UN COPUS) and retired from the Canadian Space Agency
– Prof. Dr. Ram S. Jakhu, McGill Institute of Air and Space Law
– Col (Ret) Andre Dupuis, Founder, Space Strategies Consulting Ltd. and former Director of Space Requirements, Canadian Armed Forces
– Ken McIsaac, Acting Associate Director, Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration, Western University
– Nadeem Ghafoor, Canadensys
– Randy Atwood, Executive Director, Royal Astronomical Society of Canada
– Shawna Pandya, MD, TalkMedTech
– John E. Moores, Assistant Professor in the Department of Earth and Space Science and Engineering at York University
– JulieLynn Wong, MD, Director, 3D4MD
– Asier Ania, Co-founder, HiveWire
– Nicole Verkindt, President, OMX
– Peter Stibrany, Director of Strategic Development, MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.
– Yaroslav “Yarko” Pustovyi, President, Canadian Space Commerce Association and former astronaut with the National Space Agency of Ukraine
– Grant Bonin, Satellite Mission Manager, University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies Space Flight Laboratory
– Douglas Morrison, President and CEO, Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation

The complete speakers list is available at the ISDC conference website.

Canada is producing some of the top minds in the space sector. This is an opportunity to hear them speak, to learn from them and to be inspired to get involved.

About the International Space Development Conference®

The annual International Space Development Conference® (ISDC) is the keynote event of the National Space Society, bringing together leading managers, engineers, scientists, educators, and business people from civilian, military, commercial, entrepreneurial, and grassroots advocacy space sectors, to work toward the common goal of developing a spacefaring civilization. ISDC has attracted up to 1300 attendees from over 20 countries, and has featured renowned speakers. The conference has been held in various locations throughout North America, with the 34th annual conference taking place in Toronto, Canada. The Canadian Space Commerce Association is the co-host of ISDC® 2015.

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About the Canadian Space Commerce Association

The Canadian Space Commerce Association, founded in 2007, is a registered not-for-profit industry organization that advances the economic, legal and political environment for space focused companies. For more information about the Canadian Space Commerce Association and when our next event is, please visit our web site at: http://spacecommerce.ca

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About the National Space Society (NSS)

NSS is an independent non-profit educational membership organization dedicated to the creation of a spacefaring civilization. NSS is widely acknowledged as the preeminent citizen’s voice on space, with over 50 chapters in the United States and around the world. The Society publishes Ad Astra magazine, an award-winning periodical chronicling the most important developments in space.