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Canadian Space Society 17th Annual Summit

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - Wednesday, November 22, 2017

The Canadian Space Summit is Canada’s only annual conference dedicated to the whole of the Canadian space industry. Since 2000, the Summit has reached thousands of Canadian stakeholders from government, industry and academic roles.

Canada isn’t just recruiting astronauts this year. In 2017 Canada has a new Space Advisory Board, and a new
Space Policy in the near future. Changes are also occurring internationally that will have a profound impact on the way Canada cooperates and works in the global industry. Emerging markets require a whole new approach.The theme of this year’s Annual Space Summit is “Canada’s Next Space Generation” and aims to examine and discuss the new people and policies impacting Canada’s Space program.

Confirmed keynotes for this year include:
Sylvain Laporte – President, CSA
Dr. Marie Lucy Stojak – Chair, Space Advisory Board
BGen Kevin Whale – Director General Space, CAF
Mike Gold – VP Washington Operations, MDA
Nicol Verkindt – CEO, OMX
Iain Christie – Executive VP, AIAC
Lt-Col Catherine Marchetti – Director Space Strategy and Plans, CAF 
Stephane Germaine – CEO, GHGSat
Nicole Mortillaro – Senior Writer: Science and Technology, CBC
Dr. Odette Laneuville – Co-Investigator, MARROW Project
Ewan Reid – CEO, Mission Control Space Services
Dr. Kazuya Yoshida – CTO, ispace inc.
Dr. Nadeem Ghafoor – VP Space Exploration, Canadensys
Dr. Zoe Szajnfarber – Associate Professor, GWU
Francois Chopard – Founder and CEO, Starburst Accelerator
Monsi Roman – Centennial Challenges Program Manager, NASA
Dan King – Director of Business Development, MD


Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
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Ottawa University, Tabaret Hall
75 Laurier Avenue East
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5 Canada