In just over a week, on Wednesday, May 20, business leaders, entrepreneurs, analysts, government representatives and academics will gather in Toronto for the Space Innovation Business Summit. The Summit takes place on the first day of the 34th International Space Development Conference, which runs through May 24th.

Seating is limited, register today to guarantee your spot:

The Summit is bringing together companies, large and small, who are innovating. The Summit looks at how to finance technology, discusses the markets that are being created and how they are evolving. Here is what you will see:

– Lessons learned from today’s innovation leaders.
– How markets are evolving from industry research leaders.
– How companies are funding innovation, including how crowdfunding is much more than just a fundraising tool.
– Alternative methods to funding and finance – it is more than simply cash investment.

Here are the distinguished speakers:

– Asier Ania, Co-founder, HiveWire
– Jon Arenberg, JWST Chief Engineer, Northrop Grumman
– Gen. Jim Armor, Staff Vice-President, Orbital ATK
– Grant Bonin, Satellite Mission Manager, UTIAS Space Flight Laboratory
– Ken Davidian, Director of Research, FAA Office of Commercial Space Transportation
– Talmon Firestone, Director of Corporate Development, OMX
– Myles Hiscock, Director, BMO Capital Markets
– Adam Keith, Managing Director, Euroconsult
– Eva-Jane Lark, Vice-President, BMO Nesbitt Burns
– Scott Larson, CEO, UrtheCast
– Jeffrey Manber, Managing Director, NanoRacks
– Douglas Morrison, President and CEO, Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation
– Yaroslav “Yarko” Pustovyi, President, Canadian Space Commerce Association
– Wilfred So, Patent Agent, Blakes
– Peter Stibrany, Director of Strategic Development, MDA
– Marie-Lucy Stojak, Director, Summer Session, Management of Creativity and Innovation, HEC Montreal
– Nicole Verkindt, President, OMX

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:

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Marc Boucher
Canadian Space Commerce Association
Tel.: 647.985.9203

For more information and to register for the Space Innovation Business Summit please visit this link:

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.

For more information and to register for the ISDC conference please visit the conference website:

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.