Space Summit 2008 - McGill University, Montréal Quebec
The Canadian Space Summit is the country's premier conference covering all aspects of the space industry in Canada. This year, the event was hosted by the Canadian Space Society (CSS), in conjunction with the Canadian Space Commerce Association (CSCA), the Canadian Alumni of the International Space Univeristy (CAISU) annual general meeting, and the National Space Awareness Week (NSAW), at McGill University in Montreal. A delegation from CuSEDS attended the conference on Nov. 21-23, 2008.
The conference theme of “What’s next for the Canadian Space Industry” put emphasis on the short and long term issues that must be addressed by the government, industrial, and public segments of the Canadian space community in order to move forward and remain valuable among its global partners.
The Summit consisted of a series of sessions showcasing Canadian space involvement. These included planetary exploration, hosted by Carleton University professor Alex Ellery, as well as astronomy, life sciences, money & policy, law & policy, space focused business models, new space ventures, low earth orbit, and space commercialization. The Saturday sessions were followed by a banquet with host Dr. Marc Garneau, and the conference concluded with a panel discussion on the weekend’s preceedings.
CuSEDS was proud to represent Carleton's student space enthusiasts student amongst Canada’s space community at the 2008 Canadian Space Summit.
Further information and a full summit program can be found here.