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Tuesday, November 8 • 08:00 - 15:00
The Canadian Space Policy Symposium 2016 / Le canadien Politique spatiale, organisé par l'Association canadienne du commerce spatial

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Organized by Canadian Space Commerce Association

Adequate policy is a vital part of the Canadian space economy enabling participants the ability to engage, cooperate locally and internationally, while nurturing new space entrants into a growing and competitive market.  Additionally, a policy allows for the managing of new needs involving disruptive and evolving technologies, while providing a framework to meet new challenges and different types of clients requiring bespoke business relationships.

To face these newly emerging paradigms with adequate space policy is also critical to Canada’s success on an international landscape. Yet Canada’s space policy must align with its national and parallel policies, which support, and are complimentary to, the sector. The Government of Canada has committed to a new Innovation Agenda, which will provide positive economic growth, technological opportunity and contributions on an international scale. The Canadian Space Policy Symposium will provide a variety of stakeholders, from the Canadian space community, the opportunity to be included in this collaborative discussion and contribute to shaping the emerging Innovation Agenda, which will contribute to Canada’s long-term space strategy.

7:00 am - 8:00 am - Registration begins and breakfast

8:00 am - 8:05 am - Welcome / Introduction
Michelle Mendes, CEO, CSCA

8:10 am - 8:40 amOpening keynoteMr. Sylvain Laporte, President Canadian Space Agency

8:45 am - 9:35 am - Session 1 PLENARY: Space Policy & the Canadian Innovation
Madam Sharon Irwin, Dr. Iain Christie,Dr. Christopher Herd

9:35 am - 9:55 am - Morning Break

10:00 am - 10:50 am - Session 2A: PANEL: Creating a Thriving Ecosystem for Commercial Space – Funding & Finance Focus
Moderator: Dr. Christian Sallaberger, Alex MacDonald, Christopher Baird, Hassan Kahn

10:55 am - 11:45 am - Session 2B: PANEL: Creating a Thriving Ecosystem for Commercial Space – Start Up, Accelerator and SME Focus
Moderator: Adam Keith, Jefferey Osborne, Dr. Christian Sallaberger, James Slifierz

11:45 am - 12:15 pm - LUNCH

12:15 pm – 1:05 pm - Session 3: PANEL: Achieving Excellence in Innovation Through Academics
Moderator: Dr. Gordon Osinski
Dr. Mike Daly, Prof. Christopher Herd, Prof. Rene Doyon, Prof. David Naylor

1:10 pm – 2:00 pm - Session 4 PANEL: Leading Critical Technologies
Moderator: Ms. Charity Weeden
Phillip Miller, Mr. Dan King, Prof. Robert Zee, Mr. Prashant Shukle

2:05 pm – 2:20 pm - Closing Recommendations

2:25 pm – 3:00 pm - Closing Keynote
Dr. Lucy Stojak

3:00 pm - Closing remarks -
Michelle Mendes

3:10 pm - End of Symposium - Closing Refreshments

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Iain Christie

Executive Vice President, Aerospace Industries Association of Canada
Iain Christie has been Executive Vice President of the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC) since June 2013. He came to AIAC with a long history of achievement in the space industry, having spent 22 years with Neptec Design Group, a small spaceflight engineering company... Read More →
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Michael Daly

Associate Professor, P.Eng., York University
Dr. Michael Daly is the York University Research Chair in Planetary Science.  His research interests focus on answering a variety of planetary science questions using custom instrumentation in the laboratory or in-situ.  Dr. Daly is currently leading the science contribution of... Read More →
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René Doyon

Professor, Université de Montréal
Professor René Doyon’s research activities are focussed on the development of state-of-the-art astronomical instrumentation for various ground- and space-based observatories. He is also actively involved in various observational programs for detecting and characterizing brown... Read More →

Simon Grocott

Deputy Director, Missions, UTIAS Space Flight Laboratory
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Chris Herd

Associate Professor, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Alberta
Christopher Herd is a professor in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Alberta, and the current Director of the University’s Institute for Space Science, Exploration and Technology (ISSET), a multi-disciplinary, virtual institute spanning six departments... Read More →
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Brodie Houlette

Co-founder and Chief Commercial Officer, Promethean Labs
Brodie is the co-founder and Chief Commercial Officer of Promethean Labs - a Canadian CubeSat startup based in Edmonton, Alberta. Brodie comes to Promethean Labs with nearly a decade’s worth of experience in politics, government and public affairs. He is also Co-Founder and President... Read More →
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Sharon Irwin

Director, Space, Marine and Defence Directorate, Science and Economic Development (ISED)
Since December 2011, Mrs. Sharon Irwin has been Director, Space, Marine and Defence Directorate at Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED), responsible for the provision of analysis and advice to senior officials on Canada’s space, marine and defence sectors. Of note... Read More →
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Adam Keith

Managing Director, Euroconsult Canada
Adam Keith is the Director of Space and Earth observation of Euroconsult, based in Montreal, Canada. In his 15 years working in the space sector, Adam has advised a wide range of clients including space agencies, government organizations and commercial actors along the value chain... Read More →
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Hassan Khan

Co-Founder and CEO, Quantius
Hassan Khan is Co-Founder and CEO at Quantius. A passionate believer in Canada’s merits and future potential, he is committed to the path of growing Canada as a global technology, innovation and sustainability role model, as well as helping to develop our next generation of successful... Read More →
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Dan King

Director for Business Development, MDA Inc.
Dan King is the Director for Business Development at MDA Inc. in Toronto, Canada. Mr. King is responsible for business development and new initiatives for both the space and terrestrial business areas. Mr. King has worked in the space industry for over 26 years spanning both commercial... Read More →
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Sylvain Laporte

President, Canadian Space Agency
Before being appointed as President of the Canadian Space Agency, Sylvain Laporte was the Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) effective April 2011. CIPO is a federal organization responsible for administering the Patent Act and managing... Read More →
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Alexander MacDonald

Senior Economic Advisor, Office of the Administrator Washington, NASA
Alexander MacDonald is the Senior Economic Advisor within the Office of the Administrator at NASA Headquarters. He is recognized as an expert on the economic history of American space exploration and contemporary private-sector space activities. He was previously the founding program... Read More →
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Michelle Mendes

Exec Director, CSCA
Michelle Mendes is the Executive Director and President of the CSCA, sits on the Canadian Space Advisory Board, and on the Boards of MaxQ Canada, Women in Aerospace Canada, SpaceApps Canada and serves on Committees of the International Astronautical Federation. Michelle holds an MBA... Read More →
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David Naylor

Professor and Board of Governors’ Research Chair Director, Astronomical Instrumentation Group Space Astronomy Division, Institute for Space Imaging Science Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Lethbridge   David received his BSc (1st) in Physics from the University... Read More →
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Jeffrey Osborne

Cofounder and VP Business Development, Kepler Communications
Cofounder and VP Business Development for Kepler Communications, a Toronto-based satellite startup company building nanosatellites for M2M communications.
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Gordon Osinski

Associate Professor & NSERC/MDA/CSA Industrial Research Chair in Planetary Geology, University of Western Ontario
Dr. Gordon “Oz” Osinski is an Associate Professor and the NSERC/MDA/CSA/CEMI Industrial Research Chair in Earth and Space Exploration in the Departments of Earth Sciences and Physics and Astronomy at the University of Western Ontario, Canada. He holds a PhD from the University... Read More →
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Christian Sallaberger

Canadensys Aerospace Corp
Dr. Sallaberger is President & CEO of Canadensys Aerospace Corporation, a Canadian space systems and missions company working for both domestic government customers and international commercial ones. Prior to assuming the leadership of Canadensys, he held the roles of Vice President... Read More →
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Prashant Shukle

Director General of the Canada Centre, Mapping and Earth Observation
Prashant Shukle is the Director General of the Canada Centre for Mapping and Earth Observation, one of the Government of Canada’s lead organizations in the area of Earth Observations, Geographic Information Systems, and Geospatial Data and Service Solutions. Mr. Shukle is also responsible... Read More →
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James Slifierz

Co-Founder and CEO, SkyWatch Space Applications
James is the Co-Founder and CEO at SkyWatch Space Applications. He is also a Co-Founder and Chair of MaxQ, Canada's first accelerator focused on space startups, and the Lead Organizer for NASA Space Apps Waterloo. In 2014 James was a part of the team that won the NASA International... Read More →
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Mark Tinkler

Mark is a noted professional within the manufacturing sector. With over 30 years’ experience in manufacturing, he has worked in various technical and managerial capacities. He is a member of and holds several certifications with the American Society for Quality (ASQ), APICS, and... Read More →
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Charity Weeden

Senior Director of Policy, Satellite Industry Association
Charity Weeden joined the Satellite Industry Association as its Senior Director of Policy in February, 2016. In this role, Ms. Weeden supports SIA’s work on government services, regulatory, legislative, defense, export-control and trade issues of critical importance to the Association’s... Read More →

Tuesday November 8, 2016 08:00 - 15:00 EST
Room 209

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