13-15 July 2015 “UK Space Conference 2015” Liverpool


UK Space Conference 2015I’m presenting on a panel the last day of this conference and am looking forward to it.

From the UK Space Conference 2015 Events page:

Space-enabled Futures

Held every two years, the UK Space Conference is the unmissable gathering for the entire UK space community; bringing together the space industry, users of space-based services, entrepreneurs, academia and government.

SPACE-ENABLED FUTURES is the theme for this flagship conference in 2015, which will focus on the impact satellite services and innovation, research and exploration in space is having on the wider economy, society and education.

A content rich programme has been shaped offering important insights for businesses. This is reinforced by dedicated sessions for research, technology, space environments and biomedicine, promoting cutting-edge innovations and capabilities. In addition, an outreach programme and the ESERO-UK teacher conference will also take place.

The format is designed to enable the space industry, researchers, entrepreneurs, satellite service users and government to come together to discuss Space-enabled Futures; and there are enhanced opportunities for networking and discussion.

“With the UK space industry firmly focused on achieving an ambitious 20-year target of capturing 10 per cent of the projected £400 billion global space market by 2030, the UK Space Conference provides a unique opportunity for everyone interested in capturing a slice of the success of this key sector to come together to share ideas, network and plan for the future.”
Greg Clark, Former Minister for Universities, Science & Cities

The aim of the UK Space Conference 2015 is to be inclusive and forward looking:

To bring together people and groups from all parts of the space community.

To exchange visions and ideas for using space, its technology and satellite enabled-services to shape our future.

To discuss how new knowledge and space-based capabilities can drive social and economic progress into the 2030s and beyond.

Five plenary and 25 parallel sessions will provide opportunities:

For informative presentations, workshops and debate.

Spanning topics ranging from the challenges of working in space to securing the take-up of satellite services in global markets.

For the full programme, tickets, etc see the UK Space Conference 2015 website.


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Dr Jill Stuart is an academic based at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is an expert in the politics, ethics and law of outer space exploration and exploitation. She is a frequent presence in the global media (print, radio, television, documentary) and regularly gives lectures around the world. From 2013-2017 she was Editor in Chief of the Elsevier journal Space Policy where she remains on the Editorial Board. She is also on the Board of Advisors of METI International, conducting scientific research into messaging potential extraterrestrial intelligence. She is one of an elite number of people to be endorsed by the UK Home Office as an Exceptional Talent Migrant/ World Leader in her Field. In 2015 she was awarded the prestigious Margaret Mead Award Lecture by the British Science Association in recognition of her cutting edge research. She is trained in both domestic and international mediation and has done consultancy work for the International Criminal Court and the International Court of Justice. She has a sub-specialism in women, peace and security and gender based violence. She is a Trustee of Luton All Women’s Centre.



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