15 November 2013, London–RAES Conference “Future Challenges”


This conference looks interesting, with a brilliant line-up of (mostly) women speakers:

Royal Aeronautical Society (RAES) London conference 15 November 2013

Organised by the Women in Aviation and Aerospace Committee


Full details, including programme and registration information, are available here.

This year the annual conference organised by the RAeS Women in Aviation and Aerospace Committee has broadened its scope to focus on the most talked-about developments in science and engineering and their effect on the future for aviation, aerospace and space. The conference is also highlighting its appeal to a wide and diverse audience across all sectors of the industry. Now in its seventh year, the conference has proved to be highly popular with delegates – not just because of the high-calibre talks, but also as a valuable networking event.

The 2013 conference takes place in a year notable for the 50th anniversary of the first woman in space, Russian cosmonaut, Valentina Tereshkova. Her achievement has inspired the theme of the conference – ‘The Next 50 Years in Aviation, Aerospace and Space’. An impressive line-up of speakers will tackle ground-breaking developments such as nanotechnology, 3-D printing and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, considering how they will contribute to future developments. The conference will also hear about the workforce of tomorrow, the people who will be responsible for driving forward these future developments. It will also include a talk on ‘Testing the Aircraft of the Future’ by sponsor Airbus’ test pilot, Isabelle Montet- Guerin.

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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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