18-21 November 2014 “Reinventing Space Conference” London

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This will be a great conference with several different events over the three days…

See full details at the RIS website

12th Reinventing Space Conference: Low cost space – from imagination to reality” 

RIspace18-21 November 2014-09-20

The Royal Society
6-9 Charlton House Terrace
London, UK
SW1Y 5AG

The 12th Reinventing Space Conference, organised this year by the British Interplanetary Society, will take place in London, UK between Tuesday 18 – Friday 21 November 2014.

Keynote speakers are:

Alice Bunn Director of Policy, UK Space Agency

Greg Clark UK Minister of State for Science and Universities (TBC)

Gil Klinger US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense

Barry Matsumori SVP of Sales and Business Development, SpaceX

Franco Ongaro European Space Agency Director (D/TEC) and Head of ESTEC

Sir Martin Sweeting Executive Chairman, SSTL; Director, Surrey Space Centre

Jim Wertz President, Microcosm

George Whitesides CEO and President, Virgin Galactic


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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.