28 Sept 2014 “SpaceUp Australia” Adelaide


SpaceUpAs I leave for the IAC 2014 tomorrow, Australia is launching its bid to host it for 2017. I quite fancy a trip to Adelaide in a few years!

From the SpaceUp Australia website:

SpaceUp is a space-related unconference where the attendants decide the topics to be discussed and are able to lead their own sessions. There have been more than thirty SpaceUps in several locations worldwide and now it is time for Australia to host one. The unconference will take place on Sunday, 28th of September 2014, from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, at the Flinders University Victoria Square Campus, in Adelaide.


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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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