3 February 2016 "SpacePort UK" RAES, London

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Spaceport UKWho better to spearhead a discussion on a UK Spaceport than the Royal Aeronautical Society... All day 3 February at RAES HQ (No 4 Hamilton Place, London W1J 7BQ). Programme and registration info below.

Taken from their SpacePort UK Conference Website:

How can the UK generate economic value from a future spaceport? What are the critical issues that need to be resolved along the way?
#RAeSSpaceportUK
This conference will bring the public sector, investors and potential future spaceport operators and users together, along with those who have experience of on-going initiatives in the US, to discuss the opportunities and challenges of establishing a Spaceport in the UK.
Organisations who will be attending as speakers and delegates include:
• Aerospace Wales Forum
• Atkins
• Atrium Space Insurance Consortium
• Candidate Spaceport UK Sites
• Coventry University
• Firefly Space Systems
• Foster & Partners
• Lockheed Martin
• Open University
• SSTL
• Space Applications Catapult
• Virgin Galactic
• XCOR

Keynote presentations will also be given by:
• A UK Government representative
• Reaction Engines

Click here to view the full programme.

Registration is open and available here. For any enquiries please contact the Conference & Events Department on conference@aerosociety.com or +44 (0)20 7670 4345.

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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.