8-9 October 2014 “The Strategic Choices for Space” RAES, London

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shutterstock_101193925(2)This looks like a great conference! From the Royal Aeronautical Society’s event webpage:

The Royal Aeronautical Society President’s Conference, inaugurated in 2013, aims to be the premier conference in its class for the international aerospace community and one of the most auspicious events of its kind. The 2014 President’s Conference will showcase the work being undertaken in the UK and around the world to roll back the frontiers of space exploration and increase its commercial exploitation.

The Conference will examine future opportunities and challenges, novel and contentious solutions, and the potential benefits of pushing the boundaries further. It will ask questions and seek solutions. The papers will be presented by distinguished speakers who are pre-eminent in their fields.

The wide-ranging Conference will take a global perspective, and will cover the strategic challenges; the economics of commercial spaceflight; the opportunities presented by partnerships; the strategies for innovation and growth; and the UK Government’s vision for the future.

When:Wednesday, 08 October 2014 09:00 – Thursday, 09 October 2014 17:00

Location:Royal Aeronautical Society view map

Full details on the RAES President’s Conference 2014 here.

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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.