Symposium on Solar Energy from Space:
Speakers & Presentations

The following presentations were made on Tuesday, September 8, 2009 at the plenary session of the three-day symposium, “From the Sun to the Earth”, International Policy Forum on Solar Energy from Space.

Welcome by George Dietrich, President of SPACE Canada

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Welcoming Letter from the Hon. Tony Clement, Minister of Industry, Government of Canada

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Panel Presentation: Space-Based Solutions to Earth-Bound Problems

Panel Chair: John Mankins

Panelists and Presentations:

  1. “Greenhouse Amplification of the Power of the Sun: An Earth-Bound Problem with Impacts Observable from Space”
    Dr. Richard Peltier, Director
    Centre for Global Change Science
    University of Toronto

    View Slideshow | Download Powerpoint | Bio

  2. “World Energy Outlook and the Prospects for Sustainable Sources”
    Dr. Bryan Erb

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  3. “Conquering Terrestrial Challenges to Realize Extraterrestrial Potential”
    Wael Almazeedi
    Founder & Chairman
    FATE Consortium

    Presentation not yet available | Bio

  4. “Vision and Challenges of Solar Power Satellites”
    John Mankins
    Co-Chair
    IAA Study Group

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Key Note Address
  1. “The Smarter Planet”
    Dan Fortin, President
    IBM Canada

    Presentation not yet available | Bio

Panel Presentation: Space Policy

Panel Chair: Bob McDonald

Presentations and Panelists:

  1. “Space Security”
    John Siebert, Executive Director
    Project Ploughshares

    View Slideshow | Download Powerpoint | Bio

  2. “Space Law and Possibilities for an International Space Treaty”
    Dr. Ram Jakhu, Associate Professor
    Faculty of Law
    McGill University

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Symposium Panelists & Presentations
Quirks & Quarks Interviews

Quirks & Quarks

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Symposium Sponsors

Space Canada gratefully
acknowledges the support of
these progressive organizations:
Sunbrolly Canada
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Symposium Speakers

George Dietrich, President, SPACE Canada
John Mankins, CO-Chair, IAA Study Group
Nobuyuki Kaya, CO-Chair, IAA Study Group

International Policy Forum
Bob McDonald, Master of Ceremonies
Hon. John Milloy,
Marc Garneau

Dan Fortin, Key Note Speaker

PANEL: Space-Based Solutions to Earth-Bound Problems
Richard Peltier
Bryan Erb
Wael Almazeedi

PANEL: From Space Research to Commercialization
Ted Hewitt
Kieran Carroll
Robert Zee

PRESENTATION: Entrepreneurs in Space
Bob Richards

PANEL: Space Policy
John Siebert
Ram Jakhu

MEDIA PANEL: Political Will and
Public Perception

Peter Calamai
Stephen Strauss
Iain Carson
Alanna Mitchell