News Release

Monday, August 24, 2009

International Dialogue on Space-based Solar Power To Attract Delegates From Around The Globe

TORONTO, CANADA …On Tuesday, September 8, 2009 SPACE Canada in cooperation with the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) will welcome representatives from the international community of science and technology, experts in global warming and climate change, members of the academic community, experts in space and international law, representatives of provincial/state and national governments, NGOs, economists and journalists and leaders in the business community to a three-day international dialogue on the viability of space-based solar power as an alternative source of clean energy for the world.

You are invited to attend and cover the three-day symposium.

International Symposium on Solar Energy from Space
September 8-10, 2009
Ontario Science Centre
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

SPACE Canada (Solar Power Alternative for Clean Energy) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of international dialogue on solar energy from space through education, research and commercialization.

The three-day Symposium will include a one-day International Policy Forum and a two-day technical session as part of the IAA Study on solar energy from space, which will feature approximately 50 technical papers on various aspects of space-based solar power presented by the world’s leading scientists and space engineers.

Speakers Include: Marc Garneau, Dan Fortin, President & CEO, IBM Canada (Key Note Speaker), Dr. W. Richard Peltier, Lead Author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and John Mankins, the leading expert on space-based solar power. Symposium MC is Bob McDonald, Host of CBC Radio’s “Quirks and Quarks” and National Science Correspondent for CBC Newsworld.

To see the complete Agenda and list of speakers click here.

To arrange to attend the symposium, to set-up interviews prior to the symposium or for more information please contact:

Margaret McLaughlin