“FROM THE SUN TO THE EARTH”
Sponsored by SPACE Canada & the International Academy of Astronautics

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2009
International Policy Forum (Sponsored by FATE Consortium)
7:15 AM Shuttle Bus departs Westin-Prince Hotel
for the Ontario Science Centre
7:30 AM Registration
Mezzanine Level
Ontario Science Centre

Continental Breakfast
Mezzanine Level
Ontario Science Centre
8:30 AM Opening Ceremony
Imperial Oil Auditorium
Ontario Science Centre
9:10 - 10:45 AM Panel Presentation: Space-Based Solutions to Earth-Bound Problems

Panel Chair: John Mankins

Panelists:

Dr. Richard Peltier, “Greenhouse Amplification of the Power of the Sun: An Earth-Bound Problem with Impacts Observable from Space”

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

Wael Almazeedi, “Conquering Terrestrial Challenges to Realize Extraterrestrial Potential”

John Mankins: “Vision and Challenge of Solar Power Satellites”

Q & A – All Panelists

John Mankins: Introduction of Power Beaming Demonstration
10:45 AM HEALTH BREAK
11:00 AM Demonstration Project
Great Hall
12:10 PM Lunch with Marc Garneau
Sponsored by London Hydro
TELUS Conference Room
Mezzanine Level
1:15 PM KEY NOTE ADDRESS
“The Smarter Planet”
Dan Fortin, President, IBM Canada
Auditorium
2:00 - 3:00 PM Panel Presentation: From Space Research to Commercialization

Panel Chair: Dr. Ted Hewitt, VP Research and International Relations, The University of Western Ontario

Panelists:

Dr. Robert Zee, Space Flight Laboratory, University of Toronto

Dr. Kieran Carroll, VP Technology, SPACE Canada
3:00 PM HEALTH BREAK
3:15 PM Presentation
“Entrepreneurs in Space”
Dr. Bob Richards, Odyssey Moon and Founder of the International Space University
3:30 PM Panel Presentation: Space Policy

Panel Chair: Bob McDonald

Panelists:

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

Dr. Ram Jakhu, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, McGill University, “Space Law and Possibilities for an International Space Treaty”
4:00 PM Media Panel: Political Will and Public Perception

Moderator: Bob McDonald

Panelists:

Peter Calamai, Adjunct Research Professor, School of Journalism and Communication, Carleton University

Alanna Mitchell, Journalist and Author

Stephen Strauss, one of Canada’s premier science writers and columnists for over 28 years

Iain Carson, Business Writer, The Economist, London
5:00 PM Message from the Canadian Space Society
Kevin Shortt, President

Message from the National Space Society
Mark Hopkins, Senior VP and Senior OP
5:15 PM WRAP-UP
5:30 PM Reception in the Great Hall
6:30 PM Dinner in the Great Hall
Sponsored by The University of Western Ontario

Dinner Speaker: Hon. John Milloy
Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities and
Minister of Research and Innovation Government of Ontario
9:00 PM Shuttle Bus departs Ontario Science Centre
for the Westin-Prince Hotel

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Symposium Info
September 8-10, 2009
Ontario Science Centre
Toronto, Canada
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Symposium Leaders
Master of Ceremonies: Bob McDonald

Co-Chairs, IAA Study:
John Mankins & Nobu Kaya

The list of speakers for the symposium is being finalized.

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The preferred hotel, Westin Prince is within
10-minute drive to the Ontario Science Centre.
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Space Canada gratefully
acknowledges the support of
these progressive organizations:
Space Power Association (SPA)
Space Power Association (SPA)