The Summit is an annual, two-day conference that attracts stakeholders from all areas of Canada’s space community – industry, academia and government - to discuss important issues and developments in space. This year’s theme is “At the Centre of It All” which highlights Manitoba’s incredible contribution to space past, present, and future. Past Summit speakers have included CSA Presidents Sylvain Laporte, Walter Natynczyk and Marc Garneau, NASA Associate Administrator for Human Exploration and Operations Directorate William H. Gerstenmaier, UrtheCast President and COO Wade Larson, Telesat Vice-President Paul Bush, and previous DG Space Director of Space Requirements Col (R) André Dupuis.
We expect approximately 200 attendees for the Summit, which will be held at the world-class Inn at The Forks Hotel. Additionally, this year we are hosting a public event on Sunday November 13th 2016 to raise awareness of space in Canada. We expect 150 people, mostly families and some conference attendees, to take part in this activity. Canada has a rich history of space accomplishments and a wide breadth of space experience all across the nation. The Summit aims to bring together the various stakeholders, working alone or in tandem with other partners, Canadian or foreign, to share these experiences, as well as to provide an opportunity to engage/network at many levels