The OSI Conference 2018

Nov 16, 2018
  • 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Location:
    East Sage Conference Room
    6331 Crescent Road
    Vancouver, BC

Image: NASA, Artist’s impression of the SLS Launch, bound for Mars (dhitt)

How can we develop space without preventing future generations from continuing with their own development?

This November 16th, a team of international experts will convene to address two immediate near-term challenges in the sustainable development of space: space mining and orbital debris. The conference will include an open half-day discussion and Q&A on the topics of asteroid mining, space debris, space colonization, and Canadian space policy.

Following the public event, there will be a closed-door meeting to help shape the initial direction of the institute.

If you would like to attend the free public event, we kindly request that you RSVP here.

Schedule, November 16th at East Sage

11:00 AM – 12:15 AM: Space Debris
12:15 PM – 1:00 PM: Lunch
1:00 PM – 2:15 PM: Space Mining
2:15 PM – 3:30 PM: Space Colonization
3:30 PM – 3:45 PM: Coffee/Tea
3:45 PM – 5:00 PM: Canadian Space Policy

The Outer Space Institute is led by Wall Scholar alumna Aaron Boley and Michael Byers (CRC in Global Politics), with involvement by UBC researchers and external collaborators. They are seeking to make the Outer Space Institute a major hub for interdisciplinary research in many areas concerning outer space, but will focus initially on the topics of space debris and space resource extraction. Their current collaborators have a wide range of expertise, including international law, social sciences, physical sciences, and policy advocacy.