Space Canada’s Space Horizons First of Several In-Person Events in 2024

File photo: Space Canada's first Horizons event held May 8, 2023. Credit: SpaceQ.

Space Canada is kicking off the first of several in-person events this year with its now annual Space Horizons one day conference on May 1st. This event is preceded by the member only Space Day on the Hill on April 30th.

Space Horizons focuses takes a look at what’s happening and coming in the space sector from the Canadian perspective. The event is in Ottawa at Bayview Yards.

The program features three sessions and networking opportunities including a late afternoon social hosted by Mission Control.

Speakers come from a variety of government departments and include Hon. Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Public Safety, Democratic Institutions and Intergovernmental Affairs. The following is the list of sessions and speakers sent out by Space Canada earlier this week.

Morning Session Speakers (9:45am – 10:45am)

  • Introductory Remarks, Space Canada
  • Scott Millar, Assistant Deputy Minister, Horizontal Policy – Department of National Defence
  • Stéphanie Durand, Vice-President, Space Program Policy – CSA
  • Éric Vachon, Acting VP, Corporate Strategy and Innovation and Chief Financial Officer – CSA

Mid-Morning Session Speakers (11:15am – 12:00pm)

  • B.Gen. Mike Adamson, Commander 3 Canadian Space Division, RCAF
  • Guennadi Kroupnik, Director General, Space Utilization – CSA
  • Christian Lange, Executive Director, Lunar Exploration Program – CSA

Afternoon Session Speakers (1:00pm – 3:30pm)

  • Hon. Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Public Safety, Democratic Institutions and Intergovernmental Affairs
  • Elsa Henchiri – Director, Safety Policy and Intelligence – Civil Aviation, Transport Canada
  • Suzanne Wilkinson – Director of USA Operations, Canadian Commercial Corporation
  • Chantal Potvin – Regional Director, Procurement Assistance Canada
  • Space Canada’s Academic Institution Members – Delivering updates on the latest space research and new projects

Other Events

Space Canada will host a Space Tech Investor Showcase on June 3rd and its Spacebound 2024 conference between September 23 – 25.

Related: Space Horizon’s 2023 recap.

About Marc Boucher

Boucher is an entrepreneur, writer, editor & publisher. He is the founder of SpaceQ Media Inc. and Executive Vice President, Content of SpaceNews. Boucher has 25+ years working in various roles in the space industry and a total of 30 years as a technology entrepreneur including creating Maple Square, Canada's first internet directory and search engine.

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