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The National Space Society’s (NSS) annual International Space Development Conference® (ISDC®), bringing together leading managers, engineers, scientists, educators, and business people from civilian, military, commercial, entrepreneurial, and grassroots advocacy space sectors. ISDC®has been held in various locations throughout North America since 1982, featuring renowned speakers such as Buzz Aldrin, Eric Anderson, Charles Bolden, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Peter Diamandis, Lori Garver, Richard Garriott, Bill Nye, Elon Musk, Seth Shostak, Simon ‘Pete’ Worden, and many others. This conference has attracted up to 1300 attendees from over 20 countries, with ISDC® 2014 bringing together over 1000 attendees. ISDC® also features plenary talks, keynote speakers, multi-disciplinary tracks, exhibit hall, design contests, book signing, and more.

ISDC® 2015 in Canada –
May 20-24, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Downtown Toronto.

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Why “Next Breakthrough Technologies”?

We have heard the terms ‘game-changing technologies’ or ‘exponential technologies’, but what are these breakthrough technologies all about? Where are they being utilized? How are they impacting various sectors such as the space industry? And how can they be harnessed to enable the future of humankind in exploration and better quality of life?

Breakthrough Technologies are not only paving the future, but are critical to the success of any sector, including the space industry and space-related applications. Whether it is 3-D printing to address medical issues, or modifying genes for eradicating diseases or handling extreme environments, or bio-computers that regenerate and are compact, these game-changing technologies are valuable both on Earth and in enabling Space Exploration.

What is your breakthrough?
Come share it, discover it, and foster it at ISDC® 2015 in Canada –
May 20-24, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Downtown Toronto.

Wednesday, May 20th is the Space Innovation Business Summit and the ISDC® 2015 Tours

Thursday, May 21 ISDC® 2015 conference begins.

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Sign-Up Now for Space Innovation Business Summit (separate registration from ISDC® 2015)”

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ISDC® 2015 is organized by the National Space Society (NSS), and co-hosted by the Canadian Space Commerce Association (CSCA). ISDC® 2015 will showcase innovations from across the globe, and not only in the space sector, but related fields such as medical, manufacturing, mining, computing, robotics, nano technology, and many others.

Passport and Visa

Toronto Pearson International Airport is the airport for flights to Toronto.

If you’re visiting Canada from another country, check the links below for important information about traveling here:

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Visa exempt travellers >> (including U.S. Citizens)

Citizens from other selected countries are required to provide their biometrics information (fingerprints and photograph) when they apply for a visitor visa, study permit, or work permit. For more information click here.

Obtaining a visa takes time. We recommend you start the process as soon as possible. You may apply for a visa online (e-application), at a visa office or at a Visa Application Centre (VAC).

Required documentation: U.S. citizens traveling to Canada by air must have a valid passport. If traveling by land then either a passport or passport card is required. For more information go to U.S. State Department info.

Canadian Dollar to U.S. Dollar Exchange Rate:

On 15 May 2015, 1.00 Canadian Dollar(s) = 0.83 U.S. dollar(s), at an exchange rate of 0.8326 (using nominal rate).