International Space Development Conference



Panel Topics:

Breakthrough Technologies Shaping our Future, 9:00 am, Thursday, May 21

Talk 1: Dr. Robert (Bob) Richards, President and CEO, Moon Express
Talk 2: Dr. Sonny Kohli, CEO at CloudDx

Global Issues – Security, Sustainability, Environment & Diversity, 9:30 am, Thursday, May 21


Ted Hewitt, Acting President of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)
Scott Larson, CEO, UrtheCast
Jim Keravala, COO, Shackleton Energy Company
David Kendall, United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS)

Canada’s space industry, its future vision, & opportunities for international collaboration, 8:30 am , Friday, May 22

Keynote Speaker:

Marc Garneau, Member of Parliament, Former President of the Canadian Space Agency, First Canadian Astronaut in Space


Tahir Merali, OrbitOne Consulting, ISDC 2015 Programming Chair

Commercial Ventures – New Space, 9:00 am, Friday, May 22


Ken Davidian, Federal Aviation Administration
Robert Richards, President and CEO, Moon Express
Yaroslav “Yarko” Pustovyi, President, CSCA & Co-Founder of Space 1 Systems Inc.


Bruce Pittman, Profit Engineering Technologies, NASA Space Portal

Women In Space, 8:30 am, Saturday, May 23


Lorna Jean Edmonds
Anousheh Ansari
Janet Ivey


Farnaz Ghadaki, Director CSCA

Exploration – The Next Destination (Moon, Mars, Asteroids), 8:30 am, Sunday, May 24


Fred Jansen, ESA/Rosetta
James K. Erickson, NASA JPL/Curiosity