The Canadian Space Commerce Association (CSCA) will be hosting the National Space Society’s 34th International Space Development Conference (ISDC2015), which will be held from May 20th – 25th 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Toronto, Ontario. CSCA Director Farnaz Ghadaki will serve as conference chair.
Our Next Meeting is Thursday, November 13, 2014 @ 7:00 p.m.
Our next meeting will be Thursday, November 13, 2014. The meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. EDT however informal networking starts from 7:00 pm. Meetings are held at the law firm of Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, located at 199 Bay Street, Suite 4000, Commerce Court West in Toronto, Ontario.
November 13 Meeting Agenda
7:00 – 7:30: Informal networking.
7:30 – 7:35: Introduction and update on association activities.
7:35 – 7:40: Upcoming CSCA Board of Directors election.
7:40 – 7:45: Update from Farnaz Ghadaki on preparations for the International Space Development Conference to be held May 20 – 24, 2014.
7: 45 – 8:00: Update from Yarko Pustovyi on Suborbital Business initiative.
8:00 – 8:30: Guest Speaker: Ernie Lynch, Lynch Fluid Controls – Will talk about Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing) and it’s potential for the space sector.
8:30 – 9:00: Guest Speaker: Dexter Jagula, SkyWatch – Dexter and some of his colleagues will introduce their company SkyWatch. SkyWatch was the winner of the 2014 NASA International Space Apps Challenge for Best Use of Data and is currently enrolled in the Google for Entrepreneurs program in the Kitchener/Waterloo area. SkyWatch taps into the world’s space telescopes, ground-based observatories, and astronomical databases to create the first real-time feed of everything happening in the Cosmos.
9:00 – 9:15: Other business.
9:15 – 9:30: Closing networking opportunity.
9:30: End of meeting. Post meeting get together at a local pub.
Registration for the meeting is now closed.
2015-16 Board of Directors Election
The CSCA holds elections for a board of five Directors every 2 years. The current board is serving for the 2013-2014 period. The new board will serve for 2015-2016. All eligible members will receive an email with these instructions by November 14, 2014. The nomination period opens November 15, 2014.
New Membership Fees
We’ve listened to our members and have completely revamped our membership fee structure to make it more accessible to individuals and companies of all sizes. Please have a look at our new membership structure and consider becoming a member.