2009 Canadian NewSpace

The 2009 Annual General Meeting and Conference:

Canadian NewSpace: Domestic and International Opportunities for 2009 and Beyond.

Thursday, March 19th from 1:00 – 5:00 pm at the Mars Discovery District, Room CR2-AB, 101 College Street, Toronto, Ontario.
Canadian entrepreneurs have always taken advantage of commercial opportunities arising through the development of space.

After all, space related business ventures have been commercially viable since at least the 1960’s when the first Early Bird satellite was successfully launched into geosynchronous orbit for commercial purposes and Canadian companies have always been leaders right from the launch of the Allouette and Anik satellites and on to the present day.

This historical Canadian ability to lead, innovate and challenge the world is reflected in the theme of the 2009 CSCA Annual General Meeting “Canadian NewSpace – Domestic and International Opportunities for 2009 and Beyond.”

This event is being held on March 19th, 2009 at the MaRS Discovery District, a non-profit innovation centre connecting science, technology and social entrepreneurs with business skills, networks and capital to stimulate innovation and accelerate the creation and growth of entrepeneurs.

The scheduled sessions will provide specific information relating to the following items:

  1. Access to investment capital and the realization of commercial opportunities related to space development by the Canadian financial sector.
  2. The Canadian regulatory environment, legislation affecting the Canadian space industry, the need for targeted economic stimulus in the high technology and manufacturing sectors plus a Report from the 2009 Roundtable on Space.
  3. Areas of opportunity for high future growth including the opportunities available through the development of a Canadian based launch capability.


1:00 – 1:30 pm: Registration and networking.

1:30 – 2:15 pm: Presentation of the 2009 CSCA Status Report by the CSCA Executives Officers.

2:15 – 3:00 pm: Chuck Black, 2008 Treasurer of the Canadian Space Commerce Association and participant at the recent 2009 Rideau Institute Roundtable on Space on the topic “Developing Consensus around Canada’s Role in Space: A Preliminary Assessment of Last Weeks Rideau Roundtable.”

3:00 – 3:45 pm: Rob Muro, President and General Manager of A-Line Precision Tooling on the topic “Satellite High Growth Opportunities for 2009 and Beyond.”

3:45 – 4:30 pm: Brian Feeney, Chairman and CEO of the DreamSpace™ Group on the topic “The Case for a Canadian Built Microsatellite Class Air Launched Rocket System.”

4:30 – 5:00 pm: Closing Comments from the CSCA Executive.

The CSCA strongly encourages Canadian based aerospace executives and independent consultants, venture capitalists, SR&ED credit financing firms and other organizations seeking innovative projects to attend this event and learn what Canadians have to offer.

$150 for Preregistration & 2009 CSCA Membership – for Canadian and non-resident individuals, Canadian space corporations, or Canadian space organizations.
$250 for Preregistration & 2009 CSCA Membership – for non-resident space organizations, non-resident space corporations.
$500 for Preregistration & 2009 CSCA Membership – for non-space Canadian organizations, and non-space Canadian corporations.
$1000 for Preregistration & 2009 CSCA Membership – for non-resident non-space organizations, and non-resident non-space corporations.

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