Canadian Space Summit 2017

Canada’s Next Space Generation

The 17th Annual Canadian Space Summit returns to Ottawa for Canada’s 150th birthday!

Join us as we help shape Canada’s Next Space Generation on

November 21 and 22, 2017
Ottawa University

Tabaret Hall

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“Canada’s Next Space Generation” will speak to Canada’s future in space and provide a spotlight on the up-and-coming leaders of Canada’s space sector. By highlighting the next generation of industry leaders, space engineers, scientists, and astronauts, the CSS Summit will explore the changing nature of the global space industry and the evolving nature of how we incorporate space into our daily lives.

The 17th Annual Summit will provide a venue to discuss upcoming commercial space activities (e.g. space-mining), global trends (e.g. SmallSat constellations in Low-Earth Orbit) and future destinations that are being planned (i.e. Moon, Mars, and Asteroids). The key message of the Ottawa Summit will be, “Canadians are ready for take-off – from building new technologies, leading science missions, creating start-ups or innovative applications, Canadians will be there to push the limits of space”.

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Nicole Verkindt, founder of OMX  ( and of NextGen Dragon’s Den fame) has confirmed as our Gala Dinner Speaker! 

Discounts available for CSS Members and Students.

Summit 2017 is brought to you by the following incredible volunteers of the Canadian Space Society:

Ryan Anderson

Founder and Director of Satellite Systems of QShift Inc. a federal corporation providing space and satcom systems consulting services to the Department of National Defence.

Wolf Lunscher

A retired spacecraft instrumentation engineer.  Member of the Ottawa chapter of the Canadian Space Society as well as an associate fellow of the American Insitute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and a life senior member of the IEEE.

Juan Posada

Working towards his M.A.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering at Carleton University,  Juan was the proud founder of the Carleton Planetary Robotics Team and currently an active member of  the Carleton Satellite Design Project.

Minh On

A Policy Analyst at Natural Resources Canada, Minh is interested in space mining. He previously worked in the Canadian Space Agency’s Government Liaison Office (Ottawa). He is the co-founder of the CSS Ottawa Chapter.

Hooman Jazeby

A PhD candidate in Mechanical Engineering at Carleton University.   He is also an Alumni of the International Space University 2014.   Hooman has been involved in the space activities since 2006.

Shaziana Kaderali

Completing her Bachelor’s in Aerospace Engineering, Shaziana is a Senior Lead for the Carleton University InSpace Rocket Team. This summer, she worked at the Dunlap Institute on ESA’s Gaia data, researching the structure of our Galaxy.

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