Bicentennial Space Research Conference



Join McGill’s astronauts and the world’s top academic researchers, business pioneers, and government leaders in space and aerospace for two days of cross-industry exchange on McGill's downtown campus in May. McGill’s Space Research Conference will bring major sectors of the international space and aerospace communities together for two days to examine space topics from multiple perspectives – including engineering, healthcare, law and space science – all with an eye on the future. Over the coming decades, as the aerospace sector shifts its focus towards enabling space travel, an integrated space and aerospace ecosystem is expected to emerge.

McGill’s Bicentennial Space Week provides a dedicated platform for the conference’s theme, What Is Our Future in Space?, as participants will journey far beyond 2021 to focus on critical space issues – 25, 50 and even 100 years in the future.

Register and get access to additional Space Week events:

  • McGill Student Aero/Space Fair: Meet Canada’s next generation of space leaders! Discover the work led by McGill’s student space and aerospace clubs. May 2 to 6, 2022.
  • "MADE in Space - McGill astronauts share their experiences": Public talk delivered by some of McGill's astronauts, including Robert Thirsk and Dave Williams: evening of May 4, 2022.

Visit the conference website to see a line-up of confirmed speakers, plenary and breakout sessions, and to register. The early bird registration deadline is Monday, February 28 at 11:59 PM EST.

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