Space Regulatory Roundtable

Space Regulatory Roundtable
Ottawa - Sep. 12, 2019

(space is limited - early registration $225)



SpaceQ Intel, a new division of SpaceQ, is bringing the space community together for a one day forum to discuss the space regulatory environment in Canada and the potential for regulatory reform during the next government mandate.

The objectives of the forum will be to:

  • Foster a common understanding of the current status of space regulation in Canada;
  • To arrive at an understanding of the extent of the consensus in the space community regarding reform that is required; and
  • To understand the nature and extent of any difference of opinion that exists in the community regarding the direction and scope that regulatory reform should take.
Venue: Richcraft Hall at Carleton University.

The event will be moderated by Iain Christie – formerly CEO of Neptec Design Group and until recently EVP of AIAC.

This will be a small event, perhaps 35-50 people. This is an opportunity for industry and academia to share their viewpoints. Government representatives from ISED, CSA, GAC, Transport, and DND will be present and possibly other departments. The event will follow Chatham house rules.

Pre-registration is required by September 9 and must be online only. There will be NO registration at the door.

Early Registration

Available through August 30, 2019.
$ 225
  • Register early and save.
  • Refreshments & hot and cold buffet lunch included.

Regular Registration

Available from September 1, 2019.​
$ 275
  • Available while tickets last.
  • Refreshments & hot and cold buffet lunch included.


Subject to change.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

  • Check-in and Badge Pick-up 8:00 AM

    Enjoy coffee and tea.

  • Opening remarks 8:45 AM
  • Canadian Regulatory Landscape 9:00 AM

    Speaker: Aram Daniel Kerkonian, Ardaker Space Consultants, co-author of the Independent Review of the Remote Sensing Space Systems Act.

  • International Regulatory Landscape 9:30 AM

    Speaker: Charity Weeden, Vice President, Global Space Policy, Astroscale U.S. Inc.

  • Morning break 10:00 AM

    Coffee, tea and snacks included.

  • Government Regulatory Perspective 10:15 AM

    Speaker: TBA from government.

  • Industry Viewpoint Moderated Session 11:00 AM
  • Lunch 12:00 PM

    Hot and cold buffet lunch included.

  • Afternoon Moderated Session 1 1:00 PM
  • Afternoon Moderated Session 2 2:00 PM
  • Afternoon Break 3:00 PM

    Coffee, tea and snacks included.

  • Afternoon Moderated Session 3 3:30 PM
  • Closing Remarks 4:30 PM

Local support provided by the
Satellite Canada Innovation Network Inc. (SatCan)