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September 23, 2014 - Longueuil, Quebec - Canadian Space Agency

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) will participate in the 65th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) taking place in Toronto from September 29 to October 3, 2014.

The IAC is the premier and most comprehensive annual space conference in the world covering all areas of space activities. It is expected to attract up to 3000 international participants from industry, academia and government. In addition to plenary and technical sessions, the IAC includes a large-scale exhibition where countries showcase their national capabilities and interests, and industries promote their products and services. Operating under the theme "Our World Needs Space," this year's Congress is hosted by the Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute (CASI).

The CSA will be participating in and organizing events open to the media during the week.

Please note that media representatives need to register for the conference in order to be admitted to the Congress.

Registration can be done online or at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) South Building on Level 600.

TimeWhatWhere
a.m. (EDT)

IAC Opening ceremony will feature CSA astronauts Jeremy Hansen and David Saint-Jacques as Masters of Ceremony. The event will feature a presentation by Chris Hadfield and a performance by the Cirque du Soleil.

Sony Centre for Performing Arts
1 Front St E,
Toronto, Ontario M5E 1B2
11:15 a.m. (EDT) Official Exhibition Opening by the Heads of Agencies

Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC)
South Building
222 Bremner Boulevard
Toronto, Ontario M5V 3L9
Level 800, Exhibit Hall E    
South Building Entrance

Media registration at level 600

1:30 p.m. (EDT) Heads of Agencies Plenary Session

Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC)
South Building
222 Bremner Boulevard
Toronto, Ontario M5V 3L9
Level 800, Exhibit Hall F and G
South Building Entrance

Media registration at level 600

p.m. (EDT) Heads of Agencies Press Conference

Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC)
South Building
222 Bremner Boulevard
Toronto, Ontario M5V 3L9
Room 718A
South Building Entrance

Media registration at level 600

TimeWhatWhere
a.m. (EDT)

Networking Breakfast for students and industry leaders.
12 students attending IAC 2014 thanks to the CSA Grants and Contributions Program will have the opportunity to network with industry leaders.

Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC)
South Building
222 Bremner Boulevard
Toronto, Ontario M5V 3L9
Level 400, Room 401

Media registration at the South Building Entrance

8:15 a.m. (EDT) Unveiling by the Royal Canadian Mint of a collector coin celebrating the CSA's 25th anniversary.

Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC)
South Building
222 Bremner Boulevard
Toronto, Ontario M5V 3L9
Level 400, Room 401

Media registration at the South Building Entrance

9:30 a.m. (EDT)

The Amazing Canadian Space Race
CSA astronauts David Saint-Jacques and Jeremy Hansen will embark on a race with a team of tweeps around the city of Toronto.

CSA Booth, Level 800, Hall E
Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC)
South Building
222 Bremner Boulevard
Toronto, Ontario M5V 3L9

Media registration at the South Building Entrance

TimeWhatWhere
1:30 p.m. (EDT) Jeremy Hansen to address to a select audience of academia, business and special interest groups at DRDC

Joseph Shepard Building
4900 Yonge St
National Defence Public Affairs Office (Ontario region)
board room (6th  floor).  

7:30 p.m. (EDT) Jeremy Hansen will take part in a panel discussion for a very special edition of Planetary Radio Live, the Planetary Society's weekly public radio and podcast series.

University of Toronto Convocation Hall
31 King's College Circle
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A1

Additional links

  • For more information on the Congress and a detailed schedule of technical and plenary sessions, visit the IAC website.

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