Media Alert - International dialogue on space-based solar power to attract delegates from around the globe



    TORONTO, Aug. 24 /CNW/ - On Tuesday, September 8, 2009 SPACE Canada in
cooperation with the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) will welcome
representatives from the international community of science and technology,
experts in global warming and climate change, members of the academic
community, experts in space and international law, representatives of
provincial/state and national governments, NGOs, economists and journalists
and leaders in the business community to a three-day international dialogue on
the viability of space-based solar power as an alternative source of clean
energy for the world.

    
    You are invited to attend and cover the three-day symposium.

    International Symposium on Solar Energy from Space
    September 8-10, 2009
    Ontario Science Centre
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    

    SPACE Canada (Solar Power Alternative for Clean Energy) is a non-profit
organization dedicated to the promotion of international dialogue on solar
energy from space through education, research and commercialization.
    The three-day Symposium will include a one-day International Policy Forum
and a two-day technical session as part of the IAA Study on solar energy from
space, which will feature approximately 50 technical papers on various aspects
of space-based solar power presented by the world's leading scientists and
space engineers.

    Speakers Include: Marc Garneau, Dan Fortin, President & CEO, IBM Canada
(Key Note Speaker), Dr. W. Richard Peltier, Lead Author of the
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and John Mankins, the leading expert
on space-based solar power. Symposium MC is Bob McDonald, Host of CBC Radio's
"Quirks and Quarks" and National Science Correspondent for CBC Newsworld.
    To see the complete Agenda and list of speakers go to www.spacecanada.org





For further information:

For further information: To arrange to attend the symposium, to set-up
interviews prior to the symposium or for more information please contact:
Margaret McLaughlin, Executive Director, (519) 439-0646 or 1-800-880-1374,
margaret@spacecanada.org

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