Media Advisory - New source of abundant, safe, clean energy topic of International Symposium

    TORONTO, Sept. 1 /CNW/ - On Tuesday, September 8, 2009 delegates from
Canada, the US, Japan, Europe and Asia will gather at the Ontario Science
Centre for an International Policy Forum on space-based solar power. 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 and federal governments, departments and agencies, 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: Hon. John Milloy, Minister of Research and Innovation,
Marc Garneau, MP and Canada's first astronaut, Dan Fortin, President, IBM
Canada (Key Note Speaker). Symposium MC is Bob McDonald.

    To see the complete Agenda and list of speakers go to

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,

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