Renowned Astronauts & Space Experts On-Board for 2015 International Space Development Conference in Toronto
Moon Walker Buzz Aldrin leads stellar list of guest speakers
(Washington, DC -- April 15, 2015)
The 34th Annual International Space Development Conference (ISDC 2015)® is set for May 20-24, 2015 at the downtown Hyatt Regency in Toronto, Canada. The event is this year’s best opportunity to meet and learn from leaders on the cutting edge of concepts shaping the future of life on Earth and in space.
ISDC is the yearly conference of the National Space Society, a nonprofit organization that has hosted the gathering since 1982. The Canadian Space Commerce Association is hosting ISDC 2015. The International Space Development Conference is unique in bringing together members of the general public with space activists, scientists, engineers, educators, astronauts, aerospace industry leaders, and government officials for one purpose: to explore humanity’s future in space.
An exciting array of distinguished guest speakers is set to share their experiences and insights with conference attendees, led by Apollo 11 astronaut and ShareSpace Foundation founder Buzz Aldrin. The second man to walk on the Moon, Aldrin also serves on the National Space Society’s Board of Governors.
A still-growing list of featured speakers at ISDC 2015 includes:
- Christopher J. Ferguson, former NASA astronaut and veteran of three space shuttle missions.
- Marc Garneau, Member of the Canadian Parliament and the first Canadian Astronaut in space.
- Lori Garver, General Manager of the Air Line Pilots Association and former NASA Deputy Administrator.
- Li Ming, Vice President of the China Academy of Space Technology.
- Geoff Notkin, world-renowned meteorite expert and star of TV’s Meteorite Men.
- George Whitesides, CEO of Virgin Galactic, a U.S. commercial spaceflight company.
About the National Space Society (NSS): NSS is an independent nonprofit educational membership organization dedicated to the creation of a spacefaring civilization. NSS is widely acknowledged as the preeminent citizen's voice on space, with over 50 chapters in the United States and around the world. The Society publishes Ad Astra magazine, an award-winning periodical chronicling the most important developments in space. To learn more, visit www.nss.org.