Wednesday, 19 April 2017 - Colombo Theatre C
8:30am - Registration Desk Opens
9am - 5pm - Day 1 Sessions 
5:30pm - 7pm - Informal Social Event at the UNSW White House

Thursday, 20 April 2017 - Colombo Theatre A
8:30am - Registration Desk Opens 
9am - 5pm - Day 2 Sessions 

Colombo Theatres
UNSW Kensington Campus


REGISTRATION PRICES (all prices include Eventbrite fees and GST)

  • 2-Day Registration: $109.77
  • 1-Day Registration: $ 69.73
  • Speaker Registration: $58.29
  • Student Registration: $41.13
  • Optus Innovation Bursary: FREE*

* A limited number of Optus Innovation Bursaries will be available to students and young entrepreneurs who can demonstrate need, as well as a sustained interest and activity in the field of Cubesat technologies or a related discipline. Apply through the Eventbrite registration portal by choosing the "Optus Innovation Bursary Ticket" type.





(subject to change)

Day 1 Sessions

  • Launching Cubesats for and from Australia: Where to from here?
    • Andrew Dempster, ACSER UNSW
    • Michael Davis, Space Industry Association of Australia
    • Iain Cartwright, Defence, Science and Technology Group
    • Naomi Mathers, 2017 IAC Committee
  • QB50: The Australian Cohort
  • The Research Community: Current missions, future missions and supporting technologies
    • Iain Cartwright, Defence, Science and Technology Group
    • Anthony Horton, Australian Astronomical Observatory
    • Graham Dorrington, RMIT
    • Brad Tucker, ANU
    • Joe Khachan, Sydney University
    • Christine Charles, ANU
  • The Australian Legal Landscape
    • Donna Lawler, Optus
    • Steven Freeland, Western Sydney University
    • William Barrett, Asia Pacific Aerospace Consultants
    • Mark Todd, Space Coordination Office
    • Thai Loi, UNSW Legal

Day 2 Sessions

  • The Research Community: Undergrads, Postgrads and Postdocs
    • KEYNOTE, Optus
    • Dr Li Qiao, UNSW Canberra
    • Sanat Biswas and Ben Southwell, ACSER UNSW
    • George Coulloupas, RMIT University
    • Taofiq Huq, ACSER UNSW
    • Angus Muffatti, RMIT
    • Siddharth Doshi, UNSW [skype]
  • Student Groups and Independent Projects
    • Stuart McAndrew, OzQube-1 [skype]
    • BLUEsat
    • Melbourne Space Program
    • Jessica Todd, International Space University SHSSP
    • Thai Loi, UNSW Legal
  • NewSpace: Aussie Start-Ups and Entrepreneurs



Nearby accomodation in Randwick (5-10 minute walk)

Randwick Lodges (This site provides affordable lodge style accommodation at a number of venues)

Other accomodation options close to Coogee Beach (25 minute walk or 5 minute bus)


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