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June 6-12, 2016 / Vol 35, No 23 / Hawai`i Island, USA

3 Jun 2016, 20:28 UTC
June 6-12, 2016 / Vol 35, No 23 / Hawai`i Island, USA
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International Astronautical Federation Hosts GLIS 2016 in Geneva

The Global Conference on Space and the Information Society is the newest major event under the annual IAF global program, co-organized with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in Geneva Switzerland on June 6-7, and directly preceded by an informal “SpaceUp” conference on June 5. There are 5 Plenary Sessions: The ITU and its Impact on Space Activities, Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and the Contributions of Satellite Communications, Space Economy Meets Information Economy, Space Services and Security, and Big data – Information Society. The Opening Ceremony includes remarks by Houlin Zhao (ITU), Kiyoshi Higuchi and Chris Welch (IAF) as well as Keynote Addresses by Head of Cyber Policy Coordination at Germany Federal Foreign Office Karsten Geier, VP from Lockheed Martin Jennifer Warren, Deputy Associate Administrator for Space Communications and Navigation at NASA Badri Younes, and President of CNES Jean-Yves Le Gall. A Women in Aerospace – Europe Breakfast before the Opening Ceremony is moderated by WIA-E Executive Director Elena Feichtinger and includes a welcome by WIA-E President and Head of the United Nations Office of Outer Space Affairs Simonetta di Pippo. On a related note, June 16 marks the 53rd observation of the ...

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