Queen's Space Conference

Early bird applications open now!

Queen's Space Conference 2018

The Queen's Space Conference (QSC), held at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, is an annual, non-profit, student-run conference focused on connecting undergraduate students with space industry leaders.

Early-bird applications open now!

What Is QSC?

The conference is centered around a series of exciting talks, innovative workshops, and networking opportunities. We strive to bring together industry professionals in order to provide delegates the most informative, inspiring, and memorable conference possible. QSC is about sparking thought and idea-generation, raising awareness of the space industry, and piquing the interest in space for the future generation.

Unearth: The Exploration of Space!

What milestones have already been achieved in developing an understanding of space and in exploring the great unknown? Where will the future of space take us, and what's in store for the next generation of the Canadian space industry? Join us at QSC 2018 to Unearth the answers! This year, QSC will take place January 26th - 28th at the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel. This promises to be a stellar experience, and the best space conference yet!


Get Ready For An Unforgettable Weekend!
  January 26th - 28th, 2018  


With talks from engaging speakers in varying fields and a case competition centred around a relevant problem, discover new perspectives and insights into space and all of its opportunities. Learn about what the next big steps are and how they will revolutionize the industry.


Our conference brings in students from various universities across Canada, providing the opportunity to develop a network with like minded individuals. Speakers and sponsors for the conference are industry leaders, providing cutting edge information on everything space.


People in this industry are some of the most passionate around. The Queen's Space Conference goes beyond just providing content by creating an unrivaled experience. Events outside of the speaker talks allow for delegates to interact in a more casual setting and share their excitement for what is yet to come.


Unearth the mysteries of space exploration with QSC

Early-bird tickets ($10 off each ticket tier) open Sunday, November 19th!

Day Pass     $90

  • Just want a taste of QSC? Come attend all events on Saturday January 27.
  • Talks by Professionals in the Space Industry, including the Keynote Speaker
  • A Case Competition
  • Lunch and a Banquet Dinner on Saturday
  • Opportunities to Network
  • Exclusively available to First Year Queen's University students

Regular Ticket     $155

  • Talks by Professionals in the Space Industry
  • A Two Night Stay at the Four Points Hotel
  • A Case Competition
  • A Banquet on Saturday Night
  • Meals Throughout the Weekend

Premium Ticket     $180

  • Talks by Professionals in the Space Industry
  • A Two Night Stay at the Four Points Hotel
  • A Case Competition
  • A Banquet on Saturday Night
  • Meals Throughout the Weekend
  • Exclusive Networking Event with Speakers and Sponsors
  • Priority Seating for All Talks

Early-bird applications open now!



Throughout our application process, we ensure that every delegate at QSC is forward thinking and passionate about space, and what the future holds. Our delegates - intelligent and open to new opportunities - will excel at companies like yours.


Each year at QSC we host a Platinum networking event that brings together all speakers, sponsors, and VIP delegates. Everyone in the room will have something to offer, enabling company reps to network with the brightest and most passionate Ontario undergraduate students.

Gain Exposure

Your company can be featured in QSC's newsletters - reaching all faculties at Queen's, as well as groups from other universities across Ontario. With us, you will have the opportunity to network and share with delegates, to build brand recognition, and to make a lasting impact at Queen's and beyond.

Current Partners

Past Partners

2018 Speakers

Dr. Chris Damaren

Ph.D, P.Eng., Professor and Director

University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies

"Christopher J. Damaren is a Professor at the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies (UTIAS) and currently serves as its Director. He received a BASc in Engineering Science (Aerospace Option) from the University of Toronto in 1985. He went on to receive both MASc and PhD degrees in 1987 and 1990, respectively, both in aerospace engineering from UTIAS. From 1990 to 1995 he was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Engineering at Royal Roads Military College in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. From 1995 to 1999 he was a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand. Since 1999 he has been at UTIAS. From 2008 to 2013, he served as the Vice-Dean Graduate Studies for the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering. His research interests are in the areas of dynamics and control of space systems.  He has made significant contributions to the control problems for structurally flexible robotic manipulators, flexible spacecraft, and spacecraft attitude control. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute and an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics."

Ewan Reid

President and CEO

Mission Control Space Services Inc.

"Ewan Reid is the President and CEO of Mission Control Space Services Inc., an Ottawa based space technology development and industry consulting company. Prior to founding Mission Control, Ewan worked as a systems designer and project manager in the Canadian space industry.   He has been a lead designer on three rover prototypes for the Canadian Space Agency, and was a systems and electrical designer and operations engineer on the NASA Space Shuttle Program. Ewan was a mission controller for nine shuttle missions and conducted numerous testing and verification activities at NASA. He has degrees in Electrical Engineering and Economics from Queen’s University and is working on a Master’s degree in Technology Innovation Management from Carleton University."

Past Speakers

Dr. Robert Thirsk

Former Astronaut, Canadian Space Agency

Dr. Jeffrey Sutton

President & CEO, National Space Biomedical Research Institute

Ryan Anderson

Director of Satellite Systems, QShift Inc.

Eric Choi

Aerospace Engineer & Science Fiction Author

Jeff Lee

Professor, Center for Astrophysics, Space Science, and Engineering Research

Kate Howells

Global Community Outreach Manager, The Planetary Society

Ewan Reid

President & CEO, Mission Control Space Services Inc.

Dr. Odette Laneuville

Co-Investigator, MARROW Study aboard the ISS

More Speakers Announced Soon!

Our Team

Rachel Steinhart

Fiona Burns


Colin MacLeod
Speakers Director

Becca Bonham-Carter
Speakers Coordinator

Sam Roper
Speakers Coordinator


Aaron Rosenstein
Sponsorship Director

Matthew Skarsgard
Sponsorship Coordinator

Jack Ellis
Sponsorship Coordinator

Marketing & Media

Douglas Gowing
Publications & Media Coordinator

Cory Crowley
IT Coordinator & Webmaster

Mark Besse
Marketing Coordinator


Duncan Cameron-Steinke
Logistics Coordinator

Ted Ecclestone
Finance Coordinator

Isabelle Sanders
Events Coordinator

Julia Kerr
Internal Delegates Coordinator

Laura Motahedin
External Delegates Coordinator

Adam Pukier
First Year Representative