20th Reinventing Space Conference 2023

Reinventing Space will take place on 11 – 13 October 2023 with the Gala Dinner and Sir Arthur Clarke Awards taking place on the final day, 13th October 2023.

Conference Address – The conference is being held at 13th Floor, The Spine Building, 2 Paddington Village, Liverpool L7 3FA

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Registration for Reinventing Space is now Open – Click HERE to view options and register online.

Note, exhibitors at the conference get free delegate passes to the conference included in the Exhibitor package (number based on organisation size) – see opportunities brochure below for further details.

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Organised by the British Interplanetary Society, Reinventing Space is a conference and exhibition dedicated to advancing humanity’s future capabilities in space and highlights the trends that will define space enterprise a decade from now. Each year, the conference brings together a network of innovators from industry, agency, government, financiers, academia and end users to present and discuss the key challenges and opportunities for future space leadership and growth.

The theme of this year’s conference is ‘The Evolving Architecture of NewSpace’ and will focus on the key benefits and emerging issues presented by the increasing use of space in the coming decades:

As the number of active satellites in Earth orbit increases, the opportunities for interaction between different constellations are enhanced. Intersatellite links and roaming technologies should deliver improvements in a range of performance metrics, including satellite-to-satellite cueing, data fusion, data latency, and overall system capacity.

  • Will new, cheaper launch vehicles and on-orbit servicing add to the pressure?
  • Will the huge number of satellites increase the risk of collisions and further restrict astronomical observations?
  • Can NewSpace companies provide the answers?

Talks will be on satellite technologies, orbital configurations and architectural approaches that will exploit these opportunities and address these concerns over the next two decades. The programme will also incorporate our Beyond The Moon Symposium on the third and final day of the conference, which looks towards the longer-term possibilities and critical challenges for the future development and exploration of cis-lunar space, and beyond.

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Call for Papers now Closed – please send any queries regarding abstract submissions to abstracts@bis-space.com including ‘RISpace 2023’ in the subject heading.

The Call For Papers opened on Monday 03 April and closed at 09:00 BST on Monday 17 July 2023.

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Conference Programme

This year’s conference programme runs across three consecutive days, with the option to attend any or all days. Each day will consist of a combination of talks from selected presenters as well as dedicated panel sessions and invited Keynote talks aligned with each day’s theme:

Days 1 & 2 Wednesday to Thursday 11 – 12 October: Space exploration, infrastructure development, novel technologies, satellite servicing and recycling, in-situ resource utilisation, power, propulsion, and communications.

Day 3 Friday 13 October: Day 3 marks ‘BIS at 90’, celebrating a proud heritage and looking to the future development and exploration of cis-lunar space, critical challenges and opportunities for human exploration of space ‘Beyond the Moon’

The conference will conclude on the Friday with the Gala Dinner which will include the Sir Arthur Clarke Awards – this event is not to be missed!

A Provisional Programme is available to view HERE

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Organised by the BIS NextGen Network in partnership with UKSEDS and SpaceCareers.UK, the NextGen Space Careers Day offers a prime opportunity to engage with the space community and gain insights and valuable guidance on building a successful career within the UK space sector! Attendees will gather for short talks by selected speakers and mentors, including a panel on careers advice and speed mentoring on career development in the space sector. There will also be an interactive workshop to capture the Voice of the Next Generation with topics linked to the theme of the conference which will be reported as as one of the key outputs from the conference.

Click HERE to find out more about the NextGen Space Careers Day

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Alongside the Exhibition Packages, there are additional conference sponsorship packages, as well as individually itemised sponsorship opportunities to increase your brand reach, or enhance your presence at the 2023 Reinventing Space Conference.

If you are interested in taking advantage of our Sponsorship opportunities or exhibiting at the event, and for more information on the conference, please see the RISpace 2023 Opportunities Brochure HERE

All Sponsor and Exhibitor Packages listed in the brochure can be purchased directly through the BIS Webshop HERE

If you wish to be invoiced for either for any of the packages outlined in the brochure, please send an email to RISpace@bis-space.com clearly stating the packages you wish to purchase. Please also provide the contact name, billing address and company name.

For further information please contact the Reinventing Space team at RISpace@bis-space.com with any questions.

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BIS 90th Anniversary – Gala Dinner and the Sir Arthur Clarke Awards

The British Interplanetary Society organises the Sir Arthur Clarke Awards on behalf of The Arthur C. Clarke Foundation.

The Sir Arthur Clarke Awards recognise and reward those individuals and teams that have made notable or outstanding achievements in, or contributions to space activities in the UK. Better known as ‘The Arthurs’, they have been presented annually since 2005

Nominations take place across a number of different categories and can be made by anybody. CLICK HERE For more information about the Sir Arthur Clarke Awards and to submit your nomination. Nominations for the ‘Arthurs’ opened on 10 March and closed on 28 July.

Friday 13 October is the 90th anniversary of the founding of the BIS, in Liverpool, which will also host the Gala Dinner and the 2022 Sir Arthur Clarke Awards Ceremony – SAVE THE DATE! This event is not to be missed.

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Tickets to the Gala Dinner and Sir Arthur Clarke Awards are available now – Click HERE to secure your place!

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For further information please contact the Reinventing Space team at RISpace@bis-space.com with any questions.