167 speakers delivered 5 plenary and 25 parallel sessions over the two day conference
Over 500 delegates attended the pre-conference Networking Reception at the Museum of Liverpool
550 delegates attended the Gala Dinner and Sir Arthur Clarke Awards at St George’s Hall, Liverpool


Commentators from across the UK Space industry are celebrating the success of the UK Space Conference 2015, which brought more than 1,000 delegates to Liverpool.

The theme for this year’s event, Space-enabled Futures, reflected the community’s shared commitment to promote technologies developed for space into downstream industries.

The event plays a key role in communicating the UK space community’s strategy as it aims to achieve strong growth over the next 15-years, capturing 10 per cent of the world space market by 2030.

The event, which is held every two years, has grown significantly since it was held in 2013, and reached a greater depth and breadth of attendees. The two-day conference brought together UK space representatives with users of space-based services, entrepreneurs, academia, policy-makers, funders and students.

Delivered by live events agency, Bray Leino Brandon Hill, UK Space Conference 2015 highlights included:

  • Over 1,000 representatives from the space community heard contributions from 167 expert speakers across a range of topics.
  • Over 100 exhibitors showcasing the latest innovations and technologies from across industry.
  • Over 50 broadcast, national press and professional media attended the event, which resulted in extensive TV, radio and press coverage.
  • Five plenary sessions were held featuring leading UK commentators, bringing together the whole UK space community.
  • 25 parallel sessions then covered topics ranging from spaceports and spaceplanes, to earth observation for climate services, the development of driver-less vehicles and international partnership.
  • British astronaut Tim Peake spoke live to the conference from Baikonur in Kazakhstan – and tweeted his support for the conference.
  • The UK Space Education Office held an inspiring two-day teacher conference attended by 90 teachers. An education outreach programme was run for 236 secondary school pupils. In addition, there was an exhibition of Space Art created by school children, under the theme ‘Humans in Space.’
  • UK Space Conference 2015 formed the launch pad the UK Space Environments Association which will provide communication, collaboration and cooperation platforms for the UK space sector.
  • The UK Space Life and Biomedical Sciences Association (UK Space LABS) was also launched to bring together academia, industry and science to enable a coordinated output.

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Why Attend?

  • Hear the UK space sector strategy brought to life by its architects.
  • Engage in discussions with leading players from government, industry and academia.
  • Participate in authoritative streams that will give you insights into the fast changing space market, emerging challenges and opportunities.
  • Take part in the UK space community's best networking opportunity, finding solutions to problems you face, building your contact network and increasing your understanding of key issues.
  • Join colleagues from across the space sector at the UK Space Conference Gala Dinner and pre-conference Networking Reception.
  • Visit the UK Space Conference exhibition, which will have scores of exhibitors from across the UK space community.
  • Develop action plans at workshops and Soapbox sessions to exchange ideas and insights.
  • Learn about careers and share prospects in the space industry.

Who Should Attend?

  • The space industry
  • Academics
  • Digital, infrastructure and transport organisations
  • Education providers
  • End users
  • Financial community
  • Government
  • Media
  • Researchers
  • Space Environments and Biomedicine communities
  • Students

New for 2015

  • Focused programme sessions for:
    • Academia, research and technology
    • Space Environments and Biomedicine
    • Military and security
    • Nanosats and debris
    • Using space infrastructure: transport, digital, future cities
    • Spaceports and Spaceplanes
  • More interactive sessions formats (workshops, debates and soapboxes)
  • Larger exhibition
  • Conference web app

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