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Day 1 - launch canada

Sponsored by MDA

August 1st, 2022

6:00 AM – 8:00 AM – Stardust Conference Hall

Breakfast (Royal Canadian Legion) 8.00$

Breakfast

Come support the local Legion for breakfast. at the Stardust Conference Hall

6:00 AM – 8:00 AM – Stardust Conference Hall

Stardust Festival & Launch Canada Opening Ceremony

opening reception

Join us at the opening reception of the Stardust Festival and Launch Canada.

8:00 am - Land Acknowledgement
8:05 am - Message from Hon. Greg Rickford, Minister of Northern Development and Indigenous Affairs
8:10 am - We Are All Stardust - Song Introduction
8:15 am - Introduction from Jason Michaud - Stardust Festival
8:25 am - Introduction from Adam Trumpour - Launch Canada
8:45 am - Message from MDA
8:55 am - Master of Ceremony Agenda

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM – Stardust Conference Hall

DR. YAROSLAV PUSTOVYI

Director of Safety at Maritime Launch Services

DR. YAROSLAV PUSTOVYI

Keynote Speech

9:30 AM – 10:00 AM – Stardust Conference Hall

KIRAN CHINCHOLI

Launch Pad/Vehicle Systems Engineer at Rocket Factory Augsburg

KIRAN CHINCHOLI

Speaker Session

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM – Stardust Conference Hall

SADBEN KHAN

Director of Structures at C6 Launch Systems

SADBEN KHAN

Speaker Session

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM – Stardust Conference Hall

UVic Rocketry

Team Presentation: Fuselage Embedded Strain Gauges

uvic rocketry

Fuselage Embedded Strain Gauges

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM – Stardust Conference Hall

OLEG KHALIMONOV

Chief Rocket Designer at Space Concordia

OLEG KHALIMONOV

Speaker Session

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM – Stardust Conference Hall

Lunch Break (Royal Canadian Legion)

Lunch BREAK

Come support the local Legion for lunch. at the Stardust Conference Hall

1:00 PM – 1:30 PM – Stardust Conference Hall

UBC Rocket

Regen-Cooled Biprop Heat Flux

ubc rocketry

Team Presentation: Fuselage Embedded Strain Gauges

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM – Stardust Conference Hall

ALEXA VILLA

Rocket Structural Technician at SpaceX

ALEXA VILLA

Speaker Session

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM – Stardust Conference Hall

BACHAR ELZEIN

Chief Executive Officer and Chief Technology Officer at Reaction Dynamics

BACHAR ELZEIN

Speaker Session

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM – Stardust Conference Hall

QRET(Queens)

Dark Matter Detector Payload

QRET(Queens)

Team Presentation: Dark Matter Detector Payload

4:00 PM – 4:30 PM – Stardust Conference Hall

ETS

Avionis System

ETS

Team Presentation: Avionis System

4:30 PM – 5:00 PM  – Stardust Conference Hall

SOHRAB HAGHIGHAT

Chief Executive Officer and Founder at SpaceRyde

SOHRAB HAGHIGHAT

Keynote Speech

5:00 PM – 11:00 PM – Cochrane Pavilion – 226 5th St, Cochrane, ON P0L 1C0

 

Stardust Festival and Launch reception

opening reception

Come celebrate the opening reception of the Stardust Festival and Launch Canada.

Méchoui, Alcohol and Music and Lumberjack theme!
*Free by Registration, Alcohol and Food Sold Separately*​
Register Here

Day 2 - Indigenous celebrations day

Sponsored by General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada

August 2nd, 2022

6:00 AM – 4:00 PM – MDA’s Launchpad

Launch Canada challenge

An Industry-partnered student rocket competition series.

launch canada challenge

An Industry-partnered student rocket competition series happening in parallel with the Stardust Festival

*VIP Shuttle Available for Stardust Alliance Members*

*Event will be Livestreamed at the Tim Horton Event Centre and Stardust Alliance's official YouTube channel.*​
Register here

9:00 AM – 9:30 PM – Stardust Exhibition Centre​

The Story of

Julio Rezende

Julio rezende

Founder of Habitat Marte Space Analog Station

9:30 AM – 9:45 PM – Stardust Exhibition Centre

The Story of

Donya Naz Divsalar

Donya Naz Divsalar

Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer of Caidin Biotechnologies Inc.

9:15 AM – 10:15 PM – Stardust Conference Hall

youth outreach panel

MDA, Lockheed Martin, Stardust and Avalon

Moderated by Gitika Gorthi

Identify Barriers and Facilitate Accessibility to Students

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM – Stardust STEAM Zone

Kids Activities by

Janet's Planet

Janet's planet

Janet's Planet is an American educational children's television show hosted by Janet Ivey and her explorers.

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM – Stardust Conference Hall

Youth Apollo Workshop By

Tom R. Chambers

Tom R. Chambers

"Literacy Through Photography"

Documentarian, Visual Artist, Curator, Educator and former Research Analyst at the Lunar Receiving Laboratory for Project Apollo (1969-1972)

10:15 AM – 10:30 PM – Stardust Exhibition Centre

The Story of

Tim Chrisman

Tim Chrisman

Executive Director at Foundation for the Future

10:45 AM – 11:00 PM – Stardust Exhibition Centre

The Story of

Sylvain Laporte

Sylvain Laporte

President of the Canadian Space Agency (2015 - 2020)

11:30 AM – 11:45 PM – Stardust Exhibition Centre

The Story of

Derek Fox

Derek Fox

Grand Chief of Nishnawbe Aski Nation

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM – Stardust Exhibition Centre

Lunch Break

Lunch BREAK

1:00 PM – 1:30 PM – Stardust Exhibition Centre

The Story of

Cdr Kevin Seidler

Cdr Kevin Seidler

Cdr; Director of Operational Support at Canadian Armed Forces; DG Space

1:00 PM – 1:30 PM – Stardust Conference Hall

The Story of

Amber Paul

Amber Paul

Wessel Endowed Assistant Professor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Visiting Scientist at Blue Marble Space Institute of Science and NASA Ames Research Center

1:30PM – 2:00 PM – Stardust Exhibition Centre

The Story of

Beth Mund

Beth Mund

CEO, Stellar Communications and Casual Space Podcast Host

1:45 PM – 2:15 PM – Stardust Conference Hall

The Story of

Ryan Kobrick

Ryan Kobrick

Principal Investigator & Aerospace Engineer at Paragon Space Development Corporation

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM – Stardust Exhibition Centre

STEAM TEAM BY

General Dynamics Lands System

General Dynamics Lands System

YOUTH STEAM TEAM PRESENTATION

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM – Stardust Exhibition Centre

the Story of

Dennis Silin

denis silin

Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Exodus Orbitals

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM – Stardust Conference Hall

The Story of

Luísa Santos

Luísa Santos

Intern at Brazilian Space Agency and President of Potiguar Rocket Design and Analog Astronaut from Habitat Marte

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM – Stardust Exhibition Centre

The Story of

EDWARD V. GONZALES

EDWARD V. GONZALES

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility Lead for Code 670 at NASA

4:00 PM – 4:30 PM – Stardust Exhibition Centre

The Story of

Christina Koch

CHRISTINA KOCH

NASA Astronaut and Assistant to the Director for Technical Integration at NASA

4:00 PM – 4:30 PM – Stardust STEAM Zone

SCi Comm Workshop

Space Generation Advisory Council

Space Generation Advisory Council

Youth Sci Comm Workshop

4:30 PM – 5:00 PM – Stardust Exhibition Centre

The Story of

Dr. Keith Thompson

Dr. Keith THompson

Chief Medical Officer at Nuralogix Corporation

5:00 PM – 11:00 PM – Stardust Exhibition Centre

The Future of the north - Social vip

the future of the north

Come share Indigenous People's Traditions as well as their culture during a celebratory evening and listen to keynotes about the future of the north!

*By Registration Only, Dress Code is Business Casual & Food Included With Stardust Alliance Membership*

Food Served: Pig Roast, Potatoes, Bannock and Salad.

The Story of Dr. Audrey J Penner President & CEO Northern College and The Story of Paul Porter Ontario First Nation Young Peoples Council

Followed by Presentation from Canada Nickel, Northern College, Stardust and Dr. Keith Thompson
Register here

Day 3 - a night under the stars

Sponsored by Institute for Earth and Space Exploration at Western University

August 3rd, 2022

7:00 AM – 9:00 AM – Best Western (189 Railway St &, 7th Ave, Cochrane, ON P0L 1C0)

Sponsors Breakfast - Social VIP

Sponsors Breakfast - Social VIP

Come enjoy a full breakfast buffet while networking with our VIP's and Sponsors.
Register here

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Tim Horton Event Centre - Main Hall

Stardust Festival Exhibition

Come visit the free exhibition and become part of the space family! *Youth Activities, Motivational Speakers, Vendors, Industry, Government and Academic*

*Free For Everyone*

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Tim Horton Event Centre - Main Hall and Conference Rooms

Stardust Festival Speakers & Workshops

The epic line up of STEAM, indigenous speakers and workshops at the Stardust Festival are sure to inspire the future generations to pursue careers in leadership and STEAM.
*Free For Everyone* (Food and Beverage Sold Separately)

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM - Tim Horton Event Centre - Desjardins Hall

STEAM Activities

Bring your kids to unforgettable STEAM activities. *Free For Everyone*

12:00 PM- 1:00 PM - Tim Horton Event Centre - Desjardins Hall

Lunch (Stardust Alliance)

Come support the Stardust Alliance for lunch, Grilled Sausages & Burgers with Salad. $$

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM - Tim Horton Event Centre - pool

Free Swim at Tim Horton Event Centre - Sponsored by Stardust

6:00 PM - 11:00 PM - MDA Launchpad

A night Under the stars - Sponsored by MDA

Come network around the the fire, enjoy the stars and the fireflies at the MDA Launchpad with our sponsors, partners and volunteers, roast some marshmallows, and have some barbecue.

*By Registration Only & Food Included With Stardust Alliance Membership*

Day 4 - Ad Astra per Aspera

Sponsored by Institute for Earth and Space Exploration at Western University

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Tim Horton Event Centre - Main Hall

Stardust Festival Exhibition

Come visit the free exhibition and become part of the space family! *Youth Activities, Motivational Speakers, Vendors, Industry, Government and Academic*

*Free For Everyone*

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Tim Horton Event Centre - Main Hall and Conference Rooms

Stardust Festival Speakers & Workshops

The epic line up of STEAM, indigenous speakers and workshops at the Stardust Festival are sure to inspire the future generations to pursue careers in leadership and STEAM.


*Free For Everyone*

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Stardust STEAM Zone

Kids Activities by

Science Timmins

Science timmins

Come experience a planetarium with the incredible team at Science Timmins.

12:00 PM- 1:00 PM - Tim Horton Event Centre - Desjardins Hall

Lunch (Stardust Alliance)

Come support the Stardust Alliance for lunch, Grilled Sausages & Burgers with Salad. $$

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM - Tim Horton Event Centre - pool

Free Swim at Tim Horton Event Centre - Sponsored by Stardust

6:00 PM - 12:00 AM - Stardust Conference Hall

Thirsty Thursday- Sponsored By Stardust

Thirsty Thursday in Space, come enjoy an evening of fun at the Stardust Conference Hall with appetizers, alcohol and BBQ Food is Free for those with Stardust Alliance Membership

Day 5 - into the wilderness

Sponsored by Tourism Cochrane

August 5th, 2022

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Tim Horton Event Centre - Main Hall and Conference Rooms

Stardust Festival Speakers & Workshops

The epic line up of space and indigenous speakers and workshops at the Stardust Festival are sure to inspire the future generations to pursue careers in leadership and STEAM.


*Free For Everyone*

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Tim Horton Event Centre - Main Hall

Stardust Festival Exhibition

Come visit the free exhibition and become part of the STEAM family! *Youth Activities, Motivational Speakers, Vendors, Industry, Government and Academic*

*Free For Everyone*

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM - Tim Horton Event Centre - Desjardins Hall

STEAM Activities

Bring your kids to unforgettable STEAM activities. *Free For Everyone*

12:00 PM- 1:00 PM - Tim Horton Event Centre - Desjardins Hall

Lunch (Stardust Alliance)

Come support the Stardust Alliance for lunch, Grilled Sausages & Burgers with Salad. $$

*Food Included with Stardust Alliance Membership*

6:00 PM - 11:00 PM - MDA's Launchpad

Survival Under The Stars - Sponsored By Stardust

Come network around the the fire, enjoy the stars and the fireflies at the MDA Launchpad with our sponsors, partners and volunteers, roast some marshmallows, and have some barbecue and learn survival and bushcraft skills.



*Food Included With Stardust Alliance Membership*

Day 6 - we are all stardust

Sponsored by Northern College

August 6th, 2022

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM – Stardust Conference Hall

Breakfast (Royal Canadian Legion)

Breakfast

Come support the local Legion for breakfast. at the Stardust Conference Hall

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Tim Horton Event Centre - Main Hall and Conference Rooms

Stardust Festival Speakers & Workshops

The epic line up of STEAM, indigenous speakers and workshops at the Stardust Festival are sure to inspire the future generations to pursue careers in leadership and STEAM.

*Free For Everyone*

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Tim Horton Event Centre - Main Hall

Stardust Festival Exhibition

Come visit the free exhibition and become part of the STEAM family! *Youth Activities, Motivational Speakers, Vendors, Industry, Government and Academic*

*Free For Everyone*

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM - Tim Horton Event Centre - Desjardins Hall

STEAM Activities

Bring your kids to unforgettable STEAM activities. *Free For Everyone*

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM – Stardust Conference Hall

Lunch Break (Royal Canadian Legion)

Lunch BREAK

Come support the local Legion for lunch. at the Stardust Conference Hall

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM - Tim Horton Event Centre - Desjardins Hall

Stardust Festival & Launch Canada Award Ceremonies

As the week comes to a close, we will be having the Stardust Festival and the Launch Canada Awards Ceremonies.

Soft Drinks, Water and Food will be sold on site. $$


*Food Included with Stardust Alliance Membership*

8:00 PM - 11:00 PM - Parallel 49

World Space Party (Yuri's Night)

Yuri's Night is an international celebration held every April 12 to commemorate milestones in space exploration. It is named for the first human to launch into space, Yuri Gagarin, who flew the Vostok 1 spaceship on April 12, 1961.
In 2011, Yuri's Night was celebrated at over 567 events in 75 countries on seven continents. Yuri's Night is often called the "World Space Party". The launch of STS-1, the first Space Shuttle mission, is also honored, as it was launched 20 years to the day after Vostok 1, on April 12, 1981 (though the date of STS-1 is just a coincidence, the launch had been delayed for two days due to a technical problem).

*By Registration or Stardust Alliance Membership*