Reinventing Space

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Highlighting the trends that will define space enterprise a decade from now

The 14th Reinventing Space Conference will be held between Monday 24 and Thursday 27 October 2016 at the Royal Society in London, UK. The focus of the 2016 conference will be on how technology trends are leading to the increasing commercialisation of space, including low cost launch systems, mega-constellations, and a range of novel satellite applications, both in LEO and beyond.

RISpace brings together industry, agency, government, financiers, academia and end users in the unparalleled, catalytic environment of a major London scientific institution. The conference and exhibition is organised by the British Interplanetary Society.


The afternoon of Monday 24 October is our “pre conference day” to which all delegates are welcome. The main three day conference and exhibition takes place between Tuesday 25 and Thursday 27 October. We are proposing once again an optional extra, fee-of-charge day on Friday 28 October with site tours of the UK space industry.


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Registration is now open

The 14th Reinventing Space Conference and Exhibition is organised at the Royal Society by the British Interplanetary Society (BIS), the world’s oldest space advocacy organisation. The following tickets are now on sale:

The early bird booking period will finish on 15 September. Please note that the UK pound is very good value at the moment against most major currencies.

We are pleased to have received a ruling from the UK tax authorities so that Value Added Tax (VAT) is no longer charged on our conference tickets. As we have frozen the prices for RISpace 2016, some registrants who could not reclaim VAT previously will benefit from a 20% discount as compared to 2015.

The primary purpose of revenue from the Reinventing Space conference and exhibition is to directly raise funds for the mission of the British Interplanetary Society – initiating, promoting and disseminating new concepts and technical information about space flight and astronautics.

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The venue

The Royal Society, our venue, is located at 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG, United Kingdom.

The Society’s fundamental purpose, reflected in its founding Charters of the 1660s, is to recognise, promote, and support excellence in science and to encourage the development and use of science for the benefit of humanity. The Royal Society has played a part in some of the most fundamental, significant, and life-changing discoveries in scientific history and its scientists continue to make outstanding contributions to science in many research areas.

The proportion of revenue raised by the venue cost funds the continuing scientific mission of the Royal Society.

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