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RISpace 2017 dinner ticket

Tickets for the RISpace dinner on Thursday 26 October 2017 are available here.


The dinner which closes this year’s Reinventing Space conference celebrates the 100th anniversary of the birth of Sir Arthur C Clarke. The dinner will be held in the historic Glasgow City Chambers on George Square, Glasgow on the evening of Thursday 26 October 2017.

Sir Arthur was not only a space pioneer and famed author but was one of those important in the formation of the mission of the world’s oldest space advocacy body – the British Interplanetary Society, organisers of Reinventing Space.

Sir Arthur’s very first published works appeared in a Glasgow magazine – “Urania”, the Junior Astronomical Association’s journal – was edited by Marion Eadie in the city. At Clarke’s request, she added an Astronautics Section, which featured a series of articles by him on spacecraft and space travel. Clarke also contributed pieces to the Debates and Discussions Corner, a counterblast to a Urania article offering the case against space travel, and also his recollections of the Walt Disney film Fantasia.

The Deputy Lord Provost of Glasgow will officially open the dinner and we expect a special welcome at ministerial level from the Scottish Government.

We are pleased to confirm that renowned author Steve Baxter will be our dinner speaker. Steve knew Sir Arthur very well and will tell us about their meetings over the years.

Note that you do not need to have attended the conference to attend the dinner though all delegates are welcome. It is priced separately and is an event jointly hosted by the British Interplanetary Society and the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation.

Dress code is business attire. Black tie optional.

Please note that unlike conference registration, Value Added Tax applies to this purchase.


Dinner tickets cost £69.00 (£57.50 + £11.50 VAT)


The following options are available to purchase a dinner ticket:

  • BIS eShop. Accepts most credit cards. If you have a particular dietary need, please choose the eShop where this can be notified.
  • Eventbrite. Honours nearly all payment methods. Please note that Eventbrite passes on a purchase charge to the buyer (net purchase cost = £73.87)