Science, Astronomy and Technology

Panel Listings

DayStart TimeEnd TimeRoomTitleDescriptionPanelist(s)
Friday7:00 PM8:00 PMOakvilleTomorrow we fry.A discussion about the coming climate upheaval and how to survive it with a smile, while consuming beer at a dollar a can. David Stephenson, Paul Roberts, Karl Schroeder, Jeff Beeler
Friday8:00 PM9:00 PMAuroraBlood Bank 101: The ABOs of Transfusion MedicineTDo you know your blood type? What do those letters mean? Everyday, numerous patients are transfused with donated blood. Find out more about who gets what type of blood and why, the laboratory testing involved in those decisions, and the importance of blood donations.Yaroslav Sokolskyy
Friday8:00 PM9:00 PMOakvilleWhat Happened to Space TourismIt's been 15 years since Spaceship One first flew to space. At the time, commercial civilian tourist flights to space were only "a couple of years away" and still not a single paying passenger has been flown. What happened, what's going to happen and why.Eric Choi (m), Paul Roberts, David Stephenson, Gillian Clinton
Friday9:00 PM11:00 PMSheraton ParketteParking lot astronomyFriday and Saturday night, round 9:30PM, weather permitting. Solar viewing around 11:30 AM, weather permitting. Patrick McDonald
Saturday11:00 AM12:00 PMAuroraAntibiotic-Resistant Organisms - Not as Fictional as We'd LikeIn science fiction, the idea of incurable disease isn't new, but most frighteningly it's becoming more "science" and less "fiction". Highly antibiotic-resistant bacteria (often referred to as superbugs) are a topic of great concern today, with the WHO announcing it as a major threat to global health. This presentation would cover MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), VRE (Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus), and CPO (Carbapenemase-producing organisms)Yaroslav Sokolskyy
Saturday11:00 AM12:00 PMMarkham AWe're Not AloneUp to date information and discussion about life beyond our planet. Reference article in March issue of National Geographic by Jamie Shreeve. How close are we to receiving definitive proof?Eric Choi (m), Gillian Clinton, Julie Czerneda, Karl Schroeder
Saturday12:00 PM1:00 PMAuroraFermi's Paradox by the authorThe phrase "Fermi's Paradox" was first printed under my name in 1977. Why can't we detect the activities of intelligent aliens in the galaxy? I will review the past and continuing quest to understand our place in the universe.David Stephenson
Saturday7:00 PM8:00 PMAuroraWhat's New in New Space?20 year ago the was a rush of new companies planning to "do space differently". Some have prospered, some have not. What's the current state of the new space industry and what ahs happened to some of the old companies of this new industry?Eric Choi (m), David Stephenson, Gillian Clinton, Paul Roberts, Karl Schroeder
Saturday9:00 PM11:00 PMSheraton ParketteParking lot astronomyFriday and Saturday night, round 9:30PM, weather permitting. Solar viewing around 11:30 AM, weather permitting. Patrick McDonald
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