The Conference

The first Annual Space Piracy Conference is a two-day symposium that brings together leading policy thinkers from multiple disciplines to discuss the risks of piracy in space and potential solutions to this potentially devastating economic and legal problem.

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  • The conference will be presented by Hugh Taylor and Marc Feldman, authors of the upcoming book Space Piracy. Attendees will receive a copy of the book as part of the conference curriculum.
  • Tentative dates: February 11-12, 2025
  • Venue: US Naval Academy (USNI Conference Center)
  • Estimated attendance: ~200 guests
  • Relevant sectors: Space industry/commerce, defense, commercial/investment banking, insurance, military and intelligence, law, and international relations

 

 

 Tentative Agenda – Day 1 (Speakers are not confirmed)

Time

Business/Finance Track

Space Law/Law Enforcement Track

Government/Military/Intelligence Track

10:00-10:45

Risk management challenges in the evolving space economy

– Moderated by Denis Bensoussan, Head of Space, Beazley Insurance

– Moderated by Professor George Sowers, Colorado Mines

Current space law, as applied to space piracy and crime

– Moderated by Professor Frans Vân der Dunk Nebraska School of Law

Space piracy and government regulations

(Moderator and panel TBD)

11:00-11:45

Space finance: Blockchain, taxation, and money laundering

– Includes Kenneth Rijock, Financial Crime Consultant

Who will stop the space pirates? A look at existing law enforcement in a space context

– (Moderator and panel TBD)

– (TBD – US Navy)

Space governance, sovereignty and the potential for space piracy and crime

(Moderator and panel TBD)

1:15 -2:00

The impact of space piracy and crime on space investing

(Moderator and panel TBD)

The potential difficulties in space law enforcement

(Moderator and panel TBD)

Historians look at space: Piracy, private enterprise and empire

– With Professor Mark Hanna, University of California San Diego. Author  of “Pirates’ Nests and the Rise of the British Empire, and Professor Philip Stern, Duke University, Author of “Empire Incorporated”

2:15 – 3:00

Potential covert alliances between space businesses and space pirates

(Moderator and panel TBD)

Space treaties: What works, and what will need to change

(Moderator and panel TBD)

How space piracy and criminal cartels may fund non-governmental violent actors

– Moderated by Professor Margaret Sankey of the US Air University

– With Professor Guadeloupe Correa, George Mason University

– Professor Nathan Jones, San Houston State University

 

Tentative Day 2 Agenda (Speakers not confirmed)

Time

Business/Finance – International Issues

Space Law/Law Enforcement – International Issues

Government/Military/Intelligence –

International Issues + Science Fiction

10:00-10:45

Adapting the financial regulatory landscape to confront space crime and piracy

(Moderator and panel TBD)

How to deal with a Houthi-like scenario in space

(Moderator and panel TBD)

The role of the US intelligence community in mitigating space piracy and crime

(Moderator and panel TBD)

An international dialogue about mitigating space piracy and crime

(Moderator and panel TBD)

11:00-11:45

Containing the potential for space smuggling
(Moderator and panel TBD)

Understanding how law enforcement will have to change to mitigate space crime

(Moderator and panel TBD)

The role of the US military in mitigating space piracy and crime

(Moderator and panel TBD)

Learning from Science Fiction

(Moderated by James Cambias, science fiction author)

1:15 -2:00

Solutions for money laundering in space

(Moderator and panel TBD)

Updating the American legal code for space

(Moderator and panel TBD)

New treaties and agreements that can mitigate space crime and piracy

(Moderator and panel TBD)

Updating international law for space

(Moderator and panel TBD)

2:15 – 3:00

Reinventing the insurance industry for space

(Moderator and panel TBD)

Space law working group meeting

(Moderator and panel TBD)

Inter-service working group meeting

(Moderator and panel TBD)

International standards working group meeting

(Moderator and panel TBD)

 

Reasons to Attend

  • Be among the first to discuss mitigating space crime and piracy, from the perspectives of investment, space law, space policy, intelligence, and the military
  • Participate in dialogues with an exclusive, elite group of experts from diverse backgrounds
  • Learn about how space piracy and crime will affect space investing and space commerce—and how the space industry and its backers can protect themselves

Event Terms. Visit https://cscpg.org/event-terms/ 

 

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