Innovation, Opportunity and Ownership in Space

Bath Digital Festival 2024

16th May 2024


Join always possible CEO Richard Freeman at the Bath Digital Festival 2024 for an exhilarating debate that will propel us beyond our earthly confines to explore the final frontier – the challenges, opportunities, innovations and ownership of space!

As we embark on this interstellar journey, we’ll uncover the vast commercial and creative opportunities that lie in the cosmos, from satellite technologies that revolutionise our daily lives to the potential of extraterrestrial mining and colonisation.

This is a panel led, room engaged session that plans to navigate through the latest advancements in space technology, showcasing how these innovations are not just the stuff of science fiction but tangible opportunities that are shaping the future of humanity.

What to expect

However, with great opportunity comes great debate, particularly around the contentious issue of ownership in space. Who lays claim to the moon, the planets, and the asteroid belt?

This segment of the debate will venture into the complex legal and ethical quandaries of space ownership, highlighting how international treaties and the emerging space economy are framing a new era of cosmic colonialism. As nations and private entities race to plant their flags on unclaimed celestial territories, we’ll question the implications for global cooperation and conflict.

The discussion will also ponder the potential consequences of these ownership disputes, considering how the quest for new resources and strategic advantages in space might shape future geopolitical dynamics on Earth. We’ll explore scenarios where competition for space resources could lead to collaboration or, conversely, exacerbate terrestrial tensions.

This debate is an invitation to dream big and think critically about the next chapter of human endeavor in space.

Who is this for?

Whether you’re an industry professional, a space enthusiast, or simply curious about the future that lies beyond our planet, this session at the Bath Digital Festival promises to offer insightful perspectives, spark imagination, and provoke thoughtful discussions on the role of space in our collective future.

Join us as we navigate the intricate tapestry of innovation, opportunity, and ownership in the boundless expanse of space.


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16th May 2024

Newark Works, 2 Foundry Lane

Bath, BA2 3DZ