Extreme Environments – Antarctica to Space

Join this free event looking at tech and innovation in the extreme environments of the Antarctic and Space; solving problems for climate change and opportunities for commercialisation.

ChristchurchNZ is pleased to host this one day conference bringing together pioneers and world leaders of space and Antarctic exploration.   We will be discussing current and future opportunities for the city to support Antarctic science and space exploration through the application of technology.  These opportunities leverage our Antarctica gateway status, our city appetite for exploration and experimentation, and a vibrant tech eco-system (including tertiaries) who can help deliver solutions.

Keynote speakers:

  • Rafael Kargren who has worked with countries around the world to develop space strategies and is seeing big opportunities in NZ
  • Peter Beggs about the challenges of working in Antarctica
  • Alex Roetter about why Zephyr chose Canterbury to trial their autonomous flying taxis

Hear from businesses who are already working on commercial opportunities including big data analytics (Matthew Simmons, Nyriad) and cryocooling to keep astronauts at the right temperature (Chris Boyle, Fabrum)

The day will culminate in the Grand Final of the NZ Space Challenge with a $40,000 prize up for grabs.  This challenge seeks innovative solutions to enable scientists to navigate on the ice.

This event will appeal to those from science, research, technology, innovation, the education eco-systems and anybody who has an interest in the Antarctic and space.

The event is free and includes morning & afternoon tea, lunch and networking drinks at the end of the day!  People are welcome to attend all or part of the day as suits them.

For your tickets please click HERE.

Date: 24 May 2018 - 24 May 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 6:30 pm

Addington Event Centre

Addington Events Centre Jack Hinton Drive
Christchurch, New Zealand

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