Thought Leadership

Smart Law for Deep Space

Monday 18 November 2019 · 5.00pm - 7.00pm

Near space is abuzz with human initiated activity as we strive towards a sustainable future beyond Earth.

There are plans for private tourism, mining for water and rare minerals, 3D printing in space and tracking the tens of thousands of objects larger than a softball currently in the earth’s near orbit. These initiatives show us how states, investors and entrepreneurs are already active in this area, but how do our earthly laws transfer to space? Is the nation state even relevant in space?

Join us for a fascinating evening as we discuss these questions and explore what legal principles will guide us safely and ethically across this exciting new frontier.



  • Kirby Ikin, Managing Director, Asia Pacific Aerospace Consultants (APAC) | Read bio
  • Professor Steven Freeland, Professor of International Law, Western Sydney University | Read bio
  • Facilitator Donna Lawler, Co-Founder and Principal, Azimuth Advisory | Read bio

More speakers to be announced shortly.

Event details

Date: Monday 18 November 2019
Venue: The Law Society of New South Wales
               Level 3, 170 Phillip Street 
               SYDNEY NSW 2000
5.00pm Arrivals, Registration & Networking
5.30pm Event Commences
7.00pm Event Concludes
Members - $49 (incl. GST)
Non Members - $149 (incl. GST)