The ECSL has been organising a one-day Practitioners' Forum every year since 1992. The aim of the Forum is to provide those working across all areas of the space sector an opportunity to network and discuss topical areas of space law and policy relevant to the sector.
During the Forum experts present the latest developments impacting on space, for example: EU law, contracts and procurement law, telecommunications, liability and insurance, etc. The presentations are followed by a lively Q&A and discussion session.
The Forum promotes open and free discourse. Participants speak in their personal capacity under the Chatham House Rules (no publication of comments made which enable their maker to be identified) and in general, papers are not collected or published.
Only ECSL members may participate in the Practitioners’ Forum, and you are invited to become a Member in advance of the event to ensure your place is confirmed.
The 2020 Practitioners' Forum will take place on the 23rd of April 2020, and will address "Artificial Intelligence and the Space Sector: legal and regulatory aspects".
Due to the renovation of the European Space Agency's Headquarters in Paris, the 2020 edition of the Practitioners' Forum will be held at the European Space Operations Centre (ESA ESOC) in Darmstadt, Germany. This is the ideal location for an event discussing a topical matter relating to space operations, but also how AI impacts other industries.