Director of Communications
Canadian Space Agency
Anna Kapiniari is Acting Director of Communications at the Canadian Space Agency and recently led the successful outreach campaign for Chris Hadfield's space mission. She has managed communications for many astronaut and robotics missions, including the mission that delivered Canadarm2 to the International Space Station and Canada's most recent astronaut recruitment campaign. Anna formerly oversaw strategic communications, media relations, digital media including social media and public relations for senior executives and astronauts at the Agency. She is a former lawyer and has worked as Communications Director for a federal Cabinet Minister. She holds degrees in law and journalism.
Keynote: To Infinity and Beyond – The Communications Campaign Behind Commander Hadfield's Amazing Space Adventure