Asteroid Mining as a Topic at the Vancouver Investment Conference reports that one of the speakers at the Vancouver Resource Investment Conference will be talking about mining platinum and other rare metals from asteroids. The two-day conference starts on Sunday, January 20. Tickets for the conference are free if you register online.

The lineup of speakers includes Chris Lewicki, President of Planetary Resources, a Bellevue, Wash., company that aims to mine platinum and other rare metals from asteroids in outer space.

“This is a brand new topic and they have the dollars to back this up. So Lewicki should be an interesting speaker,’’ said Cambridge House International President Jay Martin.