71st International Astronautical Congress 2020
Since its first edition in 1950, the IAC has been THE place for all space people to come together and discuss about the latest developments in space. In these challenging times, when physical meetings are near-impossible, the Federation, more than ever, is determined to play its unifying role for the space community. And this is why we have decided to organize the 71st International Astronautical Congress, IAC 2020, as a Cyberspace Edition and to offer it without registration fee, free of charge for a global community. This will allow us to also reach out to new communities and stakeholders that would normally not have the means and/or time to physically travel to an IAC.
The theme of the IAC 2020 – The CyberSpace Edition will be “IAF Connecting @ll Space People: virtually and for free, we will embrace resilience by being connected together.
The IAC 2020 – The Cyberspace Edition’s structure and programme will be leaner and simpler than a regular IAC in line with its virtual format. The two and half days of the IAC 2020 will be revolving around specific themes:
o Monday – Opening/Agency Day
o Tuesday – Industry Day
o Wednesday – Diversity/Outreach Day
The programme is being consolidated these days, more info will be communicated in the following weeks.
For the time being, please note that authors whose abstracts have been selected by the IPC during the virtual IAF Spring Meetings in March will be asked to submit a full manuscript with a presentation and a recorded video file. All the materials that will be prepared and submitted for the Technical Programme including accepted abstracts, papers, presentations and videos will be published in the proceedings of the 71st IAC and made available to the participants with password-restricted access.
Date: 12 to 14 de October 2020.
Organizer: International Astronautical Federation.