THE INTERNATIONAL ASTRONAUTICAL CONGRESS
Held every year since 1950, the IAC is the most important annual interdisciplinary space meeting worldwide, with over 3000 participants from more than 70 countries. 1800 papers are presented in about 160 sessions in over 30 symposia. High level plenaries, highlight lectures, late breaking news sessions and a large number of accompanying events such as the Global Networking Forum or the International Meetings for Members of Parliaments. The IAC is preceded by the United Nations-IAF Workshop, and features a wealth of young professionals’ and educational events.
The Global Series Conferences address specific space related topics in a global context. The Global Lunar Conference (GLUC), held in Beijing, China, kicked off the Global Series Conferences in 2010. It was followed by the Global Space Exploration Conference in Washington, United States in 2012. The 2014 Conference will address space applications.
and be held in Paris, France.
Every year in March, IAF administrative and technical committees and the International Programme Committee (IPC) convene in Paris, France, to meet and to select the abstracts to be presented at the International Astronautical Congress later in the year.
INTERNATIONAL MEETING FOR Members of Parliament (MOP)
With the International Meetings for Members of Parliaments the IAF is offering since 2009 to Members of Parliaments from all over the world a well-defined and organised platform for a dialogue with the traditional space community (governmental representatives, agencies, industry, engineers and scientists) on a global scale.
Find an overview of all our past IACs from 1951 onwards.
The IAF and the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UN-OOSA) organise an annual workshop held in conjunction with the International Astronautical Congress. The workshop addresses each year a topic that is of particular interest to space emerging nations.
Read more and register to the UN/IAF Workshop 2016
Read more about the UN/IAF Workshop 2015
Read more about the UN/IAF Workshop 2014
Read more about the UN/IAF Workshop 2013
Read more about the UN/IAF Workshop 2012