THE INTERNATIONAL ASTRONAUTICAL CONGRESS
Each year the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) organizes the International Astronautical Congress (IAC), one of the world’s most exciting, diverse and rewarding professional meetings, gathering the global space community.
The IAC is held in different countries of the world with an IAF member organization serving as its host. In recent years, the event attracted more than 4500 participants including up to 3000 full paying participants, retired participants and press representatives as well as more than 1500 students and young professionals.
Some elements of the IAC programme are prepared in collaboration with IAF Partners – the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), the International Institute of Space Law (IISL) and the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) who contribute to the IAC through their particular events and symposia.
The Global Series Conferences address specific space related topics in a global context.
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 ParliamentS (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.
7th Workshop on Satellite Constellations and Formation Flying
61st International Congress of Aviation and Space Medicine (ICASM 2013)
IAF Symposium 2013 – Overview of studies and concepts for active orbital debris removal
Paris Airshow 2013
International Space Forum at ministerial level (isf)
The International Space Forum is an annual gathering at Ministerial Level created by the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) and the Italian Space Agency (ASI) to discuss, debate and mostly meet.