GLEX 2020 Postponement

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) and ROSCOSMOS have agreed that the Global Space Exploration Conference (GLEX 2020) will be postponed to the dates of 1-3 September 2020.

It is our firm commitment to organize this important conference under circumstances and at dates that will assure safety of all participants and will allow everybody to travel. With this in mind we will continue to monitor the situation closely and – depending on the global developments – by mid June we intend to re-confirm the date of 1 – 3 September 2020 or inform about any eventually necessary further postponement.


1 – 3 September 2020, St. Petersburg, Russia



The International Astronautical Federation (IAF) is pleased to invite you to the Global Space Exploration Conference (GLEX) 2020 to take place in St. Petersburg, Russian Federation from 1 – 3 September 2020.

The Conference, co-organized by the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) and ROSCOSMOS, will bring together leaders and decision-makers within the science and human exploration community – engineers, scientists, entrepreneurs, educators, agency representatives and policy makers. The leaders in the field will converge in St. Petersburg to discuss recent results, current challenges and innovative solutions and it will contain several opportunities to learn about how space exploration investments provide benefits as well as discuss how those benefits can be increased through thoughtful planning and cooperation.

ROSCOSMOS and IAF are both committed to supporting the international relationships that enable exploration of outer space and are very enthusiastic to organize GLEX 2020.

The conference will feature an Opening Event; several Plenary Events and Keynote Lectures; a Technical Programme with Sessions in several parallel technical streams; a Global Networking Forum (GNF) Programme and an attractive social and networking programme including a Welcome Reception and a Gala Dinner.

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