SAVE THE DATES: IAC 2020, IAC 2021, IAC 2022, IAC 2023

Dear IAF Community,
On Wednesday 3 June 2020, an extraordinary session of the Bureau of the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) was chaired by Pascale Ehrenfreund, IAF President. Following the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown, the IAF Bureau reviewed and approved the updated calendar of the forthcoming editions of the International Astronautical Congress (IAC).

You are invited to save the following IACs dates:


12 – 14 OCTOBER 2020


IAF Connecting @ll Space People

The 71st International Astronautical Congress, IAC 2020, will be held as a Cyberspace Edition and will be free of charge for the entire global community. In these challenging times of the COVID-19 pandemic, the role of the Federation within the space community has become more important than ever. The IAC 2020 will, once again, be the place for people to connect: virtually and for free, the space community will embrace resilience.

25 – 29 October 2021

Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Inspire, Innovate & Discover for the Benefit of Humankind

For the very first time, the IAC will open its doors to the global space community in the United Arab Emirates, the first Arab country to host the IAC since its establishment in 1950. This IAC will be making a contribution to humanity and to science by strengthening and enhancing cooperation between all countries in the space sector.

18 – 22 SEPTEMBER 2022

Paris, France


Space for @ll 

The IAC is coming back to Paris for the fourth time to reach beyond the space community and bringing together all communities to offer great opportunities for networking and forging new contacts and potential partnerships. Exceptionally, the IAC 2022 will be from Sunday till Thursday.

25 – 29 SEPTEMBER 2023

Baku, Azerbaijan


Global Challenges and Opportunities: Give Space A Chance

The IAC 2023 in Azerbaijan will make a significant contribution to the closer ties with foreign space agencies, companies and organizations, to the development of human capital.