IAF Events

International Astronautical Congress (IAC)

The IAC is the one place and time of the year where all global space actors come together. The event attracts more than 6,000 participants each year. Covering all space sectors and topics, it offers everyone the latest space information and developments in academia and industry, networking opportunities, contacts and potential partnerships.

International Astronautical Congress 2019

21-25 October 2019

Washington, United States of America

International Astronautical Congress 2020

12-14 October 2020

Cyberspace edition

IAF Global Conferences

The IAF Global Conferences are organized annually in a different location and on a specific space topic and theme.

The Global Conference on Space for Emerging Countries 2019

24-26 April 2019

Marrakech, Morocco

The Global Space Exploration Conference 2021

14-18 June 2021

St. Petersburg, Russia

IAF Spring Meetings

The IAF Spring Meetings gather every year in March the IAF community in Paris. For three days IAF Administrative and Technical Committees meet and the International Programme Committee selects the abstracts to be presented during the year’s IAC.

IAF Spring Meetings 2020

24-26 March 2020

Paris, France

IAF Spring Meetings 2021

23-25 March 2021

Paris, France

International Space Forum at Ministerial Level (ISF)

Launched in 2015, by the IAF Vice President for Science and Academic Relations, the International Space Forum represents an annual gathering at Ministerial Level aiming to encourage a global and local discussion and debate on the necessity of promoting a greater involvement of Universities and national Academies into space activities.

International Space Forum at Ministerial Level 2019

5 September 2019

Reggio Calabria, Italy

IAF GNF Space Conversations Series

The IAF GNF Space Conversations Series are a fortnightly, free-of-charge registration, live online webinars that will touch upon the most recent developments in space, organized within the frame of the IAF Global Networking Forum (IAF GNF).

IAF International Meeting for Members of Parliaments (MoP)

Since 2009, the International Meetings for Members of Parliaments is the platform that IAF offers to Members of Parliaments from all over the world to foster their dialogue on a global scale with the traditional space community (governmental representatives, agencies, industry, engineers and scientists).

UN/IAF Workshop

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.

Affiliated IAF Events

COSPAR symposium "Small satellites for sustainable science and development"

4-8 November, 2019

Herzliya, Israel

SEE Universe 2020

30 September – 2 October 2020

Belgrade, Republic of Serbia