Special sessions

Reflecting and emphasizing the theme of IAC 2018 #InvolvingEveryone, this year’s congress will see the introduction of exciting and fresh formats: Special Sessions.

The new elements will be held as part of the Technical Programme and are designed to be innovative, interactive, instructive and inclusive with the main objective to enhance knowledge transfer between experts and participants, as well as to maximize group interaction and promote collaborative learning. The IPC Steering Group has selected 31 Special Sessions that stand out for their creativity and bursting interaction.

The Special Sessions will consist of in-depth workshops, best practice showcases and demonstrations, discussions and debates, expert presentations and networking sessions. The new stimulating formats will offer more interactive and hands-on experiences, and will bring you a powerful and engaging learning experience.

Stay tuned to the website and our social media for more information.

Special Sessions have a limited participant capacity. Seating is granted on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants are encouraged to arrive 10 minutes prior to the start time.

See full list of Special Sessions below, click on each title for more information on each SpS description, organizers and speakers.

New Challenges for Planetary Protection

Time: 15:00-16:30 • Room: CCB Focke-Wulf-Saal • Format: Panel Discussion

Open Source Space Workshop

Time: 16:45-18:15 • Room: CCB Focke-Wulf-Saal • Format: Workshop

A Global Space Partnership Towards 2030: Addressing the Needs of Member States of the United Nations to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

Commercial Platforms on the International Space Station – New Low Cost Opportunities for Commercial and Institutional Missions

Time: 11:30-13:00 • Room: CCB Focke-Wulf-Saal • Format: Panel Discussion

The Nexus of Blockchain and Space (Part I)

Time: 14:45-16:15 • Room: CCB Focke-Wulf-Saal • Format: Panel Discussion

The Nexus of Blockchain and Space (Part II)

Time: 16:30-18:00 • Room: ÖVB 6 • Format: Workshop

Swarm Systems for Future Space Exploration

Time: 16:30-18:00 • Room: CCB Focke-Wulf-Saal • Format: Workshop

Earth Observation and Sustainable Development Goals – Views from a Decade with the Group on Earth Observations. Panel Discussion on Readiness for a Terrestrial Forecasting System

Time: 09:45-11:15 • Room: CCB Focke-Wulf-Saal • Format: Panel Discussion

Landsat-Copernicus Sentinel 2 Collaboration: Integrated Operational Land Imaging to Meet User Needs Worldwide

Time: 11:30 -13:00 • Room: CCB Focke-Wulf-Saal • Format: Panel Discussion

The Golden Age of European Earth Observation

Time: 11:30-13:00 • Room: CCB Gallery • Format: Panel Discussion

New Approaches to Space for a Better World: Space for Sustainable Development

Time: 14:45-16:15 • Room: CCB Focke-Wulf-Saal • Format: Workshop

Galileo, the European Global Navigation System

Time: 16:30-17:30 • Room: CCB Gallery • Format: Award Presentation

Challenges, Technologies and Solutions for Exploration of Icy and Ocean Worlds

Time: 16:30 -18:00 • Room: CCB Focke-Wulf-Saal • Format: Panel Discussion

Twenty Years of the International Space Station: Shaping the Future of Human Space Exploration

Time: 09:45-11:15 • Room: CCB Focke-Wulf-Saal • Format: Multiple Panel Discussion

Space Journalism and Outreach Workshop

Time: 09:45-11:15 • Room: CCB Lilienthal • Format: Workshop

Quantum Technologies for Space – Development and Applications

Time: 11:30-13:00 • Room: CCB Focke-Wulf-Saal • Format: Elevator Pitches & Panel Discussion

Global Space Exploration: Increasing Benefits through International and Commercial Partnerships

Time: 14:45 -16:15 • Room: CCB Focke-Wulf-Saal • Format: Workshop

Quantum Key Distribution – The Future of Cryptography

Time: 16:30 -18:00 • Room: CCB Focke-Wulf-Saal • Format: Panel Discussion

#HiddenNoMore: Empowering Young Women in the Space Sector

Time: 09:45 -10:45 • Room: ÖVB 4 • Format: Panel Discussion

Commercial Suborbital: Opening the Aperture for Space Utilization

Time: 09:45-11:15 • Room: CCB FOCKE-WULF-SAAL • Format: Workshop

Adoption of Space Technologies and Applications in Emerging/NewSpace Actors

Time: 11:00-12:00 • Room: ÖVB 4 • Format: Panel Discussion

Creating Strategic University Partnerships through International Student Projects

Time: 11:00-12:00 • Room: CCB Bessel • Format: Workshop

A Scientific “Wish List” for Research Facilities on the Moon

Time: 11:30-13:00 • Room: ÖVB 1 • Format: Group Discussion

Innovative Spacecraft Concepts and Servicing

Time: 11:30-13:00 • Room: CCB Focke-Wulf-Saal • Format: Panel Discussion

Space Chemistry: a Key to Fostering Space Exploration

Time: 12:15-13:15 • Room: CCB Bessel • Format: Panel Discussion

2018: 10 years Columbus in Space and Delivery of Orion European Service Module

Time: 12:15-13:15 • Room: ÖVB 4 • Format: Panel Discussion

Space Needs Everyone’s Ideas! Prizes and Challenges in the Space Sector

Time: 13:15-14:45 • Room: CCB Oslo • Format: Panel Discussion

RF Spectrum for TT&C – Regulatory Framework vs. Needs of Operators

Time: 13:50-14:50 • Room: CCB Focke-Wulf-Saal • Format: Panel Discussion

The European Research Council – Funding Opportunities for Bright Minds

Time: 15:00-16:30 • Room: CCB Franzius • Format: Workshop

The Design Sprint: How to Solve Almost Any Challenge in Less Than a Week

Time: 15:00-16:30 • Room: CCB Focke-Wulf-Saal • Format: Group Discussion

Latin America Beyond LEO: Securing Regional Participation in the Moon Village

Time: 15:00-16:30 • Room: CCB Franzius • Format: Workshop

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