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).

Throughout these bi-weekly live conversations, the IAF will aim at strengthening even further the ties with its Members and will flag topics that are relevant for the overall space community. These conversations will offer you all the opportunity to come together, connect, be inspired and informed by leaders and experts in multiple fields of space.

The IAF GNF Space Conversations Series are set to start the 16 September 2020 and will take place on a bi-weekly basis, every Wednesday prior and following the IAC 2020 the CyberSpace Edition. The sessions will start at 14:00 Paris Time and will not exceed the 60 minutes timeframe.

Call for proposals and submission

An ongoing Call for Proposals is now open for all IAF Members. The proposal can be submitted through the IAF GNF Proposals Form and sent to gnf@iafastro.org.

Proposals can be submitted by IAF Member organizations, however, the IAF can also accept proposals from IAF Committees, prospect IAF Members and Sponsors. These proposals will be dealt with on a case by case basis. In addition, the IAF invites all IAF GNF and Special Sessions proposers who have originally submitted for the IAC in Dubai, to consider the opportunity of submitting their proposal for an IAF GNF Space Conversations Series.

Selection process

The IAF Secretariat is responsible for implementing the programme development and selection process according to the received proposals, in close cooperation and under the leadership of the IAF President and IAF Vice President for the Global Networking Forum.

The selection of the IAF GNF Sessions will be based on several criteria’s:

  • Relevance of the topic with regards to the current space sector and worldwide developments;
  • Timeliness of the topic;
  • Quality and originality of the proposal;
  • Novelty and originality of the topic.

Sponsorship

Sponsorship will provide an excellent opportunity for IAF Members and session organizers to get an exclusive and unprecedented online visibility. IAF GNF event organizers are typically asked for a financial contribution to the organization of their session.

Typical levels of contributions are:

  • 30 minutes – 5,000 €
  • 45 minutes – 8,000 €
  • 60 minutes – 10,000 €

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