Published on April 9, 2024

Discover the Selected IAC 2024 Plenaries and Highlight Lectures!

Dear IAF Community,

We are thrilled to share some amazing news with you all! This year’s call for Plenaries and Highlight Lectures exceeded all expectations, with the incredible number of 60 proposals received. After careful consideration, we are delighted to announce that the IPC Steering Group has selected 5 Plenary sessions and 2 Highlight Lectures to be presented in Milan.

We are pleased to share with you the list of Plenaries and Highlight Lectures selected:

  • PE1: Global Space Leaders

  • PE2: Host Plenary: Responsible and sustainable space exploration: Moon to Mars

  • PE3: New lunar frontiers: how the non-space industry is unlocking future markets, proposed by ispace (Industry Category)
  • PE4: Value of Resources: Recipe for In-Situ Resource Utilization on Space Frontiers, proposed by JAXA (Exploration Category)
  • PE5: Intelligent Space: Big Data, Advanced Algorithms, and Autonomous Robotics in Space, proposed by IAF WD-YPP, SGAC (Next Generation Category)
  • PE6: Observing the Earth, Serving our Societies: Space in the Age of Climate, proposed by CNES, ASI, NOAA (Environment Category)
  • PE7: New Opportunities benefit Human Space Flight on Earth, in Space and Beyond, proposed by Chinese Academy of Sciences (Emerging Countries/Other Category)
  • HLL1: Euclid Mission: unveiling the Universe, proposed by ESA/CNES (Exploration Category)
  • HLL2: Viewing the freshwater crisis from space: A world of drought and flood extremes, proposed by NASA-JPL (Environment Category)
  • HLL3: IAF World Space Award Highlight Lecture

On behalf of the International Astronautical Federation (IAF), we congratulate all proposers for their participation and the submission of incredibly high-quality proposals. Your dedication to advancing the space sector is truly commendable.

We hope that each and every one of you will join us at IAC 2024 to share your insights, engage in meaningful discussions, and collectively shape the future of the space activities.

Stay tuned for more updates as we prepare for an unforgettable IAC 2024 in Milan!

More information coming soon!