Published on December 19, 2023

IAC 2024 Next Generation Plenary

Are you a student and young professional? Apply now to be part of one of the panels!

Apply to be part of one of the NextGen Plenary panels during the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) 2024, in Milan. Come and showcase your ideas and work in front of an audience of senior space leaders in government, industry and academia!

The two proposed panels will cover these topics:
1. Space for the UN Sustainable Development Goals: Making the SDGs Real by Harnessing the Power of Space for All People
2. Intelligent Space: Big Data, Advanced Algorithms, and Autonomous Robotics in Space

The NextGen Plenary: An Overview

The International Astronautical Congress (IAC), the premiere international space event, displays successes and trends of the sector through its Plenary Programme with proposals selected via competition. The NextGen Plenary (NGP) gives students and young professionals from around the world the opportunity to showcase their work and projects in front of the international space community. The plenary is moderated in a format similar to a talk show, interweaving clips from the panellists with questions and comments from the moderator, other panelists, and the audience. The video clips will be used to enhance the audience’s understanding of the ideas of the plenary participants. This is an exciting opportunity that you do not want to miss!

How does the NGP Process Work?

  • This current document is a call for applicants to be selected as panelists for one of the two plenary proposals, being drafted by the NGP Steering Committee for submission to the IAF.
  • Panelists will be selected via a global competitive process (see Application Process below) by subject matter experts to identify the best candidates and showcase the diversity of successful efforts related to the two proposal topics.
  • Though both plenaries are still in the application stage, if approved, one of the proposed panels will be selected by the IAF as the Next Generation Plenary to take place during the week of 14-18 October 2024, in Milan, Italy at IAC 2024. We will be notified of the selected topic following the IAF Spring Meetings in March 2024.
  • The Next Generation Plenary Steering Committee is committed to the success of both our proposed panels and in the event the plenary application process for either is unsuccessful, we will find an appropriate alternative venue for the panels during IAC 2024, as we have done since IAC 2019.

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