International Astronautical Congress (IAC) – world’s premier global space event – and other thematic events, the IAF actively encourages the development of space activities for peaceful purposes and supports the dissemination of scientific and technical information related to space.
On 12 – 14 October 2020, the IAF will organize and host the 71st International Astronautical Congress, IAC 2020, as a CyberSpace Edition, for a global community, free of charge. This will be the unique occasion for all new communities and stakeholders that would normally not have the means and/or time to physically travel to an IAC to discover how since its first edition in 1950, the IAC has been THE place for all space people to come together and discuss the latest developments in space.
The theme of the IAC 2020 – The CyberSpace Edition will be the IAF Motto: “IAF Connecting @ll Space People”. The IAF understands that social distancing measures to address the COVID-19 pandemic are placing a huge strain on communities. As the world is grappling with this massive challenge, the role of the Federation to facilitate connections in the space community has become of paramount importance. We will embrace resilience by being connected together virtually and at no cost.
The IAF implements its mission by:
Through its events, committees and activities, the IAF provides a unique collaborative platform for experts from all space domains to exchange and cooperate globally
Advancing international development
The IAF builds a future of cooperation, development and international friendship, bringing together experts from experienced and emerging space nations alike Sharing knowledge The Federation has many well-established channels to disseminate information within its global network and the wider space community
The Federation’s prestigious awards are presented annually to individuals and groups who have distinguished themselves in the global space community Preparing the workforce of tomorrow The IAF through its many activities targeting students and young professionals nurtures new talents and promotes the future workforce
The IAF promotes outreach to the public and raises awareness of space benefits for all through its global events
October 12-16, 2020