Virtual 12 October 2020
Since its first edition in 1950, the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) has been the place for all space people to come together and discuss about the latest developments in space. In these challenging times, when physical meetings are near-impossible, the International Astronautical Federation (IAF), more than ever, is determined to play its unifying role for the space community.
The 71st International Astronautical Congress (12-14 October 2020) was a Cyberspace Edition, offered free of charge. New communities and stakeholders that would normally not have the means to physically travel to an IAC were offered the unique opportunity to be part of this world’s premier space gathering.
In this spirit, the theme of the IAC 2020 – The CyberSpace Edition was 'IAF Connecting all Space People': virtually and for free, embracing resilience by being connected together.
IAC 2020 encompassed most of the traditional event features compatible with a virtual format, including Plenaries, Highlight Lectures, the IAF Global Networking Forum Programme, Technical Programme including Special Sessions, Press Conferences and Networking Sessions.