22 March 2019

We are pleased to announce we are once again an official media partner of the International Astronautical Congress (IAC). This year’s conference is taking place from 21–25 October 2019 in Washington D.C. We will be bringing you updates on the buildup to the event. If you haven’t already, we encourage you to register now!

The International Astronautical Congress (IAC) is the industry’s largest conference. Last year’s event in Bremen broke many records, attracting over 6500 participants from 83 countries and 13,000 visitors for the public day in the largest ever IAC. In the next few years it is the goal for the annual event to surpass 10,000 participants. The Highlights Booklet is now available! You find it online here.

IAC 2018 highlights. Credit: IAF

Hosted by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), IAC 2019 will take place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington D.C. in the United States. A leading international city with key decision makers, universities, and a mix of aerospace and technology firms, Washington, D.C., is an ideal site for IAC 2019. As the seat of U.S. government, the location guarantees that key policy- and decision makers will hear the message that space exploration and technology development are critical to humanity. Students and researchers from leading universities will be able to interact with key government and industry representatives, allowing for future collaboration opportunities.

Conveniently located and easy-to-get-around, Washington, D.C., is known as a city with a lot of moving parts, including one of the largest public transportation systems in the world, and three major airports. Plan your trip now!

is already on track to be another record-breaking event with 4,327 submitted abstracts. In 2019 humanity will also celebrate the 50th anniversary of a feat once thought impossible: humans walking on the Moon.