to: 11 Sep 2020




The Summit for Space Sustainability is a high-level, multi-day event focused on developing solutions for space sustainability, hosted by the Secure World Foundation. Space sustainability has successfully been recognized as a priority issue among many policymakers and space practitioners. Building on the success of the inaugural Summit in 2019, this year’s Summit for Space Sustainability will focus on the progress being made in improving space sustainability and the gaps and challenges that remain. Participants will engage with a diverse group of international stakeholders to examine a range of issues across civil, commercial, and national security sectors and ideas for action.

The Secure World Foundation is transitioning the 2nd Summit for Space Sustainability from a two-day in-person event to a three-day virtual event on September 9, 10, and 11. While we regret the loss of the on-site interaction, this decision was made in order to protect the health of staff and participants and to provide logistical certainty in these uncertain times. We know the future unpredictability around travel and large gatherings has made planning difficult for all of us. By switching to a fully virtual event we hope to provide you with the best opportunity possible to explore the important topic of space sustainability. Our world relies on space applications and data to facilitate our way of life, and we think it’s important to continue to develop solutions for space sustainability.

Though some aspects of our planned event will no longer be possible, SWF is still committed to providing high quality and unique perspectives around the theme of “What’s Next for Space Sustainability?” We will host six sessions over the three days that will include keynotes, panels, and interactive opportunities for participants. The panels will feature a wide range of space professionals from around the world on topics such as:

  • The state of the space environment
  • How to incent responsible behavior in space
  • Why America should engage in space arms control
  • Sustainability of cislunar space activities
  • Global perspectives on space activities and the Space Force
  • Managing radiofrequency spectrum

In addition, we plan to take this opportunity to integrate new materials from our sponsors, global stakeholders, and young professionals. Keep an eye on the Summit website and our social media for thought-provoking content!

The cost of attendance for all three days of this virtual Summit will be $25, with all proceeds going to the Secure World Foundation’s young professional and student development program, including the soon-to-be-announced Summit for Space Sustainability student essay competition. For those who have already registered for the in-person event, we will be refunding the registration fees in full within 7 business days.

For more details, including the agenda, registration, and speaker information, please continue to monitor the Summit website. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Conference Chair, Krystal Azelton