The International Astronautical Congress (IAC) consists of a scientific conference program and a space exhibition. Scheduled for October 1-5 in Bremen, a city straddling the Weser River in northwest Germany, it provides an opportunity for about 4,000 space actors from all over the world to come together.
Global, multidisciplinary, and covering all space sectors and topics, the Congress offers everyone the latest space information and above all new contacts and potential partnerships.
Each year the IAC changes country, theme, and local organizer, enabling everyone to learn more about and be part of the world space network. Your host for the IAC 2018 is Bremen — Germany’s main space city and one of Europe’s major space centers.
With its outstanding and extensive space sector encompassing global players in industry and internationally renowned research institutes, Bremen offers an exceptionally fruitful environment for assembling the global space community.
With the theme “IAC 2018 — involving everyone” organizers want to share their vision of a more diverse space sector. An extensive outreach program will place special emphasis on the new generation of space experts, the expansion of equal opportunities, the integration of new countries and start-up companies into the global space network, as well as increasing the public participation.
Team Germany and the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) from ZARM are looking forward to welcoming attendees to Bremen in October.
More than 180 technical sessions, daily highlight lectures, panel discussions and associated events are the core elements of an IAC week.
Besides the congress program IAC is organizing a school student congress which gives the German school students the chance to be part of the vibrant space community.
The IAC is accompanied by several associated events which are focusing on different topics and target groups ranging from law via international cooperation through to a congress for young professionals, just to name a few.
In addition to the traditional program structure, the Congress will offer new diversity-related events in order to implement IAC “Involving Everyone”theme. A special emphasis will be placed on a new generation of space experts, the expansion of equal opportunities, the integration of new countries and start-up companies into the global space network as well as the promotion of space science to new user groups. Those interested in creating or contributing to a diversity-related scientific event, feel free to contact the Local Organizing Committee (LOC).
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