70th International Astronautical Congress (IAC)

The IAC is the one time of the year when all space actors come together. Global, multidisciplinary and covering all space sectors and topics, it offers everyone the latest space information, developments but above all contacts and potential partnerships.

Singapore is a candidate city to host the IAC 2022. (See website

Each year, the IAC changes country, theme and local organiser, enabling all to learn more about, and be a part of the world space scene.

It is with great pleasure that the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) invites you to the 70th annual International Astronautical Congress (IAC). #IAC2019, hosted by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics – AIAA will take place in Washington D.C., United States from 21 – 25 October 2019. An intense week during which all space players will gather to discuss the advancement and progress of space in its various features; in particular this year, the IAC will commemorate that “one giant leap for mankind”: the 50th anniversary of a feat once thought impossible: humans walking on the moon, and celebrate the international accomplishments and partnerships that have become the hallmarks of space exploration.

IAC 2019 will involve everyone offering a rich programme of Plenaries, Highlight Lectures, Technical lectures as well as a Global Networking Forum and many social events abundant in networking opportunities.


IAC 2019: SPACE: THE POWER OF THE PAST, THE PROMISE OF THE FUTURE

In 2019 humanity will celebrate the 50th anniversary of a feat once thought impossible: humans walking on the moon.

In the past half-century, the United States has contributed to humanity’s quest to explore the unknown and expand the boundaries of our terrestrial existence. Through domestic investments and international partnerships, the United States has worked to satisfy humanity’s innate curiosity and yearning to explore.

As a nation we invite the world to commemorate that “one giant leap for mankind” and celebrate the international accomplishments and partnerships that have become the hallmarks of space exploration.

Today the broader space community stands at a pivotal juncture in the course of future human space exploration. To succeed we must come together to create a unified vision that can be realized through the effective use of our collective assets and resources. It is in that spirit of collaboration that we would host the global space community in Washington, D.C., to envision what the next “giant leap” will be.