The 68th International Astronautical Congress 2017.
25-29 September 2017, Adelaide, Australia.
Welcome to IAC2017
The Space Industry Association of Australia is your host for IAC2017 in Adelaide Australia. On behalf of all members of the Australian space sector – industry, government and academe – we look forward to welcoming you in Adelaide from 25-29 September 2017. You will meet old friends and make new ones. And we have a chance to make you feel at home.
The Latest News
If the words of visiting French Space Agency chief Jean-Yves Le Gall are
anything to go by, the Australian space industry could not have picked a
better time to push for a national space agency and program.
Days to go
September 25, 2017, Adelaide Australia
Keynote Speakers and Events.
Heads of Space Agencies
You will hear the heads of major space agencies outline the plans they have for their agencies. They will discuss the rapid changes in the industry, including the growing number of space actors, the move to commercial activities, the impacts of miniaturisation, the need for workforce renewal and the need to attract more women.
A highlight of IAC2017 will be the astronauts’ panel. The panel members will speak of their experiences and you will have an opportunity to ask questions of them. As we look beyond the moon to Mars and the challenges of very long duration space flight many new challenges will emerge to which, today, we have no answers.
A priority for IAC2017 is to encourage and facilitate discussions between companies especially. A measure of our success will be if new business opportunities are identified and relationships forged during the Congress. Tuesday 26 September will be devoted especially to the business of space, which will be supported by a technical visits program as well.
The exhibition is the heart of IAC2017. The exhibition area is in the centre of the Adelaide Convention Centre and will be the focal point and the crossroads as delegates move from session to session. Governments, space agencies and companies, some first time exhibitors, at the IAC will be present. Australian entrepreneurship and innovation will be showcased.
Travel and Accommodation
Adelaide is a city of one million people. It’s a very easy city to navigate – the streets run north-south and east west and it’s flat. Plan to walk! Fresh produce is abundant and there are many restaurants and cafes serving dishes from all parts of the world. A cup of coffee costs $3-4.00 (€2.50).
Adelaide is well connected to the rest of the world with daily flights from the Middle East, Asia and New Zealand. It is also connected to the rest of Australia with frequent services to the other capitals especially – Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth. It is served by One World and Star Alliance airlines.
Adelaide has accommodation to suit all budgets. Many hotels and serviced apartments are close to the Convention Centre – literally next door or across the street. Many others are less than a ten minute walk away. We have negotiated IAC2017 Congress rates with quite a number of these hotels that can be accessed through the registration portal
Adelaide is absolutely full of surprises
FOR many, Adelaide is that place you’ve always thought about visiting but went somewhere else instead. That’s a mistake. Far from being a perpetual “also-ran,” Adelaide is home to a host of places, spaces, people and events that makes it one of the best places to visit in Australia. What’s best, the trip from Melbourne or Sydney can be dirt-cheap, according to Cheapflights.
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