Following is a list of a variety of space conferences and space conventions that are held annually.

These conferences vary widely in terms of cost, scope of topics, number of presentations, exhibits,
and nature of the presentations. Some of these space conferences are targeted at aerospace professionals
while others target either space activists or students.

Attending space conferences is an excellent way to meet and speak with space professionals,
learn about new ideas for space development and space settlement, and network with like-minded individuals.
In additional to being of benefit to space industry professionals, space conferences are particularly beneficial
to students who have an interest in entering the field as it provides a unique opportunity for students to engage directly with space industry professionals.

Having attended a variety of space conferences over the years, I have found all to have been worth the time and cost of attendance.

Space Conferences and Conventions Sorted by Name

Space Conference Host Organization Conference/Convention Website
AAS Space Flight Mechanics Committee American Astronautical Society (AAS)
ASCEND (Accelerating Space Commerce, Exploration, and New Discovery) American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
European Space Conference Various including ESA, IAF, ESRE, CNES, etc.
Humans to Mars Conference Explore Mars
IEEE Aerospace Conference Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
International Astronautical Congress (IAC) International Astronautical Federation (IAF)
International Space Convention Altair Enterprises LLC
International Space Development Conference (ISDC) National Space Society
ISS R&D Conference Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS)
John Glenn Memorial Symposium American Astronautical Society (AAS)
Lunar Development Conference Moon Society
Mars Society Convention Mars Society
(No convention website URL)
New Space Age Conference MIT Sloan Space Industry Club
NewSpace Conference Space Frontier Foundation
North East Astronomy Forum Rockland Astronomy Club
Robert H. Goddard Memorial Symposium American Astronautical Society (AAS)
Small Satellite Conference Utah State University Space Dynamics Laboratory
Space Exploration Educators Conference Space Center Houston
Space Simulation Conference Various including NASA, IEST, ASTM, CSA, JHU/APL
Space Symposium Space Foundation
Space Tech Expo USA Smarter Shows (Tarsus) Ltd.
Space Technology Conference Dialogue Events Ltd.
Space Tourism Conference (STC) Space Tourism Society (STS)
SpaceCom: the Global Commercial Space Conference & Exhibition SPACECOM
SpaceFest Convention Novaspace
SpaceOps – International Conference on Space Operations Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC)
(URL changes from one year to the next)
SpaceVision Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS)
Summit for Space Sustainability Secure World Foundation
Wernher von Braun Memorial Symposium American Astronautical Society (AAS)
World Satellite Business Week Euroconsult

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