UPDATE: Unfortunately, the physical IAF Spring Meeting sessions at the NEW CAP Event Center have been postponed in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic. These meetings will now be taking place online. A schedule is available here.

The IAF Spring Meetings 2020 will take place from 24 – 26 March at the NEW CAP Event Center in Paris.

The IAF Spring Meetings gather every year in March the IAF community in Paris. For three days IAF Administrative and Technical Committees meet and the International Programme Committee selects the abstracts to be presented during the year’s IAC.

Submit your abstract by 28 February!

Find out how to submit your paper here.

Nelly will selecting papers for three sessions that will be presented at the International Astronautical Congresses in Dubai 2020!

All papers will circulate themes of ‘Space and Society’. Firstly, A4.2 ‘SETI and Society’ will focus on all aspects concerning the societal implications of extraterrestrial intelligence, including public reaction to a discovery, risk communication and the possible impacts on society. Secondly, session E1.6 “Calling Planet Earth – Space Outreach to the General Public” will focus on activities, programs and strategies for engaging the general pubic. This session does not include programs that are conducted within the formal education system. And finally, E1.9 “Space Culture – Public Engagement in Space through Culture“. This Session is co-sponsored by the IAF Technical Committee on the Cultural Utilization of Space (ITACCUS) and the IAA Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) permanent committee and will focus the activities of institutions such as museums, space agencies and non-profit organizations involving space that engage the cultural sector. This session focuses on the process, critical thinking and methodologies underlying space education and outreach events. It does not include programs that are conducted within the formal education system.

A4.2 SETI and Society 13th October 2020, 14:45

E1.6 Calling Planet Earth 15th October 2020, 09:45.

E1.9 Space Culture panel will be held on 16th October 2020, at 13:30.

You can find some more information out about IAF here!