2014 International Astronautical Congress Update - Monday, 22 September 2014

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IAC 2014 Toronto.

With a week until the opening of the International Astronautical Congress here's our latest update.

On Monday, September 29th there will be two plenary sessions:

Plenary 1: Heads of Agencies

Monday 29 September, 13:30 - 15:00

The Heads of Agencies plenary event will bring together the leaders of major space agencies worldwide. Following the structure of previous years, this year's Heads of Agencies Plenary will begin with an introductory presentation on latest developments, followed by a discussion on specific topics as well as an interactive Q&A session with the audience.

We have the up to date list of which Heads of Agencies will be participating.

Plenary 2: Fresh Water for All: The Role of Space Assets

Monday 29 September, 18:15 - 19:15

Every citizen of Earth needs a reliable, accessible supply of fresh water. This is a condition for survival. There are millions of people around the globe for whom obtaining a daily supply of drinking water is difficult, if not impossible, and the problem is growing worse with time. This plenary will explore how the use of space assets can uniquely help to address this critical problem.


Lockheed Martin Media Opportunity

Anchor sponsor Lockheed Martin has confirmed senior executives attending IAC 2014. Dr. Ray Johnson, Chief Technology Officer, will help open the conference, and the corporation's Space Systems executive vice president, Rick Ambrose, will also attend. In addition to these executives, program leaders from civil, military, commercial and international space programs will participate in panels and meetings at the show. For members of the media interested in interviews, please contact Mike Barton.


Networking Events - Receptions

IAF Young Professional's Programme Networking Events

The IAF Young Professional's Programme offers several networking events.

Sunday 28th September - 1845 - 2100 - Room 801BSpeakers include:

- IAF President, Kiyoshi Higuchi
- International Program committee Chair, Ron Holdway (invited)
Cocktails and light appetizers will be served.

Masters with Masters: Tuesday 30th September - 1700 - 1800- Room 718B

- Charles Bolden, Administrator, NASA
- Walter Natynczyk, CSA

Workforce Development, International Space University, Space Generation Advisory Council: Wednesday 1st October - 1900 - 2100- Room 718B

- Meet the three organizations and network with peers from around the world. Cocktails and light appetizers will be served.


Space Foundation - Space Florida Reception

Join the Space Foundation, Space Florida and other sponsors for a special reception and learn why Orlando, Florida, USA is the best location for the 68th IAC.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Space Foundation/Space Florida Booth #720
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.


Call For Papers - IAC 2015 - Jerusalem, Israel

The Call for Papers (PDF) is now out for the 2015 International Astronautical Congress which will be held in Jerusalem, Israel between October 12 - 16.


Who Will Host the IAC in 2017?

It had already been decided at the last two meetings where the 2015 (Jerusalem, Israel) and 2016 (Guadalajara, Mexico) congresses will take place.

During this years congress the four finalist will make their final presentations before a vote is held. The finalists are:

- Adelaide, Australia: Submitted by The Space Industry Association of Australia (SIAA)
- Bremen, Germany: Submitted by ZARM Drop Tower Operation and Service Company
- Istanbul, Turkey: Submitted by The Turkish Amateur Satellite Technologies Society TAMSAT
- Orlando, United States of America: Submitted by The Space Foundation


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