Status Report

2020 NIAC Virtual Symposium: Invitation

By SpaceRef Editor
September 17, 2020
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All are invited to attend the 2020 NIAC Virtual Symposium on September 22-24, 2020! Please see the attached agenda. This event is free and open to the public. 

Due to the continuing pandemic, the 2020 NIAC Symposium has officially transitioned to a virtual event and will not be held in Tucson, AZ.  The Symposium can be accessed live beginning on September 22, 2020 at 10AM ET (all events Eastern Time) via Livestream here:


  • REGISTER here:
    Please be sure to complete all information on the registration form. This event is FREE and open to the public.* All Posters and Presentations will be available on the Registration Website under the POSTERS tab.*

The NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) seeks innovative, technically credible advanced concepts that could one day change the possible in aeronautics and space. The 2020 NIAC Symposium will feature progress presentations from our currently funded Phase I, Phase II, and Phase III Fellows. This portfolio of NIAC studies addresses diverse research areas including: Revolutionary Exploration Systems, Novel Propulsion, Human Systems & Architectures for Extreme Environments, Sensors, and Imaging. This year’s Symposium will feature exciting keynote addresses to inspire attendees. Past NIAC speakers have included visionary thinkers, distinguished scientists, senior government officials, authors, astronauts, and entrepreneurs.

Important Links:

  • NIAC Symposium page:
  • Agenda- attached, and here’s a link on the registration website
  • Livestream link
  • Registration website link
  • Posters and Presentations link, and we are currently in the process of populating
  • Keynote Speakers link
  • SciFi to SciFact with the Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium (event on Sat. Sept. 19 at 4PM ET) link

For questions or more information about the Symposium, please contact Pauline Burgess or the NIAC Team at

NIAC is a component of the Space Technology Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

SpaceRef staff editor.