The International Astronautical Congress (IAC) consists of a scientific conference program and a space exhibition. It is the one time of the year when about 4,000 space actors from all over the world come together.
The goal of the theme "IAC 2018 - involving everyone" is to share a vision of a more diverse space sector. The extensive outreach program will place special emphasis on the new generation of space experts, the expansion of equal opportunities, the integration of new countries and start-up companies into the global space network, as well as increasing public participation.
John Rummel, Senior Scientist at the SETI Institute, will participate in a special session on planetary protection. He will also speak at a session sponsored by the SETI Institute: "Life in Space: The Science, The Challenges and The Broad Horizon".
Additionally, Andrew Siemion, Bernard M. Oliver Chair for SETI at the SETI Institute, will participate in a session on SETI science and technology, and Franck Marchis, SETI Institute Senior Scientist, will lead a session on public engagement in space and demonstrate the Unistellar eVscope.
Note: Registration for the International Aeronautical Conference is required.