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International Astronautical Federation

Call for Hosting the IAC in 2020

14 Nov 2016, 13:00 UTC
Call for Hosting the IAC in 2020

Each year the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) – in collaboration with the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA and the International Institute of Space Law (IISL) – organises the International Astronautical Congress (IAC). The IAC is held in different countries of the world with an IAF member organisation serving as its host. In recent years the event attracted more than 3500 participants including up to 2000 full paying participants, retired participants and press representatives as well as approximately 800 students and young professionals.
The schedule for the selection of the site of the 71st IAC is as follows:

Announcement of Call for Proposals

8 November 2016

Deadline for notices of intent to submit proposals

28 February 2017

Deadline for submission of proposals

28 April 2017

Selection of finalist candidates (if applicable)

30 June 2017

Site Inspections

July – August 2017

Deadline for submission of updated proposals from the candidates

8 September 2017

Finalist presentations: during the 68th IAC in Adelaide, Australia

25 – 29 Sept. 2017

Selection of the Host by the IAF General Assembly

29 September 2017

Note: The IAF may – at its discretion – modify the above schedule and notify the concerned organisations of the schedule changes.

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