Pioneering New Frontiers

July 23-26, 2018 • San Francisco

Make Space Your Next Frontier

The International Space Station is a one-of-a-kind platform for microgravity research and is uniting space, science, and industry in new discoveries, technology advancements, and commercialization.

Discover untapped opportunities for advancing life on earth at the International Space Station Research and Development Conference.

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Help us deliver a conference agenda that inspires groundbreaking innovation with tangible benefit to life on Earth. Abstracts will be selected for parallel technical sessions or poster displays.

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91% of attendees last year
rated the conference as either excellent or very good.

See For Yourself

Collaborate with Impact
"This is the only meeting where people from different disciplines come together. It creates a dynamic energy as people figure out the next greatest thing." Julie Robinson, ISS Chief Scientist, NASA
Fascinating Keynotes
Past conferences have attracted recognized speakers with thought-leading perspectives from space, science, finance, innovation, policy, and media. We’re working on an equally rich agenda for 2018 that is sure to fuel ideas and conversations.
Find Solutions for Every Stage
"As a biomedical researcher, knowing what opportunities and implementation partners are available to make my science happen on ISS is very important." Arun Sharma, Harvard
Unmatched Networking
"It’s impossible to walk away from this meeting without new future collaborators or ideas." National Space Agency Attendee
Meet Decision Makers
"The conference is one of the best in the industry for networking. It certainly was successful for my company this year in terms of driving business." Commercial business attendee
Actionable Best Practices
Multiple learning tracks make it easy to find interesting and practical sessions relevant to your work.
  • 5 Keynotes
  • 16 Plenary Talks
  • 80+ technical and poster sessions
Enrich Your Work
Informative case studies delivered by experts in their field expose you to new ways of thinking and opportunities to exchange experiences with peers.
Join the Movement
"There was a very real sense of active collaboration and brainstorming about maximizing utilization of the ISS, developing cutting-edge technologies and strengthening commercial companies." Lisa Thomas

Who Attends

1,000+ scientists and engineers, corporate and academic leaders,
entrepreneurs, policy makers, business development professionals, students


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Registration Policies and Details

PAYMENT: Your registration is not reserved until full payment is received. We accept online payments by credit card. If paying by check or purchase order, contact

CANCELLATION POLICY: By submitting an online registration, you agree to pay the full fee. Cancellations received no later than June 30, 2017, will be charged an $80 cancellation fee (either billed or subtracted from the refunded fee). If you do not cancel by June 30, and fail to attend, you will be charged the full fee. You may cancel online or by calling the AAS Business Office at 703-866-0020.

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2017 ISSR&D Highlights