Accelerating Our Future In Space

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The 10th annual International Space Station Research and Development Conference (ISSRDC) is open for registration! ISSRDC 2021, which will take place virtually August 3-5, is hosted by the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), manager of the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory; NASA; and the American Astronautical Society.

The event is free to attend; however, registration is required.

The theme for this year’s conference is “Challenge. Partnership. Transformation.” This past year was filled with challenges that required us to come together and transform how we think and work. Through partnership, we can achieve the transformation needed to address the many challenges we face today—here on Earth, in driving a robust economy in low Earth orbit, and as we advance our exploration goals to the Moon and beyond.

This year’s conference sessions will explore a wide variety of topics, including:

  • Space policy
  • Regenerative medicine
  • In-space production applications
  • Advanced materials
  • Investment in the evolving low Earth orbit economy
  • Inspiring the next generation through space-based research and programs

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The technical session call for abstracts is now closed! The Online Series technical sessions will be conducted in two parts and held across the dates of Monday, August 9 through Wednesday, August 18, 2021. For more information, view this document. Invitation notification to authors will go out Monday, May 31, 2021.

Proposed topics include:

  • Biology and Medicine
  • Commercialization and Nongovernment Utilization
  • Earth Science and Remote Sensing
  • Finances
  • Human Health in Space
  • Innovative Solutions
  • Physical Sciences and Materials Development
  • Plant Science
  • STEM Education
  • Technology Development and Demonstration

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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 through PayPal. A PayPal account is not required to make payment, if you can have any questions please contact Dalia Ruffatto.

CANCELLATION POLICY: By submitting an online registration, you agree to pay the full fee. Cancellations received no later than July 15, 2019, will be charged an $80 cancellation fee (either billed or subtracted from the refunded fee). If you do not cancel by July 15, you will be charged the full fee. You may cancel online or by calling the ISS National Lab at 321-757-6134.

Hotel Deposit/Cancellation Policy

Guests will be charged a deposit in the amount of one night’s room and tax at the time of the reservation. The deposit is non-refundable after July 14.

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