Save the date: July 31 - August 3, 2023 Seattle, WA

Workshops and Other Events

In addition to the main conference, there are several activities you can attend that are aimed at advancing research and technology development in low Earth orbit.
Prior to ISSRDC 2022, two workshops will be held: one on Biomanufacturing in Space and one on In-Space Production Applications.Both workshops are designed to provide updates about current and future research activities in these areas and gather feedback from stakeholders. If you are interested in either of these research areas, we encourage you to join us. If you would like to attend, please select a workshop during conference registration.

In addition to the workshops, the ISS National Laboratory User Advisory Committee (UAC) will be holding a public meeting. The UAC advises ISS National Lab leadership on effective strategies for the utilization of the ISS National Lab as a platform for education, research, and technology development. This meeting is open to all attendees.

On Thursday, July 28, a Women’s Networking Breakfast will take place from 7:15 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. If you would like to attend, please select that option during conference registration.

All pre-conference workshops and other events listed here will take place at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. Seating is limited.

Workshop Date and Time: Monday, July 25, 8 a.m. ET

The In-Space Production Applications (InSPA) Workshop introduces the research community to new opportunities to leverage the space environment to produce novel materials, biological and inorganic alike. This workshop is hosted jointly by the NASA ISS Business and Economic Development Office and the ISS National Lab. The workshop will feature discussion from both organizations on their individual and collaborative initiatives to develop and demonstrate the manufacturing of advanced materials and other high-value products on the ISS for use on the Earth. Topics of discussion will include advanced materials and manufacturing, crystal production, thin-film deposition, and tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. The workshop will feature presentations from NASA, the ISS National Lab, and other governmental agencies and will provide opportunities for feedback from the research and commercial communities.

Workshop Date and Time: Monday, July 25, 12 p.m. ET

In 2020, the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space, Inc. (CASIS), manager of the ISS National Lab, and the University of Pittsburgh’s McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine hosted a Biomanufacturing in Space Symposium. In a series of virtual working sessions, the symposium gathered thought leaders in the areas of tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, and space-based research to identify the most promising opportunities to leverage the ISS for research and technology development to advance space-based biomanufacturing. The symposium was meant to serve as the first step in developing a roadmap to establish a robust and sustainable market for biomanufacturing in space. A perspective paper discussing the goals and outcomes of the symposium was published in Preprints. Additionally, a peer-reviewed version of the perspective paper was published in Stem Cell Reports. Since then, CASIS and NASA have worked to issue several funding opportunities based, in part, on the outcomes from the symposium. During this workshop, we will discuss the results of the previous symposium; address the work done by CASIS, NASA, and others since; and solicit feedback on next steps.

Meeting Date and Time: Monday, July 25, 2:30 p.m. ET

The ISS National Laboratory User Advisory Committee (UAC) provides CASIS with user input and perspective about the management of ISS National Lab resources. Conference registrants are invited to attend the UAC meeting to hear the latest updates and provide feedback to the committee.

Breakfast Date and Time: Thursday, July 28, 7:15 a.m. ET

Start your conference day with coffee, a light breakfast, and a lively speed-networking session. Share your experiences with other women in aerospace who are making big and bold impacts across the industry. Join us for a fun morning session with inspirational women.


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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