IAC 2018 Call for Papers

Every year, the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) is held in the autumn. This is the world’s largest space conference and this year it is coming to Bremen, Germany between 1-5 October.

Many academic papers are presented at the IAC and usually by people from industry, space agencies or academia. However there is one session which welcomes papers from the general public and especially welcomes papers from members of the BIS.

If you wish to present to the attendees of the IAC in October, simply propose a paper. The subject matter must be relevent to space and society – particularly outreach – but can be about subjects as varied as museums, social media, events engaging the public, exhibitions and more.

If you wish to make such a talk, simply prepare an “abstract” – a couple of paragraphs – about what you wish to say at the IAC. The deadline for this is 28 February.

If accepted during an evaluation session in March, you then prepare a “paper” (more details about your topic) and a 15 minute PowerPoint presentation in time for October.

Being just over in Bremen, it’s relatively close by for an IAC – the conference has been to Australia and Mexico in the years before this.

If you wish to take part, look out for the session called E5.5, dedicated to papers from space societies and space museums.

More formal information can be found here: http://www.iafastro.org/events/iac/iac-2018/technical-programme/

Scott Hatton FBIS
IAF Space Societies Committee
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