International Space Forum 2024

Start date: 1 June 2024
End date: 2 June 2024
All-day event
Location: BIS HQ London and Online

Date: Saturday 01 June 2024 (may be extended to 02 June if more papers are received)

Venue: BIS HQ, London and Online

The BIS International Space Forum  

This is a meeting place for discussing and reporting on all international space activities, exploring the latest insights into critical issues within the space domain from across the globe and is now open to the reporting of wider international affairs.

The Forum aims to report, discuss and track the progress and heritage of international efforts to advance astronautics, either those being made by individual nations or collectively, highlighting areas of interdependence between different space programmes, and the opportunities/challenges in how and where the global space community can or should be working together.

The Call for Papers is now open

We invite contributions that can be included either as presented talks, or as guided discussions/debate and welcome topics covering historic, current, and future perspectives. A summary of the Forum will be reported in the Society’s publications.

Topics can include past, present or future perspectives on international space activities, e.g.:

  • International relations and interdependence of space programmes across different countries.
  • Collaboration between governments and the private/commercial space sector.
  • Emerging space technologies, new practices, international standards.
  • International space policy, legal, regulatory and security challenges/opportunities.
  • Sociopolitical and financial barriers, proposed ideas and solutions.
  • Opportunities for Improving Space Education, Spin-out activities and benefits to Life on Earth.
  • Celebrations of successes and insights/lessons learned from history.

Format – Speakers can either present in:

  • Presentation mode – giving a talk followed by a short Q&A session, (approx. 30-40 mins, inc. questions)


  • Discussion mode – pitch a suitable idea or issue worthy of discussion/debate, leading with a short introduction of the topic (approx. 5 min) and preparing some key pre-researched points, facts and insights to steer the discussion/debate (20-30 mins)

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Please submit abstracts (max 500 words) to including ISF2024 in the subject heading. Please also indicate your preference for the presentation format (described above): Presentation mode/Discussion mode.

Abstract Submission Deadline is 18 March 2024

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Registration opens after abstract deadline