ISDC Set for May in Orlando

The National Space Society will be holding International Space Development Conference in Orlando, Florida, on May 28 – May 31. The conference will bring together the advocacy community with leading figures in space exploration and commercialization.


ISDC features keynote speakers in large plenary sessions each morning followed by several simultaneous track sessions in the afternoons. Each day of the conference is themed as follows:

  • Thursday, May 28: Commercial Space
  • Friday, May 29: Government & International Space Programs
  • Saturday, May 30: Science Development & Education
  • Sunday, May 31: Advocacy & Outreach

Call for Presentations

NSS is seeking presentations and speakers to discuss the latest issues in space technology, science, policy, commerce, medicine, exploration, settlement and more. This year’s conference highlights exciting new developments across the space community, from NASA’s Constellation program to the advent of space tourism.

Abstract Submissions – Deadline April 15

Abstracts should comprise 300-500 words text only (no pictures, graphics, charts, etc.), in English. Submitted abstracts should contain recent results of research, applications development or investigation, and implementation. Abstracts should address the purpose, scope, objectives of the work, and briefly summarize approach or methodologies, important results, and the significance and envisioned applications. Student papers from all areas are strongly encouraged. Please note that formal papers are not required for speaker consideration.

Please keep in mind that individual presentations will be limited to 20 minutes with 10 minutes for questions, and group presentations and panels will be limited to 50 minutes with 10 minutes for questions.

Space Investment Summit 6

The NewSpace Frontier: Down to Earth Market Opportunities
Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Exclusive ISDC 2009 pre-conference event – Separate Registration Required

Hosted by:

  • Space Investment Summit Coalition
  • National Space Society
  • Rosen College of Hospitality Management at the University of Central Florida

The next in the series of summits will address the connection between the existing hospitality industry and the emerging space tourism industry. Presentations will focus on the latest developments in the rapidly growing space tourism industry (vehicles, funding, destinations, time frames, numbers of customers and more), as well as new cross-industry business opportunities.

For more information on these events, visit the conference website at: