About The Conference .
The International Space Development Conference® (ISDC® 2018) program will include sessions on:
In 2018 commercial space travel will begin putting people into space.
- In February 2017 Elon Musk announced that SpaceX will fly two private citizens on a trip around the moon in 2018.
- In April 2017 George Whitesides confirmed that Virgin Galactic is on track to begin commercial passenger spaceflights in 2018.
- Also in April 2017 Jeff Bezos announced that Blue Origin plans to carry its first paying passengers in 2018.
Space travel is putting people into space. Where are they going? How will they get there? How will they live there? What is needed? How do we make it happen?
The National Space Society invites you to come learn about the current ideas and plans for space travel, space development & space settlements at the International Space Development Conference.
• Human Space Settlements in Free Space, on the Moon, on Mars
Space Development and Business
• Space Solar Power, Space Business Opportunities
Space Infrastructure and Foundations
• Space Transportation, Advanced Operations in Space, Space Governance and Security
Discovery and Innovation for our Future in Space
• Exploring and Developing the Space Frontier, Innovative Concepts for the Future
Educating the Next Space Generation
• ISDC Education Programs and Competitions, Networking with Experts in Space
For additional information on the preliminary plan for the ISDC program in general and the Call for Abstracts in particular, go here:
The ISDC® Experience
Interstellar at ISDC®
Join Us in LA in 2018 .
The ISDC® 2018 Program will include the following: morning plenary sessions, four lunches and
four dinners featuring keynote speakers, an Exhibitors, poster sessions, workshops, tours, and much more.
Featured Speakers .
Breakout Sessions .
Multiple breakout sessions covering a variety of topics will take place focusing on different areas of space development.
Past Sponsors .