Global Space Exploration Conference GLEX 2021

2021 will celebrate the 60th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s spaceflight – marking the beginning of humankind’s spaceflight era. To celebrate this important milestone, the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) and ROSCOSMOS are organizing the Global Space Exploration Conference (GLEX) 2021 that will take place in St. Petersburg, Russian Federation from 14 – 18 June 2021.

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The Conference, co-organized by the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) and ROSCOSMOS, will bring together leaders and decision-makers within the science and human exploration community – engineers, scientists, entrepreneurs, educators, agency representatives and policy makers. The leaders in the field will converge in St. Petersburg to discuss recent results, current challenges and innovative solutions and it will contain several opportunities to learn about how space exploration investments provide benefits as well as discuss how those benefits can be increased through thoughtful planning and cooperation.

GLEX 2021 will consist of:

  • an Opening Ceremony with prominent speakers,
  • a Plenary Programme with panel discussions,
  • Keynote Lectures,
  • a Technical Programme with Sessions in several parallel technical streams,
  • an IAF Global Networking Forum (IAF GNF) Programme,
  • Small Space Exhibition,
  • an attractive social and networking programme including a Welcome Reception and a Gala Dinner,
  • a pre-conference Next Generation Seminar,
  • Post-conference cultural visits to landmarks sites of Saint Petersburg,
  • Live streaming of selected sessions.

the IAF Global Space Exploration Conference GLEX2021 will be available for free online!

GLEX Opening and Closing Ceremonies, the Plenary Events, all IAF Global Networking Forum (GNF) Sessions, and press conferences will be live-streamed on the IAF website!

Click here for livestreaming registration!

Also, GLEX 2021 will be marked by the launch of «The Virtual Technical Gallery», the most innovative IAF tool. The Virtual Technical Gallery is a user-friendly digital platform and will host a vibrant mix of more than 250 brilliant video lectures, engaging lightning talks and full manuscripts.

All registered participants will receive a custom Access Key ID on 11 June and will be able to display the content of the respective Technical Sessions just after 08:00 (MSK) on each day following the onsite presentations.

Registered participants can scan the QR code or CLICK HERE to access the VTG with their Access Key. In case you have not received your Access Key ID on 11 June, please check your spam folder or contact the organisers atdigital.library@iafastro.org.


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