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International Space Development Conference
Image: Jeff Bezos with Space Settlement Contest students at the 2018 International Space Development Conference. Credit: Keith Zacharski, National Space Society.
The International Space Development Conference (ISDC) is the annual conference of the National Space Society bringing together NSS leaders and members with leading managers, engineers, scientists, educators, and businessmen from civilian, military, commercial, entrepreneurial, and grassroots advocacy space sectors. Information about sponsorships, exhibiting, and volunteering is available at each year’s ISDC website.
The 42nd annual International Space Development Conference®, ISDC® 2024, hosted by the National Space Society will be held in Los Angeles, CA, from May 23-26, 2024 at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel, 6101 W Century Blvd., near LAX. Click here
Location of future ISDCs
- 2025 — Orlando, Florida area
- 2023 — Frisco, TX (near Dallas)
- 2022 — Arlington, VA
- 2021 — Virtual (on YouTube)
- 2020 — [cancelled due to Covid]
- 2019 — Arlington, VA
- 2018 — Los Angeles, CA
- 2017 — St. Louis, MO
- 2016 — San Juan, PR
- 2015 — Toronto, ON
- 2014 — Los Angeles, CA
- 2013 — San Diego, CA
- 2012 — Washington, DC
- 2011 — Huntsville, AL
- 2010 — Chicago, IL