Join the ISS National Lab at these upcoming events and engagements.
- August 27, September 17 and October 22, 2020
ISSRDC 2020 Online Series
The International Space Station Research and Development Conference (ISSRDC) is entering its ninth year of bringing together space industry leaders, researchers, the space community, and the public to learn more about what is taking place onboard the orbiting laboratory.
The theme for this year’s conference, From Vision to Discovery, calls for us to collectively focus on how the past can better inform future science and opportunities to enable new LEO markets and advance exploration goals so that humankind can land healthy and safely on the moon in the coming years.
As this year’s conference goes virtual, spreading plenary session dates out over a three-month window will provide interested viewers ample time to plan in advance to join sessions pertinent to their interests and careers.
Day One (August 27, 10 a.m. EDT): Plenary sessions will have a strong focus on NASA-led commercialization initiatives, agency and space station-related scientific overviews, along with an update on the evolution of the U.S. National Laboratory. As we near 20 years of continuous human presence in space, join us as we discuss critical updates and plans.
Day Two (September 17) will take a deeper dive into the business trends of researchers leveraging the ISS. Join us to learn about the many pathways to commercialization of the research and technology development performed on the space station.
Day Three (October 22) will touch on myriad science and educational activities, with the last session of the day focusing on the 20 years of student investigations enabled by the ISS. Join us to discover the latest examples of how space station science impacts healthcare, technology, and educational outreach on Earth.
- October 14, 2020
International Destination Station (Virtual)
Join us for this FREE event where you'll hear from NASA Astronaut Christina Koch about her recent experience and research in space onboard the ISS. Scientists and representatives from NASA and the ISS U.S. National Laboratory will also share the unique opportunities onboard the one-of-a-kind laboratory and the benefits of conducting research in space.
The discussion will be followed by a Q&A session.
- October 19 - 29, 2020
SpaceCom 2020 (Virtual)
SpaceCom, the Global Commercial Space Conference and Exposition, is the leading annual event that mobilizes an elite group of professionals that are serious about the business of space. Join thousands of the world’s top space professionals from more than 50 countries for 8 riveting days of unprecedented innovation, superior thought-leadership, and forward-thinking strategies.
On Monday, Oct. 26, Ken Shields, CASIS Chief Operating Officer and NASA liaison, will moderate a panel on ISS Commercial Utilization: In-Space Manufacturing where panelists will discuss their experiences utilizing the ISS U.S. National Laboratory for research and product development, highlight the benefits of conducting research in microgravity, and examine the broader potential value of such activities.
- October 19 - 29, 2020
FEI: Leading Innovation in a Digital World (Virtual)
The pressure is on for innovation teams within large organizations to adapt to the new normal. FEI is proud to present a completely new virtual event designed specifically to tackle the most pressing challenges in the COVID era.
On Oct. 28, CASIS VP Programs and Partnerships, Christine Kretz, will participate in the panel discussion called Uncommon Innovators: Leveraging Untraditional Relationships for Corporate Innovation Success.
- November 5-6, 2020
ASGSR 2020 (Virtual)
This is the 36th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Gravitational and Space Research (ASGSR), the largest gathering of global scientists with a common interest in how living organisms and physical systems respond to gravity.
Dr. Mike Roberts, CASIS Interim Chief Scientist, will lead the ISS National Lab plenary session on Nov. 6, at 12:30 p.m. EST.