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In Los Angeles at the Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel

Thursday, May 23rd to Sunday, May 26th, 2024

William Shatner to receive Heinlein Prize Trust Award at ISDC 2024

William Shatner, celebrated actor, celebrity, and private astronaut, will be honored at the National Space Society’s 2024 International Space Development Conference (ISDC) this May. He is set to receive the prestigious Robert A. Heinlein Memorial Award, which recognizes individuals who have significantly contributed over their lifetime to the advancement of a free spacefaring civilization.

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National Space Society's 42nd Annual:

International Space Development Conference (ISDC)






What you can do at ISDC

This YEAR'S Events

Don't Miss It!

Visit the 2024 Space Solar Power Symposium!

The Space Solar Power Symposium will be a multidisciplinary dynamic forum focusing on understanding the current endeavors and engaging the technical audience in a collaborative discussion of approaches to achieving modular end-to-end Space Solar Power Systems for different venues. The Symposium will draw out opportunities for coordination, cooperation, collaboration, and competition. The Space Solar Power Symposium begins Wednesday, May 22, 2024 at the Sheraton Gateway, the day before ISDC opens.

The Space Tourism Conference is on the Wednesday preceding ISDC 2024

Space tourism is soaring! The last few years in the sector have been historic and inspiring. Join us at the Space Tourism Conference and its Space Tourism Awards reception Wednesday, May 22, 2024 at the Sheraton Gateway, the day before ISDC opens.

Shape the Future of Space Exploration!

Call for Abstracts - ISDC 2024

Have groundbreaking research or innovative ideas about our cosmic journey? ISDC 2024 is your platform to share, inspire, and make an impact.

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Three Steps to Launch

While many are content just watching the stars,  this community is full of those who aim to reach them.


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Embark on the Journey

Three Steps to Launch

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Dive into ISDC

Mark your calendar! May 23-26 in sunny Los Angeles.


Join the Community

Experience ISDC. Become a part of something cosmic.


Curiosity is our only requirement

While many keep worrying over terrestrial matters...

You're uniting with those who dream beyond the atmosphere.

"I had to leave my country to do this. 

Here, I feel included."

- Chloe S.

"These are my people!

Every discussion, every session is hope and optimism redefined."

- Travis W.


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Trusted by Space Visionaries, Celebrated by Enthusiasts

  • Join the community & legacy of the 42nd ISDC
  • Be among over 1000 attendees this year
  • Past speakers have included visionaries like Buzz Aldrin, Isaac Arthur, Eileen Collins, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Jared Isaacman, Kathryn Lueders, Lori Garver, Dr. Eric Smith, Elon Musk, Bill Nye, Jeff Bezos, Dr. Mae Jemison
  • Our platform has driven legislation and inspired countless individuals to pursue STEM education.
  • We've channeled over $300,000 into nurturing young minds for STEM education.

our Legacy: Four Decades of ISDC

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The ISDC Experience Awaits

Cosmic Convergence: The Apex of Space Innovation at ISDC

Don't Miss Out! Be a part of the most anticipated space event of 2024. For a limited time, take advantage of our early-bird pricing. Elevate your passion, your knowledge, and your network – all at ISDC 2024.
Attend ISDC 2024
  • Expert Insights: Gain firsthand knowledge from leading experts in the space industry, ranging from astronauts to esteemed scientists.
  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with a global community of space enthusiasts, industry professionals, and influential figures. Forge business relationships, make friends, or even find potential collaborators for projects.
  • Fascinating Showcases: Learn about recent  advancements in space technology, exploration tools, and research. Get a glimpse into the future of space!
  • Diverse Sessions: With a range of topics covering everything from space policy to planetary exploration, there's guaranteed to be something that piques your interest.
  • Unique Experiences: Participate in exclusive events designed to expand your horizons beyond the technical aspects of space.
  • Educational Opportunities: Whether you're a student, a professional, or just an enthusiast, the conference offers learning opportunities at all levels.
  • Career Advancement: Meet potential employers, learn about job openings, or even showcase your own projects to an audience that matters.
  • Advocacy: Be part of a movement advocating for space exploration, research, and policy. Join in discussions that could help shape the future  of space initiatives.
  • Cultural Immersion: As the Conference is held in Los Angeles, attendees can also take time to experience the city's vibrant culture, landmarks, and attractions.
  • Personal Growth: Challenge your perspectives, expand your knowledge, and step out of your comfort zone in a setting that celebrates space and innovation.
  • Fulfillment of Passion: There's no better place for a space enthusiast to be than in a congregation of like-minded individuals, all united by a shared desire to see humanity living beyond Earth.
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  • Missed Connections:  Lose a chance to connect with the brightest minds and most passionate enthusiasts in the space industry. Miss invaluable networking opportunities, potential career-changing contacts, collaborators for groundbreaking projects, or mentors who could guide your aspirations.
  • Lost Exclusive Insights: Be left out of a chance to understand fascinating research, innovations, and policy discussions.  Fail to access knowledge that isn't accessible to the broader public, miss a chance to be at the forefront of space discoveries and dialogues.
  • Missed Unique Experiences: Beyond the talks and sessions, each year ISDC offers curated events tailored for its audience. These once-in-a-lifetime opportunities blend fun with education, and missing them means missing out on memories and life-changing experiences you'd cherish for years.

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ISDC and Beyond:

Dive into LA's Best Attractions

In 2024, the vibrant city of Los Angeles plays host to the International Space Development Conference (ISDC), the annual nexus for space aficionados, industry experts, and budding astronomers. Presented by the National Space Society (NSS), this year's ISDC promises a unique blend of cutting-edge space discussions and Californian charm. Dive into conversations on Mars missions, sustainable space technologies, lunar explorations, and more, all while soaking in the LA vibe. Connect with global space leaders, astronauts, and innovators in LA's dynamic setting, rich with entertainment, culture, and innovation.

For attendees keen on merging their passion for space with LA's iconic attractions—from Hollywood to the beaches—ISDC 2024 is the place to be. Celebrate our cosmic journey amidst the glitz and glamour of Los Angeles at the 42nd ISDC.

Close Encounters with LA's Best

Disclaimer: The attractions and activities listed in this section are purely for informational purposes and as suggestions for those attending the ISDC. The ISDC does not have any affiliations with these venues, nor does it receive any financial benefit from promoting them. Attendees are encouraged to explore and enjoy Los Angeles's diverse attractions at their own discretion and expense.

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