ISDC 2008

The New Pace of Space

The 27th Annual ISDC - Washington DC - May 29-June 21


ISDC Schedule and Programming 


ISDC features keynote speakers in large plenary sessions each morning followed by several simultaneous track sessions in the afternoons. Each day of the conference is themed as follows:


  • Thursday, May 28: Commercial Space
  • Featuring: Elon Musk of Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX)
  •    Will Pomerantz of the X PRIZE Foundation

  • Friday, May 29: Government & International Space Programs
  • Featuring: the NASA Policy Panel chaired by NASA Senior Advisor Alan Ladwig
  •    the Chandrayaan-1 Lunar Mission from India 

  • Saturday, May 30: Science Development & Education 
  • Featuring: Finalists from the NASA Ames Space Settlement Contest
  •    Finalists for the Pete Conrad Spirit of Innovation Awards

  • Sunday, May 31: Advocacy & Outreach
Additional information, including a detailed agenda of plenary speakers and presentations, will be posted on this website.
Lunch and dinner meals are separate ticketed events with a VIP keynote speaker.  Registration details for the meals will be available on this website prior to the conference.