The IAF General Assembly selected Paris, France as Host City for IAC 2021 on Friday 5 October. The Hosting Organization is the Centre National d’Études Spatiales (CNES), a member of IAF since 1981.
Paris hosted the first IAC ever in 1950, then in 1963 and lastly in 1982 and now with the IAC 2021 will be holding the record of the city with most IACs hosted. The conjunction of IAC and the celebration of the 60th anniversary of CNES’s inception will be a unique opportunity to promote global space cooperation and space activities in France.
With the theme Space for @ll we would like to make this IAC an outstanding occasion to bring together all space communities, alongside the burgeoning global ecosystem and start-ups, entrepreneurs, laboratories, research scientists and manufacturers that could get involved in space activities or benefit from them. Special attention will be paid to students and young professionals, who will be closely associated through dedicated events. And the general public will bot be forgotten, as space-themed conferences and exhibitions will accompany IAC.