The National Space Society invites you to come learn about the current ideas and plans for space travel, space development and space settlements at the International Space Development Conference®.

The 40th annual International Space Development Conference®, ISDC® 2022, hosted by the National Space Society will be held in Arlington, Virginia from May 27-29, 2022 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City. The theme for ISDC 2022 is Living In Space.

The NSS is dedicated to our vision: People living and working in thriving communities beyond the Earth, and the use of the vast resources of space for the dramatic betterment of humanity. The ISDC® is where space leaders, astronauts, enthusiasts and the next generations of young students and professionals gather each year. Regular features include talks by government and industry leaders, panels on the latest developments in space technology and related fields, exhibits from private space companies, and an unparalleled opportunity to meet and interact with the people who make the future happen.

ISDC® 2022 will host various sessions and workshops focused in multiple areas of space development: Moon and Mars exploration and settlement, deep space exploration, innovative technology, science fiction influence in today’s technology, commercialization of space, collaboration in space, asteroids, space solar power, space debris, and space law and policy, among others.

The annual International Space Development Conference® (ISDC®) is the keynote event of the National Space Society (NSS), bringing together leading managers, engineers, scientists, educators, and business people from civilian, military, commercial, entrepreneurial, and grassroots advocacy space sectors, to work toward the common goal of developing a spacefaring civilization. ISDC® has attracted over 1200 attendees from over 20 countries, and has featured renowned speakers. ISDC® has been held in various locations throughout North America, with the 40th annual conference taking place in Arlington, Virginia.

Abstracts

ISDC 2022 is no longer abstracts for presentations.

Featured Speakers

Kathy Lueders

Kathy Lueders was named associate administrator for...

Kathy Lueders

Associate Administrator for Space Operations
NASA

Lori Garver

Lori Garver is the Founder and CEO of Earthrise Alliance, a philanthropy...

Lori Garver

CEO
Earthrise Alliance

Peter Beck

Mr. Beck is the founder, President and Chief Executive...

Peter Beck

Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer
Rocket Lab

Michelle L.D. Hanlon

Michelle is Co-Director of the Air and Space Law Program...

Michelle L.D. Hanlon

President
National Space Society

Martine Rothblatt

Martine Rothblatt is the Chairman & CEO of United...

Martine Rothblatt

Chairman & CEO
United Therapeutics Corporation

Mary Lynne Dittmar

A national influence in space policy and programs for more...

Mary Lynne Dittmar

Executive Vice President
Government Operations & Strategic Communications, Axiom Space

Rick Mastracchio

Rick Mastracchio is the Director of Strategy and Business...

Rick Mastracchio

Director of Strategy and Business Development
Northrop Grumman’s Human Exploration and Operations unit

Dennis Stone

Dennis Stone is a multi-faceted aerospace management...

Dennis Stone

Project Executive
NASA’s Commercial LEO Development Program

Janet Ivey

Janet Ivey, creator of Janet’s Planet is committed to...

Janet Ivey

President, Explore Mars, Inc.
CEO, Janet’s Planet, Inc.

Karlton Johnson

Karlton D. Johnson is the Chairman of the National Space...

Karlton Johnson

Chairman
National Space Society Board of Governors

James L. Green

Jim Green is a scientist and senior advisor in the Office...

James L. Green

Senior Advisor
NASA Headquarters

Isaac Arthur

Isaac Arthur is the creator of Science & Futurism with...

Isaac Arthur

Science & Futurism with Isaac Arthur

Sessions

During the Space Age, the United States sent astronauts to the lunar...

Moon

The space settlement ideas of Dr. Gerard O’Neill are at the core of the...

Space Settlement

New private launch systems… space debris remediation technologies…

Space Business

Space Development

There are many roads to space, some more traveled than others, but...

Many Roads to Space

Science fiction has long provided a tantalizing glimpse of a great future...

From Science Fiction to Science Fact

Living and working in space requires all the attributes of an earthly...

Bio-Sustainability

Who owns the vast riches of space? We know that there are great...

Space Policy

Space solar power, or SSP, has been a core interest of the NSS since...

Space Solar Power Symposium

While we all love space, not everyone who surrounds us in daily life...

Space Ambassadors

The human exploration of the Red Planet has been discussed in arduous...

Mars

The concept of a Dual Space Access Strategy is well along the way...

Space Elevators

Not all space-related topics demand a full hour to explain...

LaunchPad Talks

Not all space-related topics demand a full hour to explain...

LaunchPad Talks

Special Events

The National Space Society is proud to host the finalist...

The Martine Rothblatt
Space Settlement In Our Lifetime Prize

NASA is working with industry to develop the LEO economy...

Commercial LEO Development

The new space age is here—what can we expect in space exploration...

Space 2.0:
The New Space Age Continues

Sponsors

Consider a partnership opportunity to help support ISDC® 2022 and your organization!

Promote your organization’s name and brand recognition throughout the conference and showcase your support for the space movement. ISDC® 2022 provides an excellent marketing opportunity for your company or organization through our sponsorship program. Whether you just want an ad or if you want all of the perks that come with being the official presenting sponsor for the ISDC 2022 Conference, there is something for every budget.

Heinlein Prize Trust

Friday Dinner

Space Canada

NASA Federal Credit Union

Hotel Keycard

Joseon Empire

Galaxy

Joseon Empire

Conference Bags

XISP

Silver

Orbital Assembly

Silver

Ci Live!

Silver