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2023 Events

A list of all the events we are hosting or a part of this year. 
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Join us in talking about and answering these questions: 

How does this help make us a multiplanetary society? 

How does this help us now? 

Why should the public care? 

The Foundation For The Future’s Conversations for the Future conference series is designed to broaden the knowledge base among key officials and stakeholders through a wide range of educational activities.

AIBC Eurasia
March 13-16, 2023
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The “United in Knowledge” pillar of the UAE’s economic Vision 2021 document stresses that innovation and technological advancement will be the main core of the country’s future.

Drawing the leading figures of the emerging tech world to the Middle Eastern metropoles for cutting edge technology, the 2022 AIBC UAE expo, which takes place at the Festival Arena by the Intercontinental Hotel Festival City, plans to unite the policy-makers, developers, C-suite executives and legal experts of the burgeoning AI and Blockchain sectors. Through three days of educational panels, inspiring keynote speeches, workshops and networking events, the expo seeks to create the foundation that the Industrial Revolution 4.0 can be built upon.

Space Symposium
April 17 - 20, 2023

Year after year, the Space Symposium maintains its reputation as the "must attend" space industry event.
Come see what everyone's talking about.

Space Symposium, held at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA, has brought together space leaders from around the world to discuss, address, and plan for the future of space since the inaugural event in 1984. Attendees at that original event numbered 250 space enthusiasts. In 2022, Space Symposium welcomed more than 10,000 people from around the world, including speakers, attendees, exhibitors, media, volunteers, educators, and students. Space Symposium has become widely known as the premier U.S. space policy and program forum and as the must-attend event for information and interaction among all sectors of space.

Called the National Space Symposium for the first 29 years, the event was renamed in 2014 to Space Symposium to reflect the event’s truly global profile.

Analog Astronaut Conference
May 4-7, 2023

Held in the Biosphere 2, Arizona, USA , the Conference discusses how analog research can be applied to the UNSDG.

In the world’s biggest ecological experimentation site, the Biosphere 2, which was the first curated and entirely sealed off ecosystem, you can experience and learn what it takes for you run a habitat on the moon or garden like a Martian. Here researchers are conducting cutting edge climate research to protect the future of our planet for everyone. 


The Analog Astronaut community was created by Dr Sian Proctor and Jas Purewal to gather together  studies, experiences and data. 

AIBC Americas
June 15-17, 2023
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A global leader

With Brazil’s government increasing its efforts to focus on growing the country’s standing as a hub for the emerging technologies, AIBC America’s first event for the market is perfectly timed to connect its wide-reaching network in the West with LatAm’s leading innovators, and policy makers.

An emerging innovation hub

South America, led by Brazil, is rapidly emerging as a leader in tech-focussed businesses. Investment in areas such as AI and Blockchain has allowed the region to leverage long-awaited opportunities to leapfrog toward greater levels of innovation, productivity, and socio-economic progress.


AIBC Balkans & CIS
September, 2023
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A peninsula of technical expertise, rich culture, stunning beauty and deep potential, the Balkans have long been a region with much to offer the world when it comes to both the human drive for ingenuity as well as the development of cutting edge technologies.

With a proud heritage of thinkers and scientists, Serbia has the potential to hold the keys to being a pillar of the economy to come. A hub of entrepreneurs, engineers and disruptors, Belgrade stands as a lynchpin in the technology ecosystem of the entire region.

A globally recognized nexus for networking, industrial cross-pollination, education and investment, AIBC hosts the best and brightest of the region for three days of panel discussions, keynote speeches, Start-up Pitches and an endless list of opportunities to meet the movers and shakers of the industry.

Space and Defense Innovation VIP Reception @ SXSW
March 11, 2023
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If you are looking to connect with public and private sector aerospace and defense industry leaders during SXSW? This reception offers a host of ways to elevate your brand. Learn more about our sponsorship opportunities by clicking HERE.

Yuri's Night
April, 2023

Yuri’s Night is project of The SpaceKind Foundation a non-profit organization using the excitement and inspiration of space as a catalyst for educating and developing the next generation of explorers. We organize events, host projects, and encourage exploring new ideas.

You may know The SpaceKind Foundation best for our namesake annual event in April: Yuri’s Night, The World Space Party! We combine space-themed partying with education and outreach. Every year on or around April 12th we celebrate all that humanity brings with us as we explore the cosmos: music, art, science, culture, and each other! We use space to bring the world together, to empower the greatest parts of who we are, and give vision to where we are going.

Yuri’s Night parties are held around the world every April in commemoration of Yuri Gagarin becoming the first human to venture into space on April 12, 1961, and the inaugural launch of the first Space Shuttle on April 12, 1981.

Space Tourism Conference
April 28, 2023
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Space Tourism Conference (STC) presents the cross-section of industries comprising space tourism: aerospace, media, entertainment, architecture, design, advertising, marketing, finance, high tech, science, manufacturing, futurism and the arts.

The April 28 conference date was deliberately chosen to honor the anniversary of Dennis Tito’s historic lift-off in 2001 as the world’s first private space tourist. Tito’s flight jump-started the space tourism industry, generating massive consumer awareness of the possibilities of private space travel and consumer outer space experiences.

SALT New York
May 16-18, 2023

SALT New York is SALT’s annual flagship Wall Street conference in New York City that convenes the world’s leading investors, entrepreneurs and policymakers. SALT New York 2023 will focus on themes including alternative investments, fintech, digital assets, healthcare, infrastructure, ESG and more. The event will bring together over 1,000 investors, entrepreneurs, policymakers and industry leaders. A preliminary agenda will be released in April.

For the third consecutive year, SALT New York is partnering with the iConnections platform to connect asset allocators, investment managers and entrepreneurs, both at the live event and virtually. There will also be events all week across New York hosted by sponsors and attendees.

July 19-22, 2023
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East meets West

• With an eye towards new horizons, AIBC heads to Manila next year – connecting the sharpest minds in the sector, and bringing our vast network in the West closer to Asian suppliers, operators and affiliates.

Digital acceleration

As the country continues to navigate the post-pandemic space, the business world has set the pace for digital acceleration, leveraging new technologies as they seek to future-proof their industries. As they experience this digital pivot, the country can expect to see new trends emerging in the business world, including the evolution of fintech and, as we enter the Web3 era – the expansion of data centers.

ASCEND Las Vegas, 2023
October 23-25, 2023

Building a sustainable off-world future requires the collective effort of a diverse global community of students and professionals with the ideas, skills and passions to solve complex problems and inspire new ways of thinking. That’s why more than 3,000 technical experts, executives, entrepreneurs, and engineers — from classrooms through careers — attended the inaugural 2020 ASCEND in November 2020. Plan now to join us for the 2022 edition. The universe is expanding, and ASCEND is your space.

Maine Space Conference
November 5-7, 2023
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In April 2022, the Maine Legislature enacted and the Governor signed into law a bill to establish the Maine Space Corporation, a quasi-state body to manage the growth and the development of the Maine Space Complex to engage Maine in the growing global new space economy.

Starting Sunday evening and wrapping up Tuesday afternoon, this Conference will be a showcase of all that the great State of Maine is currently building in the new space economy and also highlight the Maine Space Complex and how it will support current industries, grow a space industry and other aspects related to research, education, and workforce development.

Conference session themes will cover:

  • The Future of Space – How far will we go? What does it mean for Maine?

  • The Maine Space Complex - Advancing the (New) Space Economy in Maine

  • Space Data Analytics – Enabling Maine Tradition with the New Space Economy

  • What’s for Launch? – A Spaceport for Maine

  • Innovating for a New Era – Innovations and R&D in the Commercial Space

  • Maine’s Aerospace Industry – From Bolts to Blast Off (its bigger than you think)

  • Makers of Maine – Building the New Space Workforce Pipeline from k-12 to Businesses 


In addition, we will have exhibits by organizations involved in the new space economy and interactive activities for all attendees including parents and their children on topics related to Maine’s engagement in the new space economy.

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