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8th SA Space Forum (Adelaide)

September 30 - 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

The South Australian Space Industry Centre invites you to attend the 8th Space Forum being held in Adelaide, South Australia on Monday 30 September 2019 at the Adelaide Convention Centre.

Supported by the Australian Space Agency and SmartSat CRC, this biannual event provides the perfect opportunity to stimulate ideas, share information about emerging technologies and discuss industry trends. For the first time the event will be jointly coordinated with the National Space Society of Australia as part of the 19th Australian Space Research Conference (ASRC) from the 30th September to the 2nd October. For further information regarding the ASRC, please scroll down.

Beginning in 2016 as a precursor to the 68th International Astronautical Congress held in Adelaide, the Space Forum (formerly South Australia Space Forum) has grown exponentially from 80 registered delegates to more than 670 registered delegates in May 2019. Now featuring an Exhibition Showcase, the Forum welcomed 27 exhibitors at the last event.

This free event facilitates collaboration among key stakeholders in the Australian space sector and encourages growth and innovation within the space economy. The program will feature sessions on national and international space trends; space science, industry and applications; challenges and opportunities for intelligent systems in space technology; and integrated plenaries for the 19th Australian Space Research Conference. A preliminary program is available and can be accessed via the link below.

8th Space Forum Program

This event is a must for anyone interested in Australia’s space sector. Registrations will close Thursday 26 September 2019 if not sold-out prior.

If you are interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at this event, please contact spaceoffice@sa.gov.au for more information.


Space Week 2019

We are excited to advise a number of ancillary events that will be taking place throughout the week as detailed below.

Australia’s Space Science & Space Industry Conference

The South Australian Space Industry Centre is delighted to announce Australia’s first joint Space Science & Space Industry Conference, incorporating the 8th Space Forum and the 19th Australian Space Research Conference (ASRC), to be held in Adelaide, South Australia from 30 September – 2 October 2019.

The three-day conference welcomes key players in the space sector, including scientists, researchers, educators and workers in industry and government to network and discuss the latest in space science, research, trends and opportunities.

To register for the three-day conference, we encourage you to visit http://www.nssa.com.au/19asrc/register/. Information on fees and how to register are located on this site. To register direct, please visit  https://e.mybookingmanager.com/E732123149706

With special thanks to our sponsors/exhibitors:

Space Passport

Students and Teachers are encouraged by the South Australian Space Industry Centre to attend either of the two Space Passport sessions at the 8th Space Forum being held in Adelaide, South Australia on Monday 30 September 2019 at the Adelaide Convention Centre.

These sessions provide the perfect opportunity for students and teachers to learn about current/future careers within the Space Economy and Industry and inspire young people to develop the skills to push forward the frontiers of scientific knowledge.

The Space Passport sessions encourage students to;

  • Talk directly to companies currently involved with the Australian Space Sector
  • Ask companies about current and future careers within their industry
  • Find out about the school and tertiary pathways needed to enter the discussed careers
  • Have their Space Passport stamped by 4 exhibiting companies after discussing careers and pathways then enter details at the Advanced Technology Program Education Stand to win a prize

Space Passport sessions are available from 9:00am -10:00am or 11:00am – 12:00pm, when Exhibitors will be available for student queries and discussions.

Registrations will open 23 July 2019 (link will be available here)

Women in Space

The Women in Space project will bring together women working in the space sector, from around Australia and overseas, from academia, government, industry, civil society, and the military, for a series of events.

Taking place on Thursday 26 September and Friday 27 September, the event will highlight the achievements of women in the space sector, while providing participants with the opportunity to contribute to a high quality publication, discuss works in progress, network, and support their peers.  The outcome of the event will be an edited collection which will be a timely international and interdisciplinary project to highlight the importance and contribution of women to the space sector, and which showcases South Australia’s leadership in space.

For further details, please contact, Dr Stacey Henderson via email: stacey.henderson@adelaide.edu.au


South Australian Space Industry Centre
Level 4, 151 Pirie Street, Adelaide, SA 5000
T: +61 8 8463 7140
E: spaceoffice@sa.gov.au 
W: www.sasic.sa.gov.au



September 30
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Adelaide Convention Centre
North Terrace Hall M, Ground Level, West Building, Adelaide, SA 5000
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