2021 ASCEND

Build your off-world future faster.

Powered by AIAA, this fast-growing community is accelerating the global conversation about space commerce, exploration, and new discovery. We’re enabling a vital interdisciplinary ecosystem and building new on-ramps to space for everyone.

Live in
Las Vegas

15-17 Nov. 2021

Online
Everywhere

8-10 + 15-17 Nov. 2021

Live in
Washington, DC

15 Nov. 2021

Your off-world future is looking up

ASCEND illuminates the possibilities in all directions — especially if you’re looking up. While our vision looks to the stars, the ASCEND experience is grounded in these five fundamentals, the keys to everyone’s success in space:

PARTNERS

ASCEND attracts the leaders, innovators and influencers you need to know, and who need to know you.

PROJECTS

From one-off widgets to wholly integrated systems, big ideas bring us together.

PROCESS

It’s the discipline in our DNA. It’s how we solve problems, building confidence every step of the way.

POLICIES

We’re active advocates for laws, legislation, and regulations that encourage innovation and eliminate barriers to progress.

PASSION

It’s sustainable.
It’s renewable.
It fuels us!

ASCEND IS YOUR COMMUNITY

The space ecosystem

From classrooms through careers, ASCEND is assembling the most technically, professionally, and culturally diverse space workforce pipeline on the planet.

Join our growing global community of engineers, scientists, policymakers, investors, civil and government leaders, national-security experts, researchers, and media at ASCEND—a fresh, immersive event dedicated to accelerating space commerce, exploration, and new discovery.

ASCEND ecosystem

6000

ATTENDEES

32

COUNTRIES

1300

ORGANIZATIONS

125

UNIVERSITIES

Explore the universe with us

Become a part of the community and stay-up-to-date on the latest events, news, and extra access to the expanding universe of ASCEND.

LIVE IN LAS VEGAS

Join us at Caesars Forum

The space economy takes flight in the one destination where live events are a way of life. Join ASCEND at the brand new Caesars Forum, featuring over 300,000 square feet of meeting space, over 100,000 square feet of outdoor plazas, with every conceivable amenity under the sun.

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