How Will You Attend 2021 ASCEND?

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Designed with your off-world future — and optimal event experience — in mind.

Choose the approach that works best for your mind, spirit, and budget — online access is included at all levels of participation — and start planning your trajectory to ASCEND.

To ensure the health and safety of all participants at the 2021 ASCEND live, in-person events, attendance will be limited, so register now to reserve your place in Las Vegas or Washington, DC. Your registration includes full access to all ASCEND online content. In-person attendees will be required to abide by AIAA’s Event Heath and Safety policies.

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On-site Las Vegas | 15-17 November

Caesars Forum in Las Vegas (not to be confused with Caesars Palace) is the center of the 2021 ASCEND universe.

  • Experience the energy of live presentations by our planet’s off-world pioneers.
  • Each day’s “Macro” vision opening sessions and follow-on “Meta” pathways programming will originate from the ASCEND Caesars Forum stage.
  • Meet face-to-face with peers and colleagues from around the world in the most state-of-the-art conference and exhibition facility in Las Vegas.
  • On-site meals and after-hours social and networking activities included in your registration will allow for a relaxed and casual continuation of the day’s conversations.

Breaking News! ASCEND has scored updated rates that are out of this world for Harrah’s Las Vegas. Harrah’s location cannot be beat as it’s connected to Caesars Forum (3911 Koval Ln, Las Vegas, NV 89109). This is the official event hotel and these rates are exclusive for ASCEND attendees. If you’ve already booked your reservation through the your rates will be automatically updated.

Please make your hotel reservations by 2359 hrs ET, 22 October 2021 1 November 2021! We kindly ask that ALL attendees of the Las Vegas component stay at this hotel.

For guests who prefer to make a reservation by phone, you may call the Reservation Center at 888-458-8471 and reference group name AIAA Ascend 2021 and group code SHAIA1. Note that an additional processing fee per reservation will be incurred for phone reservations.

*Prices do not include taxes.

Friday & Saturday Nights

$ 165

Exclusive Attendee Rate
Reduced from $235

Sunday - Thursday

$ 145

Exclusive Attendee Rate
Reduced from $235

Government Rate

$ 95

Government Per Diem rateLimited number of rooms available.


Satellite Event Washington, DC | 15 November

By the time 2021 ASCEND opens in Las Vegas on 15 November, the discussions will already be well underway at this satellite event with a space policy focus at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, DC.

For space policy pros from the District of Columbia, Maryland, or Virginia, this satellite edition of ASCEND will sharpen your focus and accelerate awareness of the trends and issues shaping global space policy and national priorities.

  • The agenda will include live feed from the ASCEND Las Vegas stage and in-person presentations and panels discussions with national leaders on-site.
  • Added bonus: the Satellite registration includes full online access for 8–10 and 15–17 November.

As this is a one-day event component, there will not be an ASCEND hotel block for sleeping rooms in Washington, DC.

Online Access | Live Streaming & On-Demand

All ASCEND content will be streamed and available on demand online, but most of the “Micro” Technical and Collaborative program will only be available online. Fueled by a mix of published research and interactive discussions, these sessions are where Macro and Meta input turns to outcomes — and there are over 200 sessions for you to explore!

The 2021 ASCEND online platform will also provide online attendees unique opportunities to connect with each other and with industry partners supporting this year’s event.


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