Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Keep me in the know. What dates are the most important?
- Inaugural registration deadline is available for the first 300 registrants, or until 30 November 2019
- Call for Content opens: 18 November 2019
- Onsite registration begins: 16 November 2020
- Engagement Zone (Expo): 16-18 November 2020
ASCEND is an acronym that stands for “Accelerating Space Commerce, Exploration, and New Discovery.” The name captures our ambition to empower space professionals and organizations to drive the space economy forward together.
ASCEND will take place 16-18 November 2020 at CAESARS FORUM in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
ASCEND is built to convene space professionals and organizations from every discipline and industry to build the space economy, support space exploration, and further space science. Our attendees come from all of the following groups:
- private enterprise
- civil space
- national security
- space sciences
- emerging technology
Yes, we’d love to have you! Stay tuned for more details!
Las Vegas is the best city in the United States for live events. It boasts one of the most affordable and accessible airports, hotel options for every budget, and a robust aerospace industry. Plus, we’re not hosting ASCEND in any old convention center. It’s launching in the brand-new CAESARS FORUM, which opens in January 2020.
Content and programming
ASCEND is built around asking tough questions that impact everyone working or studying in the space industry. We’re collaborating with our engineering, business, civil, and governmental advisors to select one primary question for each day of the event.
ASCEND is building each daily schedule with technical content that aligns under that day’s featured topic. Learn more about our Call for Content.
As one of ASCEND’s partners, you will be able to further its position by playing a lead role in defining the promise and potential of the emerging space economy. Visit the Exhibit & Sponsor page or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll help you customize your experience and impact at ASCEND.
The ASCEND program is built with the combined expertise of AIAA’s technical community and industry thought leaders. The structure and experience itself are being crafted with the support of world-renowned advisors in the space industry.
Yes. Stay tuned for more details!
Yes! Technical papers play an important role in ASCEND. ASCEND is all about collaboration, sharing ideas, and the very latest thinking in aero and astronautics. There’s no better venue to promote your ideas among your peers, pressure test your thinking, and discover new insight and inspiration.