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The International Astronautical congress is the premier meeting of the global space community. Held every year since 1950, the 68th Congress will be held in Adelaide from 25-29 September 2017. We expect that 4,000 delegates from all parts of the world will register for IAC2017. We hope that you will be one of those delegates.

Registration costs are very reasonable, and students, teachers and young professionals receive additional discounts.

The registration process is straightforward and uses a system that, within the global conference industry, is world’s best practice.

The full registration period is from 1 July to 20 September 2017 and there is also provision for on-site registration.

The registration fee covers access to all IAC2017 technical sessions, plenary and other speaking events, an invitation to attend the Opening Ceremony and also a Welcome Reception, a Congress satchel including the Congress program, access to all of the papers presented at the Congress, access to the exhibition and access to a number of technical site visits.

Many of you will meet friends. Newcomers will rub shoulders with heads of space agencies, astronauts, space entrepreneurs and many others who have made or are building careers in the global space industry. Above all IAC2017 is a meeting place for people who think that space matters.

The theme for IAC2017 is “Unlocking Imagination, Fostering Innovation and Strengthening Security”. We hope to use these few words to focus conversations during a very busy week.

Please come to IAC2017 and join the conversation – your voice matters!

Registration Categories and Inclusions 

The fee table for IAC2017 hereunder was adopted by the IAF General Assembly. All amounts are to be collected in Australian dollars (AUD).

Registration Category Early Registration
Before 30/6/2017
Regular Registration From 01/07/2017 Till 20/09/2017 On-site Registration
Full-paying Participants € 980 $A1,421 €1,140 A$1,653 € 1,200 A$1,740
Full-paying Participants who are employees or elected officers of an IAF member organisation or who are current members of the IAA and the IISL. € 820 A$1,189 € 970 A$1,407 € 1,080 A$1,566
Retired persons meeting the IAF’s minimum requirements. € 470 A$682 € 530 A$769 € 580 A$841
Young professionals (no older than 35 years of age on the day of start of the Congress). € 370 A$537 € 430 A$624 € 490 A$711
Full-time students (no age limit) € 100 A$145 € 115 A$167 € 130 A$189
Primary and secondary level teachers € 100 A$145 € 115 A$167 € 130 A$189
Accompanying persons
(Maximum 1 per Full-paying, Retired or Young Professional participants)
€ 90 A$131 € 100 A$145 € 130 A$189
Accredited press Free of Charge Free of Charge Free of Charge

Registration Inclusions

The following is included in your IAC2017 Registration:

  • Congress badge
  • Congress documentation
  • Congress bag
  • Admission to the exhibition halls
  • Admission to the Plenary Program and Global Networking Forum (GNF)
  • Access to all Scientific and Technical Sessions, the Opening Ceremony and the Closing Ceremony
  • 1 (one) Welcome Reception Ticket

Retiree Registration:

Those selecting a retiree registration are those defined as no longer employed and full-time retired and will be requested to provide a copy of their passport as a supporting document at point of registration.

Young Professional:

Those selecting the young professionals registration category will have to upload an ID card or passport as a proof of the 35 years of age limitation, which will need to be valid at the time of the Congress. A copy of this will be required as a supporting document at point of registration.


Those selecting a student registration will be requested to produce evidence of their 2017 student status when collecting their registration at the Congress. Those who are presenting work in the Student Competition can register at the student rate and will be asked to produce their acceptance letter to the competition when collecting their registration at the Congress.

Primary and Secondary Level Teachers:

Teachers must provide documentation from their organisation to confirm they are educators of primary or secondary level student. A copy of this will be required as a supporting document at point of registration.

Accredited Press:

Press will be required to upload a valid Press Card or provide any other document proofing their status of "Media" as a supporting document at point of registration.

Accompanying Person:

Those selecting the accompanying person registration are those defined as a spouse, civil partner, translator or administrative assistant. (Maximum 1 per Full Paying, Retired or Young Professional Registration Only).


All payments are to be made in Australian dollars (AUD) and must accompany all registrations.

Payment may be made by:

Credit card: Debits to your credit card will appear as ‘All Occasions Management’ on your statement. Please note that payments via credit card will incur a merchant fee of 2.8% for MasterCard or Visa, 3.6% for American Express or 4.95% for Diners.

Payment of early bird registration fees are required by the early bird cut-off date to qualify for the rate. After the early bird due date, all unpaid early bird registrations will automatically roll over and the delegates will be charged at the regular rate. Admission to the Conference and all social functions may be refused if payment has not been received. Late fees based on a sliding scale will apply to any outstanding invoices after the conclusion of the Congress.

Confirmation of Registration

Registrations will be acknowledged in writing to the email address nominated during the registration process, with confirmation of requirements according to the registration form submitted. A tax invoice will be attached to this email. If you have not received a written confirmation within 24 hours please contact All Occasions Management at

Cancellation Policy and Amendments

Registration cancellations must be sent in writing, mailed, faxed or emailed, to All Occasions Management. Registration cancellations received up to 30 days prior to the conference will receive a full refund, less a $130.00 handling fee. Registration cancellations received less than 30 days and up to 7 days prior to the conference will receive a 50% refund. No refunds will be given for registration cancellations received within 7 days of the conference; however a substitute delegate may be nominated.

By completing and submitting the registration form, you are indicating your intention to attend the Conference and you will be liable for a cancellation fee if you are unable to attend. All registration related cancellations and amendments must be sent in writing to

Terms and Conditions

Privacy Policy

In accordance with the requirements of the Australian Privacy Act 2000, the All Occasions Group (encompassing All Occasions Management and All Occasions Travel) complies with such legislation which is designed to protect the rights of the individual to privacy of their information. All information collected with respect to your registration for participation in this Congress will only be used for the purposes of planning, conduct of the event, or communication regarding future events. These details may be made available to parties directly related to the Congress including, but not limited to, the All Occasions Group, venues, accommodation and travel providers (for the purposes of room/travel bookings and Congress options), key sponsors (subject to strict conditions) and other related parties as deemed necessary.

It is also usual practice to produce a ‘Delegate List’ of attendees at the Congress, and to include an individual’s details in such a list. By completing the registration form, you acknowledge that the details supplied by you may be used for these purposes. It is your responsibility to ensure that all information provided to the All Occasions Group is accurate and kept up–to–date. To access or update your information, please email or fax the All Occasions Group on or +61 8 8125 2233.


In the event of industrial disruptions or natural disasters, the IAC Organising Committee, and the All Occasions Group (AOG) cannot accept responsibility for any financial or other losses incurred by the delegates. IAC Organising Committee and AOG take no responsibility for injury or damage to persons or property occurring during the Congress. All insurance, including medical cover, or expenses incurred in the event of the cancellation of the Congress is the individual delegate’s responsibility. Attendees are encouraged to choose a travel insurance policy that includes loss of fees/deposits through cancellation of your participation in the Congress, or through the cancellation of the Congress itself, loss of airfares for any reason, medical expenses, loss or damage to personal property, additional expenses and repatriation should travel arrangements have to be altered. The Congress Secretariat will take no responsibility for any participant failing to take out insurance.

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