8th Space Forum

The South Australian Space Industry Centre invites you to attend Australia’s first joint Space Science & Space Industry Conference, incorporating the 8th Space Forum (formerly South Australia Space Forum) and the 19th Australian Space Research Conference (ASRC).

Supported by the Australian Space Agency and the SmartSat CRC - the event will take place from 30 September to 2 October 2019 at South Australia’s award-winning Adelaide Convention Centre – a prominent destination for space, defence and innovation-related business events.

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 trends and opportunities. The organising committee is currently finalising a full and extensive program featuring plenary speakers, panel discussions, technical sessions, exhibition and social events – summarised in the following table.

Day 1
Joint Conference incorporating 8th Space Forum and 19th ASRC

Day 2
19th Australian Space 
Research Conference

Day 3
19th Australian Space 
Research Conference

Plenary speakers and panel discussions

  • National and international space trends;
  • Space science, industry, and applications - national context;
  • SmartSat CRC; and more

Exhibition Showcase

Networking Reception

Plenary speakers, technical sessions and poster presentations

  • Emphasis on space industry connections
  • Sessions on space engineering, space missions, space business and space medicine

19th Australian Space Research Conference Dinner

Plenaries and technical sessions with Town Hall discussion session

  • Space research focus
  • Sessions on space weather, space physics, Earth observations, planetary science, education
  • Special session on equity and diversity
  • Town Hall session on next decadal plan for Australian space science

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. 

The 8th Space Forum program will take place on Monday 30 September and is free to attend. The current preliminary program can be accessed below.

Click to view program

Registrations to attend the Forum are now open CLICK HERE to secure your place. Please contact spaceoffice@sa.gov.au  if you have any questions.

Special thanks to our sponsors and exhibitors

Platinum Sponsor 
Gold Sponsor
Gold Sponsor
ASRC Dinner Sponsor
Space Industry Association of Australia

Silver Sponsor
Nova Systems
Silver Sponsor
Silver Sponsor
ANU InSpace
Networking Hour

Scitek Australia
Nano Vacuum         
John Morris Group    
Advanced Technology Program, Department for Education
Neumann Space
Gravity Challenge


Space Week 2019

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

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.

To register, please follow the appropriate link below:

Government School Registration here Catholic/Independent School Registration 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

GRAVITY Challenge

GRAVITY Challenge is a national technology innovation program for corporates, entrepreneurs and universities to design and build solutions to real industrial, social and environmental problems by leveraging AWS and Deloitte space capabilities, harnessing the recently announced AWS Ground Station service.

GRAVITY Challenge will blast off in Adelaide on 30 September 2019. If you would like to participate register here.

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