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.

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Registration to attend the Forum will be available soon. Please contact spaceoffice@sa.gov.au  if you would like to be notified when registration opens.