Executive Summary

The Local Organising Committee proposes the following theme for the IAC2017 in Adelaide, Australia:

Space: Unlocking Imagination, Fostering Innovation, and Strengthening Security.

We think this captures the essence of Australia’s past and future commitments to space whilst also emphasising universal themes that are close to the heart of the ethos of the IAF.

We also appreciate that 2017 is the 60th anniversary of the launch of Sputnik 1 and the 50th anniversary of the Outer Space Treaty. Closer to home 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the launch of Australia’s first satellite, WRESAT, from the Woomera Test Range in South Australia. We propose to mark all of these important anniversaries appropriately.

To access an executive summary of Adelaide, Australia’s bid to host IAC2017, please click here.