The British Interplanetary Society is delighted to announce our flagship conference, Reinventing Space, is back for 2021 taking place from 28th to 30th June at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in Westminster, London.
Taking place over three days, the event will bring together leaders across a number of space exploration industries, see the presentation of peer-reviewed papers related to the sector, hold the leading London based trade exhibition for space industries, and host our annual black tie Gala Dinner with the presentation of the Sir Arthur Clarke Awards on the 29th June.
The 18th annual conference will focus on the environmental and sustainability issues around space exploration – such as space debris, environmental impact of spaceports, and Earth observation, and also on the opportunity for the space industry to contribute to economic recovery following Covid-19.
Initially founded in 2003 by Professor Jim Wertz in Los Angeles, he passed this to the BIS in 2014, and we have held this in the UK ever since, with attendees regularly joining us from across the world. This 18th conference will be the greatest yet, delayed from 2020 due to the ongoing pandemic. Whilst there remains uncertainty about physical distancing in 2021, our venue will ensure that we can run a Covid secure event, and with options to attend virtually as well as in person, participants will be able to join us from around the globe if they are unable to travel.